The Brits called it “The beast from the east”, the Swedes called it “The snow cannon”, the Dutch called it “The Siberian bear attack” and the Finns called it “Wednesday and Thursday”, but one thing is for sure… it caused problems!
News broke that condensing boilers all over the UK have been freezing over in the bad weather. A source reported to ITV News, that this is because many appliances in the UK are not designed to withstand temperatures below -4°C.
As many condensing boilers feature externally fitted pipes, it does not matter how well insulated they are, the pipes can still freeze in -0°C temperatures. Therefore, many homes across the UK, were left at a time of extreme need, with no heating or hot water.
Reports that the Bunsen Air continued to outperform in sub-zero temperatures
Ironically, around the same time, one company were receiving reports that their customers across Yorkshire, following the installation of their renewable hot water heating alternative the Bunsen Air Solar Assisted Heat pump, were enjoying no end to warm water, as their systems were performing perfectly well in temperatures below freezing.
The company has since been contacted by one of these customers…
“If we’re honest, we just assumed that as efficient as the Bunsen has proven to be so far, there was no way it would be able to cope in the sub-zero temperatures we have been experiencing in our area… we were wrong! Our Bunsen continued to produce hot water for the whole week, where at points the temperature dropped to -6°C – we are completely blown away by this!”
Why the Bunsen Air is fully reliable
It’s no secret, that people have been known to avoid solar water systems for fear that they can be unreliable and too dependent on external conditions, to be a consistently dependable source of hot water – and therefore, a worthwhile investment.
Whilst this could be said of traditional solar thermal systems, which do rely on the sun to be effective and are only used as back up to hot water generation, the same cannot be said for the Bunsen Air Solar Assisted Heat pump.
Solar powered hot water systems such as the Bunsen Air, are exclusively designed to suit the UK climate, but what the Bunsen is proving, is that it is a system that can not only cope with the UK’s climate in general, but remain highly efficient during unusual and extreme bouts of bad weather, where other non-renewable systems such as the condensing boiler, simply cannot!
Alongside this, some customers have reported that since install, they have been able to turn off their power supply to hot water completely, as the Bunsen Air has been generating enough hot water to serve as their only means to hot water generation.
What can be learnt here, is that although the Bunsen Air is renewable… it is most certainly reliable!