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How to protect a classic car in storage from damp and cold

At Meaco we’re always prepared to go the extra mile. This was the case when classic car owner Colin got in touch with concerns about how to protect his Lotus from the damp and chilly British winter.

Leaving a cherished classic car unused can do more harm than running it through the winter. In a damp garage untreated metal quickly rusts and corrodes, whilst mould flourishes in carpets and on leather upholstery. The first drive of spring can lead to misery and costly repair bills for many enthusiasts.

Having recently purchased a vintage Lotus, Colin was keen to maintain the pristine condition of the vehicle when stored. He decided to build his own environmentally controlled garage for this purpose.

During the design phase of this project Colin identified the need for an appliance to remove moisture. He got in touch with Meaco to seek advice on which

Meaco 25L fitted in custom garage

dehumidifier would be best suited for the job. The Meaco team were able to explain the merits of our desiccant and compressor dehumidifiers to Colin. As he had already planned to use PIR insulation panels and a 160W tube heater within the new garage to maintain temperature it became clear that the Meaco 25L ultra low energy compressor dehumidifier from our platinum range would be the most suitable model.

With construction and installation completed in Autumn, Colin has reflected and shared with us his feedback on how the dehumidifier has performed so far this winter:

“Humidification control

The Meaco (25L) ultra-low energy compressor dehumidifier works well.

The controller starts the compressor every 30 mins samples the humidity and pulls down to the humidity set point then shuts down for a further 30mins. I have it on the lowest fan speed (150m3/hour) running about 200W.

Without the car in (so almost twice the air volume) it reduced the humidity from 87% to the set point of 55% in less than 4 minutes; as the garage is very well sealed, I expect it not to drift up two much between cycles so expect it to shut down in even shorter times between the 30 mins timer.

I piped up the dehumidifier to continuously drain to the outside of the ‘garage’.

Low temp control heater

I set the thermostat to 5 degC on the tube space heater, I don’t expect it to kick in as the dried air exiting the dehumidifier is reheated by the (refrigerant)

Meaco front and centre!

condenser and the level of insulation / sealing of the garage space is so effective. However, it is there just in case (the ‘insurance policy’) to ensure the dehumidifier is always in operating range (above 5 degC) and accordingly I installed the heater adjacent and below the dehumidifiers air inlet.

Low energy usage

This has been quite satisfying to see; I have a monitoring system on my electrical usage that records to a website database. The household base load of circa 250W kicks up by circa 200w every 30 mins and stays higher for only a few minutes before the dehumidifier shuts down again; so, it really is low energy use.


The new garage is performing well and is actually a much better storage environment for cars than even the garage integral to my house. The Meaco dehumidifier is running very well and really is ultra (ultra) low energy usage. 🙂

Glad it is all done, and thanks for your assistance.


We’re delighted with this feedback, with this setup we’re confident that Colin will have many more years of happy motoring memories with his Lotus. Our team are always pleased to offer expert advice on all things relating to humidity.  To find out more about our award winning Meaco 25L Low Energy dehumidifier click here.


Meaco chosen as best dehumidifier in Ideal Home

Damp on a grand scale can obviously be a real issue, but even on a smaller scale, too much moisture in the home can be a real pain when trying to dry clothes.

It’s brilliant for us to see the Meaco 25L Ultra Lower Energy Dehumidifier selected as best dehumidifier for big houses in Ideal Home online. It’s a great solution to damp issues for so many reasons. See the full feature: http://www.idealhome.co.uk/buying-guide-reviews/best-dehumidifiers-197676 

The model featured here has wheels to allow the dehumidifier to be moved easily around the home, from the utility room to the bathroom. It also has a water tank handle to easily and quickly empty the water captured.

The Meaco 25 Litre Low Energy has a range of features and benefits and can be used in smallish flats to 5-bedroom houses!

If you are thinking of also purchasing a Tumble Dryer, investing in a Meaco dehumidifier is a great alternative and selecting the right one can do wonders to help efficiently dry clothes.

There is no need to halt the use of dehumidifiers at night. Ensure a peaceful night sleep with the unique quiet mode option.

For more details on the various dehumidifier options, explore here: https://www.meaco.com/dehumidifier



Meaco in London Evening Standard 2018

We are pleased to have Meaco featured in Evening Standard, for a number of great reasons which you can read about here.

Ever wondered what exactly a dehumidifier is and why it is an important addition to your household?

In simple terms, a dehumidifier works to remove excess moisture in the air by sucking up the air, extracting the moisture required and blowing it out into the room again. From time to time the build up of excess water will need to be emptied.

A dehumidifier tackles issues surrounding too much condensation on windows, wet stains on walls or even ceilings, mouldy, strange musty scents and whilst on occupations these issues aren’t a trouble, when left without solutions the situations get worse, costing more money in the long run. To be on the safe side, it’s best to ensure you use a dehumidifier as soon as you spot initial red flags, in order to successfully prevent the further onset of structural damage to your home.

Forget increasing the heating, as this only serves to increase the overall temperature, rather than rectifying the increased levels of moisture in the air. Investing in a dehumidifier is certainly worth doing in the long run, especially if you can be strategic with how and where you place the dehumidifier within your home, or commercial setting.

We definitely advise placing them in areas you experience excess moisture or where ventilation is less prevalent:

  • Basements
  • Garages
  • Kitchens
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
  • Spas, gyms or pool houses
  • Warehouses
  • Utility rooms

There are so many options to meet a variety of needs from personal use and ad hoc use, to industrial and commercial dehumidifier needs. Meaco’s range of products are extensive and it’s worth exploring the types to suit your specific needs and wants here.

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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.

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Meaco launches UK TV campaign

Meaco are promoting the benefits of using a dehumidifier to reduce humidity, condensation and damp problems with a series of national TV commercials – have you spotted them?

Starting November 2017 Meaco will be rolling out a ÂŁ100k advertising campaign to promote and showcase its dehumidifiers through retail, TV and online channels. The campaign aims to show how Meaco dehumidifiers can be used to solve the issues of condensation, damp and mould to create a better environment for the family. The campaign will start with the 12L Low Energy dehumidifier, with the adverts hosted on the following channels: ITV Channels, Comedy Central, Discovery and Food Network, with the potential to expand to Boomerang, Cartoon Network, Cartoonito and More4.

“As well as supporting our retailers, we are reaching out to families to show that they do not have to put up with damp, mould and condensation issues during the British winter, and that a Meaco dehumidifier can make the home a drier, warmer, healthier and nicer environment for their whole family” commented Chris Michael Director of Meaco talking about the campaign. “Dehumidifiers have not appeared on television for a very, very long time now and we are delighted to be the company to bring them back and lead the way.  This is all part of Meaco’s plan to move the dehumidifier market forward both in terms of innovation and awareness. ”

The TV campaign will highlight the awards Meaco has already received from both Which? and the Good Housekeeping Institute, demonstrating that Meaco is a trusted and quality brand with a proven track record. The commercial for the award winning DD8L Zambezi, Meaco’s newest model, launched in 2016 after three years of intense research and development, will highlight Meaco’s relationship with the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation. For each sale of a DD8L Zambezi, Meaco donates to the DSWF supported Elephant Orphanage. To date, Meaco have donated over ÂŁ21,000!


You can watch the Meaco TV advert via Youtube below:

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