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This is one that surprised me. I was changing the faceplate to a light switch in the winter. When I took the faceplate off I couldn’t believe the breeze I was feeling there. When I looked closely, you could see that there was no insulation around that area.

I then went to a home improvement store to see what I can do about it. I found these foam outlet seals that will insulate around a light switch or your outlet plugs. These are very easy to install and should take you less then five minutes to do each on.

Here are step-by-step instructions on how to install insulating wall outlet gaskets.

  • Turn off the power to the outlet or switch you are working on.
  • Remove the face plate
  • Select the proper foam gasket for that outlet or switch
  • Pop out the foam where the plug or light switch will be.
  • Properly seal the gasket
  • Reattach the faceplate.
  • Turn power back on.

You should note the difference now.

These are very inexpensive to buy and will only take a few minutes to do each one.
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