What Are The Top 6 Features Of The Best Industrial Or Commercial Hand Dryers?

Xlerator The Best Commercial Hand Dryer

Our guide to the essential features of the best performing commercial hand dryers.

When looking at the latest commercial hand dryers, you should notice the overall benefits such as being environmentally friendly, money saving and hassle-free maintenance! All of these features together make for a great commercial hand dryer.


The days of drying your hands on your pants are over! Skip over the paper towels, too and depend on an automatic hand dryer. Ranging from 8-14 second dry times, a commercial hand dryer is certainly a great hygienic solution to drying your hands. We at Excel Dryer are confident that our dryers are amongst the best commercial hand dryers in the world.


No one likes a messy washroom, especially not a public one. One way to cut down on washroom maintenance is to install a commercial hand dryer. A commercial hand dryer will alleviate the paper towel waste on the washroom floor as well as prevent clogged toilets due to paper towels being flushed. Some commercial hand dryers also come with service LED lights, which indicate when service is needed.


Cost is not just about the purchase price of the hand dryer, but more so, the cost of the hand dryer over time. Paper towels require storage, dispenser maintenance and waste removal. While those tasks may seem minimal, over time they add up. High-speed energy efficient commercial hand dryers on the market can even save you more than a traditional hand dryer. As technology progresses, so do some of the most advanced hand dryers, in turn passing along the savings to you!


Hand dryer power can be defined as two things: the power of the airflow it emits to dry your hands and the power (electricity) it takes to run. Commercial hand dryers boast the best of both worlds; they dry hands in no time and require less power to operate than past hand dryers! One model can dry hands using only 500 watts! Using less watts to dry users’ hands makes them more environmentally friendly and less costly…now that’s powerful!

Sustainability as a focus

We can’t imagine a facility that would choose not to reduce its hand drying carbon footprint by up to 75 percent, especially while saving 95 percent over paper towel costs and creating a much better looking washroom all around.

The environmental impact of paper extends far beyond trees and forests (though those are top concerns); the manufacture, distribution and disposal of even 100 percent recycled paper uses a lot of energy as well. But did you know this energy eater can also be quite the water waster? Consider these facts:

  • Internationally, the pulp and paper industry is one of the largest consumers of water for industrial use.
  • Louisiana, the top industrial water using state in the USA, uses most of that water in two industries: chemical and paper. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Pulp and paper mills must use approximately 5.3 gallons of water to make one pound of product. (American Forest and Paper Association)

Sustainable standards

Excel Dryer’s commitment to sustainability drives all we do. In fact, after evaluating the environmental impact of the XLERATOR®, XLERATOReco® and ThinAir® Hand Dryers, UL Environment recently published the hand dryer industry’s first Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) substantiating the environmental claims we’ve made about the three products. Last year, Excel Dryer was selected to lead a successful collaboration with UL Environment and other leading hand dryer manufacturers to establish Product Category Rules (PCR), required to guide environmental testing and reporting methods for EPD creation. These efforts culminated in publication of the hand dryer industry’s first PCR and the first global standard for any industry.

If your facility utilises high pressure cleaning processes and automatic shutoff nozzles, sensor equipped faucets and low flow toilets, you’re doing all the right things and then some. But if you haven’t yet switched to XLERATOR, you’re missing what may be the simplest water conservation measure of all (not to mention the many other green perks our products inherently provide).

This summer, discover the incomparable benefits of a drier hand drying solution and see why the towels in your beach bag are the only ones you need.

So, if you are in the market for a commercial hand dryer, make sure to compare models. Look for the latest commercial hand dryers that have new features like speed control, maintenance indicators, multi-voltage options and, of course, cost savings. These features are what make a commercial hand dryer great.

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