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Launch of MeacoCool, a range of portable air conditioners

We at Meaco are very pleased to announce the launch of MeacoCool, a range of portable air conditioners – a must in the heat!

With the arrival of summer, and a rise in temperature and humidity, keeping cool can be a problem. There will also be so many sporting events televised during the summer, such as Wimbledon and the Football World Cup, many will be spending time indoors, and will turn to air conditioning to keep cool. The launch of MeacoCool is timely, with its manoeuvrability, low noise levels and stylish looks and a great solution to stuffy, sticky, rising temperatures.

The MeacoCool range of air conditioners are compact and all weigh under 30kgs, making them ideal for use in the home or small office. They provide localised cooling in rooms from 15-28 m², removing the sticky feeling from the air in a humid British summer.

 

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 up to the unit. Low sound pressure levels make them all easier to live with, and a window kit makes the cooling more efficient.

 

MeacoCool 8,000BTU is best for small rooms around 15-25m², weighing just 24kgs, and in low fan speed a sound pressure level of 50dB(A)

MeacoCool 9,000BTU is for slightly larger rooms of 16-26m², and weighs 25Kgs, and in low fan speed the sound pressure level is 53dB(A)

 

The largest model, MeacoCool 10,000BTU, will cool rooms of around 18-28m², weighs 26Kgs, and in low fan speed the sound pressure level is 56dB(A).  The MeacoCool 10,000BTU CH  model differs in that it has a reverse Heat Pump, allowing you to use this unit for heating as well as cooling.

 

To get the best results from an air conditioner it is advised to pre-cool a room before use, such as a bedroom if you want a good night’s sleep. This can be done using the MeacoCool On Timer. Watch this space though, we’ll be showing you are best tips for maintaining a cool room in summer heat!

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.

Check out our extensive range of products here and subscribe to the latest updates on Meaco by following us on Twitter and Facebook.

 

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Meaco at MCE Milan 2018

MCE exhibition

Milan was the place to be in March. Not as you would expect for the launch of the new spring/summer fashions or for great Italian food. No, it was home to the best place to showcase the latest products on offer at the world’s leading exhibition in Europe, MCE. The MCE exhibition is dedicated to promoting the largest range of air treatment solutions.  So, it was a pleasure for us to be involved. We had Stand B01 in Hall24.

Meaco in Milan

Have you ever been to the exhibition centre in Milan? Well, why would you unless you are needed to because of work! Let us explain just how vast the place is. It’s over 1.1km from east to west, and with all the halls running off a central walkway, it makes it very easy for visitors to navigate around. The MCE exhibition took place between 13th and 16th March. It was brilliant that so many of our distributors from around Europe came to spend time with us on the stand and again in the evenings after the exhibition closed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What to expect from Meaco

Being at the MCE this year allowed us to show new and existing customers alike our exciting new range of cooling products. Just like the heating range launched last year, these new cooling products of fans and mobile Air Conditioning units look great and have many features that make them stand out from the competition.

It is six years since we last had a stand here in Milan and it was interesting to see how the visitor demographics have changed.

We’d love to thank all the interesting people who took the time to stop and chat with us on the stand and look forward to having many more good conversations with some of them over the coming week!

We really want to leave you a list of places you need to visit on your next trip to Milan, but sadly all we saw was the hotel, taxi, exhibition centre and taxi back to the hotel every day.  Maybe next time!

More information on the new products coming soon. In the meantime, check out our extensive range of products here and subscribe to the latest updates on Meaco by following us on Twitter and Facebook.

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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 £100k 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 £21,000!

 

You can watch the Meaco TV advert via Youtube below:

If you have spotted the advert do let us know on social media, Twitter and Facebook.

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IFA Berlin Round-up

The Meaco team had a fantastic time promoting the latest products at the IFA Consumer Electronics show in Berlin, arguably the world’s biggest and most important event to showcase the latest technology and innovation.

Meaco’s stand at the IFA 2017 featured our 3 Which? award winning dehumidifiers, including the Zambezi, and our ultra-quiet wall mounted dehumidifiers. It was hard to miss – not many stands featured a giant image of an African elephant!

In case you didn’t know, Meaco have teamed up with the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation to help protect orphaned elephants in Zambia. A donation from the sale of each Zambezi product goes to help the work of the foundation and you can read more here. So far, we have already raised £21, 000 for the foundation.

Also, the MeacoClean air purifier was on display in the smoke chamber to demonstrate its multi-stage air purification, which proved popular with our stand visitors.

We had the chance to meet and catch up with buyers from Germany, Italy, Poland, France and Spain as well as our resellers from Norway and the Faroe Islands (pictured below).

A busy and tiring few days, but having beat last year’s enquiry level we couldn’t be happier!

