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 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 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 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 is a new concept which has not been thought of until now, that of sealing the outlets and switches found all over your house. 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. Although initial cost may be high, the energy savings that this will generate will soon be able to cover your initial cost. There is even double benefit if foam is used as a sealant since it does not only seal but also function as 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. The stick ‘n’ seal peel and stick insulated gasket has also provided them which come in different sizes.