There are a number of things to consider when buying a restroom hand dryer; the physical size of the room, the anticipated usage and your operating budget.
Hand dryers have come a long way since they first appeared on the scene; today, hand dryers use composite materials, high tech electronics and sharp end technology. Perhaps the ultimate restroom hand dryer, one that dries hands fast and is environmentally friendly, is a high speed model with “hands free” technology. No longer is it necessary to hit a button and then wait perhaps 30 or 40 seconds for your hands to be dry. High speed hands free models use infrared technology to sense when hands are in place for drying, the unit starts and then stops when the hands are withdrawn.
High speed hand dryers:
When you hear the term “high speed” the manufacturer actually means it. Conventional hand dryers can take 30 or 40 seconds to do the job; new models can dry as effectively in as little as 10 seconds. This makes the restroom user happy and as the electricity use is limited, these models are less costly to operate.
Considerations if you run a restaurant:
Patrons that frequent restaurants have very high expectations. When the restaurant is being designed a great deal of thought goes into ambiance coupled with server convenience. Menus are well thought out as is décor. One thing that often slips under the radar is the restroom hand dryer.
The hand dryer is actually very important; it sets the tone for cleanliness and attention to your customers. Drying time is extremely important; the last thing you want is for your customer to wipe his hands on his pants in an effort to return to the table. A restroom hand dryer must be fast and the volume must be containable.