Spend pennies, save dollars

February 9, 2011

Install foam gaskets under your outlet and light switch plates

While painting a room last week, I removed a wall outlet cover plate – and was shocked (not literally…) by the amount of cold air leaking in around the wires and the box.

Fortunately, there’s an effective and really inexpensive way to stop those drafts: just install foam gaskets like these under outlet and light switch plates on exterior walls.  They cost pennies apiece and take mere minutes to install, but they can put an end to most drafts.  For added benefit, you can also install child safety plugs in unused outlets to prevent air from leaking through the socket holes.

Installing them is so simple anyone can do it; here’s a one-minute video to prove it!

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