Buying Hand Dryer - Selection Guide for Newbies

One of the biggest public and personal hygiene mistakes one can make is underestimating the importance of hand drying. While it seems more like a reflex at this point, not drying your hands after washing leaves them vulnerable to surrounding bacteria. For this reason, hand dryers are essential for public washrooms everywhere. 


This is your ultimate beginners guide to how to choose a hand dryer and where to buy hand dryers for your facility. If you previously thought that most hand dryers are the same, you’ll be surprised by how different hand dryers can be from one another. 

Conventional Hand Dryers

Conventional hand dryers are essentially warm-air hand dryers since they use a heating agent to blow the warm air out. These are referred to as the most traditional models of hand dryers and are notable for the push button to start the drying process. They are less complex and run with simple durable motors. For many, conventional hand dryers are a thing of the past compared to their high-speed hand dryer alternatives. However, conventional hand dryers have come a long way in terms of design, durability, and functionality.

One of the biggest public and personal hygiene mistakes one can make is underestimating the importance of hand drying. While it seems more like a reflex at this point, not drying your hands after washing leaves them vulnerable to surrounding bacteria. For this reason, hand dryers are essential for public washrooms everywhere. 

Hand dryer

Conventional hand dryers are relatively budget friendly, but many people may be repelled by the fact that they operate with button pressing. Just take a look at the polished steel DailyMAX hand dryer from MaxDry. It turns on automatically without needing a button to operate and has all the best features of modern day hand dryers. Conventional hand dryers are optimal for small venues with low to medium traffic such as cafes, hair salons, and small restaurants. 

High-Speed Hand Dryers

High speed hand dryers are built with relatively new technology that dries hands with super-fast cold or warm air. They are more advanced and built with more advanced motors in comparison to conventional hand dryers. Essentially, the air blows the water droplets off of the hands instead of drying them with warm air. High-speed models are an optimal choice when looking for hand dryers for business facilities or office washrooms since their drying time doesn’t exceed 12 seconds on most models. In high traffic locations, it’s better to buy a hand dryer that is high speed to avoid long lines forming in the washrooms. They are the ideal choice for washrooms in airports, shopping centres, sports arenas, and so on. High-speed hand dryers are also notable for the fact that the majority of new models are energy efficient. Since there is no need to heat up the air, it takes up less energy and provides you with a less hefty energy bill at the end of the month. 

Shape and Size

Black Hand Dryer

Another factor to pay close attention to when buying hand dryers is the size and style. Hand dryers can range from small to large, along with being either a hands-in or hands-under model. You need to consider the size of the washroom and nearby amenities to understand what shape and size of hand dryer better suits the space, other specifications and features aside. Hands-in models are typically quite large since they need to provide an attached feature that will collect the water to avoid it pooling on the floor. While these are quite a popular model, they aren’t suitable for special needs restrooms since they may interfere with wheelchairs due to their size. It’s best to take all of these factors into consideration before settling on a final choice. Our ThinMAX hand dryer (shown above) is a great choice if you are limited on space since it doesn’t stick out from the wall as much as other larger models. 

Where to Buy Hand Dryers

You don’t need to look near and far to buy hand dryers. They are available in most home and living stores. However, local stores may not always have the selection you are looking for because, as we covered, there are hundreds of types of hand dryers available in the market to choose from. Can’t find exactly what you’re looking for? Then buy hand dryers online from the brand of your choice. If you want to buy hand dryers in bulk, reach out to manufacturers like MaxDry who offer bulk purchasing and distributor discounts. 

 

MaxDry hand dryers are your go-to choice for buying commercial hand dryers in Australia. We offer a selection of different specifications to meet even the most specific preferences.

 

 

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