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What is a Hearth Product?

What is a Hearth Product? The category is immense and includes fireplaces, freestanding stoves, fireplace inserts, masonry heaters, gas logs, outdoor hearth products, and hearth accessories including mantels, hearth pads, firescreens, and glass doors.

What is a Hearth Product?

Installing a fireplace once required building an expensive chimney, base and flue system. With today’s multiple venting options, a fireplace, stove or log set can be installed almost anywhere in the home, even in non-traditional locations such as the kitchen, home office, master bedroom or bathroom.

Henges Insulation & Fireplaces offers Majestic and Vermont Castings hearth products by Monessen Hearth Systems Company and Country Flame by American Energy Systems Inc. Our quality selection includes zero-clearance fireplaces, fireplace inserts, outdoor and electric fireplaces, cast iron and steel stoves, log kits, fireplace parts and accessories, and high-end BBQs.

Our main goal is to make sure that you are satisfied with your fireplace. We will do everything that we can to give you the best service possible. We not only want you to use our company again, but we also want you to refer your family members and friends to our company. One of the reasons that many people in the Kansas City area choose us is because we are experienced. All of our employees are highly-qualified technicians. We will take our time to make sure that your fireplace is installed correctly and efficiently.

 

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Fireplace Inspection

A yearly fireplace inspection by knowledgeable technicians is recommended to inspect the device’s firebox and chimney for buildup of debris that can block dangerous smoke. Our fireplace services include Valve Parts & Repairs, Pilot Light Parts & Repairs, Thermo Couples, Chimney Cleaning, Chimney Inspection and much more in the Kansas City Area.

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Fireplace Inspection & Services Include:

  • Valve Parts & Repairs
  • Pilot Light Parts & Repairs
  • Thermo Couples
  • Chimney Cleaning
  • Chimney Inspection
  • Chimney Sweeps
  • Chimney Relines
  • Troubleshooting
  • Burn Problems
  • All Service & Maintenance

Henges Insulation & Fireplaces has a comprehensive team of trained professionals with years of critical, hands-on experience.  Our team has undergone extensive training and regular re-certifications and will work with you to get the job done right.

At Henges Insulation & Fireplaces, our experienced team offers nothing less than outstanding customer service. We pride ourselves on our professionalism and competitive pricing. If there is anything we can help you with, please contact us at 913-764-4600.

We look forward to working with you!

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Visit Our Showroom

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Come Visit Us!

If you are in the Kansas City area please drop by and visit our showroom in Olathe. Our showroom is open to builders, remodelers, designers, architects and homeowners! Stop by and visit Monday through Friday, 8a.m. – 5p.m.

See samples of our quality insulation materials and tour our beautiful fireplace showroom featuring wood burners and installed, functional fireplaces. Browse products from the industry’s leading brands. Our friendly staff will be happy to discuss your ideas and requirements and show you examples of the extensive selection of items to choose from.

Henges Insulation & Fireplaces is located at 

15640 S. Keeler St.

Olathe, KS 66062 

913-764-4600

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Tips For Using Your New Fireplace

At Henges Insulation & Fireplaces we carry a large variety of fireplaces (direct vent, B-vent, wood burning, outdoor and electric) and wood burning stoves to suit any building or home. We professionally install Majestic fireplaces, Vermont Castings fireplaces and stoves, and Country Flame flex fuel stoves and wood burning fireplaces. Our field technicians not only install fireplaces, they have the knowledge and experience to diagnose and perform fireplace repairs and tune-ups on nearly any unit.

Tips For Using Your New Fireplace

Tips For Using Your New Fireplace

  • Remove the plastic from trim parts before turning the new fireplace ON.
  • It is normal for fireplaces fabricated of steel to give off some expansion and/or contraction noises during the start up or cool down cycle. Similar noises are found with your furnace heat exchanger or car engine.
  • It is not unusual for your gas fireplace to give off some odor the first time it is burned.  This is due to the curing of the paint and any undetected oil from the manufacturing process.
  • Please ensure that your room is well-ventilated – open all windows.
  • Burn your fireplace for at least 10 hours the first time you use it.  If the optional fan kit has been installed, place the fan switch in the “OFF” position during this time.  This will help minimize odors in future use.
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Creative Firewood Storage Ideas

Have a wood-burning fireplace? No one wants to tromp outside in the cold to replenish the fire, so you probably are in the habit of storing your firewood inside. We found some really creative firewood storage ideas that may inspire you to make a design statement with it!

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contemporary living room design by other metros architect Birdseye Design

Flat in Amsterdam modern living room
Let us know how you store your firewood by leaving a comment.
 
At Henges Insulation & Fireplaces we carry a large variety of fireplaces (direct vent, B-vent, wood burning, outdoor and electric) and wood burning stoves to suit any building or home. We professionally install Majestic fireplaces, Vermont Castings fireplaces and stoves, and Country Flame flex fuel stoves and wood burning fireplaces. We look forward to helping you choose a hearth product that meets your needs and preferences!
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What Are Fireplace Inserts?

