Soaring fuel costs exacerbate weatherization contractor backlog

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With soaring fuel costs, more people are looking to button up their homes to save money and conserve energy. But good luck trying to find a professional contractor. Some are scheduling upwards of a year and a half out to get the work done. The winter is cold up on the Canadian border in Alburgh, especially when you live in a 200-year-old farmhouse. Leo Henry was born there and has lived and worked on the dairy farm his whole life.

Now, thanks to Champlain Valley Weatherization, an arm of the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity, he’s getting his house weatherized at no cost.