During the winter months, preventing damp and the build-up of moisture in a garage with valuable cars and bikes can be a headache. Even if a garage is regularly visited, some can suffer from damp, due to their location. Chris Michael from Meaco, a leading UK supplier of dehumidifiers and air purifiers, gives advice on how to protect your possessions.

One of the biggest worries for many vehicle owners is how to keep their garage dry in the winter months to avoid damage to upholstery from the damp, cold British winter. Nothing is worse than being welcomed to a musty smell, which is an indication of a damp or mould problem. Simply opening a window is not a solution, and this is where a dehumidifier comes in. It will reduce the level of humidity in the air, by sucking in air, removing the moisture, and then blowing it back out again.

The Meaco DD8L Zambezi  works well at temperatures below 15 degrees, has a Which? Best Buy Award, and adds warmth back into a space. 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.

With a garage locked up for long periods, another concern was that the water needed to be drained away continuously and auto-restart if there was a power cut, re-starting in the correct mode. Zambezi will drain straight into a sink via a hose, and if there is a power cut it will turn itself back on and start working again when the power is restored, and the humidistat ensures that it does not try to over dry and energy usage is conserved.

Meaco DD8L Zambezi RRP £259.99

Meaco 20L Low Energy Dehumidifier RRP £259.99

Meaco 12L Low Energy Dehumidifier RRP £179.99

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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