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How Different Types of Hand Dryer Work

All hand dryers are not the same. There are two key ways in which they can remove moisture from your hands after washing. 

Older models will often use a slow-moving stream of air which causes the water to evaporate as you rub your hands together in the airflow. These types of hand dryer are quite slow to operate, and because they use both a heater and a fan, they are less efficient.

An alternative to an evaporative hand dryer is one which uses jets of air to blow the water off the surface of your skin. Jet Hand Dryer models such as the Mitsubishi Electric Wave i01 and u02 use this type of technology.

Most modern hand dryers feature a no touch design, which means that the user does not need to push a button to switch the device on. This is more hygienic because it reduces the chance for the spread of germs between users.

Styles of Hand Dryer

Depending on the space available in your bathroom, and the needs of users, you can choose between hands under and hands in designs.

With Hands in Dryers, the user pushes their hands downward through a fast-moving stream of air which blows the moisture off the skin and collects it in a small tank for disposal later.

With a hands under dryer such as the Mitsubishi Electric Wave u02 model, the user places their hands beneath the dryer and the air is directed downwards and away from the user. This type of dryer is suited to bathrooms with less space, and where users may be unable to reach into a hands in model, such as in disabled bathrooms or in schools.

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Choosing the right type of hand dryer is simple. Contact a member of our team to discuss your needs, and we can arrange a demonstration of our model range and provide you with advice about what will work best for you.

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