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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!

 

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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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When Ventilation alone will NOT dry the air

When Ventilation alone will NOT dry the air

During the winter months, preventing damp and the build-up of moisture in a caravan or mobile home can be a headache. Chris Michael from Meaco, a leading UK supplier of dehumidifiers and air purifiers, gives advice on preventing this annual winter nightmare

As the temperature falls, condensation rises, creating moisture on windows each morning which will eventually cause mould and damp, and associated health problems. 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. A room will feel warmer if you are heating dry air. Opening the window to bring in fresh air will work fine if you are heating the room up because by increasing the air temperature you will decrease the relative humidity of that air.  For example if you pull air in from outside at 10°C and 80%rh and then heat it up to 20°C, the relative humidity of that air will fall to around 52%rh.

But what if you need to look after a space that is not heated and contains something that is sensitive to changes in moisture?  This is often the case when you look at garages, archive storage, motor homes, caravans, boats or even your garden shed.  Often these spaces will contain classic cars, bedding, papers, family photo albums, upholstery, veneer, wooden objects, fabrics and expensive electronics.  Lots of things that need protecting from excess moisture and could be damaged beyond repair if they absorb and hold the excess moisture in the air.

If you are not heating the space and air is allowed to come in at our 10°c and 80%rh then it will stay at 80%rh.  It could well be that the internal temperature is slightly higher than the outside the conditions thanks to insulation but unless it is (in this example) 5°C warmer, you will not dry the incoming air below 60%rh to get it into what would be seen as the upper end of a ‘safe’ relative humidity zone by conservation experts.

So although a lot of these spaces are ventilated when they are built this only helps to keep the air moving and to stop the air from becoming stale, it will not help to keep the space dry or to protect the artefacts from moisture damage.

This is where a dehumidifier comes in. 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. Sealing any ventilation gaps when using a dehumidifier in the winter will make it work more efficiently.

Meaco (U.K.) Limited, recently launched the Meaco DD8L Zambezi  dehumidifier, designed and developed to address the many problems caravan owners were encountering. The Zambezi works well at temperatures below 15 degrees, has a Which? Best Buy Award, and adds warmth back into a room. It has a Daily Run Timer to turn the dehumidifier on and off at particular times, so taking advantage of off-peak electricity hours. A World first, the Meaco Control 20+ ensures that if the dehumidifier is left in the wrong setting Zambezi will automatically adjust itself to achieve the humidity conditions desired.

Alternatively, the Meaco range of low energy dehumidifiers are the first to come with a free HEPA filter, and are unique in that they can also be used as an air purifier in the spring and summer once set on air purification mode, so helping in the fight against pollen and pollutants, whilst acting as a money saving “cross over product”.

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Meaco DD8L Zambezi RRP £249.99

Meaco 20L Low Energy Dehumidifier RRP £259.99

Meaco 12L Low Energy Dehumidifier RRP £179.99

 

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.

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Meaco Zambezi dehumidifier awarded Which? Best Buy

Meaco Zambezi dehumidifier awarded Which? Best Buy

Meaco DD8L Zambezi rated as outstanding, and a brilliant dehumidifier for its rapid water extraction, and energy efficiency

The best dehumidifiers dry rooms quickly without using much energy, are easy to use and are quiet. The Which? review team recently examined the Meaco Zambezi and earned a Best Buy endorsement

Zambezi is the result of three years of intense research and development, incorporating several ideas originating from customers. It offers more functionality, more control and more options than any other domestic dehumidifier on the market.  It has an attention to detail never seen before and offers more options than any other dehumidifier, including six world firsts.

Zambezi is able to extract up to eight litres of water from the air each day, and has three fan levels, to help choose between higher intensity or milder extraction. It also has a clothes-drying function, which is useful for drying clothes inside on a clothes horse. Its ioniser cleans the air that it sends back into the room. According to the Which? expert review, “You’ll be delighted with how quickly this dehumidifier pulls water from the air, whether it’s in your lounge or an unheated garage. It aced our tests both in room temperature and a colder environment.”

The reviewers found it did not use too much energy when extracting water, resulting in quick results that you won’t need to pay through the nose for.

