When it comes to hand drying options, you have two main choices – hand dryers and paper towels. While some people prefer towels, others like hand dryers because they don’t waste paper and thus are eco-friendly. Which one should you use? Let’s compare one of the best hand dryers with paper towels.
Velo Veltia Tri-Blade Hand Dryer Vs Paper Towels
Comparison of Velo Veltia Tri-blade hand dryer with paper hand towel – which one is the cheapest?
Before we begin, let’s keep in mind that hand dryers are certainly eco-friendlier as they don’t waste paper. So we’ll compare the cost-friendliness of both options.
Cost estimate per use
A paper towel normally costs about 1.25 cents per sheet. And for each use, an average user takes 3 sheets. This makes it 3.75 cents per use. The Tri-blade uses 1760 Watts and the hand drying time is 8 seconds. So on an average, you can get more than 400 uses in that wattage. Average electricity cost is 23 cents/kWh. Which means for one use, the cost would be 0.10 cents. This is much cheaper than paper towel cost.
This difference in cost per use might not seem much, but if you consider the yearly costs, you’ll see that the difference is huge. This is the reason you’ll find hand dryers in most restaurant washrooms, even though paper towel dispensers are much cheaper than hand dryers. The reason behind installing hand dryers is that they cost much less in the long term.
Costs compounded over a period of five years
In a period of five years, the Veltia Tri-blade will cost you $300 and the paper towels’ cost would be around $14,000. You can see that this is a huge difference in the long term costs. This estimate is calculated for 1000 uses per day. While the costs are huge, paper towels would also result in the cutting down of almost 55 trees in a period of one year.
So, what’s the best option?
The choice is simple – Velo Veltia tri-blade can save you thousands of dollars along with saving more than 50 trees per year.
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