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MeacoClean CA-HEPA 119×5 air purifier highly rated by The Daily Mail

In The Daily Mail’s latest air purifier review, the MeacoClean CA-HEPA 119×5 was highly rated for its efficient speed, scoring 8.5/10.

One of our recent blogs talked about the introduction of an ultra-low emission zone in London, in a bid to tackle the toxic air crisis. We also talked about how it is still important to consider using an air purifier to reduce the harmful effects caused from the long-term exposure to harmful air particles, despite the Government’s laudable attempts to remedy the problem. Writing for the Daily Mail,  journalist Alice Smellie also points out that despite London being one of the first cities in the world to introduce such a zone, what most people don’t realise is that the worst exposure to pollutants can be in a person’s home.

Pollutants are given off from products such as detergents, sprays, burning candles, and log burning fires, all affecting health. But there is a way to clean the air. Sales of air purifiers are booming so Alice set about looking at the newest products on the market, for The Daily Mail’s latest “we try before you buy” series.

Comprehensively tested in a polluted room

Alice created a seriously polluted room — lighting scented candles and incense sticks, burning toast, and wafting around furniture polish and bathroom cleaner, and then put a selection of products through their paces, using air quality monitors to measure how long each air purifier took to return the room to acceptable levels. Air quality monitoring specialist Oyvind Birkenes also helped rate each machine.

The MeacoClean CA-HEPA 119×5 was amongst those tested and came out with a high score of 8.5/10. Oyvind said, “the three filters mean it’s very effective” and Alice’s monitors showed it got pollution levels down in double-quick time.

The full article can be seen here https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6933963/The-gadgets-really-breath-fresh-air.html

Meaco has two air purifier models, the MeacoClean CA-HEPA 119×5 SRP £379.99 and MeacoClean CA-HEPA 47×5 SRP £149.99, both ‘state of the art,’ offering a bespoke air purification experience to suit the allergy and room size. Both have received the seal of approval by Allergy UK.

If you have any questions or need any advice about which air purifier is best for your home, please get in touch. Our team has decades of experience in air purification and would be happy to help. Please phone us on 01483 234900 or email: sales@meaco.com

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Daily Telegraph reporter says he won’t go to bed without an purifier!

MeacoClean featured in Daily Telegraph

Car fumes causing air pollutionPublic Health England recently laid bare the scale of air pollution in our cities, which is to blame for five in every 100 deaths, but as the world’s first comes into force in London, prominent journalist Edward Lucas still says he won’t go to bed without an air purifier.

Writing for the Daily Telegraph’s Lifestyle Health and Fitness pages, Edward still habitually wakes up with a sore throat and stuffed nose and starts the day with a fit of coughing. When he visits his parents’ in rural Somerset, these symptoms disappear.

Having unsuccessfully looked at quick fixes to resolve this health issue, such as eliminating household chemicals, scented candles and other unnecessary polluters from his home, and trying to remove any dust mites through a manic session of house cleaning, it was time to turn to higher technology. Courtesy of half a dozen manufacturers, Edward set about testing a range of air purifiers, to see if these made a difference.

All the devices included carbon filters which soak up poisonous gases and have HEPA filters for those lethal tiny particles that damage our health. The most modern machines use a technology called photocatalysis, which blows the nasties through a mesh of titanium dioxide, while zapping them with ultra-violet light. This is particularly good for allergens such as pollen, viruses and bacteria.

The MeacoClean 119×5

The Meaco CA-HEPA 119×5 was rated as one of his Best Buys.  To produce a product that is quiet and has effective filters is a challenge. Noise can be an issue, as to move lots of air you need a powerful fan.  Having tested the Meaco CA-HEPA 119×5 in the bedroom on night mode it was rated as “admirably quiet and effective”, with no noise or lights: important for a good night’s sleep. The Meaco CA-HEPA 119×5 will automatically adjust to the level air pollution, with six stages of filtration, including ultra-violet light.

The end result: after three weeks the results were dramatic. “Our dawn chorus of coughing has ceased, and my wife and I both note that the other has stopped snoring.”

