Arthritis of the hand: symptoms, types & treatments


From restaurants khổng lồ grocery stores lớn private residences, air hand dryers have become commonplace technology. Automatic hand dryers offer hand drying with less mess & maintenance—and up khổng lồ 95% cost savings—when compared to using a paper towel dispenser. With increasingly advanced hand dryer options hitting the market year after year, you may have stopped to lớn wonder how exactly a hand dryer works. Let’s take a look at how a hand dryer does its job for millions of people around the world every day.

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At its most basic, the hand dryer is a type of wall fan hâm mộ heater. It heats up air from the surrounding area và blows it back out into the room. The difference between a hand dryer and wall fan heater is that a hand dryer doesn’t get as hot, doesn’t run for hours at a time, doesn’t attempt to heat an entire room, and is specifically made lớn operate in restrooms, though not every wall fan heater is made lớn be installed in a bathroom area.

The infrared sensor or push button is what kicks off the entire hand-drying process. Sensors are activated by motion and a push button has to be pressed by the user. Either of these signals the hand dryer to start.The motor is activated once movement is detected. It first pulls air in through the intake vents that are usually crafted into its sides. These vents allow the air to lớn be carried through filters before getting to the motor. Once the cleaned air passes through the motor, it is forced out as speeds of up khổng lồ 420 miles per hour. The air passes over heating elements (usually electrically heated pieces of metal) and is funneled into one or two nozzles. Under this nozzle outlet is where you hold your hands for drying purposes.

The universal standard for air dryers is lớn have vents, a motor, & a nozzle or duct for the outgoing air. Everything else is optional. The hand dryer may not have a heating element lớn warm the air as it blows, and it may not include the ability to lớn house filters to lớn clean the incoming air. It may or may not have the ability to lớn push the air out at high speeds or include insulation or padding to help reduce noise. Whenever you’re ready to purchase a hand dryer for personal or commercial purposes, be sure it has everything that you’re looking for.

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Voltage is a major factor when it comes khổng lồ choosing a hand dryer. Hand dryers can range in voltages from 100 lớn 240 volts. You will first need to make sure you know what the voltage is in the building where you will be installing the hand dryer. Then you will need lớn make sure that the hand dryer that you purchase is compatible with that voltage. For example, if your building has a 120-volt circuit, you need to make sure that you purchase a hand dryer that can handle 120 volts of power.The quantity of hand dryers you’ll need is also a factor. In busy restrooms, a single hand dryer can lead to long lines và frustrated customers throughout your store. In most commercial spaces, a minimum of two dryers per restroom is recommended.Installation height can also be an issue. In most restrooms, you’ll want to make sure that at least one of your hand dryers is accessible to someone in a wheelchair and visually impaired people using canes. This will mean installing the hand dryer lower on your wall. If you run an establishment where there are often children present (an indoor playground or an amusement park, for example), you’ll also want lớn install some or most of your dryers at a lower height, though you’ll still want parents lớn be able khổng lồ use the hand dryer. For dryers that blow air down onto hands (“hands under” dryers), you will usually mount them somewhere between 32 và 46 inches above the floor. Lớn make the dryer comfortable for children và people using wheelchairs & canes, mount them lower. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), recommends they be mounted only 27 inches off the floor.Wall and floor care entails making sure that all the water that is blown off of people’s hands doesn’t pool on your floor or spray all over your painted walls. There are covers for the space under your dryer khổng lồ help with protecting your wall from water spots and damage. Water on the floor is less of an issue in restrooms that aren’t as busy. But in bustling stores, parks, or offices, this could become a slip or fall hazard.Now that you know how a hand dryer works và have been introduced lớn a few things lớn consider before you buy, take a look at the selection of hand dryers. Give us a điện thoại tư vấn at 1-888-616-3532 and we’ll get you phối up for cleaner, more cost-efficient restrooms today!


Tenesha Curtis

Tenesha is a native of Louisville, Kentucky who transplant khổng lồ Atlanta, Georgia with her husband in 2014. A bestselling thriller & self-help author, book editor, retired psychotherapist, và self-proclaimed cheese addict, Tenesha has a passion for cultivating writers & helping them publish screenwriting, novels, & poetry. As CEO and founder of Volo Press Books,, và Pleascentries, she assists authors with book planning, writing, editing, and book design, while also providing education for all text-based creatives.