Hygiene and Cost Benefits
Hands under dryers blow air directly over the hands with a downward facing nozzle. This means that the water is pushed away from the dryer and user which carries bacteria away from the user. In a bathroom with higher traffic levels, this can mean that moisture can build up on the floor under the dryer and will need to be cleaned regularly to maintain good hygiene levels. Modern hands under dryers such as the Mitsubishi Electric u02 are manufactured to remove as much moisture as possible and feature anti-bacterial plastics which prevent germs from growing and have a no-touch design to prevent the spread of bacteria and other germs from people touching a button.
When choosing a hand dryer, cost is a crucial factor in deciding which is best for your needs. Hands under dryers such as the Mitsubishi Electric Wave u02 cost less than competing hands in models. The RRP for the u02 is £449 compared to £699 for the Mitsubishi Electric Wave i01, however this initial cost is only part of the consideration. Over time, power consumption can have a significant impact on the overall lifetime cost of the product. The Mitsubishi Electric Wave u02 is ultra-efficient, using as little as 490 watts of electricity in standard mode.