5 Benefits of Warm-Air Hand Dryers

Electric hand dryers are an optimal way to reduce mess in public washrooms and reduce lines in high-traffic washrooms. When shopping for conventional hand dryers for your facility, you may be considering factors such as size, color, and brand, but what about temperature settings? Automatic hand dryers come in two temperature types: warm air and cold air emitters. Don’t know which one to go for? We’ll go into all the details and benefits of warm air hand dryers now to make your decision easier. 

Hot Air Hand Dryers vs No-heat Hand Dryers

Don’t be concerned about the word ‘hot’ when it comes to hand dryers because the air blowing out is only warm and not hot enough to cause discomfort. It typically heats up to around 45 ºC at a 10 centimeter distance thanks to a heating agent to quickly heat up the air. The warm air speeds up the drying process to leave your hands water-free after no longer than 30 seconds. High-speed hand dryers can dry hands in 15 seconds or less. No-heat or cold air hand dryers, on the other hand, work by increasing the force of the air in order to literally push the water off your hands without the aid of warm air to dry it. This is the primary difference you will see between most hot air and cold air hand dryers. 

Fast Drying Time

Many shoppers in the market for hand dryers believe the no-heat models are the only high-speed options. In reality, it depends on the model of the hand dryer. Conventional warm air hand dryers will have a drying time of up to 30 seconds. However, if you opt for a high-speed warm air hand dryer, then you will also receive the same 10-15 second drying time as with no-heat dryers. High speed warm air hand dryers fall nothing short in performance compared to no-heat high speed hand dryers

Warm Air Dryers Fight Germs

Warm air hand dryers have been proven to be far more hygienic since they have properties that fight common washroom bacteria and germs efficiently. You may be wondering why hygiene maintenance is important for hand dryers as well. Aren’t hands clean and bacteria-free after washing with soap? They are, yes. However, users may still touch the faucet after washing and then the button on the hand dryer if it isn't an automatic model. All of these places are still areas where germs may collect. This is why it’s important for the hand dryer to kill off any of these leftover germs after leaving the washroom.

Commercial Hand Dryers Save Paper

If your facility still relies on paper towels for hand drying, then it’s the ideal time to stop. Not only are hundreds to thousands of trees cut down each year to provide paper towels for public use, but they create a mess in public washrooms due to inadequate use. You stop worrying about litter in the washroom and end up with a much more clean solution to hand drying in the facility by making the switch to hand dryers. Plus, you won’t have to worry about consistently restocking the paper towel container and risking it being empty at certain times of the day. Hand dryers for business center washrooms will also increase efficiency for even those with high traffic. 

 Comforting Feel

Many users prefer the experience of warm hand dryers since the temperature is just warm enough to be soothing. This is especially preferable if the overall environment of the washroom or facility is on the cooler side, for example in office or pub restrooms. 

Vandal Proof 

Did you know that automatic hand dryers are typically less prone to vandalism? This is because most modern hand dryers are specifically designed with a vandal proof shell to aid in durability. This way, you won’t have to worry about constant maintenance or even replacement of hand dryers in even the facilities with the highest traffic.


MaxDry hand dryers are absolute favorites among local businesses and facilities. We hold a large selection of hand dryers fit for any style, size, speed, and preference.

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