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Ways to keep cool and calm in the home and office this summer

We all enjoy the sunshine and a bit of heat, but not when it becomes unbearably hot and humid. Uncomfortable conditions can adversely effect levels of concentration, with discomfort at night being a major concern for many.

So how can you stay cool now that the hot and humid British summer has finally arrived? With decades of experience in the air humidity industry, the Meaco team are pleased to offer their top tips:

Prepare rooms in advance of daylight 

Keep windows, curtains and blinds closed throughout the day to stop the heat from the sun warming up the room.

Think before opening a window

Only open the window when the outside air temperature is cooler than the room temperature.  Allowing in hotter, more humid air is only going to make the problem worse.

Pre-Cool the Room

If you have a fan or air conditioner, switch this on a few hours before you go to bed.  Keep the bedroom door closed and the blinds and curtains closed to enable the appliance to effectively cool the room. Use an eco-mode if the appliance has one, so that it works as economically as possible.

As summer goes on you may need more pre-cooling

As we get further into summer you will have to run the fan or air conditioner for longer each night to get the room temperature down.  This is because the walls in the rooms warm up and act as a heat battery holding more and more heat within them, so the room takes longer to cool down.

Choose the right cooling fan or air conditioner

MeacoFan 650

Meaco now have three cooling fans, the 360, 650  and 1056, to suit varying room sizes. The MeacoFan range is very low on energy consumption and extremely low on noise levels, partly down to its advanced DC technology, making them a popular choice for use in the bedroom. This also ensures lower running costs, and a better quality of fan.  All have been awarded a QuietMark in recognition of being amongst the quietest cooling fans tested to date. They have an Off Timer so the fans will turn off after a period of time, ensuring you don’t wake up feeling cold in the night, particularly useful in a child’s room. Attention to detail means that the fan does not bleep when the Off Timer turns it off, ensuring a cool and peaceful night’s sleep.


MeacoCool MC Series 

MeacoCool MC Series

An air conditioner is also an option, but one which is lightweight and with low noise levels. The MeacoCool range of air conditioners is perfect for use in bedrooms, as they are compact, all weighing under 30kgs, and have low noise levels. The Sleep Mode keeps the unit in low fan speed to ensure the lowest possible noise level, which can be combined with the Off Timer to ensure that you do not wake up cold during the night. All are supplied with castors, which, combined with the lower than average weight, make them easy to move about as required, and the remote control allows you to change the settings without having to get out of bed. Low sound pressure levels make them all easier to live with, and a window kit makes the cooling more efficient.

The manoeuvrability of all these products means they can be used 24 hours day, within different parts of the home and in an office. Essential pieces of kit to survive the hot weather.

If you have any questions or need any advice about which Meaco cooling appliance is best for your requirements, please get in touch. Our team has a wealth of expertise in air cooling and would be happy to help. Please phone us on 01483 234900 or email: sales@meaco.com


Win a Meaco Heat Motion Eye Heater in our Twitter Competition!

1.8kw Meaco Heat Motion Eye Heater

With the cold spell in full swing we’re pleased to invite you to enter our free competition where you can win a brand new 1.8KW Meaco Heat Motion Eye Heater worth £79.99! These terrific heaters are proving to be very popular this winter. Using PTC technology they instantly produce heat and with its innovative motion sensor, saves on energy bills by switching off when you leave the room.

To enter the competition, head to Twitter, search for @meacouk, follow Meaco and retweet the pinned competition tweet. Hurry, competition closes on 11th February! For terms and conditions please see below.

The Meaco Heat is also currently on offer, save £40 off the RRP on both the 2kw and 1.8kw models which are available in black, red or white. Click here to find out more or check out our Meaco Heat video:


Terms & Condition’s for the MeacoHeat Motion Eye 1.8kW Heater Competition 

*To be entered into the draw, follow @meacouk and retweet the pinned tweet only.

