Boiler and renewable heating manufacturer Baxi showed off its manufacturing facilities to Andrew Stunell OBE MP, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, for Communities and Local Government.
The Minister had come to meet representatives of Zenex Technologies, Baxi and Remeha Commercial and to see how the GasSaver Passive Flue Gas Heat Recovery Device (PFGHRD) can increase the energy efficiency of boilers and help to reduce fuel bills.
Andrew Keating, managing director of the boiler division, welcomed Stunell and Chris Farrell, managing director of Zenex Technologies, and inventor of the GasSaver, introduced the technology.
He explained how PFGHRDs could provide a major step change towards reducing fuel poverty, by substantially reducing fuel bills. In addition they can save water consumption in the home by 6% and Carbon Dioxide emissions can be reduced by half a tonne annually.
Mark Northcott, MD of Baxi’s sister company, Remeha Commercial, also demonstrated how the GasSaver technology can be applied to larger boilers suitable for commercial use.
Andrew Stunell said: “My job is about setting achievable, sensible priorities. We have to align what we are doing on the regulatory front with what is being done on Green Deal.
“The beauty of GasSaver is that it is British and can be integrated with what Baxi is doing on other fronts.
“We need to have a cultural change to encourage people to think about how to save energy in existing properties. It is important that we continue to work on technologies that challenge the whole industry to think about how we get to the next step beyond our current domestic gas boilers.”