There are many reasons why hand dryers are the logical choice for public washrooms today.
The most important reasons can be summarized by the following two statements:

✓ Comac hand dryers save money

✓ Comac hand dryers are environmentally friendly

Comac hand dryers
 save money

The original cost analysis of hand dryers compared to alternatives was created by Comac founder Brian O’Connor in the 1980’s. It demonstrated that one could reasonably expect a 90% savings versus paper towel or linen over the lifetime of a Blast model or equivalent. This savings took into account the original capital cost of the dryer and installation. The lifetime of the Blast was estimated to be 10 years, the warranty at the time. This cost analysis is still in general use and remains accurate today. Claims of 90% savings over one year, on the other hand, are misleading.
There are other cost savings associated with hand dryers: 
They eliminate the cost of combating and repairing vandalism related to paper towel. Paper is often used to clog toilets and sinks or is set on fire in institutional and industrial settings, incurring hefty costs. 
Hand dryers eliminate the labor costs associated with paper and linen, including regular purchasing, inventory and stocking, re-filling dispensers, general washroom clean up, garbage disposal labor and the extra disposal cost of the paper. It is generally agreed that up to one hour of labor is associated with every case of paper towel. In contrast, Comac hand dryers are always on duty and require virtually no maintenance.

Comac Hand Dryers

The environmental argument for hand dryers is self-evident: paper towels require the destruction of trees and forests and result in water pollution. Whether or not an establishment is forced through local legislation to reduce non-recyclable waste, the environmental choice is clear. Up to 20,000 gallons of water is polluted in the production of 1 ton of paper towel. And paper towels cannot be recycled...they only add to our ever increasing landfills.
Hand dryers also promote hygiene because washrooms are generally cleaner and more sanitary where they are used. There have been unsubstantiated claims by the paper industry that warm-air hand dryers are unsafe or have adverse health effects. In an independent study, the Mayo Clinic concluded that these claims were untrue. We encourage you to decide for yourself. Please click here to download the complete unedited four-page summary of the Mayo Clinic study in PDF format.
Click here to see Innovaltech’s 2008 Independent Environmental Laboratory Study.

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