GoEco Explains: Eco-Friendly Home Improvements

GoEco Explains The What, Why and How of Using Greywater Around Your Home

Ever heard of greywater? You produce litres of it everyday believe it or not. Greywater falls between clean drinking water and contaminated water, the latter being water used to flush the toilet known as blackwater. In other words, the water we use to shower, bathe and wash the dishes is all known as greywater; it …

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The world is moving toward electric as we wean ourselves off fossil fuels. But with electricity traditionally coming from unsustainable sources such as gas and coal-fired power stations, how can you make the electricity in your home more sustainable? How about a green tariff provider? What Does Being on a Green Tariff Mean? First up …

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Whether you love them or hate them, the sight of solar panels gracing the sides of our homes is becoming rightly more common. Smart solutions like solar panel tiles are even in play now, meaning that if the traditional panels are not your thing, there are more ‘roof-like’ options. And honestly, the aesthetic design of …

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GoEco Explains What is a Heat Pump?

Heat pumps offer a more environmentally friendly method of heating your home. Although they have been around for a while, installation of heat pumps is gaining momentum as the government turns to them to reduce fossil fuel reliance in the UK. It makes sense, too, as heat pumps can be retrofitted with ease, particularly air …

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GoEco Explains Smart Heating Systems and Why You Need One

Smart heating is style and substance; sensors that learn your behaviour and app-controlled heating may sound pretty swanky, but these systems also offer big energy and bill savings too. With housing in the UK being notoriously energy inefficient, it is well worth considering a smart heating system if you are looking for a way to …

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GoEco Explains What a Smart Meter is and Why You Should Have One

A smart meter is a piece of tech which is designed to help you with your energy use. Just like your traditional meter, smart meters measure your gas and electricity usage, but they also transmit information straight to your energy company, meaning you no longer have to provide readings and that your bills are no …

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Insulating and draft proofing your home

Correct insulation and draft proofing of your home is one of the most cost-effective measures households can take to reduce household fuel consumption. It is also an important factor in allowing eco-friendly household heating and hot water solutions to efficiently replace traditional non-eco-friendly ones. The only grant available is the ECO grant (indirectly via your …

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electric heating for homes

In UK households heating/hotwater systems are most commonly based on gas, or oil/LPG in off grid locations. The reason is quite simply that for many years gas/oil/LPG has been considerably cheaper than electricity (commonly 4 times cheaper). The truth, however, is that for unit of power versus unit of heat produced, electrical systems are more …

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Is underfloor heating worth it

Are you looking for a more environmentally friendly way to heat your home? Electric heating or underfloor heating are both greener options than traditional radiators. Underfloor heating can be a very efficient and effective way to heat your home. It is important to note, however, that it is not a “cheap” alternative (especially if retrofitted) …

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composting uses benefits and how to do it

Composting recycles food and other organic waste into a natural fertiliser, rich in nutrients, which can be used to enrich soil and plants. Anything that grows will naturally decompose. Composting speeds up this process by providing an ideal environment for bacteria, fungi and other decomposing organisms (e.g. worms) to help break down the organic matter. …

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