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Guide to 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. This would mean to many that they have to hire a contractor and inspect if there are any leakages on the insulator, review every seal on every door and window trims and the whole shebang. Well, that sounds very expensive and a whole lot of work, but probably still miss an area which is not likely thought-out. Have you thought about the number of electrical outlets and switches in your entire house? If you in a flash can think of more than twenty to start with, I tell you -that is more than enough cracks on your walls equivalent to not closing your door properly. And if you are the kind of person who is very contentious about waste, this is enough reason to replace your entire socket and switch plates with insulated wall plate systems for your maximum saving. The sealer material is similar to those double sided tapes that we commonly 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. You can also childproof this cover since it includes a hold down screw if you want to use it that way. 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 can even customize your own outlet plates by using the stick n seal peel and stick insulated gasket over the pre-insulated outlet plates that also includes a new plate in either white or ivory and an insulated gasket.
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This new approach of sealing those conspirators found all over your house, if not in every room without an exception, is un-thought of until now. And the brilliant idea of making it so easy to install that any DIY’s will not need extensive instruction to follow. 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. There are other leakages that you can find in your homes aside from the electrical outlets and switches, like waste lines and water lines. For this you can also use stick n seal peel and stick insulated gaskets which come in different sizes.