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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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UK pollen levels could soar as”Fragrant February” signals an early spring

Meaco air purifier guide

After a particularly mild winter, Spring appears to have arrived early, with February temperatures expected to reach those usually enjoyed in the summer. The coming weeks are predicted to be the mildest on record for a February, and now the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) says it is likely to be the most fragrant too. Britain’s gardens are going in to bloom earlier this year, with seasonal flowers including witch hazel, winter-flowering viburnums, shrubby honeysuckles and Edgeworthia flowering larger and more profusely. However, this also means a rise in pollen levels, and an earlier start to the traditional hay fever season.

How to alleviate the suffering caused from the rise in pollenMeaco air purifier guide

Meaco’s Managing Director Chris Michael, an air purifier expert, gives his tips on how to live with pollen:

Medication

See your doctor now before the main season starts, usually between the months of late March through to September.  There are a variety of medication options and remedies available, the NHS online is a great place to explore.

Pollen forecasts

It’s worth making the effort to check the Met Office pollen forecast, which is available five days in advance. The site also offer in depth pollen patterns helping you to plan for your day, week or month accordingly.

Indoor drying

Whilst it’s tempting to make the most of warm days, try to avoid drying clothes when the pollen count is high as the pollen in the air will no doubt stick to your clothes, and therefore will seep into your house afterwards.

Spring clean

Spring clean your house. Dust and dust mites increase the onset of hay fever and similar allergies and therefore reducing and regularly removing dust all around your house in advance of the allergy season will ease the causes of allergies.

MeacoClean CA-HEPA 119×5

Cleaner air

Another great way to reduce suffering from pollen is to combat it at the source. Investing in an air purifier to clean the air and remove harmful, irritating particles will help you and your family breath better.

Meaco has two 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.

Finally, get advice from a manufacturer before you buy. The experienced team at Meaco are available to offer advice. Please phone us on 01483 234900 or email: sales@meaco.com.

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