Fall Into Your Home Spruce Up

"This simple step will lend better durability and longevity to your furniture," says Mark Stypcyznski, research and development technical manager from Liquid Nails. "Stress will not be concentrated directly on the fasteners but will be spread throughout the entire bond line for a more solid structure."

Weatherizing Your Home
Now that your home looks warm and cozy, keep Jack Frost from nipping at your wallet by weatherizing your home. According to the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, each year the United States looses nearly $13 billion worth of energy in the form of heated or cooled air escapes through holes and cracks.

Novice and experienced do-it-yourselfers alike can benefit from a short list of adjustments in the home. Form an air seal and reduce drafts by adhering foam insulation board, such as Styrofoam, to wall sheathing in attic areas or roof sheathing. Next install garage door floor seals to lessen cold air intrusion. Adhering with a professional-grade construction adhesive eliminates the need to drive fasteners into the concrete flooring. For more information and instructions, visit www.liquidnails.com.

More importantly, do not forget the staples of fall weatherizing. Change furnace or heater filters once a month. Dust and dirt can clog vital parts making your furnace work harder. Heating systems should be inspected regularly before the start of the season. An annual tune-up can reduce your heating costs up to 5 percent. Keep curtains and blinds closed at night to keep cold air out, but open them during the day to let the sun warm the room.

With your fall spruce up complete, everyone will enjoy the warm, comfy environment that you have created. Sit back and enjoy a slice of pumpkin pie knowing your family and pocketbook are protected from impending cold weather.

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