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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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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 25L Low Energy Dehumidifier featured in ByeMould

“If Carlsberg made dehumidifiers they would surely make Meaco dehumidifiers!”MEACO 25L DEHUMIDIFIER FRONT

Great to see Meaco’s 25L Ultra Low Energy Dehumidifier featured on the independent dehumidifier expert website ByeMould.com following on from the feature of the MeacoWall Dehumidifier Range in August.

There is a lot of praise currently coming in for Europe’s first DC invertor dehumidifier.  The 25L won a Best Buy award from gadget experts T3 Magazine and also received Good Housekeeping Institute Tried and Tested approval in 2017.  People are appreciating the fact that this dehumidifier is so versatile.  It can be run quieter than any other compressor dehumidifier at just 41dB or can dry laundry faster than other dehumidifiers in it’s high speed laundry mode making it suitable for use in a wider range of applications from flats to 5 bedroom houses and museums and art galleries.

As the days become cooler getting close to winter, leaving clothes to dry indoors will encourage mould growth as well as making your home colder and increasing your heating bills. The 25L Low Energy can be used to safely and efficiently tumble dry clothes, preventing a build up of moisture. The ‘dehumidryer’ is also a cost-effective alternative to tumble dryers, as its unique DC inverter (the first in any domestic dehumidifier) runs at just 270 watts.

Take a look at our most energy efficient compressor dehumidifier, part of the award winning Meaco range.

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Meaco dehumidifier featured in T3

Fantastic to have our 20L Low Energy Dehumidifier, also a Which? best buy 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017, featured in T3’s September issue.

If you haven’t already, it’s worth investing in a dehumidifier as although the British summer is drawing to a close, there are numerous benefits to using a dehumidifier throughout the year. In summer, they are ideal for reducing the likelihood of allergies, difficulty breathing, watery eyes and sneezing, and it reduces the humidity levels, decreasing the onset of mold and mildew.

We have a  vast range of dehumidifiers for the home, commercial use and also super sleek and stylish wall mounted ones to choose from.

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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.

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