Monday, March 5, 2012

Should I order a 120V or 240V Hand Dryer?

Customers ask us this question all of the time. They want to know if the hand dryer will work better on one voltage or the other. Does the decision to go with 120 or 240 volts affect operating costs? Let's find out.

First of all, the EXTREMEAIR series hand dryers feature universal voltage. The hand dryer will automatically configure itself to any standard voltage between 100 to 240 volts, 50 or 60Hz. Traditional hand dryers have to be ordered for a specific voltage. Connecting to the wrong voltage can damage the dryer.

Our hand dryers work equally well at 120 or 240 volts. So, in terms of dryer performance, it doesn't matter. What does matter is energy efficiency. Traditional hand dryers require as much as 2,300 watts of electrical power. They will operate slightly more efficient at 240V by reducing "line losses". High speed, energy efficient dryers such as the EXTREMEAIR use 1/3 of the electricity. Therefore, line losses are negligible. We recommend connecting it to the most convenient voltage available.

Standby power is another consideration that is often overlooked. This is the amount of power drawn by electrical devices when they are turned off. Some hand dryers draw over 5 watts of electrical power while not running. The EXTREMEAIR draws less than 1 watt of standby power. This saves about $5 per year in electricity per hand dryer.

If you would like more information, please call us at 800.485.7003 or visit our website

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

American Dryer - HOPE for the WARRIORS

American Dryer will donate $10 to HOPE for the WARRIORS and the Tony Conway ALS Fund for every EXTREMEAIR hand dryer purchased through Hand Dryer Supply Co.

This is a limited time offer. Please go to

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Hand Dryers Save 90% Versus Paper Towels

Hand dryers have a 90% savings versus paper towels. These savings are realized by eliminating the maintenance and operating
expenses associated with paper or linen towels. Because hand dryers are maintenance free and always on duty 24 hours a day, you can:

• Eliminate repetitive paper towel purchases
• Eliminate labor to restock paper towel holders
• Eliminate labor to clean up paper towel mess

For more information please visit American Dryer

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Since 1952, American Dryer has been a leading manufacturer of hand dryers. Our guiding philosophy has led to the development of many industry innovations, capped by the new EXTREMEAIR hand dryer with patent-pending Cold Plasma Clean technology.