Do These 3 Things to Save Big $$ This Winter

Temperatures are dropping, daylight is shorter & everyone is spending more time inside. It’s important to prepare your home for the coldest months of the year, to make it comfortable & more energy efficient. Here are some ideas which could save you big money!

  1. Replace furnace filters monthly

Check and replace your furnace filters on a monthly basis during the winter months. To check if a filter needs to be replaced, hold it up to the light. If light does not shine through, it is time for a new one.

  1. Switch ceiling fan blades

In the winter months, change your ceiling fan blades to move clockwise. It lifts the cool air to the ceiling and pushes the heated air down.

  1. Add insulation

To keep heat in and the cold out, add insulation to your attic. This is where you can usually find some of the largest opportunities to save energy in your home. Your local experts at Kinzler Construction Services can help identify inefficiencies in your home, such as air leaks & inadequate insulation.

Contact Kinzler Construction Services for a free insulation inspection at your home! Call us at 888-292-2382 and start saving money on your energy bills!

Kinzler Supports Local Homeless & Disabled Veterans

Nate Johnson, Kinzler Construction Services Sales Representative, presents a donation to Tim Combs of Americans for Independent Living Director.

Kinzler Construction Services is pleased to be part of a project aimed at ending homelessness among veterans in the Waterloo, IA area.

Local non-profit group “Americans for Independent Living” opened the Veterans Transitional House at 420 E 9th St in Waterloo earlier this spring. The home houses three men, each with his own room and a shared living room, kitchen and bathroom. The goal is to allow the men to live in the home for about a year, helping them find permanent housing and jobs.

Kinzler Construction Services installed insulation into the home, donating half of the total cost of the project back to Americans for Independent Living.

“Kinzler Construction Services is a huge supporter of our nation’s brave veterans,” says Craig Coder, Distribution General Manager for Kinzler’s Waterloo and Cedar Rapids branch locations. Coder is also a Captain with the Iowa Army National Guard. “Kinzler actively seeks out National Guard soldiers and prior military soldiers as employees. And we are proud to do our part to help eradicate the homeless veteran population here in Black Hawk County.”

There are about 30 homeless veterans in Waterloo on any given night according to the Black Hawk County Veteran Affairs Commission.

About Kinzler Construction Services

Kinzler Construction Services is a leading installer of insulation products, gypsum concrete, fireproofing & air barrier. Kinzler also distributes a full line of construction materials, including drywall, steel framing, acoustical ceiling tile & EIFS. With locations across America’s heartland, Kinzler is a rapidly-growing, family-owned company offering industry-leading service to the best customers. To search job openings and apply to join the Kinzler team, visit www.KinzlerCareers.com.

Customer Testimonial. Homeowner

“The guys were very informative and great at answering and explaining questions to ensure as a customer, I understood everything. They did an awesome job and cleaned up afterwards!”

-Rachel O (Nevada, IA)

 

Curtis Sturgill gets published by Metal Construction News

Curtis Sturgill, National Sales Manager for High-R Metal Building Insulation, a patented product owned and offered by Kinzler Construction Services, published an article titled “Retrofit Insulation, What Should You Know?” on Metal Construction News’ website in September.

Below are some key points and several quotes from Curtis Sturgill that appear in the article.

1.Air Sealing:

“No matter what type of insulation system you decide to use when retrofitting your structure, if it is not properly air sealed you might as well light your wallet on fire.”

2. Cavity Insulation:

“Attempting to get a fiberglass batt to fit in an existing cavity with no air pockets for condensation to occur is like finding a needle in a haystack.”

3. Retrofit Thermal Blocks?

“With an existing building it is next to impossible to add a thermal block unless you address the topside of the roof in some manner.”

4. Return on Investment

“There is a lot to be said for material R-values and installed R-values, a big misunderstanding by a lot of consumers and even some in our industry.”

5. Choosing the Right Company

“With the hassle of working around existing equipment and mechanical units, limiting downtime or slowed production of your employees, it is just as important to choose the right company as it is to find the right product.”

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