Energy Saving Tip: Insulate Your Outlets

April 7, 2011 | By | Comments (0)

It’s amazing how all those little energy leaks add up. For example, if you have an older home and there are gaps around your electrical outlets, your heating or air conditioning is likely escaping making your utility bills just a little bit more expensive each month. The good news, is that those leaks are easy to fix.

 

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All it takes to plug those energy leaks are these foam insulation gaskets:

 

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To install them, simply remove the outlet cover and slip the foam over the plugs, then reattach the plate. (If you’ve been planning to upgrade your outlet covers, add insulating them to the project.) The foam gaskets are incredibly cheap, you can order a pack of 10 for just $5, or check your local hardware store and avoid paying shipping.

Have you taken this step to save energy in your home? 

 

Related:

The Best Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

6 Simple Energy-Saving Tips

8 Eco-Friendly Laundry Tips

 

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