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Hand dryers have become an essential item in public restrooms, replacing paper towels as a more sustainable and cost-effective option. However, not all hand dryers are created equal, and some are more energy-efficient and cost-effective than others. In this article, we will focus on durable, low-cost hand dryers that are also energy-efficient.

Firstly, when selecting a hand dryer, it is essential to consider its energy consumption. An energy-efficient hand dryer uses less energy and therefore saves money in the long run. Some hand dryers have features that make them more energy-efficient, such as sensors that detect when hands are present and automatically turn off when they are not. This feature ensures that the dryer is only using energy when it is needed, reducing overall energy consumption.

Quality motor, sensor and hand dryer motherboard

Secondly, it is crucial to choose a hand dryer that is durable in construction and had a motor, sensor and motherboard of sufficient quality to deliver for a long period of time. In public restrooms, hand dryers are subject to heavy use and abuse, and therefore, it is necessary to choose a hand dryer that is built to withstand such usage. Some hand dryers have features such as vandal-proof covers and heavy-duty motors that make them more durable and less prone to damage. Other have sensors which turned down the temperature of the heater or motor to reduce energy consumption or sound.

Finally, cost is a significant consideration when choosing a hand dryer. While more expensive hand dryers may have more features, it is possible to find a more cost-efficient hand dryer for a lower purchase price that still meets your needs. We've designed many hand dryers in our range to deliver just that. A low purchase cost hand dryer may not have all the bells and whistles of more expensive models, but it will still provide a cost-efficient and sustainable alternative to paper towels as well giving your users the very best high speed hand drying experience.

With these considerations in mind, let us look at some specific models of hand dryers that meet these criteria.

Airbox V2 Sound Control Hand Dryer

Airbox V2 Sound Control Hand Dryer

  • This hand dryer is energy efficient as well as being quiet.
  • It has settings to reduce noise and energy usage.
  • The durable stainless steel construction ensures it stays looking sleek, wherever it is used.
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Armadillo ECO Hand Dryer

Armadillo ECO Vandal Proof Hand Dryer

  • This hand dryer is energy efficient as well as being quiet.
  • It has settings to reduce noise and energy usage.
  • The durable stainless steel construction ensures it stays looking sleek.
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Kangarillo 2 ECO Hand Dryer

Kangarillo 2 ECO Hand Dryer

  • Ultra-fast hand drying: dry your hands in as little as 8 seconds.
  • Kangarillo 2 ECO's Air Sensor will detect the ambient temperature of your washroom and will automatically adjust the airflow temperature to ensure that running costs are kept down. It uses as little as 0.6KW per use, meaning that it's an excellent cost efficient choice. 
  • Stylish. The Kangarillo 2 is capable of looking great wherever you place it in your washroom. Its features have been enhanced with softer contours to make it look even more aesthetically appealing. 
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Crocodillo T2 Hand Dryer

Crocodillo T2 Hand Dryer with drip tray

  • The world's smallest water collecting hand dryer. Perfect for bathrooms where space is an issue, the Crocodillo T2 is a great addition to keep any washroom puddle-free.
  • Quiet and considerate. The Crocodillo T2 is suitable for those that are sensitive to noise, allowing your washroom to be accessible to everyone.
  • Ultra-fast and cost effective. Dry your hands in under 12 seconds with 1.4KW of power. 
  • Switchable heater and power settings to save energy and reduce power consumption to as little as 550W
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Selecting a low-cost hand dryer that is also energy-efficient can be essential for some businesses or public washrooms. With a wide range of models available in the Handy Dryers range, it is possible to find a hand dryer that meets your specific needs and budget. By choosing an energy-efficient and durable hand dryer, you can save money on energy costs while reducing your environmental impact.

Why stainless steel makes a great durable and stylish hand dryer

A stainless steel hand dryer offers several benefits compared to other materials. Stainless steel is durable, resistant to corrosion, and easy to clean, making it an ideal material for high-traffic areas. Stainless steel hand dryers also have a sleek and modern look that can complement any restroom decor. Furthermore, stainless steel is a sustainable and eco-friendly material, making it an excellent choice for businesses and organizations committed to reducing their environmental impact.

What makes a hand dryer eco-friendly?

A hand dryer can be considered eco-friendly if it meets certain criteria that minimize its impact on the environment. These criteria may include:

Energy Efficiency

An eco-friendly hand dryer should be energy-efficient and consume less electricity than conventional dryers, thus reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

Renewable Energy

The use of renewable energy sources such as solar or wind power to operate the hand dryer is another eco-friendly feature.                                                                               

Recyclable Materials

The use of recyclable materials in the construction of the hand dryer is also an eco-friendly feature as it reduces waste and promotes a circular economy.                                     

Low Carbon Footprint

The production process and transportation of the hand dryer should have a low carbon footprint, meaning it requires less energy and fewer emissions to manufacture and transport.

Reduced Paper Waste

An eco-friendly hand dryer helps reduce paper waste by providing a sustainable alternative to paper towels.                                                                                                               

Overall, an eco-friendly hand dryer is one that is energy-efficient, made from sustainable materials, and helps reduce waste, ultimately leading to a reduced impact on the environment.

Can a low-cost hand dryer still perform well?

We explore the several benefits to using a high-speed hand dryer, including:

Faster Drying Time

High-speed hand dryers use powerful motors to produce high-velocity air streams that can dry hands quickly in just 10-15 seconds, saving time and increasing restroom throughput.                         

More Hygienic

High-speed hand dryers are more hygienic than traditional hand dryers or paper towels, as they can remove bacteria and germs from hands more effectively by blowing them off the skin's surface.


High-speed hand dryers are cost-effective in the long run, as they require less energy and maintenance than traditional dryers or paper towels, ultimately reducing overall operating costs.

Environmentally Friendly

High-speed hand dryers help reduce waste by eliminating the need for paper towels, which can have a significant environmental impact due to the amount of paper used and energy consumed in their production and disposal.                                  

Improved User Experience

High-speed hand dryers provide a modern and efficient user experience, with their powerful motors and high-velocity air streams providing a quick and satisfying drying experience that is preferred by many people over traditional hand dryers or paper towels.

Overall, the benefits of using a high-speed hand dryer include faster drying time, improved hygiene, cost-effectiveness, environmental sustainability, and an improved user experience.

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