Energy efficient hand
dryers began to come into the market in 2010. For
the first time hand dryers have been designed to dry hand in
under 12 seconds and truly use less power to do it. In
2010 two manufactures introduced hand dryers the use about a
third of the power tradition electric hand dryers use.
Some hand dryers use more that 1700 watts of power and take
30 to 40 seconds to dry hands.
American Dryer introduced
the eXtremeAir EXT hand dryers. These were the first truly energy
efficient hand dryers, using only 540 watts to dry hands in
under 12 seconds.
World Dryer Corp
introduced the SMARTdri hand dryers. These energy
efficient hand dryers allow the end user to adjust the
heater on and off, and has three setting for the blower.
These hand dryers can be set with the heater off and on low
speed which uses only 400 watts of power. However, to
dry hands in less than 12 seconds, the dryer will be set to
use about 800 watts.