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Mind your fence

By Subraya Mallya

Your fence has become old and crumbling in places. The next gust might leave your house naked from the streets. If it is not the next gust, it might be the rot at the bottom of those fence posts. Note: I am talking specifically about wood fence. I was confronted with this issue as my […]

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It is cold and your water heater decides to die, now what?

By Subraya Mallya

A month ago we got hit with a double whammy (if you count the battery in the van it is a triple whammy). In space of a week, our furnace and water heater jointly decided that this world is not interesting anymore and hence call it a day. All the fun behind owning a home […]

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$40 energy bill – how we did it

By Priya Raman

In these tough economic times, we all try to find ways to save money. Grocery bill, eating out, movies, extra-shopping, travel all get put on the chopping block. As a homeowner, one of the big drains on our wallets have been our energy bills. Every year the natural gas and electricity rates seem to creep […]

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Going Green – where do I start?

By Subraya Mallya

Going Green is the topic du-jour these days. Every thing we do is looked at from the sustainability angle. We have been Paper Bags: While buying groceries always pack them in paper bags. Paper bags are usually made of recycled paper and easily recyclable themselves. Plastic bags, going into the landfills cause more harm by […]

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