How can I insulate reftro fitted "old work" outlet boxes and Keystone Plate/Bracket.
My 2nd floor is "cape cod" styled, meaning it is part of the attic with dormers. I just installed several Keystone plates (for 2 Cat6 & 1 coax) per plate -- I think I should have used an electrical box but didn't want to risk abrasion/pinching of Cat6 wires coming into the box. I now have a general problem of trying to insulate the plate - basically, the attic is open to the outdoors, and I have North Va weather (28 low, 95 high).
I also plan to add a few "old work" electrical boxes. Any ideas to insulate these wall penetrations ?
My gas company sent a "usage" letter saying I use 3x the amount of gas of my neighbors (1964 house, leaking storm window frames) during Nov-Jan, and the average house temp is 69-70 during when the hot-water system is on, controlled by set-back thermostat.