1:5:10:365 EcoTip Blog

February 10, 2008

:041 Sealing Out Infiltration

Suggested Review – :039, :040

Today’s 1:5:10:365 Tip for becoming a better steward for our home and planet deals with sealing outlets to prevent air infiltration and save energy.

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source: www.cityofames.org/.../SelfAudit/Default.htm

1:5:10:041 Tip: Inexpensive gaskets are available that can be used to seal wall outlets to help prevent air infiltration.  You can purchase these at any hardware store. Make sure to check with the Wizard Stick after installation to be sure the gasket has properly sealed the outlet cover.

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Additional Information

The EPA EnergyStar program has an excellent guide to sealing infiltration leaks at:

http://www.energystar.gov/ia/home_improvement/home_sealing/DIY_COLOR_100_dpi.pdf

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