Drying hands: when is an electric hand dryer of interest for your business?

Electric hand dryer

It is both practical and hygienic to dry hands thoroughly after washing. This can be done in two ways: with an electric hand dryer or with paper. But what is the most interesting option for your company?

Paper dispenser

Do you have a very small business? Then purchasing a relatively expensive electric hand dryer may not be an attractive option for you. So you will in all likelihood choose to dry your hands with paper. This is an excellent option, although your employees will need to take a disciplined approach to it, of course. Make them aware that they should throw the used paper tidily into the waste paper basket and avoid dropping used paper on the floor. After all, this is a source of bacteria.

It goes without saying that paper must always be in stock and that the dispenser is refilled in good time so that your employees are always able to dry their hands.

Electric hand dryer

Drying hands with an electric dryer - or blower - is an excellent choice if it is used frequently on a daily basis. The Dyson Airblade is a fast and hygienic hand dryer that blows the water off the hands in 10 seconds with purified air. Contactless drying reduces the risk of contamination, while the HEPA H12 filter removes virtually all bacteria. The Dyson Airblade is very energy efficient and does not require any further expenditure on maintenance or consumption once purchased - apart from small energy costs.

An alternative to the Dyson Airblade is the Dyson Airblade Tap: an electric hand dryer integrated in the washbasin that produces a full airflow after washing the hands and thus dries the hands above the sink.

Payback period of an electric hand dryer

To find out whether a Dyson Airblade could be an interesting investment for you, you will need to calculate the expected payback period. In other words, compare investing in a Dyson Airblade with an investment in one or more paper dispensers and waste paper baskets. Elpress will gladly calculate for you when you can expect to reach the break-even point. An example:

Fifteen people must be able to pass through a company’s hygiene lock within 3 minutes. On average they use the lock at least 5 times a day, which means a total of at least 75 passes a day. In order to achieve this throughput, two paper dispensers are required. If the company opts for a Dyson Airblade instead, it can achieve a saving of €1,065.00 per year.

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