Save your school budget with Dyson Airblade hand dryers

Discover how your school can keep a tighter reign on its budget by upgrading its washroom hand drying equipment to Dyson Airblades.

Published: October 15, 2020

With school washrooms there are three options for drying hands: 1) the paper towel, 2) the traditional old-style warm-air dryer, and 3) the jet dryer air dryer – such as the Dyson Airblade™. In this article, we discover how your school’s budget could stretch further by moving away from the first two options and switching to energy-efficient Airblades™!

Running costs of the Dyson Airblade

To better understand the financial benefits of using Airblades™ in your school washroom, let’s look at the operating costs of the Dyson Airblade™ compared to the other hand drying methods.

1) Traditional hand dryers

With a super-speedy dry time of 10-14 seconds, the Dyson Airblade™ comes in considerably cheaper to run than conventional hand dryer types – costing up to 86% less! When you factor in how far school budgets have to stretch and for how long school hand dryers will be in use for on an annual basis, this saving certainly adds up over time!

Older models of hand dryers also tend to need replacing more frequently. The Dyson Airblade™, with its brushless motor and vandal-resistant features, is more robust.

2) Paper towels

According to Dyson’s calculations, most people use two paper towels to dry their hands. Your school washroom could therefore be getting through a few hundred towels a day, depending on the size of your school and the number of students!

The Dyson Airblade™ is significantly more economical than paper towels, being up to 99% less expensive when it comes to annual cost. Again, this represents a substantial saving and can help your school tighten those purse strings!

Paper towel dispensers also need to be restocked regularly, and someone needs to do this! Using the Dyson Airblade™ avoids these maintenance bills (as well as the associated time), reducing your overall running costs.

Additional benefits of the Airblade

Environmental impact:

Not only is the Airblade™ cheaper to run than other hand drying methods, it emits up to 85% less CO2 into the atmosphere. Switching to Airblades™ therefore fosters a cleaner environment for your staff and students, and the planet as a whole!

As well as their green credentials, Airblades™ come with noise-reducing features such as silencers and perforated discs for minimum disruption.


Last but not least, with hygiene being the word on everyone’s lips, the Airblade™ has outstanding bacteria-busting performance. Every Dyson Airblade™ is fitted with a medical-grade HEPA filter, which traps 99.95% of particles (including viruses and bacteria) from the air in your washrooms.

They’re also proven to reduce the transfer of bacteria by 40%. Hand drying is just as important as hand washing, so make sure you’re drying your hands with HEPA-purified air!

Flexible rental packages to suit your school budget

At Utility Rentals, our flexible rental packages make it easy for your school to upgrade its hand drying equipment. Our rental agreements, designed specifically for schools, cover professional installation by certified electricians. They also include a 5-year parts and labour warranty and fused spur installation (if you need fused electrical points).


Contact us today and discover how your school budget can stretch a bit further with Dyson Airblades™!


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