Reducing Energy Consumption from Hand Dryers
During the planning process for a new building fit-out, it is possible to make significant long term energy use reductions using more energy efficient appliances including hand dryers.
How much energy do hand dryers use
Conventional hand dryers are typically rated between 750w and 1500w for power use. In a medium sized office building with ten bathrooms and two hand dryers in each, this can build up to a large amount of energy use each year.
If each of the hand dryers is used 50 times each day, it will mean that over the course of a year the total bill for electricity for if conventional hand dryers are used could be as high as £320.
By specifying hand dryers such as Mitsubishi Electric Wave u02 and i01 instead which use as little as 560w and have much shorter drying times, the energy consumption could be reduced significantly. At the same usage levels and current pricing, the electricity costs would be less than £100 annually – a saving of more than 60%