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First-Time Homeowner: Energy Audit

Being a firsttime homeowner is exciting, but it can also be overwhelming! Henges Insulation is here to help with tips for first-time homeowners.

First-Time Homeowner: Energy Audit

Every First-Time Homeowner Should Do an Energy Audit

According to New Home Source, every homeowner should consider conducting an energy audit on their new home. In doing so, you can save hundreds of dollars on your bills, help the environment by cutting back on energy consumption, or fix problems such as drafty rooms and lack of insulation.

What is an energy audit:

A KC home energy audit will help you determine how much energy your home is consuming and help you find the problem areas. A home energy audit is your first step in making your home more efficient, safer and more comfortable. An energy audit, also known as a home energy assessment, can help you find out how much energy your home uses and also evaluates the measures you should take to improve efficiency. Don’t forget, energy audits alone don’t save energy. You need to implement all the recommended improvements in order to save money! 

What does an energy audit include:

  • Blower Door Testing (which tests for air leaks, balancing of air distribution, duct leakage and air exchange)
  • CAZ Test (Combustion Appliance Zone)
  • Take Off (Thumb print of floor plan) with Efficiency Report
  • Complete Report & Recommendations for Improvement with best ROI (Return on Your Investment).

Call Henges Insulation to set up your KC energy audit! Henges’ experienced team is dedicated to providing you with superior customer service.

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PREPARE FOR A WINTER STORM

A winter storm is predicted to hit Kansas City soon. Right now is the time to check to see if you are prepared for the worst.

How To Prepare For A Winter Storm:

  • Have at least a 3-day supply of food and water for your family and a 3-day supply of medications.
  • Have flashlights with fresh batteries, don’t forget backup batteries.
  • Get a weather radio.
  • Have your fireplace cleaned and inspected and stock-up on wood.
  • Make sure you have carbon monoxide detectors and smoke detectors and test them. Also, have a fire extinguisher!
  • Insulate your water pipes.
  • Have coolers on hand if the power goes out and freeze ice packs ahead of time.
  • Read more tips here.

 Our friendly professionals here at Henges Insulation provide high quality work on every job. When you are in need of insulation services in Kansas City, MO, give us a call here at Henges Insulation. We have been in business since the 1940s and provide high quality services on every job. Whether the job is big or small, we are here to help Kansas City, MO and the surround areas.

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20 Ways To Save on Heating

Get ready to save on heating this winter by trying even just one of these 20 savings tips from home improvement guru Bob Vila.

 

Save on Heating:

  1. Get an energy audit. 
  2. Don’t heat unused rooms.
  3. Open blinds and drapes during the day to soak up sunshine, and close at night and on gray days to keep out the cold.
  4. Caulk single-pane windows or upgrade to double-pane windows or stronger.
  5. Keep fireplaces clean and heating systems in good working condition for optimal performance.
  6. Turn down your water heater to 120 degrees.
  7. Insulate your water heater.
  8. Sign up for budget billing from your power company.
  9. Set ceiling fans to the winter setting by making sure it rotates clockwise.
  10. Seal open areas in your basement such as around air ducts.

Read about more ways to save on heating.

Our friendly professionals here at Henges Insulation provide high quality work on every job. When you are in need of insulation services in Kansas City, MO, give us a call here at Henges Insulation. We have been in business since the 1940s and provide high quality services on every job. Whether the job is big or small, we are here to help Kansas City, MO and the surround areas.

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10 TIPS FOR SAVING ENERGY FOR YOUR HOME OFFICE

Our friendly professionals here at Henges Insulation provide high quality work on every job. When you are in need of insulation services in Kansas City, MO, give us a call here at Henges Insulation. We have been in business since the 1940s and provide high quality services on every job. Whether the job is big or small, we are here to help Kansas City, MO and the surround areas.

Upgrading Insulation: Key To Going Green

Upgrading insulation is always one of the top recommendations for going green. That’s because there are tremendous environmental and cost benefits to having a well-insulated home.

Upgrading Insulation:

Upgrading insulation is one of “Organic Architect” Eric Corey Freed‘s Top 5 go-green tips, recently featured on Inhabitat. “The more, the better,” says Freed. In fact, Freed calls wrapping your home in insulation “probably the most important factor you can control in creating an energy-efficient home.” The story goes on to explain that about half your home’s heating and cooling will escape through the walls, windows, floors, and roof.

