Dyson broadens its selection of energy efficient hand dryers

Cold air, hot air, paper or fabric towels? There are a few ways to dry your hands. But which way is best from a climate protection standpoint? Our team of experts has figured it out, and it confirms the product philosophy of Dyson Ltd.


The appliance company Dyson has added several models to its product range. As part of its product launches, it consulted with myclimate experts in a climate balance study on all of its current models. The conclusions of the study: Cold-air drying, as Dyson applies it, remains the most climate-friendly way to dry your hands. This means that all of Dyson's Airblade models have earned the climatop seal of quality. Dyson has been presenting its hand dryer technology since 21 May in an exhibition at the Umwelt Arena in Spreitenbach.

A new feature of the Dyson Airblade Tap lets users dry their hands right where they wash them, right next to the tap. This makes for more space in the washroom area of lavatories. Dyson also has introduced a compact Airblade V hand dryer. This model is 60 per cent smaller than the classic version, but provides the same output.

The myclimate Balance Sheet shows that all models basically have the same key advantages. A cold stream of air flowing at 640 to 690 km/h dries hands within 10 to 12 seconds. Compared to conventional hand dryers, the Airblade technology consumes up to 73 per cent less energy when used. The Airblade technology has about one-third less impact on the climate than drying one's hands with two pieces of recycled paper towel. The Airblade technology beats both conventional warm-air hand dryers and fabric towels with a climate balance that is more than two and a half times better.

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