New Jet Towel™ Offers Energy Efficiency

Monday, September 17, 2007

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC JET TOWEL™ HAND DRYER OFFERS ADDED ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND COST SAVINGS

SUWANEE, Ga., September 17, 2007 - Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division has recently updated its high-speed Jet Towel hand dryer, so it uses less energy and is easier to maintain. The Jet Towel is faster, quieter and more cost effective than conventional hand dryers.

"The new Jet Towel has a built-in, energy-efficient heater," says Product Manager Chuck Applebee. "Room-temperature air can feel cold to wet hands, so the heater provides greater comfort for users during the drying process."

Easily the most energy-efficient hand dryer on the market, the Jet Towel has been certified as environmentally preferable by BuildingGreen.com. James Allard, president, PacArc Distributors, the nationwide Jet Towel distributor, says that one Jet Towel hand dryer, in a high-traffic area, used 300 times a day can save 2.7 trees a year. "The Jet Towel is perfect for any facility that wants a revolutionary hand-drying solution that will save energy and money."

The Jet Towel removes the need for paper towels, which eliminates waste and significantly reduces labor costs. A restroom used 400 times daily may save as much as $3,765 annually in paper costs and labor, adds Applebee. In addition, the Jet Towel remains extremely sanitary, as the product never comes in contact with hands.

"From a user's standpoint, the biggest advantage of the Jet Towel is the drying time," says Applebee. "Typical dryers can take up to 40 seconds to dry hands, whereas the Jet Towel takes between five or six seconds."

The Jet Towel reduces drying time in two ways. First, it blows high velocity air onto both sides of the hands simultaneously. Secondly, hands are inserted flat into an opening on the Jet Towel, ensuring that the maximum surface area is dried more quickly. After the water is blown off of the user's hands, it is collected in the Jet Towel's drain tank, keeping bathroom floors clean and dry.

Applebee adds that while also being efficient and easy to use, the Jet Towel meets the needs of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) because it is touch-less and requires no effort to operate. The Jet Towel will automatically shut off after 30 seconds of use and can be mounted at any level, making the product accessible for all consumers.

The Jet Towel is available in a 120-volt model in addition to the 220-volt model, making it easier to use in more restrooms in the United States. In addition to the energy and cost benefits, the Jet Towel is an aesthetic addition to any standard or high-end restroom. It is easy to install and requires no extra reinforcement. For more information on Mitsubishi Jet Towel, visit www.MitsubishiJetTowel.com.

About Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division
For more than 27 years, Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division, headquartered in Suwanee, Ga., has been a leading marketer of intelligent air-conditioning and heating technology, manufactured by its parent corporation, Mitsubishi Electric. The Division's market distribution includes North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Bermuda.

Mitsubishi Electric HVAC, an Official Sponsor of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour, continues to build brand loyalty, increase its market position and deliver exceptional customer service through the Mitsubishi Diamond Alliance program. This program is a strategic platform of training-based achievement programs designed to synergize the efforts of Mitsubishi Electric HVAC distributors, contractors and design engineering firms. For more information on the Mitsubishi Diamond Alliance, Mr. Slim® split-ductless cooling and heating systems, CITY MULTI® Variable Refrigerant Flow Zoning (VRFZ) technology, compressors, PlasmaPure room air purification systems, a full line of accessories for the Mr. Slim product line, including Line-Hide line-set covers and the Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division, call 800/687-1966 or visit www.mehvac.com.

Accomplishments
A 2006 survey by ACH&R News listed Mitsubishi Electric as contractors' most preferred ductless manufacturer and the number one brand in price/value, availability, reliability and performance specifications. In 2004, Mr. Slim products received a Bronze Award in ACH&R News' Dealer Design Awards contest and CITY MULTI products received a Bronze Award in the HVAC product category in 2005 for Consulting Specifying Engineer's Product of the Year contest. In 2005, the CITY MULTI products were named as one of the top 100 smart products for buildings by Building Magazine.