Energy News & Tips

A Small Investment in Attic Insulation Can Make a Big Difference

Considering that about half of a household’s entire energy bill goes to heating and cooling, and attic insulation is relatively inexpensive, there’s little money to be lost and lots to be gained from insulating your attic. You’ll reduce heating and cooling bills, give your furnace and air conditioner a break, and improve the comfort in your home. 

 Attic Insulation Can Make a Big Difference

If your home is older, it may not have any insulation in the attic. Or if you haven’t added to your insulation in years, it may be compressed and therefore less effective. Either way, you could be losing heating and cooling dollars every single day. Insulation works by trapping little pockets of air that then form an air barrier between the inside and outside temperatures. Because these pockets of air can’t move, they can’t travel through the insulation to transfer their heat. Over time, insulation settles, is introduced to moisture which weighs it down, and may even get walked on occasionally all of which presses these pockets of air out of the insulation making it less effective.

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. For a free home insulation evaluation, call Henges Insulation today.

 

 

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Outdoor Living Trends in 2019

Hanleywood and Zillow have complied a list of outdoor living trends for 2019.

What Is In:

Mixed Materials. This summer, design elements that were once considered for indoor use only – brass, rope, textured upholstery and webbing – are being combined in new, unexpected ways for outdoor spaces. Chandeliers, soft rugs and cozy floor cushions are now popular for outside.

Minimalism to the Max. Scandinavian minimalist design, beloved by social media, is now showing up in outdoor furnishings. Lounge chairs, love seats and bistro tables are trending this summer in lightweight, powder-coated aluminum.

Some Like it Hot. This summer it’s all about elevated outdoor spaces that feel as stylish, comfortable and functional as interiors – with all the amenities. Fire features and outdoor kitchens continue to be extremely popular, providing a sense of “indoor cozy.” Beyond adding ambiance, the latest Zillow research found home listings mentioning outdoor kitchens and outdoor fireplaces sold for significantly more than expected.

Pops of Color. Splashes of bold color are brightening up neutral upholstered furnishings. This summer’s top color trend of citrus bright oranges, reds, yellows and pinks are lively and vibrant outside.

Go Green Outside. Eco-conscious landscaping, outdoor furnishings and fixtures have gained traction this year. Living walls make a design statement and reduce your carbon footprint, and solar-powered LED accent lights provide upgraded illumination without complex wiring or tricky installation.

What Is Out:

Matching Patio Sets. With more options than ever, there’s no need to rely on matching patio sets for a pulled-together look. Instead, curated, eclectic outdoor spaces continue to rise in popularity. Own a patio set? Add mix and match multi-patterned outdoor pillows, a textured ottoman and a vintage rattan side table for a unique look. 

Rustic Farmhouse. Weathered barnwood dining tables and industrial metal chairs are getting a 2019 makeover with a sleeker combination of teak and aluminum. Take your existing farm table and give it an upgrade with a set of bright, cheery mesh aluminum dining chairs. 

Read more here.

You can customize your outdoor living space to your design style and budget with all the choices that are available today. Contact Henges Insulation & Fireplaces in Olathe, KS, to discuss your thoughts, and we will come up with a solution that works for you!

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Gas Fire Pit Table: Monte Carlo Linear

The Monte Carlo Linear Gas Fire Pit Table looks as beautiful as it is durable!

Monte Carlo Linear Gas Fire Pit Table

Gas Fire Pit Table

  • Black powder coated metal base
  • Black Glass Top
  • Grey Glass Burner Cover included
  • Product is set up for liquid propane but can be converted for natural gas
  • Access door conceals 20 lb. LP tank in base
  • Optional Glass Wind Guard and Protective Cover sold separately
  • UL Listed
  • Learn More

Did you know that Henges Insulation & Fireplaces sells outdoor gas fire pits and fire pit tables? If your outdoor living space needs a little love, we can help!  Call us today at 913-764-4600.

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Westport Gas Fire Pit Table

The Westport Pub Gas Fire Pit Table comes with the choice of an Intrigue or 16×16″ Pewter Crystal Fire Burner set inside a beautiful faux-wood tile and on a distressed wood paneled base that will continue to age and wear as time goes on. 

