Keep The Noise Down

What features do you look for when searching for the right hand dryer for your washroom environment? Low energy consumption? An effective and hygienic dry? Good value for money? Of course, these factors are extremely important but what about sound levels?

How many times have you seen a young child reduced to tears when a loud hand dryer is activated? This is a common sight in many washrooms. And it’s not just an issue that affects youngsters. For many, particularly those wearing hearing aids and those living with conditions such as autism or dementia, loud, high-speed hand dryers can be alarming, leaving people feeling intimidated, and potentially discouraging them from using the washroom facilities. And now, more than ever, we should be doing all we can to encourage people to visit the washroom, not discourage them!

The sound of a hand dryer when in use in an enclosed, tiled environment, can be disturbing. It can put immense pressure on the eardrums and cause significant discomfort. Therefore, it is vital to take this into consideration when selecting a hand drying product. Now we’re not suggesting you switch to paper. It may be quiet but it’s far from sustainable. Moreover, used paper towels in overflowing bins put us at risk of cross-infection. There are hand dryer models on the market that can deliver an effective dry, without becoming a drain on energy levels and the ear drums.

For the past 45 years, we have been committed to reducing the sound output of our hand dryers to ensure they are inclusive and user-friendly for all. In fact, we have created some of the quietest, most effective models on the market. We were the first hand dryer manufacturer in the world to be awarded the Quiet Mark; a seal of approval from the UK Noise Abatement Society, an accolade that enabled us to lead the way, shaping industry standards around sound level reduction.

Our Airdri QuazarTM model has an incredibly low sound output, making it 18% quieter than the industry standard. Operating at just 70 dBA, it is considered to be one of the quietest hand dryers on the market, allowing for normal-level human speech to continue during use. Its slim profile of just 100mm also means that it is ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant, making it the ideal choice of hand dryer for disabled facilities, washrooms that are short on space, have high levels of footfall, or need to keep floor space clear for accessibility.

From retail centres and business premises, to healthcare settings and schools, the Airdri range has a solution to suit every requirement. Take a look at our full portfolio of products here.