FAQ

Canadian Dryer answers your hand dryer questions

1. How long will my hand dryer last?
2. Are American Dryers a direct replacement for competitive models?
3. How many dryers will I need?
4. What’s the difference between a hand dryer and a hair dryer?
5. Should I order a “touchless” automatic or a push button dryer?
6. How long will it take to ship my order?
7. How long will it take to dry my hands?
8. How loud is a hand dryer?
9. What is LFM & CFM?

1. How long will my hand dryer last?
American and eXtremeAir brand hand and hair dryers are designed for years of trouble-free service. The Mean Time Between Failures for a dryer is 12 years. In general, our dryers last a long time because of the maintenance-free brushless motor with a rated life of over 30,000 hours (60,000 hand dryings!)

2. Are American Dryers a direct replacement for competitive models?
We can cross any competitive model with a comparable one made by American Dryer. However, mounting holes, conduit entrances and overall dimensions, etc. will be different. Therefore, some minor installation may be required.

3. How many hand dryers will I need?
Average traffic washroom = 1 dryer per wash basin
Heavy traffic washroom = 2 dryers per wash basin
54″ Bradley sink = 4 dryers per sink

4. What’s the difference between a hand dryer and a hair dryer?
They look the same; however, hair dryers have a longer 80-second timer to permit more time to dry hair. Hair dryers are available in automatic only.

5. Should I order an automatic or a push button dryer?
In general, touchless are preferred because the user does not have to touch a button with wet hands. However, touchless dryers cost a little more and may not be suitable in small restrooms where the dryer may be very close to the sink causing the dryer to turn on when someone is still washing their hands.

6. How long will it take to ship my hand dryer order?
Most orders ship the same day.

7. How long will it take to dry my hands?
Generally, less than 30 seconds. The higher the wattage dryer, the quicker.

8. How loud is a hand dryer?
American hand and hair dryers are among the most quiet in the industry. You can expect a sound level of about 75dbA.

9. What is LFM & CFM?
LFM stands for Linear Feet per Minute. It is a measure of the velocity of the air coming out of the dryer. Generally, the more LFM the faster the dryer will dry your hands. CFM stands for Cubic Feet per Minute. It is a measure of the volume of air coming out of the dryer. Generally, the more the better.