Reduce Home Energy Costs by Sealing Electrical Outlets
On the first cold night after we moved into our new home I quickly noticed cold air blowing out of our 1st floor electrical outlets.
My father suggested buying foam sealers for the electrical outlets and using the foam cut-out holes to create a seal around the front of the outlets.
I only needed two things:
-Electrical Outlet Foam Sealers - I picked them up a 6 pack at Lowes for $1.47
-Electrical Outlet Caps - I picked them up a 12 pack at Walmart for $0.88
I used the outlet foam sealers as instructed on the package. I then took the foam pre-cut punch outs and pushed each one onto an outlet cap.
When the outlet cap is inserted into an outlet the punch out should create a nice seal around the outlet holes preventing the cold air from entering the house through the outlet. Its a quick and inexpensive way to save a little energy.
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