The full article can be seen here https://www.telegraph.co.uk/health-fitness/body/london-might-have-become-ultra-low-emission-zone-wont-go-bed/

Meaco has two air purifier models, the MeacoClean CA-HEPA 119×5 SRP £379.99 and  MeacoClean CA-HEPA 47×5 SRP £149.99, both ‘state of the art,’ offering a bespoke air purification experience to suit the allergy and room size. Both of which have received the seal of approval by Allergy UK.

If you have any questions or need any advice about which air purifier is best for your home, please get in touch. Our team has decades of experience in air purification and would be happy to help. Please phone us on 01483 234900 or email: sales@meaco.com.

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Expert Reviews rate Meaco Clean CA-HEPA 119×5 Air Purifier

Expert Reviews latest update on the best air purifiers rates the MeacoClean CA-HEPA 119×5 as a “snazzy, well-made, high performing air purifier.”

With the pollen season well and truly under way this timely update gives advice on buying an air purifier to alleviate allergic suffering.  An air purifier will clean the air in your home removing pollen and other airborne pollutants such as traffic fumes, pet dander, cigarette smoke and dust mites, helping you and your family to reduce sneezing, sniffling and feeling generally bunged up. It will also help ensure a better night’s sleep.

Expert Reviews points out that it’s essential you do your homework before you choose which air purifier to buy and their buying guide sums up the key factors you need to consider before parting with your hard-earned cash. They also pointed out that it’s not just the initial financial outlay you need to think about, but operational costs as well.

On choosing an air purifier, areas for buyers consideration they discuss include:

  • How do air purifiers actually clean the air?

    MeacoClean CA-HEPA 119×5

  • What is the Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR)?
  • Filtration performance.
  • Is noise an important factor?
  • Is an air quality sensor useful?
  • Is a carry handle necessary?
  • The importance of a night mode if you intend to use in a bedroom.
  • How important is a filter replacement indicator?
  • Should I consider getting a timer?

Finally, the reviews of the products, with the MeacoClean CA-HEPA 119×5 regarded as a “snazzy looking machine, well-built and well-engineered.” It was seen as great for larger rooms of up to 198m³, and more transportable than others. They thought it did a good job of removing airborne allergens from the air via a multi-stage purification process (including charcoal filter, ultra-violet light and ioniser), and thought it was quiet at its lowest setting, easily peaceful enough to sleep through. The included video of how it works was seen as helpful:

 

The full article can be seen here https://www.expertreviews.co.uk/home-appliances/1406008/best-air-purifier-ease-your-allergies-with-the-best-air-purifiers-from-100

Meaco has two air purifier models, the MeacoClean  CA-HEPA 119×5 SRP £379.99 and  MeacoClean CA-HEPA 47×5 SRP £149.99, both ‘state of the art,’ offering a bespoke air purification experience to suit the allergy and room size. Both of which have received the seal of approval by Allergy UK.

If you have any questions or need any advice about which air purifier is best for your home, please get in touch. Our team has decades of experience in air purification and would be happy to help. Please phone us on 01483 234900 or email: sales@meaco.com.

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How to choose the right air purifier for hayfever sufferers

Many of us will be jumping in joy at the prospect of Spring, but sunny days and blossoming flowers aren’t enjoyable for everyone. Meteorologists described last months early bloom as “Fragrant February”, declaring that hay fever season had arrived early. When you consider that 2018 saw the UK’s highest reported levels of pollen in a decade, if you or someone in your family suffers with hay fever it might be time to take action to mitigate its effects in the home.

In our last blog we outlined several general tips for hay fever sufferers, one of which was to consider buying an air purifier for the home. Air Purifiers can be highly effective as they remove pollen and other airborne allergy causing irritants such as dust mites, mould spores, pet dander and traffic pollution.

