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Choosing the right dehumidifier model

It is widely known that there are many health benefits of running a dehumidifier. It can reduce allergies by getting rid of mould, dust and mildew, thus reducing the risk of itchy eyes, rashes, sneezing and breathing difficulties.

However, did you know that dehumidifiers also have great benefits for your home or office and furniture?

A less humid environment means that there is less chance of mould developing, not only on your walls but on clothing, furniture, bed sheets, and everything else in the house. This in turn will reduce that lingering ‘musty’ smell developing when there is mould and mildew around.

Clothes will dry faster in a less humid environment and again, won’t smell like mildew. Electronics and tools won’t become rusty, food will remain fresher for longer, and perhaps best of all… less mould, mildew and dust means less cleaning!

Meaco DSWF

When choosing which model is right for you, consider the following things:

  •         Consider the size and function of your space – is it domestic or commercial?
  •         Think about the level of humidity in the room – your bathroom or kitchen area will be far more humid than most other rooms.
  •         Do you want a free-standing dehumidifier that you can move around into different rooms? Or a less obtrusive and more stylish wall-mounted one?
  •         Or even, if you only need a dehumidifier for a short time (for instance after home decoration or drying out a leak) consider hiring one on a weekly basis.

Meaco offer a wide range of dehumidifiers, for both domestic and commercial use. We are currently collaborating with David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation 

One lucky person could win themselves a a Meaco DD8L Zambezi RRP £259.99. You can enter this giveaway in many different ways. You can either follow Meaco and DSWF on social media or, to increase your chances further, you can watch the Meaco TV advert.

Enter via Gleam here: http://bit.ly/2kw3NFH 

Good Luck!

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Using your dehumidifier during the winter

There are many benefits for both your health, your home and even commercial space that come with using dehumidifiers. Especially in the winter months, dehumidifiers become even more vital as the humidity levels rise and temperatures drop.

Although many people associate humidity with the warm summer months, actually the winter months are on average the most humid in the UK. To make it worse, high humidity levels inside can make your home feel colder than it actually is. You could open your windows to prevent damp and condensation during this time, but it will inevitably let in cold air, which isn’t ideal when temperatures struggle to reach 10 degrees for months!


Alternatively, a dehumidifier will keep the cold air out and keep your heating bills down, saving you money. There are various options and styles to suit a multitude of situations, whether you want a stylish unobtrusive solution or opt for a commercial product, it’s worth investing now for the future. Our newest product, the MeacoHeat Motion heaters with motion detection sensors allow efficient heating, but only when the room is used, saving you money and helping protect the environment by being efficient, as featured in Total Kit Car’s website.


If it is very cold, ensure that your dehumidifier is not left outside and kept heated and in a well insulated space such as a garage. Trapped moisture inside could potentially freeze if temperatures drop below freezing.


Meaco have collaborated with The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation to offer one lucky person the chance to win a Meaco DD8L Zambezi worth £259.99. Competition ends Jan 31st.


Find out how to enter via David Shepherd Meaco Giveaway. Stay up to date with the latest Meaco news, follow us on Twitter and Facebook.


David Shepherd Meaco Giveaway

Meaco are collaborating with The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) to offer one lucky winner the opportunity to receive a Meaco DD8L Zambezi RRP £259.99. You can enter this giveaway in many different ways. You can either follow Meaco and DSWF on social media or, to increase your chances further, you can watch the Meaco TV advert, which has appeared though-out November.

Also, keep your eyes peeled for the new  MeacoHeat Motion Heater range TV advert, which will be launched soon.

The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation was founded in 1984 and actively funds conservation projects across Africa and Asia to protect some of the world’s most endangered wildlife. The DSWF also work to achieve greater protection of endangered species and supports undercover investigations into wildlife crime. For each sale of a DD8L Zambezi, Meaco donates to the DSWF supported Elephant Orphanage. To date, Meaco have donated over £21,000.

Enter via Gleam here: http://bit.ly/2kw3NFH 

Good Luck!

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Meaco Dehumidifier Wins Platinum Award

In their December issue T3 reviewed the Meaco DD8L, in a head-to-head against a competitor model and it came out on top, winning T3’s Platinum Award and scoring 5 stars! Top marks!

Also, the Meaco 25L Ultra Low energy dehumidifier was featured in the same issue, in the ‘best of the best‘ feature, within the Best of Living section.

We are pleased that the various Meaco models are consistently rated high and it is great to learn that the publication ‘marvelled at the eight litres of moisture the DD8L extracted daily’.

The Meaco DD8L model is a perfect addition for smaller, damp-prone homes or even offices. It is relatively quiet and helps allergy sufferers with its built-in ioniser and anti-bacterial filter.

Meaco featured and reviewed in T3’s latest December issue

Investing in a dehumidifier will provide a wealth of health benefits. We have collated the top reasons to add a Meaco to your Christmas list below…

  • Dehumidifiers extract moisture from the air. This in turn ensures the onset of dust mites, mould and mildew is reduced by creating an inhospitable environment for them.
  • Dehumidifiers help prevent Asthma attacks by reducing the triggers such as dust mites, mould etc. and helps improve respiratory problems, along with Air Purifiers.
  • Dehumidifiers are unobtrusive, running quietly in the background, needing little maintenance.
  • By reducing the build up of mould and damp, clothes will dry faster and musty smells will be no more!
  • Dehumidifiers significantly minimise the onset of condensation by extracting as much excess water from the air as possible

These benefits are also outlined in Meaco’s latest TV advertising. Have you spotted our adverts yet? If you have, tweet us.

You can see the Meaco advert here via Youtube:



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Chris Michael’s Expertise recognised in Ideal Home

There are not many homes that will not suffer from damp or mould at some stage. During the winter months, preventing damp and the build-up of moisture in a home can be a headache. Second homes are particularly susceptible to this problem, especially when left vacant for long periods. Valuable and cherished possessions risk being damaged. Even if a property is regularly lived in, some properties habitually suffer from damp, due to their location (perhaps built against the side of a hill) or age, posing a risk to possessions.

As the temperature falls, condensation rises, creating moisture on windows each morning, which will eventually cause mould and damp. Condensation is particularly noticeable in conservatories, which can be dripping with water at this time of year! Just turning up the heating in the winter will not get rid of condensation. A damp property means damp air, and raising the heating thermostat will only heat up the wet air molecules, rather than raise the room temperature.

This is where a dehumidifier comes in. Dehumidifiers quite simply are appliances that remove excessive moisture and humidity in the air. It will reduce the level of humidity in the air, by sucking in air from the room at one end, removing the moisture, and then blowing it back out into the room again, adding warmth in the process.

Amy Cutmore from Ideal Home, has recently published an article about how to deal with this seasonal problem, with expert commentary from Chris Michael, Managing Director of Meaco. She looks at: What causes damp, What type of damp you might be suffering from, and ideas on how to deal with it.

You can read the full article here: http://www.idealhome.co.uk/project-advice/how-to-get-rid-of-damp-185033 

She touches on:

  • Condensation: the most common form of damp, often caused by poor heating and ventilation, and from cooking
  • Rising damp: when water enters a structure from the ground
  • Penetrating damp: when water enters a building from outside and moves through the walls (a leak from the chimney stack, a leaking gutter perhaps)

Amy gives suggestions on how to handle this:

  • Fungicidal sprays
  • Opening windows, however, this not always feasible in cold wet weather!
  • Deal with steam from cooking
  • Insulate

And finally, another great tip is to invest in a dehumidifier, such as the Which? and Best Buy 2016/17 Meaco DD8L Zambezi Dehumidifier.

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