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Expert Reviews rate Meaco Clean CA-HEPA 119×5 Air Purifier

Expert Reviews latest update on the best air purifiers rates the MeacoClean CA-HEPA 119×5 as a “snazzy, well-made, high performing air purifier.”

With the pollen season well and truly under way this timely update gives advice on buying an air purifier to alleviate allergic suffering.  An air purifier will clean the air in your home removing pollen and other airborne pollutants such as traffic fumes, pet dander, cigarette smoke and dust mites, helping you and your family to reduce sneezing, sniffling and feeling generally bunged up. It will also help ensure a better night’s sleep.

Expert Reviews points out that it’s essential you do your homework before you choose which air purifier to buy and their buying guide sums up the key factors you need to consider before parting with your hard-earned cash. They also pointed out that it’s not just the initial financial outlay you need to think about, but operational costs as well.

On choosing an air purifier, areas for buyers consideration they discuss include:

  • How do air purifiers actually clean the air?

    MeacoClean CA-HEPA 119×5

  • What is the Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR)?
  • Filtration performance.
  • Is noise an important factor?
  • Is an air quality sensor useful?
  • Is a carry handle necessary?
  • The importance of a night mode if you intend to use in a bedroom.
  • How important is a filter replacement indicator?
  • Should I consider getting a timer?

Finally, the reviews of the products, with the MeacoClean CA-HEPA 119×5 regarded as a “snazzy looking machine, well-built and well-engineered.” It was seen as great for larger rooms of up to 198m³, and more transportable than others. They thought it did a good job of removing airborne allergens from the air via a multi-stage purification process (including charcoal filter, ultra-violet light and ioniser), and thought it was quiet at its lowest setting, easily peaceful enough to sleep through. The included video of how it works was seen as helpful:

 

The full article can be seen here https://www.expertreviews.co.uk/home-appliances/1406008/best-air-purifier-ease-your-allergies-with-the-best-air-purifiers-from-100

Meaco has two air purifier models, the MeacoClean  CA-HEPA 119×5 SRP £379.99 and  MeacoClean CA-HEPA 47×5 SRP £149.99, both ‘state of the art,’ offering a bespoke air purification experience to suit the allergy and room size. Both of which have received the seal of approval by Allergy UK.

If you have any questions or need any advice about which air purifier is best for your home, please get in touch. Our team has decades of experience in air purification and would be happy to help. Please phone us on 01483 234900 or email: sales@meaco.com.

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Tips to get the most out of an air conditioner

The UK has experienced its driest summer since 1961, with average temperatures of 20.9C. We’ve had one of the hottest summers on record, and it’s set to continue till September. Which is why you should invest in an air conditioner, a much-needed relief from the approaching second heatwave, where temperatures are set to rise to above 30C.

Whether you call it air-con, air con, portable cooling or portable air conditioning, it doesn’t really matter as they all work in the same way.  An air conditioning unit is very simple and in operation is like a refrigerator. The hot air from the room is passed over a cold coil that makes it colder and removes some of the moisture that makes the air feel sticky.

This cooler air is blown back into the room to provide a fresh feeling.

Air from the room is blown over the coil that is now hot, to discharge this heat to the outside via the flexible hose.

 

Air conditioners are great in the heat – here’s our advice on how to get the most out of them:

Seal the air!

To make the air conditioning unit work as efficiently as possible, it is essential that the hose discharges the hot air to the outside and not back within the room.  To help the air conditioning unit work as hard as possible, keep the room well sealed by closing doors and windows wherever you can.  Blinds will also reduce the amount of heat coming in through windows.

Empty water frequently 

Most of the water collected during the cooling process is evaporated down the hose, but there will always be a small amount that collects into the small reserve tank in the air conditioner.  So occasionally your unit will turn off and will wait for you to empty the tank, which is done by removing a bung at the bottom of the rear of the machine and draining the water away via a hose. Expect to do this more often on humid days and especially when there is thunder in the air.

Prepare in advance

To get the best from a machine try and run it in the room before you need to use the room.  For example, running the air conditioner in a bedroom for a few hours before you go to bed will probably mean that you can turn the air con off when you get into bed.  A much quieter and more satisfactory solution.

Explore the full Meaco range of cooling and air conditioner products and follow us on social for the latest updates –  Twitter and Facebook.

 

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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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