Friday, April 28, 2017

The Hayes Company has taken energy efficiency to a whole new level! In April 2017, our company headquarters finalized the installation of a new solar panel energy system.

We were recently approached by a company that specializes in solar panel installation. As business owners who work to make buildings more energy efficient, were happy to listen to the cost and energy benefits of installing a solar panel system. Our leaders don’t plan to move to a new facility, so why not invest in a system that will save money on energy costs?

The system recently went live, following the installation of a specific meter provided by Kansas City Power and Light. The system is powered to provide from 75% to 80% of our annual power needs. During key times of year, the solar panels may generate more energy than our building uses. At that time, this extra energy will be provided back to the energy grid for use by other businesses and homes throughout the KCP&L service area.

This investment in the system will pay for itself in just over three years. In addition, Kansas City Power and Light provided a rebate for installing this system. Not only is this a great energy decision, it’s a wise business decision!




Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Many homeowners associate home insulation with winter months and cold weather. While insulation does keep your home warm during cold winter months, it also helps your home stay cool in the summer.  If you’re waiting until winter to upgrade your attic insulation, you’ll be wasting money on high energy bills all summer long.

Here’s why upgrading your attic insulation helps keep your home comfortable and your energy bills in line during the summer:

  • As the sun heats the surface of your roof, the air inside your attic begins to heat up.
  • The air inside your home is cooler than the hot air inside your attic. This hot attic air will try to move from the attic to your home’s living space, with the goal of creating an equal air balance between these two spaces. 
  • Proper attic insulation combined with air sealing slows this process, keeping warm air in your attic and conditioned air in your living space. This means your cooling system will run less, your energy bills will be reduced and your home will be more comfortable. 
  • BONUS! When winter arrives, your home will receive the same benefits during cold weather as it did during the hot summer months. 


Any way you look at it, a home that lacks proper insulation and air sealing is less comfortable and less efficient than a home that is properly insulated and air sealed.

Not sure if your insulation is doing its job? Consider an energy audit. These are performed by specially trained staff and are geared toward getting you the biggest return for your home energy investment. Contact us to learn more about energy audits, and with any questions you have about your home’s insulation.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

When winter begins to fade, thoughts of warm days and green grass are welcome. If you suffer from allergies, spring brings many symptoms that can make the season hard to bear.

If you or someone in your home suffers from allergies, air sealing your home is one way to keep pollen, dust and other irritants out of your home (not to mention it can make your home more comfortable).

A home’s envelope has many penetration points that allow air to enter and exit the home. These penetration points can be around things like duct work and chimney chases and exist between building materials (studs, framing, etc.). As a home naturally breathes, outside air is drawn into the home’s interior. This natural process draws outside pollen, dust and other irritants into your home’s inside air.  

Sealing air leaks helps keep outside air (and outside pollutants) out of your home. In addition to reducing interior allergens, air sealing your home has other benefits:
  • More comfortable living environment. Air Infiltration can contribute to problems with moisture, dust, as well as the entry of pests. Sealing air leaks can help control your indoor comfort.
  • Reduced energy bills. Sealing air leaks keeps conditioned air inside your home. This means your HVAC system will do less work to maintain your home’s internal temperature, which can reduce your energy bills
  • A quieter home. Air leaks also allow outside noise to enter your home. Sealing these leaks also keeps out noise, which can result in a quieter home.
Interested in air sealing? Contact or call us today for a free Air Sealing estimate!



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