Guide to Wall Plate Gaskets and Sealers
One way we are told to save on our heating and cooling bills is to seal every crack or crevice in the walls in our homes. This would mean that there should be a thorough inspection of our homes using the services of a contractor so that every insulation leakage or any leak of door seals and window trims will be discovered. 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? If you can think of at least twenty of these, then that is more than enough cracks on your walls which is just like 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 very much like the double sided tapes that you can purchase in supply stores. The cover of this sealer is made of high strength and plastic with a specialized hinge cap that can open and close to cover the wall plate. It includes a hold down screw for childproofing if you want to utilize it that way.
With this sealer in place, air coming in from the outside is reduced twenty percent and at the sockets it is a hundred percent reduced when the cap is closed, which is indeed a large cutback on the hot and cold draft seeping in or the hot and cool air going out.
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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.
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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. They are inexpensive in the long term since the saving it generates could easily cover the initial cost. And if foam is used as a sealant then you get double benefit since it not only seals it but also functions as a thermal insulation.
Waste lines and water lines are actually also a place for leakages to occur aside from the electrical outlets and switches. For this you can also use stick n seal peel and stick insulated gaskets which come in different sizes.