However, people sometimes buy the wrong machine and end up frustrated as it doesn’t do the job it was bought for. We’ve outlined some simple steps to help ensure you choose the right appliance this year:

First Check your Allergy

To select the correct air purifier, you need to know two things; firstly, what you are allergic to and secondly the cubic air volume of the room that you want to clean. This is where air purifier selection normally goes wrong. Most people end up with an air purifier that is too small, and with a filter that does not clean the right allergens from the air. It’s essential for hay fever sufferers to check that the appliance removes pollen. A quality air purifier should remove the airborne irritants illustrated below:

Second Check your Room Size

The more often the air from your room goes through the air purifier each hour the cleaner the air will become. If your hay fever symptoms are mild then three times an hour will be fine, five times an hour will give better results and a factor of seven or eight times an hour should be used if your pollen allergy is severe. In terms of room size the MeacoClean CA-HEPA 47×5 can move up to 236m3 of air per hour. The table below gives you an indication of the room sizes that the MeacoClean CA-HEPA 47×5 can purify for you:

Number of air changes per hour and room size
3 4 5 6 7 8
CA-HEPA 47×5 78m3 59m3 47m3 39m3 34m3 29m3

To convert from cubic metres to cubic feet multiple the above number by 35.3 (i.e. 119m3 equals 4200ft3).

If your room size is larger than the above then our larger unit the MeacoClean CA-HEPA 119×5 would be more appropriate.

Meaco Clean CA HEPA 119×5

British Allergy Foundation approved 

When you have identified an air, purifier check to see if it approved by the British Allergy Foundation. If it is, you be certain that it’s been tried and tested by experts from an impartial charitable organisation on the behalf of allergy sufferers.

Need Further Advice? 

If you have any questions or need further advice about how to alleviate hayfever suffering in the home, please get in touch. Our team have a wealth of experience regarding air purification and would be happy to help. Call us on 01483 234 900 or email: sales@meaco.com.

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Air pollution and protecting your health

Studies conducted by scientists  at Queen Mary’s university found that for every extra microgram per cubic centre of pm 2.5, a small particle of air pollution, and for every 1o extra micrograms per cubic meter of nitrogen dioxide, participants hearts grew in size by 1%. The study was conducted on 4,000 participants who had no previous underlying heart issues. This shocking statistic featured on BBC was backed up by another, that 8% or 50,000 deaths in the UK are linked to pollution.

These statistics are becoming an ever more real issue, as the UK became the 88th most polluted country, which, taking size into consideration, is very severe. The changes in one’s heart size are also comparable to being constantly inactive or even having elevated blood pressure. The scariest part about the statistic is that the 4,000 participants lived outside of the UK’s major cities and lived in areas below the UK pollution limits.

What exactly can be done to prevent the UK’s rising pollution levels harming you and your loved ones? Here are a few options….

Wear Face Masks

You could start wearing a face mask when you’re in a dangerously high polluted area, such as a big city.  Citizens of many large polluted cities around the world currently do this. You can find good quality masks online for an average of £12 with a filter efficiency rate of 95%.

Breathe through your nose

Another option is to try and breathe through your nose. This may sound a little silly, but your nose contains little hairs which help filter out some of the polluted particles, whereas your mouth doesn’t. You can even buy tiny filters which clip into your nose, that help to lower pollution levels even further.

Get a Meaco air purifier!

Invest in a good quality air purifier.  The Meacoclean CA-HEPA 47×5 is a high-quality, Allergy UK Approved

air purifier.

The Meacoclean removes pollen, smoke, dust, dust mites, mould spores, pollution, viruses and bacteria and pet dander from the air. In terms of room size the MeacoClean CA-HEPA 47×5 can move up to 236m3 of air per hour. The more often the air from your room goes through the air purifier each hour the cleaner the air will become. If your symptoms are mild then three times an hour will be fine, five times an hour will give better results and a factor of seven or eight times an hour should be used if your allergy is severe . With one filter lasting on average 6 months, combined with the low energy consumption of a maximum 50watts, the Meacoclean should be a staple for any allergy sufferer or anyone looking to improve their health by limiting their pollution consumption within their home.

 

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