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Meaco dehumidifier featured in Caravan and Park Operator

Summer is ending, and with winter fast approaching, it is worth ensuring your caravan, home or property is free from damp in the winter months. Utilizing products like a Meaco dehumidifier can

Meaco featured in Caravan and Park Operator mag

Meaco tips article

take the stress out of preventing mould and damp. The process of installing and maintaining a dehumidifier has never been easier.

 

Contrary to popular belief, just heating up the house doesn’t help reduce the moisture in the air and reduce damp, it just raises the room temperature.

 

Our helpful tips and advice article by Meaco’s very own Chris Michael explains in-depth why just increasing the room temperature won’t combat mould and damp. He also offers the correct way to reduce the moisture in the air and the science behind why using a dehumidifier works so well.

 

You can read the full tips and advice on how to keep your caravan free of damp in the winter in the latest Caravan and Park Operator magazine.

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IFA Berlin Round-up

The Meaco team had a fantastic time promoting the latest products at the IFA Consumer Electronics show in Berlin, arguably the world’s biggest and most important event to showcase the latest technology and innovation.

Meaco’s stand at the IFA 2017 featured our 3 Which? award winning dehumidifiers, including the Zambezi, and our ultra-quiet wall mounted dehumidifiers. It was hard to miss – not many stands featured a giant image of an African elephant!

In case you didn’t know, Meaco have teamed up with the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation to help protect orphaned elephants in Zambia. A donation from the sale of each Zambezi product goes to help the work of the foundation and you can read more here. So far, we have already raised £21, 000 for the foundation.

Also, the MeacoClean air purifier was on display in the smoke chamber to demonstrate its multi-stage air purification, which proved popular with our stand visitors.

We had the chance to meet and catch up with buyers from Germany, Italy, Poland, France and Spain as well as our resellers from Norway and the Faroe Islands (pictured below).

A busy and tiring few days, but having beat last year’s enquiry level we couldn’t be happier!

 

buyers from Germany, Italy, Poland, France and Spain as well as our resellers from Norway and the Faroe Islands

buyers from Germany, Italy, Poland, France and Spain as well as our resellers from Norway and the Faroe Islands

3 Meaco dehumidifiers at the IFA Berlin show

All 3 Meaco dehumidifiers at the IFA Berlin show

Meaco Stand at the IFA Berlin tech show

Our Meaco Stand at the IFA Berlin tech show

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Meaco Wall featured in Grocery Trader

It was nice to have the new Meaco Wall featured in  Grocery Trader. The sleek, stylish design ensures that these wall mounted dehumidifiers don’t look out of place in spas, gyms or swimming pools. They are aesthetically pleasing but also unobtrusive, with reduced noise levels and running costs; and have the benefit of being energy efficient, which is great for the environment.

The Benefits of Dehumidifiers 

Did you know there are many benefits to having a dehumidifier? We elaborate on our helpful tips here, but essentially, it’s not only ideal for your health improving it in a multitude of ways, but also, ideal for your home. They reduce damp, moisture rich air, help reduce or even combat mould, and mildew, musty, stale smells and reduces the chance of dust mites developing.

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Coverage of Meaco in the latest Grocery Trader

Coverage of Meaco in the latest Grocery Trader

The Meaco wall mounts are available in black and white, are ultra slim and safe to use in high footfall areas and public spaces. For full product specifications and pricing information, explore  here.

Have you purchased a Meaco wall mounted dehumidifier?

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Survive a sticky British summer with Meaco dehumidifiers

Survive a sticky British summer with Meaco dehumidifiers

Now that summer has arrived and temperatures are rising, there is also the risk of a rise in humidity, and the associated problems this can cause to health and property. Sticky unpleasant weather, and a rise in levels of air pollutants are the obvious ones. Chris Michael from Meaco, looks at this problem and how it can be alleviated.

5 reasons why summer humidity can be bad for you

  1. People are sensitive to humid air because the human body uses evaporative cooling as the primary mechanism to regulate temperature Humid weather makes it harder for our bodies to cool down which in worse cases can cause heat stroke or hyperthermia. The rate at which perspiration evaporates on the skin is lower than it would be under drier conditions, so we feel warmer when the relative humidity is high than when it is low
  2. High humidity can cause headaches, fatigue, or in worse cases, migraines
  3. Dust Mites reproduce faster in your bed increasing allergic reactions
  4. Mould grows faster in bathrooms also increasing allergic reactions, and basements can be particularly prone to damp in the summer
  5. Viruses live longer on children’s toys according to researchers at Georgia State University in Atlanta (2 hours v 24 hours)
  6. Bonus fact – It takes longer for the play to start after the roof closes on Centre Court because the humidity needs to be balanced – this is a major issue for some people!

