Hygiene, Sustainability and Cost Savings: XLERATORs Check All the Boxes
Have you ever walked into a commercial restroom only to find used paper towels covering almost every square inch of the space—from the floors to the countertops, to even the toilets? This is a common sight in some public places, but XLERATOR® Hand Dryers by Excel Dryer are a simple alternative that improves cleanliness, provides environmental benefits and helps facilities save money. Read on to learn why XLERATORs check all the boxes when it comes to hygiene, sustainability and cost savings.
As climate change continues to worsen, it’s up to all of us to do our part in slowing it down. One way to put your best green foot forward is to install XLERATOR Hand Dryers in your facility’s restrooms. Did you know that paper towel drying averages more than 57 grams of carbon dioxide, compared to the less than 40 grams of carbon dioxide that high-speed hand dryers produce? In addition, every dryer in Excel Dryer’s high-efficiency product line, including the XLERATOR®, XLERATOReco®,and ThinAir® , use 80% less energy than conventional hand dryers.
The XLERATOR’s environmental benefits were seen firsthand by leaders of the America Free Zone (AFZ) in Costa Rica. After installing 200 XLERATOR Hand Dryers in its restrooms, the facility noticed reduced energy use and a lower carbon footprint.
Used paper towels strewn across a restroom is gross enough, but have you ever thought about whether paper towels are clean before you even wipe your hands on them? In a study published in the American Journal of Infection Control, researchers found that unused paper towels made from recycled fibers are home to between 100 and 1,000-fold more bacteria than a wood pulp brand. That means you may be getting germs on your hands right after you’ve washed.
XLERATOR Hand Dyers also use sensor activation, removing the need for physical touchpoints that could harbor germs. What’s more, XLERATOR can also come equipped with a HEPA filtration system that removes 99.999% of viruses and 99.97% of potentially present bacteria at 0.3 microns from the airstream.
Even the most sanitary environments trust XLERATOR Hand Dryers in their restrooms. For example, after researching electric hand drying solutions, Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago selected XLERATOR to be installed in its facility.
When the XLERATOR is in use in your commercial restroom, you’ll be saving money and spending less time on maintenance like never before. For example, with XLERATORs in use, you’ll reap a 95% cost savings versus paper towels. Just take Gillette Stadium, where 125 XLERATOR Hand Dryers are now in the place of over 6 million paper towels—providing a $50,000 annual cost savings.