March 16th, 2021
Heat Wayv, a UK energy technology company, has announced what it says is "the world’s first microwave boiler" as a zero-emissions replacement for gas boilers.
The new boilers heat water using the highly reliable microwave technology already found in over 93% of UK homes. Their use could reduce CO2 emissions from UK homes by up to 24%, the company says, as well as offering a safer and more reliable heating system dramatically cutting maintenance requirements. The new boilers also eliminate carbon monoxide and the associated risk of death from carbon monoxide poisoning. With a similar overall size, cost, and throughput to current gas boilers, the Heat Wayv microwave boiler will be a plumbing-compatible replacement for existing gas boilers and are planned for availability before the cut-off begins.
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