*Participation in this prize draw constitutes acceptance of these conditions of entry.

*Entry is open to UK entrants only, aged 18 years and over only, excluding employees of Meaco or any other company linked to the competition in any way.

*The prize offered is a MeacoHeat Motion Eye 1.8kW Heater Red, to the value of £79.99 (GBP). No cash or currency alternative will be available. Meaco reserves the right at its sole discretion however, to replace the prize with an alternative of equal or higher value if the original prize is no longer available.

*Prize will be shipped by standard recorded delivery shipping within 24hrs of notification of shipping address.

*This competition begins as soon as the online link becomes live and will end at 23:59 (Greenwich Mean Time), on 11th February 2019.

*The prize draw will take place within three days of the competition closing date. The winning entrant will be selected at random by Meaco from all valid entries and will be notified with 24 hours of the draw ending via Twitter.

*Meaco accepts no responsibility for late, incomplete, incorrectly submitted, corrupted or misdirected entries, claims, correspondence, whether due to error, omissions, alteration, tampering, deletion, theft, destruction, transmission, interruption, communications failure or otherwise.

*If the winner does not respond within 3 days of notification being sent, their right to the prize will be revoked and Meaco reserves the right to pick an alternative winner from all valid entries at this time. In this event, these terms and conditions will apply to any subsequent winner.

*Meaco reserves the right to refuse entry to any submissions deemed not to comply with the terms set out herein. If any element of an entry breaches these terms, Meaco retains the right to reject the whole entry.

*Prizes include delivery but do not include any installation support.

*Meaco, and its associated agencies and companies will not be liable for any loss (including without limitation, indirect, special or consequential loss or loss of profits), expense or damage which is suffered or sustained (whether or not arising from any person’s negligence) in connection with this competition or accepting or using the prize, except for any liability is limited to the minimum allowable by law.

*These terms and conditions are governed by English Law and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

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Preparing your home for winter

The transition into winter sees the weather getting colder, damper and darker. This can lead to a miserable situation if your house is damp and cold. It’s extremely important to ensure you’re doing everything you can to avoid damage to your property and belongings as a result of this change in weather. Another factor that is often neglected is that cold, wet environments can lead to illness, painful joints and even more serious illnesses.

Damp is probably the biggest issue that the cold, wet, weather brings. The cold air can hold a lot of water vapor which can lead to damage and problems if not dried out. The best way to counter this issue is by using a dehumidifier, which sucks the moisture out of the air and collects it in a water tank. Our 10L ABC Range is energy efficient, quiet and suitable for all budgets.


There’s nothing worse than getting into a freezing cold bed. It’s also been proven that its unhealthy for your joints to get into a bed that’s too cold. Therefore, investing in a heater is a brilliant way to heat up a certain room. Our Meacoheat Motion Eye heater is perfect for the job, with its own built-in timer so you’re still in control even when you’re not physically able to turn it off.

Luxury This is the icing on the cake, but it’s definitely not a necessity. A heated blanket is a guaranteed way, when combined with a heater, to get into a nice warm bed with a toasty bedroom atmosphere. A lovely, relaxing end to a hard, cold day.

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Hacks for your MeacoFan

The British heatwave is set to continue for two more weeks, with England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland already experiencing highs of 30-degree heat for the first time since 2013, according to the BBC.

We know it’s hard to stay cool in this heat, especially at night when it can be a burden to fall to sleep and enjoy a comfortable night’s rest without tossing and turning and sweating.

By investing less than a hundred pounds on a MeacoFan you can enjoy the lovely weather feeling cool and very well rested!

The MeacoFan is a lovely piece of kit, but don’t take our word for it, even the Independent think so!

We ensure that our fans are designed to be functional, but also stylish and in keeping with the home setting with every aspect such as the look, feel, touch and multi-uses of a fan taken care of.

