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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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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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How to keep your bedroom cool in the heat

Here’s our ‘Top Tips’ on how to aid a good night’s sleep with a cool and comfortable sleeping environment.

Great sleep quality is vital to daytime productivity and, with Britons experiencing this current heatwave, temperatures of 30 degrees and very high pollen counts are impacting the nation’s slumbers.

Here are our top tips to ensure a good night’s sleep despite the heat, with a range of portable Meaco products which cool and purify the air, whilst keeping noise levels at a minimum.

Prepare your sleeping space in advance

  1. Make sure that your bedding and surrounding environment is prepared before you hit the hay!
  2. Cool the room with your air conditioner and optimise air quality with your air purifier, by running these products for a short time before you go to bed. Remember to keep doors and windows shut during this time to maximise the effects though!
  3. Keep temperatures to a minimum with curtains and blinds closed throughout the day to prevent the heat from the sun warming up the room.

 

Think before opening a window

  1. Only open the window when the outside air temperature is cooler than the room temperature, to avoid introducing hotter air.
  2. Make sure to use the window blocker for your air conditioning unit to maximise efficiency and ensure any cool air doesn’t escape around the unit’s hose.

Reap the benefits as you count those sheep!

  1. If you’re a night owl, when you finally settle into the land of nod, you will no longer be hampered by heat gain from the sun’s rays, so turn off your air conditioner (or switch to fan only mode) to minimise noise further and maximise a peaceful night’s sleep.

Finally, as summer and its high temperatures continue, the walls in your house retain the heat for longer periods, so do make sure to manage this by using the above tips further in advance for the optimal sleep session.

Choosing the right product to meet your needs

  • Meaco offers an extensive range of domestic and industrial products, with air conditioners, cooling units, fans and air purifiers, as well as our heating solutions to support customers once the temperatures drop. Here’s some tips to help in your decision-making:
  • Consider the product weight, especially if you plan to use it upstairs.
  • Product noise levels are an important consideration, especially during sleep.
  • Does the product feature a Sleep Mode or timer to manage usage and minimise noise levels?

The new MeacoCool range of air conditioners are perfect for use in bedrooms, as they are compact, all weighing under 30kgs and low noise levels. The Sleep Mode maintains low fan speed to further minimise noise levels and the Off Timer enables you to manage your product usage. All are portable, supplied with castors, which, combined with the lower than average weight, make them easy to move about as required, and the remote control allows you to change the settings from the comfort of your bed.

We hope these tips are helpful and wish you all a cool, calm and well-rested summer!

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P.S – We have a competition live, giving one lucky winner the chance of winning an Air Purifier CA-HEPA 47X5 – head over to Twitter to enter!  

 

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