Dehumidifiers, Air Purifiers and
Meaco (U.K.) Limited was founded in 1991 by Chris and Michelle Michael and
is still in private ownership despite having grown into being one of the
most important dehumidifier brands in Europe.
We pride ourselves on trying to make sourcing a
dehumidifier as simple as possible whilst making sure
that we provide the right information so that our
customers buy the correct dehumidifier to solve their
particular problem. For example the correct dehumidifier
for keeping a boat or a classic car dry over winter
might not be suitable for use in a three bedroom house.
Our step by step guide
should make the process of
selection very simple for you. If you are confused at
any time you can always call us on 01483 234900.
As well as supplying our own brand dehumidifiers we are very proud that
we have been Mitsubishi Electric
’s exclusive U.K. distributor for over
ten years now. Meaco are responsible for all sales and
dehumidifiers in the UK.
Meaco dehumidifiers can be bought with warranties to cover them for up
to five years, but we allow each customer to decide how long a
warranty they want, something that we feel is very important in these
tough economic times.
96% of Meaco customers would recommend a Meaco dehumidifier to a
friend and 91% of
customers say that their quality of life is enhanced by having a
Meaco dehumidifier. Call us on 01483 234900 to find out how a
dehumidifier could help you.
We always look to put our dehumidifiers forward for independent testing.
Practical Boat Owner said “The clear winner is
the Meaco desiccant dehumidifier, whose performance was very
impressive and would be unaffected by cold conditions. It is also
lightweight and the most compact.”
Motor Boat Monthly Magazine November 2011 said
"....a perfect on board dehumidifier. The DD8L would be preferable on
a boat that suffers from damp due to its higher performance."
A Guide to Dehumidifier
There are two types of domestic dehumidifier in common
use – compressor dehumidifiers and desiccant
dehumidifiers (also known as absorption dehumidifiers).
Compressor dehumidifiers have been in use in homes to
combat condensation and mould for several decades. They
work by drawing air from the room across a filter and
into contact with a cold metal surface made up of
hundreds of fins. As the surface is cold the excess
moisture present in the air will condense and water
droplets will be seen on the metal fins. These droplets
will slide down the metal plates and collect in a tray
at the bottom, this tray will act like a gutter and the
water will fall down a hole at one end and into the
dehumidifier’s internal water collector. Once this water
tank is full the dehumidifier will turn off and bleep to
alert the customer to the fact that it needs to be
A compressor dehumidifier will have within it two sets
of coils. One set cools the surface temperature of the
first set of fins that the room air comes into contact
with to create the condensation and then a second set
that the air then meets which warms the air back up to
slightly warmer than room temperature. This ensures that
the room air will be warmer and dryer and therefore the
relative humidity in the room will drop.
All of this warming and cooling of the coils is controlled by a
compressor that warms and cools refrigerant that cycles through the
Typical applications include domestic use and use in offices and
museums. Excellent example are the
and the Meaco 20L
Desiccant has been used to dry the air by industrial
companies for a long, long time but has only been
available in domestic dehumidifiers since around 2005.
Most people will be familiar with desiccant in it’s
silica gel form, the material in desiccant dehumidifiers
is similar but uses a specially designed form called
Zeolite which ensures that the dehumidifier does not
over dry the room air..
The room air is drawn over a filter and into the zeolite desiccant which
is housed in a wheel that rotates slowly. The desiccant absorbs the
excess moisture from the air. At the bottom of the wheel’s rotation
are a small heater and a second fan. This regeneration fan uses the
warmth from the heater to dry the wheel making it ready to absorb
moisture again. The now warm, damp air hits a metal plate which causes
condensation to form and the water then drips down into a collecting
tray and from there drains into an internal container which turns the
dehumidifier off when it is full.
Whereas a compressor dehumidifier warms the room air by 1-2°C, the air
exiting a desiccant dehumidifier will be about 10-12°C warmer than the
air it draws in. This makes desiccant dehumidifiers like the
very useful for warming up spaces like cold hallways.
