Tips for Choosing between Bathroom Hand Dryers

If you’re on the hunt for new bathroom hand dryers, you’ll find that there are more options today than ever before. Finding the right model for your needs can be a bit daunting because of that range of choices. It helps to know a few things about choosing between the various models available so that you can make an informed decision.

Filtration Matters

In the past, hand dryers were just big fans that blew air over your hands to speed them drying. The problem with this is that there is a lot of bacteria in bathrooms, and dryers can blow it around, including all over your hands. A better option is to consider dryers equipped with HEPA filters to help prevent the spread of bacteria and germs. You’ll find some models that use onboard filters and other models that can be modified to accept filters. Ideally, you’ll purchase dryers that need no additional modifications.

Consider the Amount of Traffic You Experience

No two facilities have the same needs when it comes to hand dryers. You’ll need to carefully consider the flow of traffic within your restrooms to ensure that you’re able to install the right number of dryers (and that you can choose the right capacity and features). Ideally, you’ll be able to conduct a traffic analysis of all your bathrooms, as you will most likely find that some have higher traffic numbers than others. Based on this, you can install more dryers in those bathrooms that get the most foot traffic, and fewer in those that see little traffic.

Power Considerations

In addition to the number of dryers you add, increased foot traffic also means you need to consider the power output of the dryers that you use. Higher-output dryers can cut down on time needed to dry hands by quite a bit. In fact, some of the most advanced bathroom hand dryers on the market are capable of drying your hands in as little as 10 seconds. That can play a role in reducing congestion in bathrooms as people wait their turn to wash and dry their hands.

At American Dryer, we offer a range of products to suit virtually any need, from HEPA filtration to ADA compliance. Visit them online to learn more about offerings and how they can benefit your facility.