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Fast Facts About Fireplaces

Did you know? Fireplaces and stoves can actually reduce your heating costs. Or that installing a fireplace insert can significantly boost its efficiency, and for less money than you might think?

We thought we’d share five surprising tips about fireplaces, courtesy of an article in the Creston News.

1. You can conserve energy, live a greener lifestyle and combat volatile heating costs with a high efficiency fireplace or stove.

2. A fireplace can be installed in your existing home without the hassles of adding a traditional chimney.

3. Your inefficient wood burning fireplace can be transformed into a powerful and beautiful heat producer.

4. You can control the heat produced by today’s fireplaces.

5. Modern fireplace design is pushing traditional boundaries.

Want to know why? “5 Suprising Facts About Fireplaces” goes into great depth.

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Top 3 Reasons To Call Henges Insulation & Fireplaces

Henges Insulation & Fireplaces in Olathe, Kansas, is a leading contractor in the insulation and fireplace industries in the Kansas City area. Our mission is to make sure that you are satisfied. We will do everything that we can to give you the best service possible. We not only want you to use our company again, but we also want you to refer your family members and friends to our company. 

Henges Insulation & Fireplaces

Professional Staff

  • Our goal is to provide the best field technicians and educated consultants who work together to serve all of our customers’ insulation and fireplace 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 like home insulation, attic insulation, wall insulation or fireplace repair or installation. We even have award winning technicians! Norris Allen from Henges Insulation & Fireplaces won the title of “America’s Best Insulation Installer” for 2016 on Saturday, Nov. 12 in Denver. Allen took home the $10,000 grand prize!

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!

Experience Matters

  • We have provided high-quality products and services to builders, remodelers, designers, architects and homeowners since 1932. Henges Insulation & Fireplaces 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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Inserts Get More Use Out of Old Fireplaces

Fireplace inserts are heating appliances that fit inside old fireplaces and can help you get more use out of an existing fireplace without remodeling. Installing a fireplace insert is also a great way to upgrade your heating system to be more energy efficient.

Fireplace inserts

A gas-burning fireplace insert easily can turn your old wood-burning fireplace into a lean gas-burning machine. Hooked on wood-burning? Vermont Castings makes inserts that can turn an old open fireplace into an energy-efficient wood-burning stove.

We recently blogged about flex-fuel fireplaces. Well, did you know there is flex-fuel fireplace insert as well? A popular flex-fuel fireplace insert is the Country Flame Crossfire by Magnum.

Ready to get more use out of an old fireplace? Be sure to follow these tips when buying a fireplace insert:

Buying Fireplace Inserts:

  • Make sure the fireplace insert is certified.
  • Get the fireplace insert professionally installed to ensure safety.

Learn more about fireplace inserts, and get answers to common questions about fireplace inserts from Henges Insulation & Fireplaces in Kansas City.

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Outdoor Fireplaces

Want an inviting place to chat with friends or sip on a refreshing drink? Why not your own backyard? Outdoor fireplaces can greatly contributes to a comfortable, welcoming ambiance while providing an attractive focal point outside.

Outdoor fireplaces

Don’t forget to consider the style, size, fuel-type, location and regulations before having your heart set on a certain one.

Click here for additional information about outdoor fireplace options.

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Wall-Mounted Fireplaces

Looking for the perfect fireplace to complement the sleek, modern look of your home? Wall-mounted fireplaces may be just the style solution you’re searching for.

“The options are endless with wall-mounted fireplaces, according to an article in The Canadian Press. And here are four reasons why:

  1. They save a lot of space so they’re practical for condos or smaller bedrooms with high beds. “It’s not the traditional fireplace on the floor, so it’s got better viewing. They also work in open-concept rooms for a modern home because you can see it from all angles.”
  2. The number of decorative applications. Homeowners can choose from a selection of interior burners, whether it’s logs, crushed rocks, or glass media. “You take one fireplace and put a dozen looks on it. By taking out the logs and putting rocks in, you’ve got a completely different look.”
  3. The variety of fuel options. Wall-mounted fireplace options include gas, electric, pellet and biofuel.
  4. The ability to captialize on desired shapes. “You start with a flat box in the wall, and you can make it diamond-shaped, rectangular, rounded or even shaped like a heart.”
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