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

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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!

Get your socket sealers here & start saving!
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  • Sharyn Curry-Ludlow Sharyn Curry-Ludlow on Feb 03, 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.

  • Jacquelyne May Jacquelyne May on Feb 07, 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?

  • Tonya Higuera Tonya Higuera on Feb 20, 2019

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

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  • Joan Joan on Sep 30, 2022

    I also use those little plastic child-proof covers that are meant to keep kids from sticking things into the outlet on any outlet that doesn't have something plugged into it - especially those outlets on the outside walls. Cold air does come in through the outlet holes.

  • Linda Moore Linda Moore on Oct 01, 2022

    Great idea