Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Watch Out for Carbon Monoxide This Season

In Missouri, heating your home in the winter season is something everyone has to do to stay safe and comfortable in below freezing temperatures. Keeping your home warm can become dangerous if you're not careful and diligent about maintaining your furnace. The furnace, as well as other household appliances, can cause carbon monoxide leaks that could be life threatening to you and your family. Royal Heating & Air is the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks, so we are brining you important tips on how to stay safe. Keep reading to learn all about carbon monoxide and how you can prevent this dangerous substance from threatening your family! 


What Is It?


Carbon monoxide is an odorless gas that is less dense than air. Many furnaces are fuel-burning, which is a process that produces carbon monoxide. If your system is malfunctioning or has a leak, then the carbon monoxide can seep into your home and cause very serious problems, even death. Once it enters your home, you are susceptible to carbon monoxide poisoning. The carbon monoxide gas can fill your lungs and prevent you from being able to breathe the oxygen that you need. Many people don't realize they have a leak in their home because it doesn't have an odor. As a result, your symptoms may be the only clue that you have a problem.

What are the Symptoms?

  • A dull headache
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Shortness of breath
  • Confusion
  • Blurred Vision
  • Loss of consciousness
If you are experiencing this symptoms and suspect you may have a carbon monoxide leak in your home, leave the house immediately and call 911. Get outside so your lungs can breathe fresh, oxygenated air again and expel any carbon monoxide you may have inhaled. It's important that everyone in the home evacuate the house as well, including pets. If your exposure was extensive enough, you may require hospitalization. Investing in a carbon monoxide detector is a great idea to keep your family safe from this kind of emergency.


Do I Have a Leak?


If you are unsure whether or not your home has a carbon monoxide leak, we recommend you leave your home immediately. If you have severe symptoms, call 911. If you are not having symptoms but suspect you may have a leak, you can give us a call. We can come inspect your equipment to ensure it is operating correctly. If you notice stains, soot, or discoloration on or around your boiler, fireplace, or water heater - call us! It could mean you have a leak. Check your boiler or any other area that has a gas flame. If it normally burns blue and the flame is now yellow or orange, you could have a carbon monoxide leak.

Staying ahead of a leak is crucial. It is a silent killer. Regular inspections and paying attention to your equipment can help prevent potential dangers in your home. If you want peace of mind, give us a call and we will be more than happy to look over your HVAC equipment to make sure it is running properly. 

Preventing a Leak


One of the most important measures you can take to prevent a carbon monoxide leak is regular maintenance. We recommend having your HVAC unit checked every spring and fall to make sure your equipment is operating efficiently without leaks. Regular HVAC maintenance is a great way to catch any leaks before they become fatal. It is also recommended to have your fireplace inspected every year. Your fireplace can be a potential source of carbon monoxide. If your chimney has a blocked flue it can trap the carbon monoxide produced from burning, causing your home to accumulate dangerous levels. You can also install a carbon monoxide detector in your home. Detectors are a great tool to use in addition to regular inspections. Carbon monoxide detectors should be placed on every floor of your home at least five feet off the ground. If possible, install one near every sleeping area.

HVAC at the Lake of the Ozarks


Royal Heating & Air is here for you in every season. This winter, if you are concerned about whether or not your furnace is running correctly, give us a call! We can come help make sure everything is running smoothly to help reduce the risk of carbon monoxide leaks. 



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Friday, November 20, 2020

Why Custom Ductwork is a Must in New Construction!

If you're building your dream home, it's important to make sure it is going to be comfortable year-round! Whether the weather is hot and muggy or freezing cold, Royal Heating & Air can help you maintain a comfortable home with professional, custom ductwork and the best heating and cooling systems at the Lake of the Ozarks. Custom ductwork is the best way to ensure efficient airflow throughout the house. Keep reading to learn how!


Custom-Made For Your Home


When you hire a professional to create custom ductwork, they will create it to be perfectly suited for your HVAC system and your home. Your fabricator will ensure that your home receives the proper air load. They will also create the ducts to have the straightest route from your air handler to a given room. If your ductwork has too many turns, it can make it harder for your system to deliver the necessary air flow to your living spaces. They will also create a matching return duct for every supply register. Having matching supply and return ducts helps optimize the circulation in your home. The most important part of custom sheet metal ducts is that they are properly sealed, which prevents air loss and helps increase energy efficiency and indoor air quality, ultimately putting less stress on your system.

