A non-profit group in Sackville is hosting draft-proofing work parties in low-income homes to help combat climate change and hefty heating costs.
For each party, a homeowner invites friends over who supply the labour, EOS Eco-Energy brings the supplies and snacks, and Gilles Briand of EnerCheck Solutions brings his expertise and special draft-detecting equipment.
Denyse Milliken had a party Friday at her 166-year-old home in Dorchester. She said half her monthly income goes out the window in heating expenses during the coldest months of winter.
“I go through a cord of wood from November to April, which costs $250 a cord,” Milliken said. “And I spend between $400 and $500 every month on oil, and my furnace is usually kept between 12 C and 15 C, so that’s not warm.