Posts Tagged ‘energy savings’

10/21/09
Amy

(Money Saving Tips) Insulated Outlets


switchOutlets and light switches on outer walls can be a hidden source of heat loss. When an outlet is installed, a hole is cut in the drywall, creating an opening for cold air. To make matters worse, there is usually little to no wall insulation behind the outlet.

For pennies a piece, you can purchase thin insulation pads that are made specifically for outlets and light switches. They are available at any home improvement store. To install them, you simply remove the outlet plate and the insulating pads will easily slide in around the socket or switch.

It is a simple and cheap improvement that you can make this winter to help keep the warm air in and the cold air out.