Benefits

Cost Savings

Air Fury high speed hand dryers offer a more cost effective washroom solution.

With fast drying times and high-speed energy efficient motors, the Air Fury hand dryer can be up to 95% cheaper than using paper towels and up to 70% cheaper to run than conventional hand dryers.

Paper towel dispensers must be refilled at regular intervals and waste bins emptied on a daily basis, each adding to overall washroom facilities costs.

Once installed, Air Fury hand dryers require no daily attention.

Carbon Footprint

In addition to the problems associated with waste disposal, the use of paper towels in washrooms requires ongoing re-stocking which involves transportation which in turn increases the carbon footprint associated with paper towel use.

When all the environmental costs of manufacturing either paper towels or electric hand dryers are translated into the greenhouse gas emissions that trap heat in the atmosphere,ClimateConservancy.org states that paper towels leave a carbon footprint of 56g greenhouse gas emissions, while hand dryers are responsible for 9g to 40g greenhouse gas emissions.

Hygiene

The Air Fury hand dryer is sensor activated and dries hands completely in under 12 seconds requiring little or no rubbing of hands together during the drying process.

With highly contagious infections (such as e-coli) always in the news, hygiene is of paramount importance for facilities managers. Thus, touch-free washroom fixtures are now an essential requirement addressing both hygiene concerns and decreasing the workload for washroom cleaning staff.

There is a high risk of cross-contamination when people come into contact with toilets and urinals. Crank handles, push buttons or other types of manual operation on paper towel dispensers and hand dryers also spread bacteria.

Environment

Air Fury high speed hand dryers are more environmentally friendly than paper towels. The manufacture of paper towels has an impact on the environment, as for every ton of paper towels 7000 gallons of water are polluted, 17 full grown trees are cut down, 464 gallons of oil and 42 gallons of gasoline are burned.

(Madsen 2007 report - Life cycle assessment of tissue products).

The use of paper towels means a vast amount of waste is created, which also impacts on the environment as most are non-biodegradable and need to go to land fill or be incinerated.

Washroom Management

When Air Fury high speed hand dryers are installed in a washroom, there are:

  • No paper towel dispensers to refill
  • No running out of paper towels
  • No re-ordering or storing fresh paper towels
  • No waste receptacles to empty

This reduces the staff costs involved in maintaining high-quality washroom standards.
Washrooms with paper towels require regular waste collection in order to avoid overflowing waste receptacles.
Waste paper towels are often used by vandals to cause blockages in toilets and sinks and also to litter washroom areas.