Freed suggests performing an energy audit on your home or surveying it with an infrared scanner or thermal radiometer to find out where to add insulation. To add on the environmental benefits, select eco-friendly insulation such as blow-in cellulose insulation, which is made with recycled newspaper.

Insulation Contractors in Kansas City

We will be happy to talk to you further to help you decide which type of insulation is best for your Kansas City home. The important thing to remember is that the effectiveness of insulation depends more on the quality of installation than the material used. Tests show that a mere four percent gap from poorly installed insulation can cut your insulation’s performance in half! At Henges Insulation, we understand this. Our technicians are thoroughly trained, obtain regular re-certifications throughout their careers, and understand the complexity and importance of insulation. Call us for professional insulation for your Kansas City home – 913-764-4600.

 

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Top 3 Reasons To Call Henges Insulation

Henges Insulation in Olathe, Kansas, is a leading contractor in the insulation industry in the Kansas City area. Our mission is to make sure that you are satisfied. 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. 

Henges Insulation & Fireplaces

Professional Staff

  • Our goal is to provide the best field technicians and educated consultants who work together to serve all of our customers’ insulation needs in the Kansas City area.  All of our installers are trained professionals who take great pride in their work, ensuring a high quality product installed to every customer’s complete satisfaction. Each and every one of our technicians has gone through extensive training, which means they know what needs to be done to handle your commercial or residential projects like home insulation, attic insulation or wall insulation. We even have award winning technicians! 

Superior Customer Service

  • Many of our customers in the Kansas City area have hired us more than once. This is our greatest compliment. Repeat business is very important to us because it tells us that we are delivering a satisfying customer experience. We believe that our commitment to excellent service is one of the main reasons that our company has been able to stay in business for over eight decades.  You can count on Henges to get the job done right!

Experience Matters

  • We have provided high-quality products and services to builders, re modelers, designers, architects and homeowners since 1932. Henges Insulation is part of the strong, privately-owned team of Jay Henges Enterprises Inc. in St Louis, Missouri. A successful and diversified building specialty contractor, Jay Henges Enterprises began to expand its services to the Kansas City area in the early 1940s. We have remained privately-owned and continue to operate independently to serve customers in Kansas City and the surrounding areas. Henges has continued to grow and build our relationships in the area for the past eight decades.

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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Winter Tips: Blinds and Drapes

Henges Insulation is helping you prepare for winter! We will be sharing tips this season to help you get your house ready for the cold weather.

Tip #7: Blinds and Drapes

Open blinds and drapes during the day to soak up sunshine, and close them at night and on gloomy days to keep out the cold. An easy way to prevent heat loss is to close your drapes and blinds in the evening. They provide an extra barrier for heat loss and add insulation.

Read more winter tips.

Henges Insulation is dedicated to providing professional service to homeowners, builders and commercial contractors in the KC Metro and surrounding areas. We can help you save on energy costs, conserve energy, and make a valuable investment in your home.

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Winter Tips: Clean Your Fireplace

Henges Insulation is helping you prepare for winter! We will be sharing tips this season to help you get your house ready for the cold weather.

Tip #6: Clean Your Fireplace

Cleaning your fireplace is not only a matter of aesthetics. It’s also a matter of fire safety. Be sure to take all the necessary precautions to protect yourself from inhaling any soot or debris from the fireplace, too, as it is harmful to your health.

How To Clean A Fireplace:

Read more winter tips.

Henges Insulation is dedicated to providing professional service to homeowners, builders and commercial contractors in the KC Metro and surrounding areas. We can help you save on energy costs, conserve energy, and make a valuable investment in your home.

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Winter Tip: Insulate Your Water Heater

Henges Insulation is helping you prepare for winter! We will be sharing tips this season to help you get your house ready for the cold weather.

Tip #5: Insulate Your Water Heater

This is an easy and inexpensive way to improve energy efficiency. Covering a typical water heater can save you up to 17% on your energy bills!

Read more winter tips.

Henges Insulation is dedicated to providing professional service to homeowners, builders and commercial contractors in the KC Metro and surrounding areas. We can help you save on energy costs, conserve energy, and make a valuable investment in your home.

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