Is your gym making you sick?

Solenco Reporter
 October 14, 2016
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It’s nearly summer time and people are putting in double time to shed the winter flab and get their bods beach and bikini ready. As a result, people are joining gyms to improve their build and their overall health. It is for this reason that it is important that gym owners and managers not only invest in good equipment, but also in assuring that the members will have good overall experience.

A way to improve this is to maintain humidity within the proper range. Doing this in a gymnasium is important because humidity affects the members’ ability to safely cool themselves. High humidity affects the efficiency of the body to produce sweat, because as air moisture increases, the harder it is for sweat to evaporate from the skin. As a result, the body struggles at cooling itself down. In addition, high humidity makes the gym feel stuffy, making it uncomfortable for the gym-goers.

To combat this, the staff usually set out fans to aid in cooling off of the members with the circulating air. It may be advantageous for smaller gyms in maintaining this, but larger facilities may find it difficult to meet their clients’ comfort levels.

Other problems will arise if humidity will not be regulated. Mould and fungi grow in environments rich in moisture. Their presence can lead to breathing problems, headaches and infections. Moulds can also make the room smell funky. If they get in touch with the furniture and equipment, it can cause them to quickly rust and damage.

A highly humid environment can also attract unwanted guests, including cockroaches, centipedes and spiders.

These problems can all be solved (or when they haven’t presented themselves yet, be completely avoided) with a proper dehumidifier. There are various kind of units designed for home use, commercial use or industrial use.

One dehumidifier that has been attracting a lot of attention is the Meaco 20L Low Energy Dehumidifier from the Platinum Range.  There is a simple reason why it is attracting attention – its extremely low running costs. With the Meaco 20L Low Energy Dehumidifier it does what it says on the tin and costs less to run.  A lot less to run in fact.

The Platinum Range has been designed to achieve this particular aim – keep electricity usage down and the twenty litre version achieves this in spectacular style. At 255 watts it uses a fraction of the electricity of many of it’s better known rivals whilst achieving impressive extraction results.  What more this data has been independently verified by a leading national test house. Interestingly this range is the only dehumidifier to offer an optional extra in a HEPA filter which means it cleans the air while drying it.

An alternative, but definitely not a lesser option, is the Meaco 20L Medium Dehumidifier. The Meaco 20L offers the very latest in dehumidifier design, ensuring that the dehumidification is done using as little energy as possible. This makes the Meaco 20L one of the most cost effective solutions for keeping an environment dry. Not only does the 20L collect water far more cheaply than most other dehumidifiers, it is also much quieter. Considering that every 6 decibels represents a doubling of noise level, the Meaco 20L at just 46dBA is rated at a similar noise level to dehumidifiers that collect half as much water, making the Meaco 20L very easy to live with.

 As well as having superior engineering, the Meaco 20L also looks great with a low level ‘skirt’ to hide it’s castors and a strong retractable handle to make movement around easy. The 20L is more than just a dehumidifier - it has an anti-bacterial filter helping to clean the air and kill any bacteria that come into contact with the silver-nano coating. The special Meaco control panel allows the user to select an exact relative humidity to ensure precise control of the drying. All in all, the Meaco 20L is an excellent solution to maintaining an energy efficient, dry and healthy environment.

 The Meaco exclusive control logic is available on both the Meaco 20L Low-Energy and 20L Medium models.  When the target relative humidity has been reached the drying circuit is turned off and the fan runs for 5 minutes to ensure that the relative humidity is stable.  If it is the dehumidifier will then go to sleep for 30 minutes and then wake for 5 minutes and test the relative humidity once more with its fan.  This process is repeated every 30 minutes until there is a need for dehumidification once more.  This provides the perfect solution between accurate dehumidification of your environment and the lowest possible energy consumption and noise levels

But whatever dehumidifier it is to be used, it is always important to check and clean the filter regularly to keep it away from areas with too much dust or dirt, which can clog the machine.

For more information, chat to us live on our website, phone us at 0861 388 878 or drop us an email at info@solencosa.co.za


Download the Meaco 20L Low-Energy brochure

Download the Meaco 20L brochure


Something funny to end off with....when the new weights machine didn't come with instructions...

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