DEXTER - This fall, the Dexter Energy Committee is offering local residents a unique opportunity to take part in a home weatherization project.
PROJECT DRAFTBUSTERS helps residents find and correct the heat loss caused by drafty windows and doors in their homes.
The project involves temporarily installing a blower door to the home’s front door to find where the home is losing heat. After these areas have been identified, the homeowner (if able) can caulk around windows and install weather stripping around doors to minimize heat loss in the home.
If the homeowner is unable to do this work, a team of volunteers can be requested to help with the work. The idea is to seal the air leaks while the blower door is in place to instantly see the success of sealing the air leak.
The Dexter Energy Committee recently received a grant to help pay for this project. There is no fee to homeowners for the $100 test, but donations are highly encouraged as the money will allow for more homeowners to participate in the project. Private donations are also welcomed to offset costs.
Donations can be mailed to: Dexter Energy Committee, Weatherization Fund, 13 Main St., Dexter, ME 04930. Volunteers are needed to seal air leaks, if interested, call Ruth Fogg at 924-0180.
Participation in this program is limited and interested homeowners should call to make an appointment as soon as possible. The deadline for accepting appointments is Sept.26. For more information or to set up an appointment, contact Dexter Energy Committee member, Tammy Lockhart: 1-207-270-1324 or email email@example.com
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