Air Sealing Outlet and Wall Switch Boxes and more

Author: Pacific Northwest Inspections Group, LLC   Date: 25-Nov-2013.   Category: Energy Effiency   Add to Favorites 

Insulation is great for retaining your home's heat during the winter, but unless your home is properly sealed it won't perform to its best. We've have always said this is a inexpensive fix installing outlet and switch sealers, but because it's such a simple fix, it deserves another mention.

To get the most out of batts and blown insulation, every house needs an air barrier adjacent to or contiguous with the insulation layer. Rigid foam and spray polyurethane foam applications can create an effective air barrier if installed correctly (taped seams in the case of rigid foam used for wall sheathing), but some insulation, such as fiberglass batts, are very permeable to air leakage and act as great filters. Sealing air leaks with caulk and expanding foam and weather stripping are great options, but switch and outlet gaskets are a low cost and easy way to increase the air-tightness of your home. Just remember you are dealing with electric and it is always a good idea to turn the power off to areas your are working.

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