Typical uses include flats and apartment where the low noise level and
the ability to dry washing is popular and low temperature applications
over winter, for example keeping a boat, caravan, bike, car or holiday
home dry whilst not in use.
Once a dehumidifier is extracting around 30 litres a day
upwards it gets classified as an
or a commercial dehumidifier. These types
of dehumidifiers are all compressor based and are used to dry larger
houses, dry rooms after a flood, dry plaster or concrete and to keep
storage areas dry. The larger, metal bodied models are often called
, but to all intents and purposes they are
large dehumidifiers. These models are particularly popular on building
sites and in factories because they can withstand much rougher
We offer a hire service for
the dehumidifiers if you have been unlucky enough to
experience a fire or a flood and need the use of a large
dehumidifier for a short period of time then you will
find in our
the ability to select either a 20, 30 or 40 litre dehumidifier which
can be rented by the week. We deliver the dehumidifier to you
the next working morning, anywhere on mainland U.K. (some areas in the
very north of Scotland might be on a two day delivery service).
You can keep the dehumidifier from one week up to as long as you need
it and we will just charges you for the number of weeks that you keep
it for. When you want to return the dehumidifier then just call
us and we will come and collect the dehumidifier from you.
Swimming Pool Dehumidifiers
Indoor swimming pools create a huge amount of moisture and
this can very quickly damage the internal decoration of
a room and cause mould and condensation issues.
Swimming pool dehumidifiers
are always compressor based as the higher
temperatures and relative humidities involved improve the efficiency
of the dehumidifiers and create perfect conditions for energy
efficient collection of moisture. To comply with EU regulations which
insist on electrical appliances being a safe distance from the water,
swimming pool dehumidifiers are usually either wall mounted in the
swimming pool hall or mounted in an adjoining plant room with the air
ducted in and out via grills in the wall.
Specifying the correct size dehumidifier for the size of the pool can
be complicated and we recommend that you call us first on 01483 234900
before you buy so that we can check the dehumidification capacity with
you before you part with any money.Air Purifiers
A side effect of western life is that an increasingly
large percentage of the population suffer from allergic
reactions which for many people results in respiratory
problems such as asthma, or skin disorders like eczema.
Substances that commonly cause these reactions include
pollens, pet dander, moulds, allergens, bacteria, dusts,
tobacco smoke, exhaust fumes, and VOCs like
formaldehyde, toluene and benzene.
or air cleaner will draw the room air into it and in the case of the
capture the irritants in it’s filter and blow clean air
back into the room or in the case of the Airfree models incinerate the
Both methods result in a much cleaner room atmosphere and reduced levels
of allergic reaction which improves ones quality of life.
The most sensible location to have an air purifier is in the bedroom
because this is where we spend most of our time whilst at home and
therefore an important feature for an air purifier is to be quiet
enough so you can sleep but powerful enough to keep the air clean.
meet this requirement.
Warranty and after sales service
All Meaco dehumidifiers and air purifiers are available
to cover them for parts and labour for up to five years
after purchase. Should you have a problem then please call us on 01483
234900 and we will be happy to help. If we are unable to fix the fault
over the phone then we will collect the unit from you using our
courier and either replace or repair as appropriate. This service
normally takes no more than a week. We have been trading for over
twenty years now and you can rest assured that Meaco is a dehumidifier
manufacturer that will be around for many more years to come.
Meaco dehumidifiers can be found across Europe and into Africa.
If you live outside of the U.K. you can find your local reseller via
our international page
Please do talk to us
Choosing the right dehumidifier, building dryer,
swimming pool dehumidifier, portable air conditioner,
air purifier or heater can be confusing, but whatever
your requirement you can call us for free on telephone
number 0500 418458 or 01483 234900 if you prefer a
landline number to use on your mobile minutes, Monday to
Friday, to talk to one of our experts.
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