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IFA 2018

IFA Berlin, is the largest exhibition of consumer electrical goods in Europe and is on for six days. All the major brands from all sectors of the market have a stand and once again, it has been a great experience being involved.

From the start of the exhibition on Friday we have had a steady stream of our international distributors visiting the stand and afterwards many a good hour in the Irish bar singing and dancing the night away. It is a privilege that so many of them take the timeout of their busy schedules to come and visit us. The image below is of Chris and Toqeer from Meaco enjoying themselves with our swiss distributor partner– Ecofort.

 

Our latest products on show

For first time the new MeacoFan 1056 was shown at the showstoppers press gathering. Showstoppers is where the great and good of the products on show are presented to the press. It went down very well because of its low noise level and the fact that no other fan has the same oscillating movement. It was commented on a few times that it was not switched because it is so quiet
We placed the fan, front and central on the stand and lots of people stopped to get a cool blast of air while walking past with many asking where they can buy it.

 

Quiet Mark

Quiet Mark is an organisation dedicated to reducing the noise from equipment around the house and the MeacoFan 1056 is the only fan that has a Quiet Mark certificate. Poppy Szkiler is a project manager at Quiet Mark and she can be seen here delivering a lecture on the subject of too much noise in our lives to the general public, with our fan on the stage with her.

The fan was not the only product getting a lot of attention, the new 10 & 12 Litre ABC dehumidifiers were also a big hit with our distributors and public alike. Both like the look of the units, choose of colour and low energy consumption that these new dehumidifiers provide. Being available on Amazon will make then easily acceptable to buy.

 

We have already booked a stand for next year so that we can showcase our product to the world again.

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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.

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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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We launch MeacoFan – a stylish DC fan perfect for summer

It’s the fan you’ve all been waiting for! We have launched MeacoFan, a DC fan, part of the wider range of low energy air treatment products.

This ties in perfectly with the warm, humid British summer where the warm nights make it difficult to sleep and a quieter fan is just what people need and want.

The quieter operation is one of the things that makes the MeacoFan different from other, more basic fans on the market, and is all thanks to its DC motor. The other advantages that come with a DC motor, are lower running costs thanks to the motor’s lower energy consumption, lower noise to airflow ratio and has a longer running life.

With a recent consumer survey of over thousand Meaco customers revealing the vast majority of people thought efficiency and cost to run were the most important factors in buying a product the MeacoFan fits the bill perfectly.

The number one driver for fan sales was a good night’s sleep, therefore the MeacoFan is the perfect choice for use in a bedroom, due to the low noise levels, plus a pre-off, pre-on button allows the user to set the timer, so the fan can be set to automatically turn off so you don’t wake up feeling too cold in the middle of the night. A remote control means you can turn the lights off on the fan if you prefer complete darkness, or alternatively use it as a night light, perhaps in a children’s bedroom.

Also, a nice touch is that there is no risk of losing the remote, as it sits nicely on the centre of the fan thanks to its internal magnet.

The MeacoFan is a stylish air circulator, with twelve fan speeds capable of cooling the largest of rooms. The multi-directional oscillation ensures that cool air circulates throughout the whole room by bouncing the air off walls and ceilings, so that every part of the room and everyone in the room feels the benefits. This again is a major difference to your standard pedestal or tower fan.

An ECO mode automatically changes the fan speed as the room temperature changes, providing a simple, one touch control.

It is available from the Meaco website and Amazon priced at £99.99. It will be available from John Lewis web site at the end of June.

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