 

60%rh is generally regarded as the upper end of a ‘safe’ relative humidity zone by conservation experts, as mould grows above 68%rh .

Solution

High humidity combined with an increase in allergens and therefore allergic reactions can now be controlled in the home with a dehumidifier.  The Meaco 12L and 20L Low Energy Dehumidifiers provide low cost dehumidification to reduce the humidity level with the bonus of a HEPA filter to help remove the dangerous allergens from the air.

The Meaco 20L Low Energy Dehumidifier has a Which? Best Buy for the past three years and is part of the exclusive Platinum Range of compressor dehumidifiers. It extracts lots of water but uses very little electricity, making them perfect for summer use.

It comes with a HEPA filter, so doubling as an air purifier, removing allergens smaller than the eye can see from the air such as pollen, dust mites, mould spores and pet dander.

Meaco build their dehumidifiers to be as efficient as possible to keep costs to a minimum. The unique Meaco control logic means that you get the best balance between saving money and accurate dehumidification.  When the target relative humidity has been reached the dehumidifier will switch to fan only mode to check that the relative humidity is stable.  It will then go to sleep for 30 minutes at which time it will wake up and run its’ fan again to check the relative humidity once more.  This process saves a lot of money on electricity, especially when compared against other dehumidifiers which keep their fans running permanently regardless of the level of humidity in the room.

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About Meaco

Established in 1991, Meaco produces award-winning dehumidifiers and air purifiers distributed in over twenty countries throughout Europe and South Africa. The firm is also the UK’s exclusive distributor of Mitsubishi Electric’s range of dehumidifiers, spares, and repairs. A winner of three Which? “Best Buy” awards, Meaco’s expertise is unrivalled, and its products cater for all needs, from home and industrial dehumidification to specialist areas such as boating, caravanning and swimming pools.

Meaco began by specialising in monitoring and control equipment for museums and art galleries. In 1992 the firm developed the world’s first radio based environmental monitoring system in conjunction with the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and quickly established itself as one of the most important suppliers of humidity monitoring and control equipment to museums across Europe. In 2005 Meaco divested the museum side of the business to concentrate on manufacturing its own dehumidifier range.

Based in Guildford, Surrey, and an owner-managed business, Meaco is a socially aware company, sponsoring local grass roots sports supporting local mini and youth rugby as well as swimming through which they meet and now sponsor the Team GB kayaker Rachel Cawthorn who recently competed at the Rio Olympics. For each unit sale of the firm’s Zambezi dehumidifier model a financial contribution is made to the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation to assist its elephant conservation work in Africa.

www.meaco.com

Tel: 01483 234900

Press contact: brookscomm, alison@brookscomm.com, tel 01483 537890

 

 

 

 

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Tips to combat allergies in the spring

Tips to combat allergies in the spring

With spring approaching, Chris Michael, Director of Meaco, the UK’s leading air purifier specialist, gives his tips on relieving the suffering caused from a variety of allergies

About 35% of the population will be affected by one form of allergy or another at some stage in their lives. In children this figure is estimated to be as high as 50%. Many of the causes are airborne. Hay fever is one of the most commonly known allergies, affecting around a quarter of the population. According to the NHS 95% of hay fever sufferers in the UK are allergic to grass pollen, and about a quarter of sufferers are also allergic to tree pollen.  The Met Office official pollen count monitoring service runs from late March when tree pollen starts, through the grass pollen season in mid-May and finishing at the end of September when the weed pollen finishes. In reality, the pollen season can start as early as January!

Other common allergies come from dust mites, mould spores and pet dander which can trigger various responses from respiratory reactions like asthma and eczema skin reactions.  The severity of the reaction varies from person to person.

For many people spring means the start of many months of suffering. But there are actions that can be taken to mitigate the symptoms of allergies.

