GoEco Explains: Eco-Friendly Home Improvements

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

GoEco Explains: The Importance of Recycling Greywater and How to Do It

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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GoEco Explains Smart Heating Systems and Why You Need One

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 Recycling and the Meaning of Its Many Logos

GoEco Explains: Recycling and the Meaning of its Many Logos

Recycling has been around for a decade and by now dividing our rubbish into plastic, metal, glass and cardboard is part of the daily routine. The more diligent among us may even be taking clothes, lightbulbs and batteries to dedicated recycling points, but why do we do it? There are two big wins from recycling …

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GoEco Explains: What is a Green Energy Tariff?

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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GoEco Explains: The Solar Panel Options for Your Home

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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Insulating and draft proofing your home

Insulation and Draft Proofing for 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

Electric Heating Systems 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

Underfloor Heating: Is It 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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