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Meaco launches range of motion detection heaters

Have you seen the New MeacoHeat Motion Heaters? They are perfect for warming up rooms fast!

Traditional heating works by setting the temperature using a thermostat to maintain a room temperature, regardless of whether the room is used constantly or only occasionally.  A spare bedroom, children’s playroom, conservatory, office workspace or shed may have infrequent use, but in the colder weather still need warming up.

The new MeacoHeat Motion heaters, with their unique motion detection sensors, can be used as stand-alone heaters for these spaces, as they will only switch on when a person walks into the room. When they leave the room they will switch off, saving money on heating bills as well as being kinder to the environment.

There are two models in the range available in either red, black or white, and their small stylish design means they will look good in any room in the house. MeacoHeat Motion use a safe PTC ceramic technology to offer fast start-up time with almost instant heat. A thermal cut out and tilt safety switch ensure that if they are accidentally knocked over that they switch off. A fan option means they can be used all year, adding warmth in the summer months on a chill day, but becoming a fan to cool a room in hotter weather.

The smaller model, 1.8kW has two outputs levels to save energy, a 1-7 hour off timer and a fan only mode for summer use.

The larger 2.0Kw adds oscillation to the specification to distribute the heat evenly through a 70° arc. A three level thermostat replaces the off timer to provide another level of control.

Safety-conscious, economical and stylish, MeacoHeat Motion heaters are perfect for filling in with some extra heat where it’s needed, or warming up a cold space fast.

Find out more:

MeacoHeat Motion 2.0kW Heater £99.99

MeacoHeat Motion 1.8kW Heater £79.99 

 

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Meaco launches UK TV campaign

Meaco are promoting the benefits of using a dehumidifier to reduce humidity, condensation and damp problems with a series of national TV commercials – have you spotted them?

Starting November 2017 Meaco will be rolling out a £100k advertising campaign to promote and showcase its dehumidifiers through retail, TV and online channels. The campaign aims to show how Meaco dehumidifiers can be used to solve the issues of condensation, damp and mould to create a better environment for the family. The campaign will start with the 12L Low Energy dehumidifier, with the adverts hosted on the following channels: ITV Channels, Comedy Central, Discovery and Food Network, with the potential to expand to Boomerang, Cartoon Network, Cartoonito and More4.

“As well as supporting our retailers, we are reaching out to families to show that they do not have to put up with damp, mould and condensation issues during the British winter, and that a Meaco dehumidifier can make the home a drier, warmer, healthier and nicer environment for their whole family” commented Chris Michael Director of Meaco talking about the campaign. “Dehumidifiers have not appeared on television for a very, very long time now and we are delighted to be the company to bring them back and lead the way.  This is all part of Meaco’s plan to move the dehumidifier market forward both in terms of innovation and awareness. ”

The TV campaign will highlight the awards Meaco has already received from both Which? and the Good Housekeeping Institute, demonstrating that Meaco is a trusted and quality brand with a proven track record. The commercial for the award winning DD8L Zambezi, Meaco’s newest model, launched in 2016 after three years of intense research and development, will highlight Meaco’s relationship with the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation. For each sale of a DD8L Zambezi, Meaco donates to the DSWF supported Elephant Orphanage. To date, Meaco have donated over £21,000!

 

You can watch the Meaco TV advert via Youtube below:

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Chris Michael’s Expertise recognised in Ideal Home

There are not many homes that will not suffer from damp or mould at some stage. During the winter months, preventing damp and the build-up of moisture in a home can be a headache. Second homes are particularly susceptible to this problem, especially when left vacant for long periods. Valuable and cherished possessions risk being damaged. Even if a property is regularly lived in, some properties habitually suffer from damp, due to their location (perhaps built against the side of a hill) or age, posing a risk to possessions.

As the temperature falls, condensation rises, creating moisture on windows each morning, which will eventually cause mould and damp. Condensation is particularly noticeable in conservatories, which can be dripping with water at this time of year! Just turning up the heating in the winter will not get rid of condensation. A damp property means damp air, and raising the heating thermostat will only heat up the wet air molecules, rather than raise the room temperature.

This is where a dehumidifier comes in. Dehumidifiers quite simply are appliances that remove excessive moisture and humidity in the air. It will reduce the level of humidity in the air, by sucking in air from the room at one end, removing the moisture, and then blowing it back out into the room again, adding warmth in the process.

Amy Cutmore from Ideal Home, has recently published an article about how to deal with this seasonal problem, with expert commentary from Chris Michael, Managing Director of Meaco. She looks at: What causes damp, What type of damp you might be suffering from, and ideas on how to deal with it.

You can read the full article here: http://www.idealhome.co.uk/project-advice/how-to-get-rid-of-damp-185033 

She touches on:

  • Condensation: the most common form of damp, often caused by poor heating and ventilation, and from cooking
  • Rising damp: when water enters a structure from the ground
  • Penetrating damp: when water enters a building from outside and moves through the walls (a leak from the chimney stack, a leaking gutter perhaps)

Amy gives suggestions on how to handle this:

  • Fungicidal sprays
  • Opening windows, however, this not always feasible in cold wet weather!
  • Deal with steam from cooking
  • Insulate

And finally, another great tip is to invest in a dehumidifier, such as the Which? and Best Buy 2016/17 Meaco DD8L Zambezi Dehumidifier.

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How to prepare for Winter damp Total Kit Car

It’s fast approaching winter, are you prepared for the damp that will ensue?

With winter comes the usual pitfalls of condensation, resulting in difficulties with damp, moisture build-up and mould.

Damp in the home can cause a variety of problems such as difficulty in drying clothes, a musty atmosphere and structural damage to your beloved home or property. Peeling or bubbles in wallpaper is unwanted, as is the hassle of drying clothes in an already damp environment.

Worse still are the other effects of damp, which lead to difficulties breathing, allergies deteriorating and other health issues.

There are a multitude of actions you can take to reduce the amount of damp in your home and remedy these negative effects.

Here are some simple steps you can instigate today to help:

  1. Ensure your property or home is properly ventilated, especially in rooms where your washing machine and tumble dryer are placed.
  2. It is often difficult to always commit in winter, but, if you do have dry weather, try and air dry your clothes outside rather than inside. In summer this is very easy to do and so there’s no excuse!
  3. When cooking it’s essential to utilise the extractor fan to reduce moisture build up in the air. A lot of moisture is created when boiling pans and the steam created can linger. Remember to keep it on for a little while even after cooking as this will help in reducing the residual moisture.
  4. It’s worth purchasing a similar extractor fan device for the bathroom, as condensation and moisture builds up after having baths and showers.
  5. Ensure your wardrobe or cupboards are not over stuffed with clothes or miscellaneous items. As with anything, if products or clothes are crammed together air can’t circulate around, increasing the likelihood of damp and a musty smell occurring.
  6. Another great tip is investing in a Meaco DD8L Zambezi Dehumidifer  There are many different models available, so it is worth exploring all versions to determine the best size and specification for you and your home.

It is essential to ensure you take the necessary measures to reduce the effects of moisture and damp in your home, especially with Winter on its way.

It’s fantastic to see our ‘How to prepare for Winter’ article in the latest Total Kit Car magazine, which you can read here.

For future tips and advice and to stay up to date with all things Meaco, you can find us on Twitter and Facebook.

The DD8L Zambezi is an unique desiccant dehumidifier with six world firsts.

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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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