Guide to Wall Plate Gaskets and Sealers
We have heard it said all the time that sealing every crack or crevice in our homes will enable us to save our on cooling and heating bill. What this would entail is hiring a contractor to inspect for any leakages on the insulator and check every seal on the doors and window trims, etc. 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? Counting at least twenty outlets and switches gives you enough cracks that is equivalent to leaving your doors opened for a time. If you are the type who is not wasteful, then this realization should give you reason to replace your entire socket and switch plates with insulated wall plate system if you want to get good savings on your utility bills.
The sealer material is similar to those double sided tapes that we commonly find in supply stores. This sealer has a cover made of high strength plastic and a specialized hinged cap that can be opened and closed to cover of 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 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.
Getting To The Point – Insulators
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.
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. Installation of these wall plate gasket s and sealers is an easy thing to do and this is why you can do it yourself at home. IN the long run you will find these inexpensive because it can generate a lot of savings which can easily cover you 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.
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.