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Insulation Benefits

The benefits are endless with certified home insulation! Check out this infographic to see all the ways you can benefit.

Insulation Benefits

Henges Insulation & Fireplaces is dedicated to providing professional service to homeowners, builders and commercial contractors in the KC Metro and surrounding areas. We assist with choosing the proper insulation or finding the fireplace that fits your lifestyle. Our certified professionals then install your product at a fair price. We can help you save on energy costs, conserve energy, and make a valuable investment in your home.

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What Is R-Value And Why Does It Matter?

When choosing insulation, you need to determine the overall R-value of the insulation you need for your home.  What is R-Value and why does it matter?

What Is R-Value

What is R-Value:

  • Measure of thermal resistance or the ability to prevent the transfer of heat
  • The larger the number, the harder that insulation is working at preventing heat conduction
  • The less heat loss, the lower your energy bills

How much R-Value should you have:

  • Walls should be R-19 
  • Roofs should be R-30 or R-40

Learn more at HGTV.com. 

Call Henges Insulation & Fireplaces today to add insulation that can up the R-Value in your home!

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Air Sealing Tips

You can reduce your home’s costs through proper insulation and air sealing techniques. Air leakage occurs when outside air enters and conditioned air leaves your house uncontrollably through cracks and openings. Checkout these air sealing tips and learn more at Energy.gov.

Air Sealing Tips

Image Credit: Energy.gov

Air Sealing Tips:

  • Test your home for air tightness.
  • Caulk and weatherstrip doors and windows that leak air.
  • Caulk and seal air leaks where plumbing, ducting, or electrical wiring comes through walls, floors, ceilings, and soffits over cabinets.
  • Install foam gaskets behind outlet and switch plates on walls.
  • Inspect dirty spots in your insulation for air leaks and mold. Seal leaks with low-expansion spray foam made for this purpose and install house flashing if needed.
  • Look for dirty spots on your ceiling paint and carpet, which may indicate air leaks at interior wall/ceiling joints and wall/floor joists, and caulk them.
  • Cover single-pane windows with storm windows or replace them with more efficient double-pane low- emissivity windows. See theWindows section for more information.
  • Use foam sealant on larger gaps around windows, baseboards, and other places where air may leak out.
  • Cover your kitchen exhaust fan to stop air leaks when not in use.
  • Check your dryer vent to be sure it is not blocked. This will save energy and may prevent a fire.
  • Replace door bottoms and thresholds with ones that have pliable sealing gaskets.
  • Keep the fireplace flue damper tightly closed when not in use.
  • Seal air leaks around fireplace chimneys, furnaces, and gas-fired water heater vents with fire-resistant materials such as sheet metal or sheetrock and furnace cement caulk.

Insulation for your home is a major decision, whether you are building a new home or doing structural remodeling. Your decision should be based on your needs, desires and budget. At Henges Insulation & Fireplaces, our certified professionals undergo extensive training followed by continuing education and re-certifications throughout their careers.  When choosing insulation for your home, our experts will provide you with options and help you select the best insulation products available.

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How Much Is Enough Insulation?

Did you know that 90% of US homes are under-insulated? Did you also know that having the correct amount of attic insulation can help you maintain a comfortable temperature, help save money on your energy bills, and prevent damage from ice dams? Head over to the Insulation Institute to learn how much is enough insulation? 

How Much Is Enough Insulation

  1. Inspecting your attic insulation
  2. Measure your attic insulation
  3. Assess your insulation
  4. Learn how much insulation your house should have and recommended levels

Henges Insulation & Fireplaces is dedicated to providing professional service to homeowners, builders and commercial contractors in the KC Metro and surrounding areas. We assist with choosing the proper insulation or finding the fireplace that fits your lifestyle. Our certified professionals then install your product at a fair price. We can help you save on energy costs, conserve energy, and make a valuable investment in your home.

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Top 5 Reasons To Be Energy Efficient

High performance insulation uses less energy! Learn the top 5 reasons to become more energy efficient. These reasons are in no particular order because each person’s priorities are unique. Read more to see which reasons to be Energy Efficient are most important to you.

  1. Energy efficiency saves you money.
  2. Energy efficiency improves the economy.
  3. Energy efficiency is good for the environment.
  4. Energy efficiency improves national security.
  5. Energy efficiency enhances quality of life.

We welcome all insulation jobs, big or small, residential or commercial. We will evaluate your project, consult with you on your goals, help you choose  appropriate insulation, air seal your structure and install insulation with the precision and thoroughness that guarantees a job done right. We choose our products from proven manufacturers. With our extensive knowledge and experienced professionals, you will get optimum performance out of insulation installed by Henges Insulation & Fireplaces.

