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Winter Tips: Furnace Maintenance

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 #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 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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Home Issues And Solutions

Residential Energy Services Network has put together a list of home problems and solutions. Use these steps to make your home more energy efficient and significantly lower energy costs.

Home Issues And Solutions

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  1. Drafty Rooms
    • Possible causes:
      • Cold air leaking into your house around windows, doors, electrical outlets and light fixtures
      • Biggest culprits for leaking air include the attic and recessed lights
    • Solutions:
      • Air sealing 
      • Check out your HVAC system – your filter may need changing
  2. Moisture on Windows
    • Possible causes:
      • Inefficient windows (e.g., single pane with aluminum frames)
      • Inadequate ventilation combined with high moisture
    • Solutions:
      • Reduce humidity levels in your home by using ventilation fans in the kitchen and bathrooms
      • Make sure your clothes dryer vents directly outside
      • Install storm windows or ENERGY STAR labeled ones
      • Install a shrink film or a polyethylene sheet window insulation
  3. Cold Floors
    • Possible causes:
      • Insufficient insulation
      • Air infiltration
      • Leaky ducts
    • Solutions:
      • Air sealing
      • Improved insulation
      • Check your HVAC system to make sure it’s functioning properly or if the filter needs changing
  4. Dry Indoor Air
  • Possible causes:
    • Humidity levels are too low
    • HVAC system not functioning properly
    • Air leakage, which lets warm humid air escape and draws in drier, colder air instead
  • Solutions:
    • Set proper humidity levels in your home (between 30%-50%)
    • Seal all air leaks

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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What Does Your Front Door Have To Do With Saving You Money?

Lowering your energy bill can start at your front door! Doors and windows are a great starting point to help make your home more energy-efficient.

What Does Your Front Door Have To Do With Saving You Money?

Here are some tips from Desert News to help:

  • Wood is the most beautiful, but it is also the least energy efficient.
  • Insulated doors have a core of foam insulation, which increases thermal resistance.
  • Any glass within the door frame should also be insulated, meaning two panes of glass at a minimum. 
  • Proper weatherstripping is critical to keeping air from leaking.
  • Vinyl weatherstripping, which is slightly more expensive, will hold up well to traffic and resists moisture

At Henges Insulation, we know that your home is an important investment. We also recognize your desire to decrease your overall home-ownership costs. We will work with you to find the best insulation for your home. We will carefully and thoroughly install quality insulation that will increase the value of your investment and lower your home-ownership costs. 

 

 

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EcoSeal Insulation at Henges Insulation

You’re invited to attend a live demonstration of the new EcoSeal insulation at Henges Insulation in Kansas City next week. If you would like to attend, please call Henges for more information at 913-764-4600. In the mean time, here is a little more information about EcoSeal:

 

EcoSeal Insulation:

Manufactured by Knauf Insulation, EcoSeal is a water-based elastomeric sealant that dries to a flexible but tough film, forming an effective, continuous and affordable air barrier in the penetrations and joints of your building envelope, including exterior walls, attics and floors.

EcoSeal and EcoBatt or premium blowing wool, the foundations of the Knauff Insulation & Sealing System (KISS), can help you achieve total energy efficiency inside your home. EcoSeal and EcoBatt are also made with eco-friendly materials, making it a healthy and safe solution for protecting against air infiltration.

Contact Henges Insulation in Kansas City for installation information.

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