 

buyers from Germany, Italy, Poland, France and Spain as well as our resellers from Norway and the Faroe Islands

buyers from Germany, Italy, Poland, France and Spain as well as our resellers from Norway and the Faroe Islands

3 Meaco dehumidifiers at the IFA Berlin show

All 3 Meaco dehumidifiers at the IFA Berlin show

Meaco Stand at the IFA Berlin tech show

Our Meaco Stand at the IFA Berlin tech show

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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When Ventilation alone will NOT dry the air

When Ventilation alone will NOT dry the air

During the winter months, preventing damp and the build-up of moisture in a caravan or mobile home can be a headache. Chris Michael from Meaco, a leading UK supplier of dehumidifiers and air purifiers, gives advice on preventing this annual winter nightmare

As the temperature falls, condensation rises, creating moisture on windows each morning which will eventually cause mould and damp, and associated health problems. Just turning up the heating in the winter will not get rid of condensation. A damp property means damp air, and raising the heating thermostat will only heat up the wet air molecules, rather than raise the room temperature. A room will feel warmer if you are heating dry air. Opening the window to bring in fresh air will work fine if you are heating the room up because by increasing the air temperature you will decrease the relative humidity of that air.  For example if you pull air in from outside at 10°C and 80%rh and then heat it up to 20°C, the relative humidity of that air will fall to around 52%rh.

But what if you need to look after a space that is not heated and contains something that is sensitive to changes in moisture?  This is often the case when you look at garages, archive storage, motor homes, caravans, boats or even your garden shed.  Often these spaces will contain classic cars, bedding, papers, family photo albums, upholstery, veneer, wooden objects, fabrics and expensive electronics.  Lots of things that need protecting from excess moisture and could be damaged beyond repair if they absorb and hold the excess moisture in the air.

If you are not heating the space and air is allowed to come in at our 10°c and 80%rh then it will stay at 80%rh.  It could well be that the internal temperature is slightly higher than the outside the conditions thanks to insulation but unless it is (in this example) 5°C warmer, you will not dry the incoming air below 60%rh to get it into what would be seen as the upper end of a ‘safe’ relative humidity zone by conservation experts.

So although a lot of these spaces are ventilated when they are built this only helps to keep the air moving and to stop the air from becoming stale, it will not help to keep the space dry or to protect the artefacts from moisture damage.

This is where a dehumidifier comes in. It will reduce the level of humidity in the air, by sucking in air from the room at one end, removing the moisture, and then blowing it back out into the room again, adding warmth in the process. Sealing any ventilation gaps when using a dehumidifier in the winter will make it work more efficiently.

Meaco (U.K.) Limited, recently launched the Meaco DD8L Zambezi  dehumidifier, designed and developed to address the many problems caravan owners were encountering. The Zambezi works well at temperatures below 15 degrees, has a Which? Best Buy Award, and adds warmth back into a room. It has a Daily Run Timer to turn the dehumidifier on and off at particular times, so taking advantage of off-peak electricity hours. A World first, the Meaco Control 20+ ensures that if the dehumidifier is left in the wrong setting Zambezi will automatically adjust itself to achieve the humidity conditions desired.

Alternatively, the Meaco range of low energy dehumidifiers are the first to come with a free HEPA filter, and are unique in that they can also be used as an air purifier in the spring and summer once set on air purification mode, so helping in the fight against pollen and pollutants, whilst acting as a money saving “cross over product”.

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Meaco DD8L Zambezi RRP £249.99

Meaco 20L Low Energy Dehumidifier RRP £259.99

Meaco 12L Low Energy Dehumidifier RRP £179.99

 

About Meaco

Established in 1991, Meaco produces award-winning dehumidifiers, humidifiers and air purifiers distributed in over twenty countries throughout Europe and South Africa. The firm is the UK’s exclusive distributor of Mitsubishi Electric’s range of dehumidifiers, spares, and repairs. A winner of two Which? Best Buy awards, Meaco’s expertise is unrivalled, and its products cater for all needs, from home and industrial dehumidification to specialist areas such as boating, caravanning and swimming pools.

 

Meaco began by specialising in monitoring and control equipment for museums and art galleries. In 1992 the firm developed the world’s first radio based environmental monitoring system in conjunction with the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and quickly established itself as one of the most important suppliers of humidity monitoring and control equipment to museums across Europe. In 2005 Meaco divested the museum side of the business to concentrate on manufacturing its own dehumidifier range.

Based in Guildford, Surrey, and an owner-managed business, Meaco is a socially aware company, sponsoring local sports including the Team GB kayaker Rachel Cawthorn who recently competed at the Rio Olympics. The firm is also heavily involved in supporting local mini and youth rugby and is a sponsor of the London Welsh club. For each unit sale of the firm’s Zambezi dehumidifier model a financial contribution is made to the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation to assist its elephant conservation work in Africa.

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