Baxi, a manufacturer of gas boilers, recently launched the Hard to Treat Heat campaign to challenge the way we heat our homes and businesses in the UK.

Hard to Treat Heat is centred on finding ways for the millions of non-condensing boilers in British homes to be replaced over the coming years. The campaign works with government and industry to access the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund.

In a recent national survey carried out by Baxi, 76% of respondents admitted that they regularly worry about the cost of heating, with 6% saying it actually keeps them up at night. Results highlight concerns over heating take lead priority over every other key financial outlay such as the food shop (64%), the cost of fuel for the car (50%) and mortgage payments (17%).

Andrew Keating from Baxi said: “The results of the survey add further amplification to our cause. We already know that there are around 10 million inefficient boilers here in the UK and that’s why it is so important that we continue to develop even better products to encourage replacement, but also ensure the correct support mechanisms are in place, to help make it a reality."

On 29 May, 2014, Baxi welcomed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department of Energy & Climate Change, Baroness Verma, to its manufacturing facility in Preston to learn more about the campaign.

Commenting on the visit, Baroness Verma said: "Households across the country can save money on bills and stay warmer for less by making energy saving improvements to their homes.