Hand Dryer Savings Calculation


At RevSquared, we believe in providing not only top-quality products but also transparent information to help you make informed decisions. In this article, we'll break down the numbers behind the cost savings associated with our revolutionary hand dryer compared to traditional paper towels. You'll see how our hand dryer doesn't just dry hands, but also helps you save money and reduce your environmental impact.

Understanding the Metrics

Operating Costs Comparison

We've compared the operating costs of our hand dryer to traditional paper towels. Here's how we arrived at these numbers:

  • # of towels per use (sheets): We assumed an average of 2 sheets per hand drying session.
  • Cost of paper towels (sheets): We calculated the average cost of paper towels as $0.02 per sheet.
  • # of hand drying uses per day per family of 4: We used an average of 20 uses per day for a family of 4.
  • Days of bathroom use: We considered 365 days in a year.
  • Electricity price per kilowatt-hour: The average cost of electricity at $0.10 per kWh.
  • Rated Wattage: The power consumption of our hand dryer, 300W/900W (with heating).
  • Hand drying time: 15 seconds per drying session.

Operating Costs of paper towels for hand drying came to $292 per year.

Operating Costs of our hand dryer came to be $0.91/$2.74 (with heating) per year.

We came to the conclusion using the formula:

Operating costs while in use (without standby):

Hand drying time of the hand dryer (hours) x Rated wattage of the hand dryer (kW) x Estimated number of uses per day x Estimated number of days the bathroom will be used x Electricity cost per kilowatt-hour

Environmental Impact Comparison

We also evaluated the environmental impact of using paper towels versus our hand dryer:

# of sheets/roll, averagely: An average amount of sheets per roll is 40.

# of rolls per tree: On average one tree produces 118 paper towel rolls.

# of gallons of water required for 118 paper towel production: On average takes 1,176.47 gallons of water.

The Conclusions

Cost Savings

Our analysis shows that by using our hand dryer, families can save a substantial amount of money over time. Over a three-year period, the savings can amount to $698.79 after accounting for the initial purchase cost, compared to the operating costs of using traditional paper towels.

Environmental Benefits

Beyond financial savings, our hand dryer contributes to a greener planet. Over three years, you can save 9.28 trees and conserve 10,917.24 gallons of water by switching to our sustainable solution.