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It’s Electric!

Why should you consider an electric fireplace over a gas- or wood-burning fireplace? Here are some benefits of going electric.

Benefits of an Electric Fireplace:

* Being smoke, ash- and vent-free. Let the flames soothe the mind and the eyes–without the fumes or debris. Not having to plan around a chimney means you can put the electric fireplace any place you choose!

* Ease of Installation. Not only can electric fireplaces be uninstalled in a moment, they are also quite portable and requires little more than plugging it into an outlet!

* Low Maintanance. Not only do you not have to clean or replace any parts, but electric fireplaces use about as much energy as a light bulb.

* Electric Fireplaces as A Work of Art. Transform any room in your home with the simple addition of a fireplace. It’s inexpensive, adds physical and metaphorical warmth, and the flames are fully adjustable.

Contact us at Henges to see which model will work best in your home.

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Last Chance—Don’t Wait!!!

Hurry, book your yearly fireplace inspection now before peak season starts! 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. 

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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.

 

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America’s Best Installer

America’s Best Installer

America’s Best Installer was created in 2003 by building products manufacturer Johns Manville and Insulate America to recognize the skill and hard work of insulation installers, while emphasizing the impact a quality insulation installation has on the energy efficiency of building structures.

Jose Garcia of Olathe bases Henges Insulation Company exceeded the performance of his competitors in the fast-paced competition which consisted of installing JM formaldehyde-free insulation batts into mock home structures. Expert judges evaluated each competitor based on real job site criteria, including workmanship and install quality, speed, material use, and reaction to different obstacles, such as pipes, vaulted ceilings and electrical outlets.

“We are thrilled to recognize Jose as our 4th runner up nationally ‘America’s Best Installer’ for his superior performance and dedication to high quality,” said Bob Wamboldt, president of Insulation Systems at Johns Manville. “Our continued partnership with Insulate America for this competition allows us to support and celebrate the insulation industry and the hardworking installers at work each day.”

About Johns Manville

Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company (NYSE: BRK.A, BRK.B), is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality products for building insulation, mechanical insulation, commercial roofing, and roof insulation, as well as fibers and nonwovens for commercial, industrial and residential applications. JM serves markets that include aerospace, automotive and transportation, air handling, appliance, HVAC, pipe and equipment, filtration, waterproofing, building, flooring, interiors and wind energy. In business since 1858, the Denver-based company has annual sales of approximately $3 billion and holds leadership positions in all of the key markets that it serves. JM employs approximately 7,000 people and operates 43 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and China. Additional information can be found at www.jm.com.

About Insulate America

Insulate America is the nation’s largest independent insulation contractor. With 200 locations serving 46 states, Insulate America is committed to the highest quality workmanship and service. Training, education, sharing ideas, rigorous certifications and life-long learning separate Insulate America as professionals in the industry. Learn more at www.insulateamerica.com.

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WOOD-FIRED OVEN WITH A STONE BAKING BOARD

WOOD-FIRED OVEN WITH A STONE BAKING BOARD

Get this Wood-Fired Oven with a Stone Baking Board for just $250 (while supplies last)! This beautiful oven will be perfect in your outdoor kitchen or barbecue area. Impress your guests by making a wood-fired pizza in under 3 minutes! This wood-fired oven uses wood pellet to enabling better temperature control and consistent cooking. The pellets ignite easily and take just 10 minutes to heat up to 932°F.

This oven is not just for pizza! Use this to prepare seafood, meat, vegetables and more!

  • Weight: 13.4 kg / 29.5 lbs. boxed
  • Size: 22x36x64 cm / 8.6 x 14.1 x 25.2″ (HxWxL) with legs extended, excluding door handle. Height including chimney: 67cm / 25.2”
  • Stone baking board size: 33.7 x 33.7 cm / 13.2 x 13.2″
  • Max pizza size: 13”
  • Max clearance above stone: 11 cm / 4.3”
  • Power: approx. 6 kWh

 

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New Showroom Coming Soon

We are remodeling our showroom and it is starting to come together. Don’t mind the dust, we are nearly done! 

Our newly remodeled showroom will open soon and we look forward to meeting you and collaborating with you on your next project! We encourage our clients to visit us at our showroom, which features quality insulation materials and beautiful fireplaces. 

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Stop in and see us……We would love to see you!

Henges Insulation & Fireplaces is located at 

15640 S. Keeler St.

Olathe, KS 66062 

913-764-4600

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