When looking at what to buy for your restroom at your new business, you will have to decide which way your customers are going to dry their hands. There are 2 obvious choices, Paper Towels or a Hand Dryer. The benefits of using an XLERATOR hand dryer far outweigh the benefits of using paper towels, and we will show you how. Check out our article on 7 Things to Consider When Buying A Hand Dryer.
Excel Dryer’s high-speed, energy-efficient hand dryers offer a 95% cost savings over paper towels, eliminating their labor, maintenance, and waste.
- Maintenance and upkeep of paper towel waste
- Ordering and shipping
- Restocking Dispensers
- Trash can bags and removal
- Plumbing Calls
- Paper Towel theft
What to consider first
When looking at making the choice between paper towels and an XLERATOR hand dryer, you will want to think about how often your restroom will be used. A medium-sized facility will get about 250 uses per day. You will also want to consider the cost of the paper towels, the garbage bags, and the maintenance which can add up quickly over time.
The monthly costs for paper towels are relatively low but they can add up quickly over time. The cost of paper towels also varies by brand, quality, and size and can be up to $40 per case of 12 packs. If you have a medium-sized business you can expect to use about a pack per day, costing you more than $80 a month for just paper towels. Then you have to worry about waste, typically people use 2 or 3 towels per visit, but some can use much more resulting in lots of wasted paper towels. You also must restock them daily and remove any trash and debris from the floor costing you time and money in the long run.
An XLERATOR Hand Dryer can cost significantly more than a paper towel dispenser. This initial cost is what deters most people from purchasing one for their facility. In reality, you can pay off your hand dryer in as little as 10 months (in a medium use facility) when you compare the costs of using an XLERATOR hand dryer versus using paper towels. Check out our Cost Savings Chart below to see how quickly you can see a return on your investment.
Cost Savings Chart
|Facility Size||Annual Savings||Annual Climate Change Benefits (kg CO, Eq. Reduced)||Return On Investment|
50 uses per day
Bistro, Small Business Office
|$1,135.40||398 kgs||12 Months|
250 uses per day
Restaurant, Chain Store
|$5,201.60||1,916 kgs||10 Months|
500 uses per day
School, Theatre, Conference Center
|$9,456.37||3,814 kgs||10 Months|
2,500 uses per day
Transportation Center, Stadium
|$42,550.33||18,998 kgs||8 Months|
Written By: AML Staff