A UK startup has seamlessly blended diverse energy sources, energy efficiency, and a user-friendly app in a solution that ushers in a new era of efficient, sustainable home heating.
As nations worldwide intensify their efforts to reduce carbon emissions, the UK and EU have banned gas boilers in new builds by 2025 and entirely by 2036. However, over 54 per cent of English homes lack the infrastructure for existing gas alternatives.
Although heat pumps are gaining traction, their high installation costs, space needs, maintenance, and limited cold weather performance highlight a need for more innovative solutions.
This is where the BOLT electric boiler sets a new benchmark. The patented technology combines a dual-fed energy source, grid and solar, with battery storage, empowering the boiler to match the performance of a 28kW-30kW gas boiler using just 12kW of electricity (50A draw). Plus, lower kWs are also available in 6kW and 8kW.
The innovative heat exchanger design reduces water volume and increases surface area, enabling rapid water heating with almost zero heat loss for showers, boasting the lowest thermal inertia of any boiler.
This eliminates the need for a traditional tank to achieve continuous high-flow rate showers with as little as 12 kW, outperforming conventional gas, water cylinders, and heat pumps.
The solution features reducedgrid dependency with the ability to connect solar panels directly to the boiler, resulting in higher solar efficiency and an enhanced sustainability footprint.
Finally, there is the BOLT AI-powered app. Optimise battery charging during low-tariff periods, solar integration, and tracking and booking engineers in the UK. This wealth of data further refines the integrated AI model that prioritises comfort, eco-consciousness, and economic efficiency.