XLERATOR®: The hand dryer industry standard

East Longmeadow, MA – April 23, 2013 – Excel Dryer, Inc., manufacturer of the high-speed, energy-efficient XLERATOR hand dryer, is proud to provide schools and educational organizations with time and money savings by installing XLERATOR hand dryes. Suburban Chicago school district, Niles Township School District 219, recently took advantage of the schools’ renovations to re-evaluate expenditures in a number of facility-related areas.

Situated just north of Chicago, Niles Township School District 219 serves over 4,800 students from portions of Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles and Skokie, Illinois. This sprawling district includes two high schools, which, similar to other schools across the country, are facing cutbacks that are causing administrators to seek cost-saving initiatives anywhere they can find them.

Joe Tomaselli, Aramark director of operations for Niles Township School District 219, says that administrators recently took advantage of the schools’ renovations to re-evaluate expenditures in a number of facility-related areas. “Restrooms had always been an area where we faced a lot of extra work,” says Tomaselli. “Our student restrooms had both paper towels and traditional hand dryers, but we were constantly dealing with vandalism, blocked toilets and more, which translated into an extra four hours of clean-up every night. This was costing us an extra $16,500 per year in restroom maintenance!”

Furthermore, the schools were spending an estimated $38,700 per year on paper towels, not including the additional costs associated with running hand dryers for 30 seconds per use.

After researching alternatives for source reduction, Tomaselli decided to install XLERATOR® hand dryers in the restrooms. “In terms of energy savings, these dryers draw an average of 1500 watts per use, compared to the traditional 2300 watts. Plus, they dry hands three times faster than traditional dryers and shut off two seconds after the hands are removed from the sensor area.” Annually, this translates into an electrical consumption savings of $52 per unit, or for 80 units, $4,160 per year in savings. The dryers delivered a return on investment in just one year. “Once we did the math, the cost savings were clear.”

XLERATOR® is the original, patented high-speed energy efficient hand dryer that dries hands completely in 10 – 10 seconds, three times faster than conventional dryers, while using 80% less energy. XLERATOR® hand dryers represent a 95% cost savings over paper towels and eliminates their maintenance and waste while creating a more hygienic restroom environment. In addition, XLERATOR® is GreenSpec® listed and helps qualify for several LEED® credits, making it a smart choice for the restroom by saving time, money and the environment.

The XLERATOR® is more user-friendly than recently introduced “trough-style” dryers and completely hands-free: there is no risk of touching a potentially unclean surface while drying hands. Unlike the newer models that require users to insert and remove their hands, the XLERATOR® is intuitive and does not require instruction. Priced at less than half of the cost of trough-style models and virtually maintenance-free, the XLERATOR® is easier for facility managers to install and maintain in their restrooms.

“XLERATOR® continues to succeed where other hand dryers fail because it satisfies the needs of both facility managers and patrons,” said Denis Gagnon, president, Excel Dryer, Inc. 

Currently, XLERATOR® is installed in a variety of large school districts and universities across the United States. Visit www.exceldryer.com to view a range of case studies and application stories.


XLERATOR® is the original, patented high-speed energy efficient hand dryer. XLERATOR® completely dries hands three times faster (in 10 seconds) and uses 80% less energy than conventional hand dryers. XLERATOR® represents a 95% cost savings when compared to paper towels, eliminates their maintenance and waste, while creating a more hygienic restroom environment. XLERATOR® is the only dryer that is Made in USA Certified®, the first to be GreenSpec® listed and qualifies for several LEED® Credits. A peer reviewed (per ISO 14040 standards) Life Cycle Assessment of XLERATOR® confirmed it reduces the carbon footprint of hand drying by 50-70% when compared to both traditional hand dryers and even 100% recycled paper towels. XLERATOR® is now available with a full line of accessories featuring antimicrobial wall guards and the XChanger® paper towel dispenser retrofit kit. XLERATOR® helps commercial facilities save time, money and the environment.