The first project I tackled was to save money by insulating my electrical outlets and switches. Insulating your electrical outlets or switches may sound like a waste of time but I believe it is worth the effort.
An article I read on the Consumers Energy website claims that 2 percent of a homes heat can be lost through electrical outlets and switches. I don't know how much money that equates to but I am sure it is way more than the six bucks I paid for the kits.
Insulating your electrical outlets and switches is a very simple task. In fact, my daughter was actually able to complete all the steps in the process once she watched me insulate a few. If a five year old can add insulation to an electrical outlet, you can!
If you are interested in saving money like I am, I strongly urge you to insulate your electrical outlets and switches this year! Remember you only have to insulate the plugs or switches on outside walls though.
***Before insulating outlets and switches... make sure all safety precautions are taken when working around electrical equipment. The money saved doing this project is not worth electrocuting yourself! ***
|Make sure to use an approved kit that has fire-proof material. I bought mine at Meijer.|
|Punch out the holes in the insulation and take off the cover of the outlet.|
|Add back on cover and you are done. Simple!|
|You can even do double outlets like this. These are a bit more tricky but still really easy.|
|My daughter did both outlets in her room all by herself.|