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Everyone would like quiet hand dryers, but it’s not as simple as that.
In order to dry your hands more quickly, the motors in most modern hand dryers run at an extremely high rate. The result is that generally speaking, our hand-drying experience is getting better, more thorough and more hygienic.
Unfortunately there is also a side effect to this, which is that the combination of the high motor speeds and the huge volumes of air being sucked in through air inlets and forced out through nozzles creates a lot of loud noise.
In certain situations, this is a real problem. For example, one of our customers had to replace their dryers because they were in an office washroom which was next to a conference room, and when the dryers were used the noise interrupted the meetings in the conference room. In another, a shopping centre’s hand dryers were so loud it caused the children to cry!
So manufacturers are certainly making an effort to reduce the noise levels created by their high-speed motors, but there is always a trade-off between power and noise which you need to make. This choice is made more complicated by the fact that the size, shape and construction of your washroom significantly affects the actual noise level.
We have listed below some quiet hand dryers. They all have a manufacturer’s decibel rating of below 75, but our most important advice would be not to go for as quiet as possible, because you will be sacrificing more power than you need to. One great alternative is to select a dryer which can be adjusted, such as the JETBOX Eco so you can get exactly the right balance.
So if noise levels are important, please take some time to choose your quiet hand dryers carefully and if you want to check anything, just call one of our experts on 01934 253600.