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Monthly prize draw for customers reaffirms Meaco’s commitment to elephant conservation

We are proud of our ongoing support for the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF), whose efforts help save endangered wildlife across the globe.David Shepherd logo

Which is why we enter customers who register and activate their new Meaco product warranty into a monthly free prize draw, to win a DSWF elephant adoption pack. Registering a Meaco product not only activates our parts and labour warranty, it also contributes to a charitable cause which is close to our hearts.

Adoption package prize draw helps raise funds and create awareness

Meaco is a committed supporter of the DSWF, and in particular the work it does in the conservation of elephants. The monthly prize draw has been run since October 2017, helping to engage the public to further spread the message about elephant conservation.  Meaco pays for the cost of each elephant adoption packs which includes:

  • A beautiful mounted print of an exclusive sketch signed by Mandy Shepherd.
  • An adoption certificate
  • Information about the history of your animal or guardian and a fact sheet.
  • A photograph of your chosen animal.
  • Bi-annual E-updates.

By adopting an elephant Meaco customers are helping the DSWF to save, care and then release back into the wild, existing and future orphans, and to help protect their elephant cousins in the wild.

Meaco donates with every purchase of the DD8L Zambezi

DD8L Zambezi

In addition to the monthly draw, we have been contributing money from the sale of every sale of the DD8L Zambezi Dehumidifier since its launch in January 2016. When we were designing the DD8L we wanted to add character to this special dehumidifier and so named it after an orphaned elephant being cared for by the DSWF. As well as offering financial support we decided to include a card with every DD8L Zambezi sale that explains to customers why elephant conservation is so important, and details the great work done being carried out by the DSWF.

For more information about becoming involved with the DSWF and adopting an animal, see here: https://davidshepherd.org/help-us/adopt.

The Meaco DD8L Zambezi dehumidifier, was the result of three years of intense research and development, incorporating several unique ideas originating from customers. It has a Which? “Best Buy” award and offers more functionality, with more control and options, than any other domestic dehumidifier on the market, and includes six “world firsts”. Click here to find out more about the story behind the DD8L Zambezi.

If you have any questions about our work with the DSFW or need advice about dehumidifiers, please get in touch. Our team has decades of experience in air humidity and would be happy to help. Please phone us on 01483 234900 or email: sales@meaco.com.

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Landlords: you can now be sued for cold or damp homes under new laws

From 20 March 2019, the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act will make landlords more accountable for conditions in their properties. As a landlord you will have to make sure your properties meet certain standards at the beginning and throughout a tenancy. For the first time this will include problems caused by damp and mould.

Conflict with a tenant often arises when there is a problem with damp and mould, and who has responsibility for the problem. If the issue has been allowed to drag on, the tenants’ health and possessions could be affected and you could find yourself facing high costs for repairs and refurbishment.

With damp, the first action point is to check if there is a structural fault or a lack of ventilation.  In combination with this a solution will often be to buy a dehumidifier. This removes the excess moisture from the air created by ‘lifestyle issues’ (bathing, cooking, drying washing, breathing etc). It would also reduce any increase in the room’s relative humidity whilst the tenant waits for repairs to be undertaken. In many cases a dehumidifier alone will solve the problem.

What can landlords do about this?

Condensation on walls is a sign that a situation is bad but it does not necessarily mean that there is a structural issue. It could just be that the outside air is very cold, the walls have little or no insulation and the level of moisture inside is high. Improved wall insulation can help but the internal level of moisture stills needs to be reduced.

Meaco “ABC” – perfect for preventing damp in rented properties.

This new law will increase pressure on landlords to be proactive with regards to damp problems. Meaco’s Managing Director Chris Michael, an expert on humidity issues says:

“To prevent damp, mould and condensation becoming a conflict area use a dehumidifier on a regular basis. We recommend the Meaco “ABC” for rented properties.  They are our quietest ever dehumidifier which means they can discreetly get on with the job of removing up to 12 litres per day of moisture from the air without disturbing tenants. The “ABC” is competitively priced, economic on electricity bills, comes in a range of stylish colours and is light enough to be moved from room to room. They’re also very effective in helping dry washing which in rented properties is often a major contributor to damp conditions.”

To find out more about the Meaco ABC range click here. To view our entire range of Meaco Home Dehumidifiers click here.

