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The Benefits of Cellulose Insulation

Check out this video that explains the eco-friendly benefits of cellulose insulation, made from recycled newspapers, and blown in to cover even the hardest to reach spaces. 

Cellulose insulation not only keeps your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter, but they are also fire-safe, energy efficient, mold-resistant, and sound-proofing.

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 & Fireplaces, 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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Home Maintenance Hacks

Use these Home Maintenance Hacks to help save you time and money!
Home Maintenance Hacks

Source: Life Hacker

100 Home Maintenance Hacks:

Our Favorite Home Hacks:

  • Use painter’s tape when caulking the tub.
  • Get rid of stains in tile grout by using a bleach pen.
  • Clear a slow drain with Alka-Seltzer. Get the job done without the harsh chemicals!
  • Clean the glass in your fireplace use a paper towel and wood ashes from your fireplace.
  • Use clear nail polish as a temporary fill for small chips in your windows.

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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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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Design a Stylish Fireplace

Fireplaces don’t just provide warmth during cold weather. Fireplaces are also the focal point of any room. Better Homes & Gardens offers a few good ideas for designing a stylish fireplace to match your decor and fit your space:

  • Cast-stone is an economical alternative to a real stone fireplace surround.
  • Brick doesn’t have to be boring. Try an arched brick fireplace surround.
  • Stacked stone creates a natural feel and textural interest.
  • Paint the fireplace surround the same color as the mantel and walls for a clean look.
  • Create architectural interest with a dramatic floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace facade. Save money by using cultured stone.
  • Add glam with shiny mirror glass details around the fireplace.

Get more design ideas for stylish fireplaces, and tell us about how you have decorated the area around your fireplace by leaving a comment.

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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:

  1. Get an energy audit. The Metropolitan Energy Center is offering a $1,200 rebate to homeowners who get energy audits, so why not?
  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.

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Henges Closed Monday July 5

Henges Insulation and Fireplaces will be closed on Monday, July 5, for the Fourth of July holiday. We will re-open at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, July 6. Our regular business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Come visit us to see insulation samples and our fireplace showroom. We look forward to serving you!

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