What are Fireplace Inserts

Installing a fireplace insert is a great way to upgrade your heating system to be more energy efficient. Fireplace inserts are heating appliances that fit inside old fireplaces and can help you get more use out of an existing fireplace without remodeling. 

A gas-burning fireplace insert easily can turn your old wood-burning fireplace into a lean gas-burning machine. Hooked on wood-burning? Vermont Castings makes inserts that can turn an old open fireplace into an energy-efficient wood-burning stove.

When buying a fireplace insert make sure the fireplace insert is certified. Don’t forget to get your fireplace insert professionally installed to ensure safety.

At Henges Insulation & Fireplaces we carry a large variety of fireplaces (direct vent, B-vent, wood burning, outdoor and electric) and wood burning stoves to suit any building or home. We professionally install Majestic fireplaces, Vermont Castings fireplaces and stoves, and Country Flame flex fuel stoves and wood burning fireplaces. We look forward to helping you choose a hearth product that meets your needs and preferences.

 

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What Are People Saying About Henges

Henges Insulation & Fireplaces in Olathe, Kansas, is a leading contractor in the insulation and fireplace industries in the Kansas City area. We have provided high-quality products and services to builders, remodelers, designers, architects and homeowners since 1932.

Henges Insulation & Fireplace Reviews

Check out what our customers are saying about us:

 

  • A HUGE shout-out to Steve! He came out today to look at our attic insulation and told us our house looked awesome (R-49!!)! We appreciate his honest opinion. He is a man of integrity. Thanks Steve!

 

  • Both of our gas fireplaces had an unusual smell when they were burning; it was not a gas smell. We had Henges do some cleaning/maintenance work. The service person was friendly and helpful. He answered all my questions. Now that the maintenance work has been done, we no longer notice the smell when we burn either fireplace.

 

  • Cleaned and fixed three fireplaces! Great job!

 

  • We remodeled and added to an existing older home. Henges worked closely with us while we explored several insulation options for the new and existing areas in our home. Provided a competitive bid, and completed the work quickly and accurately.

 

  • This is a great company with well trained and professional people.

 

  • Professional attitudes and competitive pricing!

 

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50 + Fire Pit Ideas

Fire Pits are a great ways to create ambiance either in your yard or on your deck. We have put together over 50 ideas to help you build your perfect backyard Fire Pit! 

Fire Pit Ideas

Fire Pit Ideas:

Are you dreaming of adding an Outdoor Kitchen to your backyard? Henges Insulation & Fireplaces is now selling Outdoor Kitchen Kits! These outdoor kitchens offer great grilling, storage and plenty of counter space. Take your grilling to the next level with these outdoor kitchen designs.

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Certifications And Associations

Henges Insulation & Fireplaces in Olathe, Kansas, is a leading contractor in the insulation and fireplace industries in the Kansas City area. We have provided high-quality products and services to builders, remodelers, designers, architects and homeowners since 1932.

Henges Insulation & Fireplaces in Olathe, Kansas

We are members of the Better Business Bureau, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry and Angie’s List.

Some of our credentials include:

If there is anything we can help you with, please contact us at 913-764-4600 or complete a contact form. We look forward to working with you!

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How To Tell If Your Home Is Under Insulated

As an extension of Jay Henges Enterprises Inc., we began installing insulation in the Kansas City area in the early 1940s. We have continued to expand and perfect our services since then. At Henges Insulation & Fireplaces, we know that your home is an important investment. We also recognize your desire to decrease your overall home-ownership costs. We will work with you to find the best insulation for your home. 

How To Tell If Your Home Is Under Insulated

How To Tell If Your Home Is Under Insulated

High Energy Bills:

If you have an efficient heating & cooling system and your windows are in good shape, your insulation is probably the reason for your high energy bills. If your home is poorly insulated, your HVAC system has to work harder to keep your home at a desired temperature. This is because a home that isn’t properly insulated allows heat to seep into your home in the summer and cold air in the winter.

Animals In Your Home:

Insulation helps protect against bugs and insects getting in your home. If mice and bugs can get in, so can the cold or hot air! By adding insulation you can help save money on your utility bill and protect yourself from these unwanted guests.

Inconsistent Temperatures:

Another telltale sign your home needs more insulation is if the upper levels of your home experience more heat and humidity in the summer months. Temperature differences that are 10-15 degrees or more between your lower and upper floors are a sign of poor insulation. Inconsistent temperatures is another issue that can affect how hard your heating and cooling system has to work, which will cost you more money on your energy bills.

Freezing Pipes In The Winter Months:

Frozen pipes in the winter shouldn’t be an issue if you have a properly insulated home. If you experience this problem you are probably lacking insulation in the walls of your home and maybe your attic. Don’t wait too long to fix the issue, or you could have a real mess on your hands that will cost you a lot more money than having insulation installed. 

We will be happy to talk to you further to help you decide which type of insulation is best for your Kansas City home. Our technicians are thoroughly trained, obtain regular re-certifications throughout their careers, and understand the complexity and importance of insulation. 

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