Want to make the most out of your MeacoFan? Here’s 10 different ways you can maximise the effects:

  1. Use a fan to cool yourself, obviously!
  2. To cool down a room full of several people at once, use the side to side oscillation, and for the whole room turn on the left and right, up and down oscillation.
  3. Sleep better at night by using the fan just before you drift off to the land of nod by pre-scheduling the fan. This ensures you aren’t too cold at night.
  4. Don’t want a direct breeze while in bed? It’s easy to change the settings to ensure the air bounces of the walls and ceilings instead.
  5. Use the fan to cool you down whilst you cook, no more sweating over a hot stove!
  6. Funky smells? Open a window and point the fan outside to blow the smells out of the room.
  7. Room hot and stuffy? Open two windows opposite each other and use the fan to pull fresh air in though one window and out of the other for a fast solution.
  8. Use the fan whilst watching the TV, as the incredibly low noise level means you don’t have to turn the volume up.
  9. Did you know that having the fan on helps your clothes dry faster? This is due to the air flow across the clothes helps, ensuring they dry naturally too.
  10. Pointing a fan near freshly plastered walls will help them dry out faster.


The MeacoFan is now available via Amazon and is now available from John Lewis and purchase on Amazon here.

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Fancy being in with a chance of winning yourself a MeacoFan? Head over to Twitter to enter! Good Luck and stay cool!


How to keep your bedroom cool in the heat

Here’s our ‘Top Tips’ on how to aid a good night’s sleep with a cool and comfortable sleeping environment.

Great sleep quality is vital to daytime productivity and, with Britons experiencing this current heatwave, temperatures of 30 degrees and very high pollen counts are impacting the nation’s slumbers.

Here are our top tips to ensure a good night’s sleep despite the heat, with a range of portable Meaco products which cool and purify the air, whilst keeping noise levels at a minimum.

Prepare your sleeping space in advance

  1. Make sure that your bedding and surrounding environment is prepared before you hit the hay!
  2. Cool the room with your air conditioner and optimise air quality with your air purifier, by running these products for a short time before you go to bed. Remember to keep doors and windows shut during this time to maximise the effects though!
  3. Keep temperatures to a minimum with curtains and blinds closed throughout the day to prevent the heat from the sun warming up the room.


Think before opening a window

  1. Only open the window when the outside air temperature is cooler than the room temperature, to avoid introducing hotter air.
  2. Make sure to use the window blocker for your air conditioning unit to maximise efficiency and ensure any cool air doesn’t escape around the unit’s hose.

Reap the benefits as you count those sheep!

  1. If you’re a night owl, when you finally settle into the land of nod, you will no longer be hampered by heat gain from the sun’s rays, so turn off your air conditioner (or switch to fan only mode) to minimise noise further and maximise a peaceful night’s sleep.

Finally, as summer and its high temperatures continue, the walls in your house retain the heat for longer periods, so do make sure to manage this by using the above tips further in advance for the optimal sleep session.

Choosing the right product to meet your needs

  • Meaco offers an extensive range of domestic and industrial products, with air conditioners, cooling units, fans and air purifiers, as well as our heating solutions to support customers once the temperatures drop. Here’s some tips to help in your decision-making:
  • Consider the product weight, especially if you plan to use it upstairs.
  • Product noise levels are an important consideration, especially during sleep.
  • Does the product feature a Sleep Mode or timer to manage usage and minimise noise levels?

The new MeacoCool range of air conditioners are perfect for use in bedrooms, as they are compact, all weighing under 30kgs and low noise levels. The Sleep Mode maintains low fan speed to further minimise noise levels and the Off Timer enables you to manage your product usage. All are portable, supplied with castors, which, combined with the lower than average weight, make them easy to move about as required, and the remote control allows you to change the settings from the comfort of your bed.

We hope these tips are helpful and wish you all a cool, calm and well-rested summer!

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P.S – We have a competition live, giving one lucky winner the chance of winning an Air Purifier CA-HEPA 47X5 – head over to Twitter to enter!