Increased Performance


With ductwork that's custom-made for your home, you'll have better overall performance for your HVAC system. The improvement in airflow will help regulate temperatures in rooms throughout the home. Keeping the temperature constant with fewer temperature swings prevents your system from overworking itself. This can be especially beneficial for upstairs rooms or other rooms that typically get hotter or colder than others. Controlled temperatures throughout your home not only increase the performance of your system, but also promote a longer life for your HVAC system.



Improved Efficiency


With custom ductwork, air can travel through the ducts more easily and without interruptions. Greater efficiency means that hot or cold air will travel through your ductwork without losing energy. This improved efficiency not only reduces a significant amount of waste, it can also save you money on your monthly energy bills. Proper ductwork, designed specifically for your home, keeps your HVAC system working more efficiently and at a lower cost.

Better Air Balance & Flow


One of the biggest issues with ductwork is poor installation. If typical, pre-made ductwork is installed in your home, it may be forcefully shoved into place, which can cause pinching or collapsing. These problems can seriously interfere with the system’s air balance and flow. Getting ductwork custom-designed for your home's specific measurements ensures that air flows without any hindrances. It will also help make sure that the air moving through your ducts gets to your rooms via the shortest possible path. With custom ductwork, you can rest assured that your system is perfectly balanced.


Custom ductwork and sheet metal fabrication can help make your home more efficient and comfortable year-round. This is important in climates like Missouri where the weather can change day-to-day. If you are remodeling your house or building the home of your dreams, now is the perfect time to get a consultation for custom ductwork from Royal Heating & Air. We are here for you and your comfort at home!


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Thursday, November 12, 2020

Improve HVAC for Better Sleep!

Getting enough high-quality sleep is important to overall health. Royal Heating & Air prioritizes your comfort and health, using our extensive HVAC expertise. Today we have several tips on how to improve your HVAC system and habits to help you sleep better. Keep reading to learn important factors that affect the quality of sleep and how we can help! 


Temperature


Do you feel more comfortable sleeping at a cooler temperature than normal? You're not alone! Most people sleep better in a cooler room, as body temperature tends to lower a couple of degrees at night as it prepares to sleep. The ideal temperature range for sleeping is 60-68 degrees Fahrenheit. This is why, in the summer, it's important to have your air conditioner serviced so that it is in top-notch condition and able to keep you cool and comfortable all night long. 

Air Quality


Indoor air quality is a hot topic, and a very important one. As a society, we spend a lot of time inside, especially in the winter season. It's important that the air we breathe be clean and fresh to help promote our health rather than hinder it. Keep the air in your house clean by dusting and vacuuming, changing the air filter regularly, scheduling HVAC checks, and installing a UV light system in the ductwork to destroy bacteria and other harmful materials. 


Humidity


The humidity levels in the air can greatly affect how comfortable you are, day and night. If the air feels too dry, then your skin, sinuses, and airways can also become too dry. Dry air can also feel cooler and cause you to turn the heat up higher than necessary. Royal Heating & Air can help with a whole-home humidifier to keep the house comfortable all season long.

HVAC at the Lake


If you are having a hard time sleeping because or the temperature, air quality, or humidity in your home, then it is probably time to take a look at the HVAC system. As the best heating and cooling company at the Lake of the Ozarks, Royal Heating & Air is here for you to help make the house more comfortable so you can enjoy better, deeper sleep. 



Royal Heating & Air - "The King of Comfort"

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Friday, November 6, 2020

Learn All About Mini-Split Systems!

HVAC systems are an incredibly important part of being comfortable at home. There are a lot of choices when it comes to how to heat and cool your home. As the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks, Royal Heating & Air knows the pros and cons of the various types of systems you can choose from. Keep reading to learn about one of these great options - a mini-split system! 


What is a Mini-Split System? 

A mini-split system is comprised of an indoor air handler and an outdoor compressor. During the summer, the indoor unit pulls in the warm air from the house and then blows it over cold evaporator coils. The heat absorbed by the coils is brought to the outside unit and released there, away from your home.

Regular HVAC systems function almost the same way, but in a longer and less efficient process. The air is pulled through duct work to the indoor unit that is typically tucked away somewhere in the home. It is cooled by the same process there and then pushed back out through duct work to the rooms in your house.

PRO: Mini-Splits are Efficient

Mini-splits are more efficient than central heating and cooling units because they are cooling the room where they are located. The air doesn't have to travel long distances through duct work and use up energy.

