Just like any other electrical appliance, hand dryers require a little research before deciding which one to purchase. With so many manufacturers, models and features to consider, how do you choose the best hand dryer for your needs?
It’s important to consider each of the following factors and choose a model that offers a good balance to suit your requirements. You might also decide to purchase different hand dryer models, allowing users to pick the best hand dryer for them.
Naturally, one of the first things that you’re likely to think about is the cost of each individual unit.
A cheap hand dryer is made from cheap parts, meaning more servicing and repairs, as well as a shorter lifespan overall. It’s more cost effective to install a more expensive hand dryer once than to install and replace a low-quality one within the same timeframe.
As well as the purchase price, you should also consider the usage cost. Energy-efficient models use less electricity per dry, making them cheaper to use than standard dryers.
While hand dryers are available in different power outputs, a high-powered hand dryer doesn’t necessarily dry hands faster.
However, a high-speed model is specifically designed to dry hands quickly, consuming electricity for just a few seconds per use. This saves money on electricity, as well as providing a better experience for visitors.
Opting for a high-speed dryer may also mean that you are able to purchase fewer individual units to meet your usage requirements, saving money and space.
Keeping costs down is important, but it shouldn’t be the main deciding factor. Considering the needs of the end users is essential, and it’s especially important to keep accessibility in mind.
Slow hand dryers can be frustrating for users, especially those who are in a hurry, which is particularly relevant for the transport sector.
Hand dryers with push buttons are relatively inexpensive but many people find them less hygienic due to the contact required to operate them.
While the less traditional styles such as ‘hands-in’ dryers offer space-saving solutions and great efficiency, they may be confusing to operate for those with dementia or learning difficulties. They can also be difficult for small children or those in wheelchairs to operate.
The best hand dryers from Tekflo®
We’re a little biased, but we think that Tekflo® hand dryers are the best hand dryers on the market right now. Competitively priced and highly durable, they offer market-leading results across a range of designs.
If you’re not sure which of our models is right for you, take a look at our FAQs page or get in touch with a member of our team.