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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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Tips to improve indoor air pollution

Spring and Summer seasons can trigger the onset of many allergies due to pollen in the air, but there is growing evidence, and a deeper understanding, of how air pollution in general can be detrimental to the health of the nation. The very young and elderly are particularly vulnerable.

Pollution is most obvious in large cities, along busy roads and in industrial areas but there are also many sources of pollutants that we bring into our own home.  Smoking, faulty boilers, chemicals that are given off by new furniture, perfumes, air fresheners and candles, paints and cleaning products (all commonly known as VOCs), dust mites that live in our beds, mould spores, and dander from family pets can all trigger allergic reactions. According to Clean Air Day only 36% of adults are aware of the effects of indoor air pollution on their health, whilst 85% of UK adults know the ill-effects of outdoor pollution. Indoor air quality can be as much as five times more polluted than being outdoors.

Here are some simple steps you can take, and products to invest in, to improve the air around you:

Spring clean

Thoroughly clean your house from top to bottom on a regular basis to remove and reduce dust mites. If you are using various cleaning products, open windows and make sure your home is well ventilated. It’s worth helping the environment by switching your go-to cleaning products with fragrance-free, naturally-scented, eco-friendly products and avoiding the use of aerosols.

Remove mould

Ensure the bathroom and kitchen have good ventilation to remove excess moisture to avoid damp and mould. Using a dehumidifier, such as the DD8L Zambezi to reduce damp will also reduce the likelihood of mould spores and dust mites.

Clean the air

Actioning all the above steps, together with using an air purifier, will provide a more effective way of reducing and removing air borne particles, dust, humidity and other gases.

Choosing a Meaco air purifier can really improve your quality of life. The MeacoClean range offers a bespoke air purification experience to suit the allergy and room size, so improving the air quality in a home by selecting the right product to suit the personal needs. According to Meaco’s research most people fail to buy the correct air purifier as they do not match the allergy to the filter required, or they buy an air purifier that is too small for their room so it cannot clean the air efficiently.

The MeacoClean comes in two sizes. The larger MeacoClean CA-HEPA 119×5 has one of the highest CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate) scores in Europe and is suitable for rooms from 74 to 198m³ depending on how severe the allergy is, while the smaller MeacoClean CA-HEPA 47X5 works in rooms between 29 and 78m³.  The more often the air from a room goes through the air purifier each hour, the cleaner the air will become.

 

 

You should be able to divide a room size into the air purifiers air flow at least three times. This will mean that the air in the room is being cleaned three times an hour.  If the allergy is bad go for 5 times an hour and if the condition is severe then use a factor of 7.

 

MeacoClean CA-HEPA 47×5 and the MeacoClean CA-HEPA 119×5, have been awarded the Seal of Approval by Allergy UK

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Using your dehumidifier as an air purifier in summer

As winter finally turns to summer having totally missed our Spring this year many people will stop using their dehumidifier and will be wondering where to store it out of the way. At the same time the welcome warmth from the sun also sadly means for many people the start of allergy season.

With a third of the British population suffering from some form of allergy in their lifetime and hay fever seemingly becoming more common with our children there is a need and the solution might well already be in your hallway!

Owners of the Meaco 12L Low Energy and the Meaco 20L Low Energy dehumidifiers have that solution and don’t have to worry about trying to get their dehumidifier up the loft ladder!

Both machines have an AP mode which stands for Air Purification Mode. Selecting this mode on the display turns off the dehumidification cycle and just runs the fan. Do this in conjunction with the machine’s HEPA filter and hey presto you have an air purifier.

So there is hopefully no need to spend any more money and yet another gadget for the home!

A HEPA filter removes 99.7% of particles that have a size greater than 0.3µm which means that it is removing allergens much smaller than a human hair, things that you cannot see but your eyes and nose can certainly sense and react to!

The HEPA filter cleans whatever air is being drawn through the dehumidifier so whether you are using the machine as a dehumidifier or just as an air purifier you benefit from cleaner air.

This is why many people who are worried about mould, dust mites and dust buy one of the two Low Energy models for use in their homes all year round so that they can benefit from less mould growth in their bathroom or bedrooms, less dust mites in their beds thanks to the dehumidification and less spores, dander and dust in the air thanks to the HEPA filtration.

So the 12L and 20L Low Energy Dehumidifiers give you a true 2 in 1 solution to maintain a drier, healthier, cleaner solution for your home that, as the name suggest, costs less electricity to run.

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