CON: Not Aesthetically Pleasing 

Some people are concerned that the mini-split system won't fit well in their home because the indoor units have to be located somewhere visible and they cannot be covered up. Most buyers, however, don't notice the units after they have been installed and enjoy the convenience and efficiency they bring.


PRO: You Have More Control 

This system allows you to control the feel of each room of your home with the ideal temperature for that space. With a big home, this can be especially convenient. Leave the less-visited areas of your home one temperature, while keeping the areas where you spend most of your time at another.

CON: Requires More Maintenance 

Mini-split systems do require more maintenance than central HVAC systems. The filters have to be washed out monthly or the system could fail and require hundreds of dollars of repairs.

PRO: No Duct Work Necessary

If your home currently has window units and you are looking for a better, more efficient system, a mini-split is a great choice. The installation is relatively simple, only requiring a small hole to connect to the outdoor unit. 

CON: High Upfront Cost 

The upfront cost for a mini-split system can sometimes be higher than a central HVAC unit. (This does not include new duct work.) While it can save you money in the long term, it could be important to do some calculations on how the costs will add up and whether or not it's the right choice for you.


Best HVAC at the Lake

Whether you decide to go with a mini-split system or another kind of system to heat and cool your home, Royal Heating & Air is there for you! We can service all kinds of systems to help keep your home comfortable year-round. Call today to learn more about what we can do for you! 573-480-4313


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Friday, October 30, 2020

Tips for Staying Healthy This Season!

Fall and winter tend to be seasons that come with colds, the flu, and other general illnesses that no one enjoys. If you are looking for ways to make your home healthier to help reduce the chances of getting sick this season, then today's blog is for you! Royal Heating & Air is the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we have several important tips and information to help you improve the family's health this season. Keep reading to learn more!


Cleaning House


Dirty floors could dramatically affect the air quality in your home, particularly if you have a lot of rugs or carpeting. The pet hair, dust, dirt, dander, and dead skin cells that accumulate in your carpet do not stay there indefinitely. As traffic moves through your home, all that debris can get kicked up and start circulating in the air you breathe. For people who suffer from allergies and asthma, this could be a real health hazard.

Changing Filters & Cleaning Ducts


The air filter in your HVAC system is a barrier that helps decrease the amount of dust, hair, and debris circulating in your home. However, if the filter becomes overloaded, it won't be able to do its job as well, and your HVAC system will likely have to work harder as it tries to push air through the clogged filter.

Large amounts of pollen, dust, and dust mites inside the ductwork can cause respiratory issues, even for people without allergies. If your body is dealing with inflammation and consistently trying to clear out allergens from your system, it could have a harder time fighting off other things trying to attack your system.

To help prevent harmful materials from accumulating in the home, change the filters in your HVAC system regularly and make sure to clean the air ducts and units often!


HVAC Maintenance


As equipment ages, it can start to break down, leak fluids or gas, and stop working properly. This is not only frustrating, but could also be very dangerous for you and your family's health. One of the gases that could start leaking from your system is carbon monoxide. This odorless, colorless gas replaces the oxygen in your lungs and can seriously threaten your life. 

Additionally, if your HVAC system isn't working efficiently, then the air in your home may not be as clean as it could be. Servicing the HVAC system is important part of airflow in the home. A well-working HVAC system with a new filter can easily catch pollutants and harmful materials that would otherwise be circulating inside the air in your home. Breathe easier with regular HVAC maintenance from Royal Heating & Air!

UV Light System


To help prevent additional bacteria and viruses from spreading around the house through the air ducts, try using a UV light system in your HVAC! Ultra Violet light prevents bacteria from replicating, ridding your home of pesky pathogens that could cause your family to feel "under the weather", or even catch serious illnesses. Royal Heating & Air can help reduce the bacteria in your home by installing a system using UV light directly in the HVAC ductwork! Many of our customers that have installed such systems into their homes have said they notice almost immediately when the bulb burns out because of how the quality of the air changes.

Best HVAC at the Lake


If you are noticing an issue with the quality of air in your home, then it's time to call in the professionals! Royal Heating & Air is the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks and we are here to help you stay comfortable and healthy all year long. Give us a call to set up a maintenance check-up and to learn more about our UV light systems and other methods of improving your home's air flow and efficiency. We are here for you!


