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. However, you might have to spend a lot with this inspection, and perhaps not every leakage will be discovered in the process. Do you even know how many electrical outlets and switches you have in the whole house? 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 similar to those double sided tapes that we commonly find in supply stores. This, however, comes along with the cover that is made of high strength plastic and a specialize hinged cap that one can open and close to cover 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 also choose to use your own customized outlet plates by selecting the stick n seal peel and stick insulated gasket over the pre-insulated outlet plates that already include a new plate in either white or ivory, and an insulated gasket.
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Until now, this new approach of sealing the outlets and switches found all over your house has not been thought of. And the good things is that these gaskets and sealers are very easy to install that even DIYers do not need any extensive instructions to be able to do it. They are inexpensive in the long term since the saving it generates could easily cover the 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.
Other than the electrical outlet found all over our homes, there are many other less numerous leakages other than just that, this includes waste lines and water lines. The stick ‘n’ seal peel and stick insulated gasket has also provided them which come in different sizes.