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Seasonal Home Maintenance Checklist

It’s time for spring cleaning, and chances are it’s been months since you did a good home maintenance checkup. Many household maintenance and health issues can be avoided with some simple preventative measures. Here’s a few great articles that should help you get started on seasonal home maintenance:

Bi-Annual Household Cleaning

Month-by-Month Home Maintenance Schedule

Don’t forget to…

  • Clean or replace household filters such as furnace and pool filters.
  • Clean air vents and ducts.
  • Check for proper insulation.
  • Keep the chimney clean and remove any ashes.
  • Check or install a chimney screen.
  • Clean fan and vacuum blades.
  • Pull weeds by hand or use a natural or eco-friendly weed killer.
  • Clear out rain gutters.

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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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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 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.

3 Reasons To Love Henges

Henges Insulation in Olathe, Kansas, is a leading contractor in the insulation industry 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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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!

  • “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!”
  • “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!”

Professional Staff

Our goal is to provide the best field technicians and educated consultants who work together to serve all of our customers 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. We even have award winning technicians!

Experience Matters

We have provided high-quality products and services to builders, remodelers, 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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Autumn Assessment

Use this Autumn Assessment to help get your home prepared for the cold days ahead!

Autumn Assessment:

  1. Unplug & Remove – Inefficiency, underuse, and outdated items in your house will suck energy from your home. Do a room by room assessment to find these items that are costing you money every month and replace or eliminate them.
  2.  Bundle Up Your Home –  The cold weather is almost here and you are not the only one that needs some extra layers. Adding insulation will keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer and help lower your energy bills and maintain your home’s value.
  3. Check Your Windows – Air leaks and condensation can mean broken or corroded seals. Fix these to help your warm air from going out the window.

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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, 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.

Is It Time To Replace The Insulation In Your Attic?

Is it time to replace the insulation in your attic? Over the years, the insulation in your attic can break down and can cause lots of problems. Here are a few ways to tell if your Kansas City area home needs more insulation.

Is It Time To Replace The Insulation In Your Attic

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. Insulating your attic, according to the Department of Energy, is one of the most important energy-saving projects you can complete in your home.

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.

How effective insulating your home will be depends on the quality of the installation job. If the material used is high quality, but spots are missed during the job, the material will not be able to properly insulate the home as it should. Our friendly professionals here at Henges Insulation provide high quality work on every job. When you are in need of insulation 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. Call 913-764-4600

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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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 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 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.