Choosing a More Efficient Hand Dryer
As part of the planning process when updating bathroom facilities in a building, it is useful to consider the impact that any changes will have on your net zero and energy use reduction goals. Choosing to fit more efficient, modern hand dryers could have a significant impact on electricity bills while also reducing your carbon footprint.
How Much Electricity do Modern Hand Dryers Use
The design of the Mitsubishi Electric Wave hand dryer range features multiple innovations that make them much more energy efficient than a conventional design. The use of an ultra-efficient fan motor, coupled with the way air flows through the dryer means that much less energy is required in the hand drying process.
Jet hand dryers do not need the internal heating element that is used in evaporative dryers. Rather than relying on slow moving warm air to gradually remove moisture, the high-speed jet of air simply blows the water off the surface of the skin.
This combination of factors – a quicker drying time and a more energy efficient design means that the Mitsubishi Electric Wave u02 hands-under dryer uses about one third of the electricity that an older design would use. Over the course of a year, based on 100 daily uses, it will cost approximately £10 to run – or about 0.4 pence. By comparison, a conventional hand dryer will cost approximately 1.2 pence per use.