4 Useful Outlet Covers

Orange County AC and Heating

Electrical outlets are pretty standard, right?  A couple places to plug things in and you’re set.  Well, the world of electrical outlets has been changing recently, and for the better.  There are a lot of different outlets and outlet covers you can now purchase to make your life easier.  Here are four that you should know about.

USB Outlet Cover

Orange County AC and HeatingIf you are like most people, you have a particular electrical outlet in your home that is permanently occupied by your phone charger.  Why take up that electrical outlet, when you could plug the usb cord directly into the outlet, skipping the electrical outlet altogether.  Since you probably only have a couple outlets that you plug your phone into, it’s an easy and inexpensive change that can free up an extra electrical outlet.  This can be especially helpful if you have more than two phones that need to be charged at a single time.

Nightlight Outlet Coverorange county ac and heating

These outlet covers take the place of a standard nightlight.  They shoot light down at the ground, making it easy for you to see where you are going, without illuminating the entire hallway, bathroom or stairway.  Additionally, they don’t use up one of the outlets for a traditional nightlight and they don’t look any different from a normal outlet cover.  It’s a slick way to get light where you need it.

Safety Outlet Cover

orange county ac and heatingIf you have small children in your home, you know the importance of keeping outlets covered and protected.  While there are many ways to cover up electrical outlets, we like this cover because the protection is automatic.  There are no plugs to keep track of or make sure they don’t fall out or get pulled out.  It’s a simple slide to one side and you can plug your appliance in.  If there is nothing plugged in, it automatically slides back to ‘safe’ position.

Outdoor Outlet Cover

orange county ac and heatingIt’s important to keep electrical outlets covered outside, but standard outdoor outlet covers don’t always protect as well as they should.  For example, if it starts raining while something is plugged in, the outlet is pretty exposed.  That’s why these types of outdoor outlet covers are ideal.  They allow you to still maintain protection from the elements, even while something is plugged into the outlet.  This is especially important if you have something plugged in on a regular or semi-regular basis.

We hope this opened your eyes to some of the new possibilities in electrical outlet covers.  Whether it’s for safety or convenience, these can be extremely helpful to make your home more comfortable.

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