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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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Yachting World selects DD8L Zambezi as a damp buster

Yachting World selects DD8L Zambezi as a damp buster

Guidelines on choosing a suitable dehumidifier for yachts at sea is the subject of the November issue of Yachting World’s Gear Tested feature. We are delighted that the DD8L Zambezi has been rated as one of its top choices.

The article points out that anyone who owns a boat outside of the tropics would benefit from a good dehumidifier. As colder weather arrives, so does damp -one of the constant enemies of yacht owners. The purchase cost of a dehumidifier is a fraction of what damp and mould damage will cost you.

Yachting World points out that unless you have a permanent crew armed with chamois leathers or can ventilate the yacht by opening a hatch (which isn’t generally possible during winter months when a boat is unused), then the only other option is to reduce humidity. This is where a dehumidifier comes in.

Yachting World prefers a desiccant dehumidifier, as they work better than compressors in cooler temperatures and produce warm air in the process. Desiccants are also more portable and quieter. They do warn about insurance policies and leaving a dehumidifier on for long periods of time, though the sophistication and safety of today’s models means faults are rare.

The magazine concludes that dehumidifiers are an essential investment to protect the interiors of a yacht over the winter months.

The DD8L Zambezi has a Which? Best Buy Award and is a great choice for any boat owner. The desiccant dehumidifier has a host of safety features to protect against electrical and corrosion concerns. Its three litre tank can drain into a sink via a hose, eliminating the worry of emptying the tank when the yacht is left for long periods of time. The lack of castors also means it will not roll around on board. Additionally if the power fails, the DD8L Zambezi will just restart in the mode it was previously in.

Yachting World concludes it is “a great all-rounder that consistently gets top reviews.”

Yachting World is a monthly magazine focusing on yachting and sailing that has been in circulation since 1894. The full article is in the November 2018 issue.

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Our Partnership with The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation

Here at Meaco we believe in helping the world to become a better place, that’s why we feel it is only right to work closely with a charity. We continue to support the Guildford-based wildlife conservation charity, the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF), and are delighted to have donated £22,000 during the last two years.

With every sale of our top of the range dehumidifier, the DD8L Zambezi, a donation is made to the DSWF to support the care of orphaned elephants in Zambia.

The Zambezi DD8L dehumidifier was launched in January 2016, 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”. It was named after an orphaned elephant being cared for by the DSWF, as we wanted to add character to this special dehumidifier, plus help with elephant conservation, showing how business and charities can work together, raising awareness for conservation work amongst Meaco’s customers.

To learn more about the original concept about the design and why we decided on an elephant read more here.

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Practical Boat Owner reviews new ABC Dehumidifer

Fantastic to see our new “ABC” range of dehumidifiers in Practical Boat Owner magazine, who described dehumidifiers as “great for keeping the interior of a boat dry during Autumn and Winter”.

Practical Boat Owner is a publication focusing on the boating community, providing a source of information for boat owners, that’s been successfully running for over 50 years. You can read the full article in this month’s edition.

Many people like to use a dehumidifier to protect their boat and belongings over winter. Organic material in particular is prone to damage from excess moisture which explains why cushions and bedding often smells musty when you return to your boat in spring.

Two years of research was spent developing the MeacoDry ABC, resulting in an ultra-quiet, low-cost product. According to Practical Boat Owner “ many dehumidifiers are noisy, which is an issue if you’re spending more than a few hours on board”. At just 35 decibels (db) in low fan speed and 40db in high fan speed, the MeacoDry ABC pushes the boundaries for low noise levels, and will ensure you get a good night’s sleep. Available in two sizes, 10 or 12 litres, they are small and lightweight, important when carrying a dehumidifier between a car and the boat. It also has easy to use controls and display. The MeacoDry ABC is low on energy consumption with running costs of just 2.45p per hour based on 15.2p/kWh, making it a cost-effective and practical solution to help remedy ongoing moisture issues

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