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Why You Always Test for Chimney Gas Leaks

Who would have thought that this unsightly chimney provided clues to the source of a hidden gas leak? On a recent call to replace an aging gas boiler, the owners reported a persistent gas smell. The gas company had previously inspected the building and didn’t find a gas leak using their detectors. Yet the smell.. read more →

Missouri Energy Efficiency Upgrade Tax Deductions & Rebates

There are many financial incentives for individuals and businesses to upgrade to energy efficient systems in Missouri and the Kansas City Metro Area.  Click here to view the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency ( to see what may be available in your area. In Kansas City, in addition to the Federal Tax.. read more →

Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency Upgrades & Solar Power From has a list of all active federal tax credits for upgrading your heating and cooling system as well as certain water heater, insulation and weatherization upgrades.  Some tax credits are set to expire at the end of 2013 and some have been extended to the end of 2016. Be sure to review all the.. read more →

Solar Myths & Misconceptions: Get the Solar Facts

Myth:  I should wait because solar is getting less expensive or new technology is just around the corner. Fact:  Solar technology has changed little in the past 20 years.  Unlike your phone, tv or car, solar panels are simple in design and construction and the advancements in efficiency have been far outweighed by the savings.. read more →

Is my roof a good candidate for solar panels?

Every situation is different and the only way to know for sure if your Kansas City area home or commercial building is a good candidate for solar panel installation is to have one of our experienced & highly trained Solar Technicians. Our Solar Techs can inspect your roof, measure angle, orientation and shading at no.. read more →

Why Go Solar?

Savings Every Month – Your solar electric system powers your home so you can use considerably less electricity from the public utility and you may even be able to sell excel power back to the electric company. Local Rebates, State Deductions and Federal Tax Credits – You may be able to offset as much as.. read more →

What Does N.A.T.E. Mean?

From  What is N.A.T.E?  Founded in 1997, North American Technician Excellence (NATE) is the nation’s largest non-profit certification organization for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration technicians. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, NATE is the certification organization governed, owned, operated, developed and supported by the entire HVACR industry. NATE Tests. Others Train.  NATE certification tests.. read more →

What Type of Energy Efficient Water Heater is Right for My Home?

Below is some information from about high efficiency water heaters and which one is right for your home. Eric Kjelshus Energy Heating and Cooling is the Kansas City area leader in installing high efficiency water heaters and helping Kansas City residents and businesses save money on energy cost by installing Energy Star Rated Water.. read more →

Why a professional should install your new hot water heater?

Eric Kjelshus Energy Heating and Cooling has licensed and insured Master Plumbers with years of experience at repairing and installing hot water heaters in the Kansas City Area.  We are experts and diagnosing your hot water heater issues and recommending the best solution – repair your existing hot water heater (saving you money) or replace.. read more →

How do solar water heaters work and should I get one?

Eric Kjelshus Energy Heating and Cooling are experts and diagnosing your hot water heater issues and recommending the best solution – repair your existing hot water heater (saving you money) or replace your water heater with a new hot water heater. Our Master Plumbers will work with you and your budget to select the best solution.. read more →