 

  1. See your doctor before the season starts so that you have your medication right before the allergies start.
  2. Get used to checking the pollen count on a daily basis so that you can plan your day.
  3. Avoid drying clothes outside when the count is high as the pollen with stick to the clothes.
  4. Plan outdoor activities after any rain as the pollen count is lower after a shower.
  5. When you come home change your clothes so that you are not wearing clothes with pollen indoors and allowing the pollen to spread around the house.
  6. Spring clean the house before spring so you are not sneezing and suffering whilst disturbing dust.
  7. Clean mould in the bathroom regularly to avoid the spread of mould spores.
  8. Ensure you have good ventilation in the bathroom and kitchen to remove excess moisture to avoid damp.
  9. Lower damp levels mean less mould spores and dust mites, if necessary buy a dehumidifier to reduce moisture levels.
  10. Make your bedroom an allergy free haven where you can rest and get a good night’s sleep.  Air purifiers provide a solution that can provide relief from these allergens. An Allergy UK Approved air purifier like the highly regarded MeacoClean CA-HEPA 47×5 can make the difference.

Tips for choosing an air purifier

It is vital that you select the right model, as buying the wrong one will mean you will not feel the benefits.

Match your allergy to the filter

Decide what you want to remove from the air and then match that to the air purifiers filters.

For example, a HEPA filter is excellent at removing particles from the air like dust, pet dander and smoke particles.  To remove smells though you need a Charcoal filter and to destroy bacteria you need and ultra violet system (UVC).

Match your room size to the air purifier’s air flow

Most people try to save money by buying a cheaper air purifier to ‘give it a go’ and end up with an air purifier that is too small for the room that they need to clean and therefore ineffective.

To avoid this problem, measure the length, width and height of your room to give you the cubic air volume of the room.  Match this number up with the air flow of the air purifier.

The factor of 3

You should be able to divide your room size into the air purifiers air flow at least three times (make sure that you match cubic metres with cubic metres and feet with feet).  This will mean that the air in the room is being cleaned three times an hour.  If your allergy is bad go for 5 times an hour and if the condition is severe then use a factor of 7.

Let the air purifier do its job

Let the air purifier run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Put it on high fan speed when you are not in the room and turn it down to one of the quieter fan speeds when you are in the room if you wish.  The more often the air passes over the filter the cleaner the air will become.

Meaco recently launched the MeacoClean, a next generation air purification range, that works to clean the air and relieve the suffering caused by pollen.

For the first time, the new MeacoClean range offers a bespoke air purification experience to suit the allergy and room size, so improving the air quality in a home by selecting the right product to suit the personal needs. The MeacoClean comes in two sizes. The larger MeacoClean CA-HEPA 119×5 has one of the highest CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate) scores in Europe and is suitable for rooms from 74 to 198m³ depending on how severe the allergy is, while the smaller MeacoClean CA-HEPA 47X5 works in rooms between 29 and 78m³.  The more often the air from a room goes through the air purifier each hour, the cleaner the air will become.

MeacoClean CA-HEPA 47×5 and the MeacoClean CA-HEPA 119×5, have been awarded the Seal of Approval by Allergy UK

SRP £379.99, CA-HEPA 119×5; SRP £149.99 for CA-HEPA 47×5

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About Meaco

Established in 1991, Meaco produces award-winning dehumidifiers, humidifiers and air purifiers distributed in over twenty countries throughout Europe and South Africa. The firm is the UK’s exclusive distributor of Mitsubishi Electric’s range of dehumidifiers, spares, and repairs. A winner of two Which? Best Buy awards, Meaco’s expertise is unrivalled, and its products cater for all needs, from home and industrial dehumidification to specialist areas such as boating, caravanning and swimming pools.

 

Meaco began by specialising in monitoring and control equipment for museums and art galleries. In 1992 the firm developed the world’s first radio based environmental monitoring system in conjunction with the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and quickly established itself as one of the most important suppliers of humidity monitoring and control equipment to museums across Europe. In 2005 Meaco divested the museum side of the business to concentrate on manufacturing its own dehumidifier range.

Based in Guildford, Surrey, and an owner-managed business, Meaco is a socially aware company, sponsoring local sports including the Team GB kayaker Rachel Cawthorn who recently competed at the Rio Olympics. The firm is also heavily involved in supporting local mini and youth rugby and is a sponsor of the London Welsh club. For each unit sale of the firm’s Zambezi dehumidifier model a financial contribution is made to the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation to assist its elephant conservation work in Africa.

www.meaco.com

01483 234900

Press contact: brookscomm, alison@brookscomm.com, tel 01483 537890

 

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