Monday, February 11, 2013

Money Saving Tip #4

Insulate Your Outlets

Ever walk by a section of wall and feel a breeze? Odds are pretty good that you have cold air blowing up your electrical conduits. It can be really bad if you have outlets on an outside wall. Insulate behind your electrical and switch plates and you'll be amazed at the difference. It only takes a few minutes. You can pick up a pack of switch plate insulators for a few dollars at the hardware or even the dollar store.

They are easy to install, just remove the cover plate and place them in the hole behind it. It made a huge difference in my kitchen. To make it even more effective go outside and caulk around the the electrical box that is attached to the side of your house.

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