Draft-Proofing Work Parties

Join the draft-proofing craze! Register for a FREE work party with EOS Eco-Energy today!

What is a draft-proofing work party?

Draft-proofing work parties allow a homeowner and his/her guests to learn how to seal air leaks and then work together to draft-proof the homeowner’s house during a FREE party. EOS will bring tools, materials, party food and a certified energy advisor who will teach everyone about draft-proofing. They will also bring a blower door unit to measure the decrease in air flow.

Who is eligible?

  • The program is open to all residents of the Tantramar Region with priority for low- income residents and/or those with non-electric heat.
  • You must own your own home or pay for your own heat and have permission from your landlord.

How long will the program last?

EOS Eco-Energy has funding from Eco Action (Environment and Climate Change Canada) to provide about 10 parties a year until winter 2020.

How do I register?

  • Send your completed form (get a copy below) to eos@nb.aibn.com.
  • Mail your form to the EOS Eco-Energy at 131D Main St. PO Box 6001 Sackville, NB E4L 1G6.
  • Or call the office at 536-4487 and we will fill in your form over the phone.

Draft-Proofing Work Party Registration Form:

Draft-Proofing Party Registration Form 2018-2020

What are participants saying about the parties?

  • Seeing the blower door was a huge asset and made a big difference in my undersdtanding of locations of drafts.
  • I liked learning how to use caulking, blocking large gaps and how to seal around windows neatly.
  • I liked learning to make the improvements myself.
  • I had no idea how much air leakage there was!
  • Seeing the blower door measure air flow before and after the party was really cool!
  • Getting a to do list for additional improvements was most useful.
  • Having help to get the work done was most important.
  • Working with others made for an excellent day!
  • Despite having our draft party later in the year (February) we did notice a significant decrease in drafts.  Our NB Power home energy report indicated an improvement in our efficiency rating compared to our most efficient neighbours (1670kWh) we rated 1502 kWh! Previous reports said we were less efficient than our neighbours. We have a very large, charming but old, century home so having the party and extra hands to help us with this work made it possible for us to make these improvements.
  • Thank you so much for the draft proofing party. I noticed a difference immediately…. The bathroom used to be unbearable in the cold but feels like a normal room now. We couldn’t get our living room higher than 14 degrees C before the work but now we are seeing 18-19, which is much more comfortable….It was nice to meet all of you. I personally feel a renewed energy thanks to your support and generosity.

How many tonnes of emissions are being saved annually because of the parties?

Since 2016 we are saving 45 tonnes of emissions annually! Great work!

How do I sponsor a party?

Join other socially responsible businesses like Royal LePage Atlantic and sponsor a party. $500 will help cover EOS staff time, a certified home energy advisor, all materials, tools and party food and allow a family in need to be more comfortable and save energy.

Who do I contact if I have questions?

Contact program coordinator Amanda Marlin at eos@nb.aibn.com or 536-4487.