Try this Tip To Reduce Drafts in Your Home
When tracking down air drafts in the home we often focus on the most obvious sources of air leaks, mainly windows and doors. However, there’s another place air could be creeping in – through electrical outlets and switches.
When outlets and switches are installed there is often a gap around the box and the drywall that is not air tight. Because interior walls are usually not insulated, air can flow through them easily. Even insulated exterior walls can have open spaces that allow airflow.
A simple and inexpensive way to stop drafts from outlets and switches is to remove the cover and install pre-cut foam insulation pads. The pads fit snugly between the outlet box and the cover plate to seal the air gap. The insulation pads are available at most hardware and home stores and come in different sizes to fit most outlets and switches.
Neighbors Are Saying About ABC
“Keith and his crew were top notch. Calm/cool, trustworthy, efficient, respectful, reliable, thorough, communicative and reassuring. And at the end of the day, quality work! For the bigger projects, I feel confident knowing we have a go-to service to call.”–
“ABC Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electric are fantastic. I recently used them to replace my sump pump, which had exploded! They were very friendly on the phone and Rick H., our technician was fantastic. He explained things thoroughly, we was efficient and very nice. Will definitely be using him and…”–
“On only a day's notice, Adam came very prepared. He knew immediately what was the issue in each case. He replaced one toilet and repaired another. The bathrooms were left in great order and very clean. I am looking forward to having more work done by Adam and ABC.”–
“ABC was reliable and professional. Mike G was our technician and was a pleasure to work with. Down to earth, no pressure and gave you a straight answer to what you needed. Felt like I got an honest appraisal and was given a great quote. Will be calling them back…”–
“You never know for sure what you'll get when you need a contractor in a pinch. I chose ABC Plumbing out of my 2017 Best Picks Report for contractors because ABC was their top choice. After working them, I will use them again and tell everyone who needs this kind…”–
“EXCELLENT and FAST service provided by ABC plumbing and superb work at our home provided by Tom Glaza. He fielded, diagnosed and fixed all electrical issues. Tom is knowledgeable, friendly, efficient and explains everything in detail to customer so you know what he is fixing and gives accurate up front…”–