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Do This to Your Outlet to Save so Much Money This Month

2 Materials
$10
10 Minutes
Easy

Now that you’ve insulated your windows, we’ve got one more awesome insulation tip for you to keep you warm for the rest of what feels like a never-ending winter!

Becky at Flipping the Flip shared this tutorial on how to insulate your outlet covers. It’s surprising how insulating these covers can make a huge impact on your heating bills!

Get your socket sealers here and follow this simple tutorial.
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Outlet Insulation
**Before you begin any work with outlets, make sure you shut the power to the outlets and switches you’ll be insulating.

1. Unscrew and remove your switch plates/outlet covers.
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2. Choose the insulation cover for the outlet you’re covering. Pop out the corresponding rectangle.
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3. Pop on the insulator, to cover the outlet.
4. Re-attach the switch plate.
You're done!
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For double outlets or switches, fit the insulator over the switch…
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… and cut to size so both insulators can fit side by side. Re-attach the switch plate.

That’s it! Your newly insulated outlets and switches with not only cut out drafts, but will save you money. Happy insulating!


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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!

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Have a question about this project?

3 of 6 questions
  • Sharyn Curry-Ludlow
    on Feb 4, 2018

    I want to eliminate a side by side switch and just place a blank cover on one side - One
    of the plates needs to be cut
    to size to fit. My question is:
    what would you suggest I use
    to cut the plate? To narrow it.
    • Ellis
      on Feb 8, 2019

      I've used the customer covers from Home Depot. Handy!


  • Jacquelyne May
    on Feb 7, 2019

    Why not just recycle some foam/styrofoam and cut it to the right shape then fit it in?

    Is this more of an ad for a product?

    • Ellis
      on Feb 8, 2019

      Many styrofoam and foam products are highly flammable. Not something you want to put near electric wires!


      The packs of insulators are very cheap, ready to use perfect size, and they do make a real difference.

  • Tonya Higuera
    on Feb 20, 2019

    Will this also help keep the A/C inside during the summer months?

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  • Peggy Burnette
    on Feb 8, 2019

    I did this about 2 weeks ago and it really made our home warmer. Thanks for sharing.

  • Peggy Burnette
    on Feb 10, 2019

    I did all the outside wall outlets, you can feel around the outlet on an inside wall and see if you feel any cool air.

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