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First-Time Homeowner: Maintenance Checklist

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

Maintenance Checklist For First-Time Homeowners

When you buy your first house it can be very stressful to think of all the maintenance you will need to do. Having a good maintenance checklist can help relieve the stress and anxiety that many homeowners feel.  Many household issues can be avoided with some simple preventative measures.

Here are four articles that should help you get started:

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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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Super Bowl Sunday & Henges Insulation

Even on Super Bowl Sunday, you say you need it, we’re going to get it done! Go Chiefs!!!

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Winter Tip: Change Your Ceiling Fan

Henges Insulation & Fireplaces 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 #3: Set ceiling fans to the winter setting by making sure it rotates clockwise.

In the winter, your ceiling fans should rotate clockwise using a low speed to pull cool air up. This will create a gentle updraft that pushes warm air, which naturally rises to the ceiling, down along the walls and back to the floor.

Read more winter tips.

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.

Winter Tips: Furnace Maintenance

Henges Insulation & Fireplaces 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 #2: Don’t forget about furnace maintenance

Furnace maintenance helps maintain your heating system’s energy efficiency. Regular maintenance can help make certain that your furnace operates at its top efficiency during winter, helping you save on your utilities.

Read more winter tips.

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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Winter Tips: Get A Fireplace Inspection

Henges Insulation & Fireplaces 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 #1: Keep your fireplaces clean and in good working condition for optimal performance. 

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.

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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3 Reasons to Add Insulation to Your Home

Why you need insulation St. JosephPoor insulation can cause you a host of problems. It can leave your home too hot or too cold, and it can drastically affect the cost of your energy bills. And 90% of homes in the United States deal with these consequences every day because of under insulation.  Here are a few ways to tell if your Kansas City area home needs more insulation.

Your Energy Bills Are Expensive

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.

Upstairs Rooms Are Significantly Warmer in the Summer

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. If your frozen pipes burst you could be looking at a gutted home.

Henges Insulation can install insulation in you home whether you live in St. Joseph or Olathe, Overland Park or Lee’s Summit. Call us today for a free insulation estimate at 913-764-4600.

Smart Phone Apps To Save Energy

Need more ideas on how to conserve energy? Service Champions suggests using your smartphone to manage your home energy consumption. Read on for a quick glance at our favorites. 


1. Kill-Ur-Watts

This free app pulls stats from utility providers to show your electricity consumption over time. This app will give you pointers for reducing your carbon footprint, as well as comparisons with other homeowners.

2. Wiser EMS

The Wiser Energy Management System is a free app that puts your energy usage data into a user-friendly format.

3. Ecobee Smart Thermostat

This easy app displays the same interface as the thermostat screen for user-friendly navigation. Use this remotely to view your home’s energy use in the form of charted reports, change temperature settings, and save schedules according to your daily routines.

4.Light Bulb Finder

This free app will give you information about the light bulbs you use in your home and suggests energy-efficient alternatives. This very user-friendly app will also suggests where to buy them.

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.

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
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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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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!