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

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10 Minutes

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.
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.
2. Choose the insulation cover for the outlet you’re covering. Pop out the corresponding rectangle.
3. Pop on the insulator, to cover the outlet.
4. Re-attach the switch plate.
You're done!
For double outlets or switches, fit the insulator over the switch…
… 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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  • 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?

    • Susie Q
      on Oct 1, 2020

      Tried that! But recycled soft foam is too thick & prevents the faceplates from fitting back on, flush.

  • Tonya Higuera
    on Feb 20, 2019

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

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