Heat Wayv has announced the world’s first microwave boiler, which founders billed as a zero-emissions replacement for gas boilers.
The new boilers heat water using microwave technology already found in over 93% of UK homes. Their use could reduce CO2 emissions from UK homes by up to 24% while offering a safer and more reliable heating system, a statement said.
Phil Stevens, co-founder of Heat Wayv, said: “The end of the gas boiler is inevitable and scheduled but the proposed replacement technologies do not work for consumers as they are either too expensive to install or too expensive to run. We looked for a clean technology, where the boiler would cost the consumer the same to buy, same to install and same to run as a gas boiler.”
Initial target markets for microwave boilers will be new build homes and housing associations, a statement added.