Learn more about the The Westport Pub Gas Fire Pit Table

Did you know that Henges Insulation & Fireplaces sells outdoor gas fire pits and fire pit tables? Looking to add a functional fire feature to your outdoor entertaining space? Call us today at 913-764-4600!

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Gas Fire Pit: Hudson Stone

The Hudson Stone Gas Fire Pit Kit is easy to assemble and set up in your own backyard. Assembly required, comes unassembled on pallet.

Learn more about the Hudson Stone Gas Fire Pit Kit.

Did you know that Henges Insulation & Fireplaces sells outdoor gas fire pits and fire pit tables? Call us today at 913-764-4600 and we can go over our wide selection and help you pick out the perfect fire pit!

 

The Cove Collection: Outdoor Fire Pits

The Cove Collection is the perfect addition to any outdoor space. The organic, natural appearance of the concrete is unique to each unit and color variations, pitting, and wear are common attributes to the beauty of the fire bowl. The Cove Collection includes a 30″, 20″ and 12″ Gas Fire Pit Bowl.

Cove Gas Fire Pit Bowls

Did you know that Henges Insulation & Fireplaces sells outdoor gas fire pits and fire pit tables? Looking to add a functional fire feature to your outdoor entertaining space? Call us today at 913-764-4600 and we can go over our wide selection and help you pick out the perfect fire pit!


 

Stonefire Gas Fire Pit Table

The Stonefire Gas Fire Pit Table has everything you need in both a table and a fire pit. 

  • Stonefire composite top with Dora Brown powder coated aluminum frame and Brown mesh base
  • Matching burner cover included
  • Product is set up for liquid propane but can be converted for natural gas
  • UL Listed 16” Stainless Steel Burner
  • Access door conceals standard 20 lb. LP tank in base

Learn more about the Stonefire Gas Fire Pit Table

Did you know that Henges Insulation & Fireplaces sells outdoor gas fire pits and fire pit tables? Looking to add a functional fire feature to your outdoor entertaining space? Call us today at 913-764-4600 and we can go over our wide selection and help you pick out the perfect fire pit!

 

Portable Gas Fire Pit Table

The Renegade Portable Gas Fire Pit Table is durable and easy to transport.  Perfect for tailgating, camping, RVing, and more!

Renegade Portable Gas Fire Pit Table

Renegade Portable Gas Fire Pit Table

  • Easy to transport and fit in many trunks or storage compartments
  • Black powder coated metal with Stainless Steel UL listed burner
  • Adjustable gas valve
  • Includes a burner cover & carrying bag
  • Can be used as a fire pit or a versatile side table
  • Runs on Liquid Propane or Natural Gas

Learn more about the Renegade Portable Gas Fire Pit.

Looking to add a functional fire feature to your outdoor entertaining space? Call us today at 913-764-4600 and we can go over our wide selection and help you pick out the perfect fire pit.

 

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Now Hiring

Henges is hiring a full-time or part-time office assistant

Office hours are  8-5 pm, M-F

Must have experience running a business office in all facets. Acurate data entry strengths and strong analytical attention to detail. Great benefits, EOE. Send resume for consideration to glk235@gmail.com 

 

 

Adding Insulation

Adding insulation to an existing home can increase energy efficiency and reduce utility bills. First, you need to find out how much insulation you already have in your home and where.  A qualified home energy auditor, like Henges Insulation & Fireplaces, can check your insulation.

Adding insulation

In newer houses, you may be able to find out what insulation was installed from the builder. In older houses, you’ll need to request an energy audit or if you prefer to do it yourself, follow these helpful tips from the U.S. Department of Energy:

  • Inspect the attic, walls and floors adjacent to an unheated space, like a garage or basement.  See what type of insulation you have and measure its thickness.
  • Check the exterior walls using an electrical outlet:
    • Turn off the power to the outlet.
    • Remove the outlet cover and inspect the cracks to see if there is insulation.
    • Remove some of the insulation to help determine the type.
  • Tip – Just because you find insulation in one wall doesn’t mean that it’s everywhere in the house.
  • Check and measure the thickness of any insulation in unfinished basement ceilings and walls, or above crawl spaces.
  • Once you’ve determined the type of insulation you have in these areas and its thickness, check out the U.S. Department of Energy to determine the R-values of insulation previously installed in your home.

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.

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