As energy costs continue to rise, companies are searching for ways to reduce their expenses without hurting their business. One simple solution that addresses both cost-cutting and energy conservation is the implementation of energy-efficient hand dryers in restrooms. These devices are not only environmentally-friendly, but they can also save businesses hundreds or even thousands of dollars each year on paper towel costs and energy bills. In this blog post, we will explore the benefits of energy-efficient hand dryers and how they can help you reduce your energy costs.
Energy-Efficient Hand Dryers’ Savings By The Numbers
When it comes to energy consumption, the restroom might not be the first place that comes to mind. However, if your restroom offers paper towels, it’s time to challenge the notion that it’s the most economical and energy-efficient option. The original, patented, high-speed, energy-efficient XLERATOR® Hand Dryer literally blows away paper towels and is the wiser choice.
XLERATOR dries hands in 8 seconds* on just 3.7 Wh per use, expending 80 percent less energy than conventional hand dryers. We’d call it the most energy-efficient hand dryer on Earth, but we happen to know that another product wears that crown; it’s our XLERATOReco® Hand Dryer. Utilizing our exclusive no-heat technology, this eco-friendly green machine draws a mere 1.7 Wh per use—while still drying hands fast (10 seconds*). If maximal energy reduction is the dream, you’ll want to consider making these signature, energy-efficient hand dryers part of your restroom’s reality.
A Costly Paper Trail
Contrary to popular belief, the expenses associated with paper towels go beyond just their immediate use. From their production to their end-of-life, the environmental impact is substantial. To produce virgin paper, trees are cut down from commercially grown forests, while recycled paper towels require a lengthy process of collection, sorting, cleaning, and processing. Transportation of raw materials and finished products adds further energy costs, with trucks frequently moving tons of logs and paper products. Moreover, paper towels contribute to restroom mess and plumbing clogs, necessitating high maintenance. Ultimately, even so-called “recycled” paper towels have no post-consumer value and end up in landfills.
Calculate the Savings of Switching from Paper Towels to Hand Dryers
Switching from paper towels to XLERATOR Hand Dryers benefits not only the environment but also your budget. In our previous discussion, we explored the hidden costs of paper towels throughout their life cycle. Now, it’s time to calculate your potential savings. With our Cost Savings Calculator, input four simple statistics about your paper towel usage and witness the substantial savings your facility can achieve by adopting XLERATOR Hand Dryers.
Inspiring Success Stories
Facilities of every type, including sports venues, schools, restaurants, government buildings, and even the nation’s most famous train station, have successfully stopped the madness by switching to high-speed, energy-efficient XLERATOR Hand Dryers. No matter the time of the year, we encourage you to take a moment to reflect on the ways you spent last year’s energy dollars. Then, resolve to discard those high electricity bills—like so much restroom paper waste.