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Meacofan and Ultra-Low Energy dehumidifier shortlisted for the 2018 T3 Tech Awards!

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image of T3 2018 awardWe are delighted to have our brand new Meaco 1056 Air Circulator (MeacoFan) and 25L Ultra Low Energy Dehumidifier shortlisted for the 2018 T3 tech Awards.

2018 will see an increase to 50 awards categories covering everything from TVs to Tefals, and Bluetooth speakers to smart fans, with all the nominees well grounded in technology. Winners will be announced on September 27 at London’s legendary Ministry of Sound.

 

We have two out of the six entries in the Best Home Air Improvement tech category with our MeacoFan and 25L Ultra Low Energy Dehumidifier. It is particularly fantastic news to get this endorsement from a top consumer technology magazine for the MeacoFan, as it was only launched this summer, which was perfect timing for the heatwave we experienced. MeacoFan is already a big hit, with an award from  Quiet Mark as one of the quietest cooling fans tested to date. Quiet Mark is the international approval award programme associated with the UK Noise Abatement Society charitable foundation.  25L Ultra Low Energy Dehumidifier has also been recognised as a top consumer product with its Good Housekeeping Tried and Tested approval

 

Watch this space!

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Stay cool in the British heatwave

Despite a recent blip in the heatwave, temperatures are expected to rise again, with the forecast hitting the 30’s. Many people are finding it difficult to deal with the heat, and a sudden rise in temperature can cause many different health issues, such as heat stroke.

Key things you can do to alleviate these issues are to stay hydrated and limit time in the sun, especially between 10-4pm. This is especially important for those who are over the age of 65, below the age of 10 and suffer from any form of breathing/heart difficulties.

Avoiding the heat indoors can be easily achieved with our top 8 tips – you’ll be cool as a cucumber in no time!

Block the light out

  1. Don’t let the sun in. Make sure the house doesn’t become hot in the first place by shutting blinds and curtains and windows in the day. This will prevent the sun’s rays and warm air heating your house up.

Exchange a duvet for a sheet

  1. Sleep under a sheet instead of a winter duvet – you could even try putting the sheet in a fridge and the cold will help you fall asleep much quicker.

Ice, Ice

  1. Focus on your ‘body cooling spots’ such as neck, wrists and feet and apply cold water or ice to help you cool down quicker.

Use a MeacoFan!

  1. Use a MeacoFan and a Meaco Air Conditioner to help with the heat. We’ve received rave reviews from The Independent, T3, and recently achieved the ‘Quiet Mark’ award for the MeacoFan. It’s good at keeping a large room cool, and perfect for living rooms and bedrooms, as it’s ultra-quiet, and the oscillating fan ensures air bounces of the walls efficiently. It even has an environmentally friendly Eco mode function. Functionality and design are key to Meaco products. The MeacoFan portable and stylish to be in keeping with the home.

Stay cool

  1. Identify the coldest room in your home and stay there to help cool down.

Refresh with cool water

  1. Have cold baths and showers and drink cold drinks on a regular basis.

Be prepared

  1. Stock up on any supplies you may need (water, food, medication) and keep in contact with any elderly citizens you know to make sure they’re okay.

Monitor the weather

  1. Keep an eye on the forecast, this can be done via TV, radio or social-media, so you know when’s the coolest time to do your errands.

Explore the full Meaco range of cooling and air conditioner products and follow us on social for the latest updates –  Twitter and Facebook.

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Tips to get the most out of an air conditioner

The UK has experienced its driest summer since 1961, with average temperatures of 20.9C. We’ve had one of the hottest summers on record, and it’s set to continue till September. Which is why you should invest in an air conditioner, a much-needed relief from the approaching second heatwave, where temperatures are set to rise to above 30C.

Whether you call it air-con, air con, portable cooling or portable air conditioning, it doesn’t really matter as they all work in the same way.  An air conditioning unit is very simple and in operation is like a refrigerator. The hot air from the room is passed over a cold coil that makes it colder and removes some of the moisture that makes the air feel sticky.

This cooler air is blown back into the room to provide a fresh feeling.

Air from the room is blown over the coil that is now hot, to discharge this heat to the outside via the flexible hose.

 

Air conditioners are great in the heat – here’s our advice on how to get the most out of them:

Seal the air!

To make the air conditioning unit work as efficiently as possible, it is essential that the hose discharges the hot air to the outside and not back within the room.  To help the air conditioning unit work as hard as possible, keep the room well sealed by closing doors and windows wherever you can.  Blinds will also reduce the amount of heat coming in through windows.

Empty water frequently 

Most of the water collected during the cooling process is evaporated down the hose, but there will always be a small amount that collects into the small reserve tank in the air conditioner.  So occasionally your unit will turn off and will wait for you to empty the tank, which is done by removing a bung at the bottom of the rear of the machine and draining the water away via a hose. Expect to do this more often on humid days and especially when there is thunder in the air.