Royal Heating & Air - "The King of Comfort"


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CALL TODAY! (573) 480-4313


Friday, October 23, 2020

Benefits of Bryant Units

Designing the home of your dreams? Be sure to install a great heating and cooling system so you are comfortable year-round in your new, beautiful home. Royal Heating & Air is the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks and, in our opinion, Bryant Heating & Cooling systems are the best on the market. Keep reading to learn more about these great systems and how one could benefit you!


Long Lifespan 


Heating and air conditioning units have a typical life expectancy of 15-20 years, and Bryant Heating and Cooling Systems are some of the most dependable and longest-lasting units available on the market. To keep your units running efficiently and effectively for as long as possible, schedule regular maintenance with your local HVAC company. (Call Royal Heating & Air to schedule yours!)

High Quality


From furnaces to air conditioners and multiple kinds of products in between, Bryant is incomparable when it comes to their superior units. Their quality, durability, and reliability consistently exceed market expectations. Bryant works hard to continuously innovate and create solutions with energy-saving technology. Some of the many system types available through Bryant are duel fuel, split, geothermal, packaged, and ductless systems.


Longevity as a Company


Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems has been around for over 100 years! Charles Bryant, the founder, started the company in 1904 with a mission to take care of customers' indoor comfort needs. He was dedicated to building a trustworthy and hard-working brand that would provide numerous options for customers in need.

Great Warranty


Every Bryant system comes with warranty coverage that you can depend on to protect your investment. Each product comes with a different warranty that we would be happy to explain before you purchase your new Bryant HVAC unit. Some of the common warranties available on these products are 5-year warranties, while others even offer a 10-year warranty. Just remember to register your unit within 90 days to ensure your warranty is active and you'll be able to make a claim on the warranty if necessary.

HVAC Support at the Lake


While we perform maintenance checks on all types of units at the Lake of the Ozarks, we recommend and install new Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems. In our opinion, they're the best! If you are looking for a company that knows Bryant systems and cares about how comfortable you are year-round, give us a call at Royal Heating & Air. We can't wait to help you! 



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Friday, October 16, 2020

How to Choose Between Gas & Electric

If you are building a home or remodeling this season, then you may be trying to decide between gas and electric as your energy source for the furnace. As the best heating company at the Lake of the Ozarks, Royal Heating & Air is here to help you answer that question! Keep reading to learn the pros and cons of each energy type and which might be right for you.

Maintenance


Because gas furnaces run combustible fuel, they must be regularly checked to ensure they are still operating safely and efficiently. If something goes wrong, it could cause a carbon monoxide leak and seriously threaten your health. Electric systems still need maintenance, but not quite as much as gas furnaces.

Cost


Cost is a very important factor to consider when determining which kind of system you want to install. New systems typically last between 15 and 20 years, sometimes longer if maintained appropriately. That is quite a long-term investment!

Initial Cost

Electric systems win out on initial cost, as they typically do not require any additional construction to install. They can be installed relatively quickly with little to no interruption of your daily life. Gas systems, on the other hand, require proper ventilation, so oftentimes vents and flue pipes must be constructed before a gas furnace can be utilized in your home.

Cost Overall

Even though electric systems are cheaper to install initially, they can cost more money on a monthly basis. Electric is a more costly energy source, so making the larger up-front investment in a gas furnace can be beneficial long-term. This is particularly true in colder climates like ours where the heater runs at a high capacity for many months out of the year.


Environmental Impact


One may think at first that gas furnaces are not environmentally friendly because “gas” is associated often associated in our minds with emissions and bad effects on the air. Electricity seems harmless without digging into how its energy is created. Electricity is primarily fueled by coal, which is not considered environmentally friendly. While producing natural gas does emit some harmful emissions, it burns cleaner than coal. Therefore, gas is considered somewhat more friendly to the environment than electricity.

Heat Rate


Gas and electric heating systems produce heat at different speeds because of the way they operate. Gas furnaces produce the maximum amount of heat possible as soon as the burners start running, so they can heat your home relatively quickly. Electric furnaces must spend time powering up before they begin to heat the air flowing through your home. What this means for you is that, once you make a change on your thermostat, a gas furnace will be able to kick in and warm up your home faster than an electric furnace which will experience somewhat of a delay.

Lake of the Ozarks Heating Company


When you have questions about your furnace, call the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks. We are here to help you enjoy a comfortable, safe, and efficient home! Whether you choose gas or electric to heat your home, feel confident knowing that we have your back. Call Royal Heating & Air today to schedule a maintenance appointment to work with the best in the business!


Royal Heating & Air - "The King of Comfort"


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CALL TODAY! (573) 480-4313