Save Energy with Wall Plate Gaskets and Sealers
We have heard it said all the time that sealing every crack or crevice in our homes will enable us to save our on cooling and heating bill. What this would entail is hiring a contractor to inspect for any leakages on the insulator and check every seal on the doors and window trims, etc. This way seems to be time consuming, and takes a lot of effort and perhaps even very expensive, and it might not even be able to cover everything that needs to be sealed. Have you ever wondered how many electrical outlet and switches you have in your entire home? Counting at least twenty outlets and switches gives you enough cracks that is equivalent to leaving your doors opened for a time. If you are the type who is not wasteful, then this realization should give you reason to replace your entire socket and switch plates with insulated wall plate system if you want to get good savings on your utility bills.
The material used for sealer is much like the common double sided tapes that we find in supply stores. This sealer has a cover made of high strength plastic and a specialized hinged cap that can be opened and closed to cover of the wall plate. In order to childproof this sealer, the cover includes a hold down screw which you can use.
With 20% reduction of air penetration coming from outside your home and 100% at the socket when the cap is close, that is a large cutback of hot or cool draft seeping in, or an activated hot and cool air going out and squandered.
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You even have a choice of utilizing your own customized outlet plates by selecting the stick ‘n’seal peel and stick insulated gasket,over the pre-insulated outlet plates that already includes a new plate in either white or ivory and an insulated gasket.
Until now, this new approach of sealing the outlets and switches found all over your house has not been thought of. Installation of these wall plate gasket s and sealers is an easy thing to do and this is why you can do it yourself at home. Although initial cost may be high, the energy savings that this will generate will soon be able to cover your initial cost. And the use of foam as sealant have a double benefit too, for it not only seals it also functions as a thermal insulation.
Other than the electrical outlet found all over our homes, there are many other less numerous leakages other than just that, this includes waste lines and water lines. There are different sizes of stick n seal peel and stick insulted gaskets which you can use for these.