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Home Owners

Tapestri Square is a community – and we are glad you are part of it. When we designed Tapestri Square, our goal was to have a neighborhood where each resident added to the overall fabric of our community – allowing us to create a true tapestry – where the community is enhanced and enriched by each resident who joins us.

There are many aspects to creating and maintaining a special community. One key element is keeping each home in good condition. Many homeowners are not aware of all the things that need to be done to keep their home well maintained and to protect their investment. 

We have provided some guidance on this below. We have also provided some helpful information on some things to save energy. Check them out; you’ll be glad you did.


HOME CARE

The Homeowner Manual: read it before you need it.
Caring for your new home is really pretty simple if you know what to do. And it’s good to know what you need to do before you need to do it. So with that in mind, we’ve provided this electronic version of the Tapestri Square Homeowner Manual. It includes valuable information on how to keep your home in tip-top shape. We can’t promise that it’s the most scintillating text you’ll ever read. But we bet you’ll come across at least a few passages that make you say, “Hmm, I’m glad I read this.” Also, be sure to check out our handy maintenance calendar.

ENERGY SAVING TIPS … saving the planet, saving you money.
If you live at Tapestri Square, you’re already taking advantage of the standard energy efficiencies we’ve built into your home like energy efficient appliances and our energy efficient design. But we don’t consider the job of saving energy ever fully done, so we want to encourage you to take a few more steps to save more energy and big money come bill time.

Do-it-yourself Home Energy Audit. To understand how you’re spending your valuable energy and money, you should take a quick audit of your usage. There are a number of good online tools to accomplish this. Here are a few of our favorites:

Home Energy Suite (SMUD)
The Home Energy Saver (DOE, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
The Home Energy Yardstick (Energy Star)

Small Changes Cause Big Changes
You can make a world of difference by making some small changes in your daily home life. Things like changing out your standard light bulbs for compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) and adjusting your thermostat one or two degrees will save you hundreds of dollars per year. Here are a few Web sites with more great energy saving tips:

SMUD Interactive Home
U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Savers 
Energy Star