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High Speed Hand Dryers vs. Paper Towels: The Choice Is Clear

High Speed Hand Dryers VS Paper Towels

Most public restrooms have either hand dryers or paper towels as the method of wiping your hands after washing them. But what's the best option? Is one more energy-efficient than the other? Does one cut down on waste better than the other? The answer is simple: high speed electric hand dryers are a much more environmentally friendly, cost-effective, and hygienic way to dry your hands in public restrooms. In this blog, we'll discuss why hand dryers are superior to paper towels and how they can help reduce paper towel consumption in your business. Read on to discover how you can make a positive environmental impact while saving money!

What is the difference between a paper towel and a hand dryer?

A paper towel is a disposable towel made from paper. Paper towels are used to dry hands, clean surfaces, and absorb spills. They are usually found in public restrooms and kitchens.

A hand dryer is a device that blows hot air onto wet hands to help speed up the process of evaporation. They are often found in public restrooms as an alternative to paper towels.

There are several key differences between paper towels and hand dryers. Hand dryers can take more time to dry hands than paper towels, but they offer better hygiene. Some high-speed hand dryers, such as the Dyson Airblade and Velo Veltia Triblade, are more sanitary than paper towels and dry hands within a few seconds. In general, hand dryers are more expensive than paper towels, but they use less energy and create less waste. Finally, initial set-up costs for paper towels may be higher than for hand dryers, but operating costs will be lower.

Benefits of high speed hand dryers over paper towels

Paper towels are a thing of the past. High speed hand dryers are the future. Here are some reasons why:

  • Hand dryers are cost effective

One of the most important factors to consider when choosing a hand dryer is cost. When you compare the cost of paper towels with the cost of high speed hand dryers, it's clear that hand dryers are the more cost-effective option. Paper towels need to be constantly replaced, and they don't always work as well as you'd like them to. High speed hand dryers, on the other hand, are a one-time investment that will last for years.

  • Hand dryers require less maintenance

The restocking of a paper towel dispenser necessitates a substantial investment of time and effort following its installation. It causes unwanted paper clutter and clogs up toilets and sinks. To get rid of the paper waste, extra time and effort is required which can be utilized in significant tasks. However, hand dryers don’t require any of these high-maintenance tasks. There is no need for replenishing and no mess is created. They are highly efficacious devices, drying hands within seconds and requiring minimum maintenance to keep them running.

  • Hand dryers are eco-friendly

High speed hand dryers are not only more hygienic than paper towels, they are also more environmentally friendly. Paper towels require trees to be cut down, and they end up in landfill sites when you're finished with them. High speed hand dryers use less energy and create less waste.

  • Hand Dryers reduce cross-contamination

Hand dryers are a much more hygienic option than paper towels when it comes to drying your hands. Paper towels can often be reused, which means they can harbor bacteria and other contaminants. Hand dryers, on the other hand, blow hot air over your hands, quickly evaporating water and any germs present.

There have been many studies comparing the two methods of hand drying, and the results are clear – hand dryers are far superior in reducing cross-contamination. In one study, researchers found that paper towels spread more bacteria than they remove.

Hand dryers or paper towels: Which is more hygienic?

Hand Dryers OR Paper Towels

There is much debate surrounding the topic of hand dryers versus paper towels. Some people believe hand dryers are more hygienic because they dry your hands with heat, killing bacteria. Others believe paper towels are more hygienic because they physically remove bacteria from your hands.

So, which is more hygienic? The answer may surprise you. Air hand dryers are more effective at removing bacteria from your hands than paper towels. Studies found that traditional hand dryers removed about 60% of bacteria from hands, while newer, high-speed models with HEPA filters removed up to 99.9% of bacteria. 

Switch to Velo Hand Dryers for a Greener Future

If you're looking for a more environmentally friendly way to dry your hands, consider switching to Velo hand dryers. Velo Veltia Triblade high-speed hand dryer is designed to be more efficient than paper towels. The built-in HEPA filter and air purification system help keep your hands clean and free of bacteria. Plus, the high-powered motor helps in fast hand drying, so you won't have to wait around for long!