Paper Hand Towels vs Hand Dryers…
An old fashioned hand dryer (using 2.5kw and taking 30 seconds to dry your hands)
uses approx 0.021kWh per dry at 11.5p/kwh (UK), if used 50 times per day for 1 month
will cost approx £3.71 per month
A new high speed low energy hand dryer (eg Vortex) uses 900W and dries hands in approx 11 seconds.
uses 0.0025kWh at 11.5p/kWh UK – 50 dries per day over a month
=£0.44 / month
Mitsubishi Jet Towel (unheated) £0.35/month
Dyson : £0.78 / month
XLerator : £0.68 / month
Warner Howard Airforce : £0.53/month
Hand Towels at approx 4 towels per dry, box of 3000 costing average £18 will cost for same number of dries over a month:
£37.20 per month
Using a hand dryer saves money and save trees !
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