The Top Three Reasons Why You Should Choose XLERATOR Hand Dryers

Posted by Excel Dryer on Sep 20th 2022

Modern restrooms require modern technology. And in a world shaken by the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change, the XLERATOR ® Hand Dryer by Excel Dryer fits the bill for facilities that need a hygienic, environmentally friendly and cost-effective solution for hand drying. Here are the top three reasons why you should choose XLERATOR Hand Dryers over the competition for your next restroom project.


Did you know that according to a study published in the American Journal of Infection Control ,unused paper towels made from recycled fibers are home to between 100 to 1,000-fold morebacteria than a wood pulp brand? The study also concluded that bacteria on these paper towels may be transferred to people after they wash their hands.

Sensor-activated XLERATOR Hand Dryers completely cut out the need for paper towels in restrooms, limiting the chance of disease transmission by reducing the number of physical touchpoints. Further, Excel Dryer’s HEPA filtration system is proven to remove 99.999% of viruses from the airstream.

Excel Dryer’s high-speed hand dryers have helped many facilities foster more hygienic restroom environments, including at Northwestern Memorial Hospital , where hand hygiene is a crucial step to preventing infection. After researching electric hand drying solutions, Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago selected the XLERATOR as the most hygienic hand drying solution on the market. The hospital’s control board concluded that the XLERATOR’s traditional, high-velocity air stream was hygienically superior to trough-style hand dryers, citing concerns that the troughs could catch and hold pools of water that could breed bacteria.  


In order to achieve the lowest environmental impact, experts recommend using high-speed hand dryers. As the name indicates, high-speed hand dryers dry faster, which saves energy and emits less than 40 grams of carbon dioxide, contrary to paper towel drying which averages higher than 57 grams of carbon dioxide. And Excel Dryer’s signature products— the XLERATOR®, XLERATOReco®, ThinAir® and XLERATORsync® Hand Dryers—each use 80% less energy than conventional hand dryers.

An environmental life cycle assessment (LCA) between an XLERATOR high-efficiency electric hand dryer, a conventional electric hand dryer and paper towels even found that the XLERATOR reduces the environmental impact of hand drying by 50% to 75% over a decade.

Many organizations that are committed to sustainability, including the America Free Zone (AFZ) in Costa Rica, have welcomed Excel Dryer’s products with open arms. After installing 200 XLERATOR Hand Dryers in restrooms at the AFZ, management saw reduced energy use and a lower carbon footprint. 

Cost Savings and Less Maintenance

When it comes to saving money, Excel Dryer’s hand dryers are without a doubt the best option. In addition to using 80% less energy than conventional hand dryers, the XLERATOR provides a 95% cost savings versus paper towels .

Maintenance crews will also no longer have to spend time cleaning up after messy guests, as paper towels won’t be strewn all over the counters or shoved in the toilets when there are XLERATORs at work.

At Gillette Stadium, 125 XLERATOR Hand Dryers do the work of what used to take more than 6 million paper towels. In addition to a $50,000 annual cost savings, Gillette’s maintenance team can respond to immediate guest needs much faster, as the XLERATORs help ease the burden.

If you’re interested in learning more about how you can implement Excel Dryer products into your next restroom project, contact us online.