Prepare in advance

To get the best from a machine try and run it in the room before you need to use the room.  For example, running the air conditioner in a bedroom for a few hours before you go to bed will probably mean that you can turn the air con off when you get into bed.  A much quieter and more satisfactory solution.

Explore the full Meaco range of cooling and air conditioner products and follow us on social for the latest updates –  Twitter and Facebook.

 

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Guide to finding the right size air conditioner

Is the British heatwave making you wish for an air conditioner? With the heat and added humidity levels experienced across the UK, an air conditioner is a perfect solution to restoring cool air and reducing the sticky feeling. However, before purchasing, there are a few elements to consider beforehand to ensure you have the role model for your needs.

How much heat do you want to remove? Knowing the size of the room you want cooling impacts the type of MeacoCool model. For example, if you only require an air conditioner for your bedroom, the MeacoCool MC Series 10000BTU will be the right size for the given space.

The cooling capacities of our MeacoCool range are given in BTU’s and kW’s. 1kW is equal to 3412BTUs. To more accurately calculate the required BTU output of your room, you need to consider the various heat sources and add them together to determine the cooling you require.

 

You need to know:

  • The floor area of the room
  • The size and position of windows, and whether they have blinds or shades
  • The number of room occupants (if any)
  • The heat generated by equipment
  • The heat generated by lighting

Floor Area of Room

The amount of cooling required depends on the area of the room. To calculate the area in square metres:

Room Area BTU = Length (m) x Width (m) x 337

Window Size and Position

If your room has no windows, you can ignore this part of the calculation. If, however, there are windows, you need to take the size and orientation into account.

South Window BTU = South Facing window Length (m) x Width (m) x 870

North Window BTU = North Facing windows Length (m) x Width (m) x 165

If there are no blinds on the windows multiply the result(s) by 1.5.

Add together all the BTUs for the windows.

Windows BTU = South Window(s) BTU + North Window(s) BTU

Occupants

You will have to take that into account people who normally working in the space. The heat output is around 400 BTU per person.

Total Occupant BTU = Number of occupants x 400

Equipment

Clearly most heat in a room is generated by the equipment. This is trickier to calculate that you might think. The wattage on equipment is the maximum power consumption rating, the actual power consumed may be less. However, it is probably safer to overestimate the wattage than underestimate it.

Equipment BTU = Total wattage for all equipment x 3.5

Lighting

Take the total wattage of the lighting and multiply by 4.25.

Lighting BTU = Total wattage for all lighting x 4.25

Total Cooling Required

Add all the BTUs together.

Total Heat Load = Room Area BTU + Windows BTU + Total Occupant BTU + Equipment BTU + Lighting BTU

This is the amount of cooling required so you need one or more air conditioning units to handle that amount of heat.

 

The MeacoCool range is now available via Amazon and from John Lewis

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Good Luck and stay cool!

 

Disclaimer: These calculations are intended as rough guide only. Complete accuracy cannot be guaranteed

 

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MeacoFan receives Quiet Mark award for Noise

We are very happy to announce that the MeacoFan has received the Quiet Mark award. Quiet Mark is the international approval award programme associated with the UK Noise Abatement Society charitable foundation. The concept is to encourage companies worldwide to prioritise noise reduction within the design of everyday machines and appliances, and find solutions to noise problems. The Meaco 1056AC Room Circulator MeacoFan was entered and tested by their labs, and was passed for the Quiet Mark award. MeacoFan made the sound-level cuts as one of the quietest cooling fans tested to date.

Read about the update here

 

Through scientific testing and assessment, Quiet Mark identify the quietest products in a given category, and as the scheme becomes more successful, more designers and manufacturers will be driven to reduce sound levels in their next generation of product.

 

John Lewis is recognised as the lead Quiet retailer in the UK and latest sales figures for Quiet Mark approved products confirm considerable growth in sales of quiet products, indicating a consumer trend for ‘quiet’ products.  MeacoFan will soon be available from the John Lewis website, in the meantime you can explore the Meaco range here: https://bit.ly/2u55bnp

 

The reduced noise level helps people cool their bedroom ensuring a more pleasant, comfortable night’s sleep. Perfect for the British heatwave! The MeacoFan is now in stock!

Check-out MeacoFan, recently selected as an Indy ‘Best Buy‘ feature, on the Independent online.

Meaco also have air purifiers, essential for those suffering from hay fever and various allergies and with the UK heatwave, the pollen levels and air pollution increase. An air purifier will ensure the air you breathe is cleaner, but will also drastically improve allergy symptoms. There’s still time to be in with a chance of winning an air purifier – head over to Twitter for more information and to enter!

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