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Home Maintenance Checklist

When was the last time you did a good home maintenance checkup? Many household maintenance and issues can be avoided with some simple preventative measures.

Home Maintenance Checklist

Here are four articles that should help you get started:

Make sure to…

  • Clean or replace household filters such as furnace and pool filters.
  • Clean air vents and ducts.
  • Keep the chimney clean and remove any ashes.
  • Check or install a chimney screen.
  • Clean fan and vacuum blades.
  • Clear out rain gutters.
  • Check the exterior of your home for bees nests.

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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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.

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BOMA EXPO May 9th

You are invited
to attend the 2012 Kansas City Commercial Real
Estate Expo where we will celebrate those who
have served our country in the military.
May 9, 2012 · 2 – 6 p.m. · Union Station
For more information go to www.bomakc.org

New Homes Building Trends

This morning, the Census Bureau released March SF Housing Starts which were 22.7% higher than February 2012 and 8.5% higher than March 2011.

March starts are used to develop our April market size in residential new construction. So for fiscal 2012 YTD SF starts have increased 12.9% compared to fiscal 2011 YTD. Regionally, all areas saw improvements over March 2011, and all regions are positive YTD relative to a year ago.

Multi-Family starts were (-4.4%) lower than February 2012, and were 11.0% higher than March 2011. Year to date Multi-Family is +56.1% over last year.

In other related news, builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes declined for the first time in seven months this April, sliding threenotches to 25 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released yesterday. The decline brings the index back towhere it was in January, which was the highest level since 2007. Each of the index’s components registered declines in April. The component gauging current sales conditions and the component gauging sales expectations in the next six months fell three points, to 26 and 32, respectively, while the component gauging traffic of prospective buyers fell four points to 18.

“What we’re seeing is essentially a pause in what had been a fairly rapid build-up in builder confidence that started last September,” said NAHB Chief Economist David Crowe. “This is partly because interest expressed by buyers in the past few months has yet to translate into expected sales activity, but is also reflective of the ongoing challenges that are slowing the housing recovery – particularly tightcredit conditions for builders and buyers, competition from foreclosures and problems with obtaining accurate appraisals.”

Henges Garage Sale!! Sat. April 7th, 2012

Please join us for a fantastic GARAGE SALE in our Henges showroom & warehouse on Saturday April 7, 2012, from 9-1. We will have some great buys and special deals on Fireplaces, Stoves, Grills, Insulation etc… Up to 75% off on certain items. You won’t want to miss this one. If you have any questions please call 913-764-4600!!

Our address:
15640 S. Keeler, Olathe, KS 66062.

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KANSAS CITY REMODELING SHOW!

Come visit our booth at the 2012 Kansas City Remodeling Show and receive a $100.00 voucher toward any in stock fireplace unit. The show is February 10, 11 & 12 @ the American Royal Center, 1701 American Royal Ct.(18th & Genesee), KC, MO!! The hours are Friday and Saturday 10-9, and Sunday 10-6!!