Meaco Cool Series Air Conditioner

Mobile air conditioning unit
MeacoCool MC Series Air Conditioners
A budget range of portable air conditioning units offering a versatile and cost-effective solution to the odd British heat wave…

It happens every year, after months of cold, grey and damp weather Summer arrives and all is forgotten. All that occupies our minds now is the unbearable heat indoors and what can be done to alleviate it.

Air Conditioning is the obvious answer but the expense can’t be justified for the sake of a couple of week’s comfort, can it? Soon enough the British climate will return to normal and we’ll congratulate ourselves on the money saved – until next time. Then we’ll kick ourselves again that we didn’t just bite the bullet last year!

It doesn’t have to be this way though, mobile air conditioning units are not as expensive as you think they are and they are one of those items that, once purchased, you’ll wonder how you ever manged without.

The MeacCool range has units starting at £299.99 which isn’t a lot when you consider how much more comfortable will be during the few weeks of Summer…

Air conditioning unit with front vents and control panel
MeacoCool MC Series 7000
A entry-level unit with front-facing vents and control pane. Ideal for a small bedroom, home office or conservatory and, at just £299.99, buying two isn’t such an outlandish idea!
Portable airconditioning unit
MeacoCool MC Series 12000
The 1200 Series has been rated as a best buy at Which? They said ‘The Meaco Cool MC Series 12000 is one of the best portable air conditioners we’ve tested. It will cool your room quickly and it’s easy to set up and use.’
Air conditioning window kit
Window/door kits help maximise the effectiveness of your machine and come included if you buy direct from Meaco but not always via third-party retailers, so this is something worth checking…

Compare Meaco Air Conditioner Models

Size (cm)Weight (Kg)Fan SpeedsNoise Level (db)Power Consumption (watts)Price
MeacoCool MC Series 7000W35 × D35 × H7020.5251 – 53780£299.99
MeacoCool MC Series 8000W35 × D35 × H7023.5252 – 541003£329.99
MeacoCool MC Series 9000W35 × D35 × H7023.5252 – 541003£349.99
MeacoCool MC Series 1000W35 × D35 × H7024253 – 551114£369.99
MeacoCool MC Series 1200W35 × D47 × H7629.5351 – 531337£439.99
MeacoCool MC Series 1400W35 × D47 × H7631351.5 – 53.51560£479.99
MeacoCool MC Series 1600W35 × D47 × H7632353 – 551712£529.99

The Meaco range of Air Portable Conditioners includes a solution for most home and small office users. With prices ranging from under £300 to £530 you may be forgiven for thinking this is an inferior brand to some premium priced options but this would be a mistake.

Meaco Air Conditioning Units are highly rated with mostly exceptional reviews and the mid-level 1200 unit has been noted, by consumer organisation Which?, a Best Buy.

The only negative you’ll find with this brand is that it is so popular that the model you’re after will often be sold out.

MeacoCool Options

Choose from 7 different models with cooling capacity performance from 7000 to 16000 BTUs (British Thermal Units). The largest 1600 model can also be used as a heater.

You generally get what you pay for with the larger more expensive machines performing best although they also tend to be heavier and noisier. Running costs also vary from to around 27 pence to 58 pence per hour.

The most expensive option is, therefore, may not always be the best choice with smaller machines being more suitable for small bedrooms and nurseries where cost and operating noise may be the primary factors in the buying decision.

For large, busy spaces such as small offices and living spaces it may be worth accepting a little more noise in exchange for higher cooling performance. And, with the Meaco range, you get a lot of compromises between these two extremes.

Operating your Meaco Air Conditioner

Each model comes with a remote control unit so you can adjust the output, fan speed and set the timer from the comfort of your armchair. A digital panel on the machine is easy to understand and shows all the main functions at a glance.

All units also come with a free 2 year warranty.

Meaco air conditioners are available to buy online at…

John Lewis
See Also
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