Its light weight at 8kg, with a handle to help move it around, makes it easy to use. The test results continue: “You’ll find this dehumidifier generally really easy to use. You won’t have any problems using the controls, it’s simple to move around thanks to its compact design, and it doesn’t get knocked over easily.”

The Which? review found the auto-setting function worked well. “The measured humidity in our testing chamber was a little higher than our chosen value when above 60%, but you can generally trust it to do a good job.”

When it came to noise it’s about average, and its water tank holds up to 2.94 litres of water. Rather than emptying the water tank, there is a continuous drain facility – you attach a hose and lead it down a low-level drain outlet, or perhaps a sink, where collected water should flow.

Summing up, the expert review at Which? commented, “This dehumidifier easily earns our Best Buy recommendation. It’s energy efficient, excellent at extracting water and really easy to use. It’s a brilliant dehumidifier that extracts water quickly whether working at room temperature or in colder conditions.” When asked “should I buy it,” the answer was a resounding Yes!

Chris Michael, director of Meaco comments “We are thrilled to receive this expert and independent industry recognition. It is a tremendous endorsement of the Meaco brand, with the Zambezi being the third Meaco dehumidifier to receive a Which? Best Buy accolade.”

With a strong commitment to the environment, Meaco supports the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation, and for every sale of a Zambezi, £2.00 goes to this Foundation to assist their Elephant conservation work in Africa.

 

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Best Buy dehumidifiers for 2016 revealed by Which? tests

Read more: http://www.which.co.uk/news/2016/08/best-buy-dehumidifiers-for-2016-revealed-by-which-tests-451288/

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

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

 

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Meaco DD8L Zambezi dehumidifier awarded Which? Best Buy

Meaco DD8L Zambezi rated as outstanding, and a brilliant dehumidifier for its rapid water extraction, and energy efficiency.

The best dehumidifiers dry rooms quickly without using much energy, are easy to use and are quiet. The Which? review team recently examined the Meaco Zambezi and earnt a Best Buy endorsement.

Zambezi is the result of three years of intense research and development, incorporating several ideas originating from customers. It offers more functionality, more control and more options than any other domestic dehumidifier on the market.  It has an attention to detail never seen before and offers more options than any other dehumidifier, including six world firsts.

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

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

Zambezi is able to extract up to eight litres of water from the air each day, and has three fan levels, to help choose between higher intensity or milder extraction. It also has a clothes-drying function, which is useful for drying clothes inside on a clothes horse. Its ioniser cleans the air that it sends back into the room. According to the Which? expert review, “You’ll be delighted with how quickly this dehumidifier pulls water from the air, whether it’s in your lounge or an unheated garage. It aced our tests both in room temperature and a colder environment.”

The reviewers found it did not use too much energy when extracting water, resulting in quick results that you won’t need to pay through the nose for.

Its light weight at 8kg, with a handle to help move it around, makes it easy to use. The test results continue: “You’ll find this dehumidifier generally really easy to use. You won’t have any problems using the controls, it’s simple to move around thanks to its compact design, and it doesn’t get knocked over easily.”

The Which? review found the auto-setting function worked well. “The measured humidity in our testing chamber was a little higher than our chosen value when above 60%, but you can generally trust it to do a good job.”

When it came to noise it’s about average, and its water tank holds up to 2.94 litres of water. Rather than emptying the water tank, there is a continuous drain facility – you attach a hose and lead it down a low-level drain outlet, or perhaps a sink, where collected water should flow.

Summing up, the expert review at Which? commented, “This dehumidifier easily earns our Best Buy recommendation. It’s energy efficient, excellent at extracting water and really easy to use. It’s a brilliant dehumidifier that extracts water quickly whether working at room temperature or in colder conditions.” When asked “should I buy it,” the answer was a resounding Yes!

Chris Michael, director of Meaco comments “We are thrilled to receive this expert and independent industry recognition. It is a tremendous endorsement of the Meaco brand, with the Zambezi being the third Meaco dehumidifier to receive a Which? Best Buy accolade.”

With a strong commitment to the environment, Meaco supports the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation, and for every sale of a Zambezi, £2.00 goes to this Foundation to assist their Elephant conservation work in Africa.

Read more: http://www.which.co.uk/news/2016/08/best-buy-dehumidifiers-for-2016-revealed-by-which-tests-451288/

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