 

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Evening Standard recommends Meaco DD8L Zambezi as the ideal gift for motorists

The Evening Standards Motoring Correspondent David Williams has solved the question of what present to get motorists this Xmas.

The Meaco DD8L Zambezi features in his top three choices. David said its a”very impressive” solution to counter rust when storing vehicles during winter.

You can see for yourself what else he had to say about it by clicking here or reading the extract below. To find out more about our award-winning Zambezi DD8L dehumidifier click here.

 

DD8L Zambezi dehumidifier digital displayIt’s strange how you can become obsessed with something you didn’t even know you needed. Meaco’s smart, cleverly-designed new DD8L ‘Zambezi’ Dehumidifier is such a product. Why would motorists want one? The answer is rust… feared enemy of anyone who keeps a car or two in a garage or small barn. Rust is caused by moisture and boy, does this unit, costing £234.94 – drink it up, especially in the winter. Known as a ‘dessicant’ dehumidifier, it is capable of removing eight litres of moisture a day from the atmosphere, storing it in an easily removed and emptied compartment at the bottom.

In practice it is very impressive, efficiently removing litre after litre of water – helping keep windows, window frames, walls, wardrobes and – of course – your car or bike, bone dry. It’s fascinating to watch it extract up to three litres of water (the capacity of the compartment) in just a few hours, from thin air and it saves time spent with a chamois or squeegee.

It has a laundry setting for drying out damp clothes indoors, can be set to a timer and you can set your target humidity too. It has an anti-bacterial and anti-virus ionizer, a useful carry handle, even a programme it to switch itself on and off at pre-arranged intervals. Ingenious, highly effective and – as you watch the water level creep up – slightly addictive. It’s said to cope with houses of up to five rooms, so should easily sort your garage or damp caravan out too.

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Match a dehumidifier to your application.

We have lots of dehumidifiers and they can all do lots of different things and are suitable for a wide range of applications which is great.  On the other hand for many people too much choice is a bad thing and can be confusing.

So for those that prefer to have a choice of one, here is our short hand guide to the best dehumidifier for every application.

Narrowing choices down to just one machine is really, really difficult and this is not a definitive list and it caused hours of debate here at Meaco House!  But here is our (current) final list:The list is not hard and fast, arguments could be made on many of these entries, but if you do buy according to this guide you will not be disappointed. Click here to view our entire range of award winning dehumidifiers.

 

As always if in doubt then feel free to pick up the phone and talk to us on 01483 234900 or if you prefer email us via sales@meaco.com.

 

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Differences between the Meaco 12L Dehumidifiers

Differences between the Meaco 12L Dehumidifiers

We now have three quality 12L dehumidifiers in our range which is causing a bit of confusion for some customers and we get asked on a regular basis what the differences are between the three models.  They will all deal with your damp problems and help with condensation in a flat, apartment or a smaller house up to three bedrooms in size.  But which one is best for you?

Meaco “ABC” 12L

Each model has its own strong point so there are pros and cons to each model, depending on your requirements:

Best for Low Noise

Definitely the MeacoDry ABC 12L as at 35dB it is the quietest dehumidifier available.


Best for Low Energy Consumption

The Meaco 12L Low Energy dehumidifier has the lowest energy consumption of any 12L.

Best for Air Purification

Meaco 12L Low Energy

The Meaco 12L Low energy wins again because it is the only one to have a HEPA filter and it also has an air purification mode.


Best for reading the display

The Meaco 12L-AH wins here as it has a jumbo display making the numbers a lot easier to read.


Most manoeuvrable

Meaco 12L-AH

The Meaco 12L-AH is the only one of the three to have castors.

Best for design

A subjective one but many customers prefer the Meaco 12L-AH and they also comment that they like the way the numbers change colour depending on the humidity level.  The ABC range could also win here because it is available in five different colours.

Here’s a handy table that summarises and highlights the key differences:

 

At the end of the day which one is best for you depends on your needs but hopefully this short guide will help make the decision process easier for you.

Whichever Meaco dehumidifer you choose it will be covered by Meaco’s two year parts and labour warranty which can be extended to five years.

If you have any further questions not covered by this article then please email: sales@meaco.com  or call us on 01483 234900.

 

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