Thursday, June 20, 2019

Top Summer HVAC Emergencies – When to Call a Professional


HVAC emergencies can be extremely frustrating and will most likely require a professional HVAC company to resolve the issue.  In the heat of summer, an emergency with your HVAC system could really become an issue if you do not seek out professional help!   If you notice your unit isn't working properly, see if it could be one of these common summertime emergencies provided by the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks.   Royal Heating & Air can help with any HVAC emergency that may arise, no matter what time of year!  If you have attempted to fix the problem yourself, and your unit still is not working properly, give us a call.  The best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks has a list of top summer HVAC emergencies we handle at Royal Heating & Air.


Do You Need Emergency HVAC Repair?

When it comes to home appliance repair, some things can wait while others cannot.  In the heat of the summer, we’re sure you recognize the importance of having a working HVAC system.  Your HVAC system is among the most integral and essential appliances in your home, and oftentimes, it’s the one that goes most un-noticed unless there is an issue.  The house is comfortable, so it may feel as if your HVAC unit does not even exist.  Until there’s an issue – and then it does.  There are a few things that most home-owners will try, to avoid the overwhelming thought of emergency HVAC repair.  More often than not, homeowners will play with the thermostat, and possibly check their air filters.  This is usually the extent of what an average homeowner knows to do.  When this fails to work, it is very likely that there is an HVAC emergency and repair or replacement will be needed.  Below are some common HVAC emergencies that could be especially frustrating during the summer months, and that Royal Heating & Air is equipped and ready to handle.

Outdoor Unit Will Not Turn On

Many people call because they notice that their home not cooling properly.  After inspection, they realize the outdoor unit won't turn on.  There are a few troubleshooting options to try before calling a professional on this HVAC emergency.  Make sure your thermostat is working properly, double check to make sure the switch is turned on and that your breakers are all on. If you have tried all of those and still no luck, it is time for a call.


Coils Are Frozen

Make sure to turn off your unit at the first sign of frozen coils.  Running your unit with frozen coils could end up causing more damage in the long run.  One of the most common causes for your unit to freeze up is running the unit at too low of a temperature.  If that was not the cause, it could mean damage elsewhere in the unit.  Always call a professional to ensure the problem is fixed properly and further damage doesn't develop.

Condensate Line is Clogged

A sign of a clogged condensate line is a leak.  Many people do not realize they have a problem until they notice water coming from their unit.  Lines can become clogged periodically and need regular maintenance to ensure they are clear from debris.  Once a leak occurs, the damage from water can become costly quick.  Make sure your unit is ready for summer by getting your spring maintenance check, to prevent an emergency such as this.


Outdoor Unit is Frozen

Units will typically develop some frozen water, but for an entire unit to be covered is not normal.  Typically, this means the unit has an issue with its defrost cycle and a call to a professional needs to be made.  It is always a good idea to let a professional examine your unit to make sure the unit is operating properly after it freezes up.  Sometimes this issue can mean other items are wrong within the unit.

Strange, Loud Noises

Older units can make loud noises indicating the unit is aging.  An AC unit that is constantly blowing air is another sign that the unit is reaching the end of its life cycle.  If you notice your AC unit is continually blowing air, or that the air it is blowing is not cold air, you should have your unit looked at by a professional HVAC company.  Your technician can help indicate how serious the issue is and if your unit should be repaired or replaced.


Call Royal Heating & Air With Your HVAC Emergencies


When your HVAC system stops working, it is not only a hassle, it is a real emergency and you could be faced with a really important decision.  HVAC provides a comfortable environment for your home, your family, and your workplace.  It can be a major contributor to the quality of the air you breathe, and it determines your electric bills.  When your system goes down, you may find yourself trying to make a very important decision about whether to repair or replace your unit.  When your system goes down in the heat of summer or in another emergency situation, you need as much help and information as possible to make those important decisions surrounding your HVAC unit.  What is the best way to determine if emergency repairs or replacements are necessary?  Call your trusted professional HVAC Company at the Lake of the Ozarks.  From preventative maintenance to complete system installations, Royal Heating & Air can provide you with affordable, dependable, trustworthy service.  If you fear you may have an HVAC emergency this summer, don’t hesitate to call best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks to set up an appointment.  Royal Heating & Air services all makes and models, and offers Bryant Heating and Cooling Systems.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Get to Know Your Local HVAC Company: Our Services


Royal Heating & Air, LLC is a full-service, locally owned and operated HVAC company at Lake of the Ozarks.   As your locally owned and operated full-service HVAC company at Lake of the Ozarks, we are proud of the Lake of the Ozarks community we serve.  Our goal is to provide excellent service using top of the line products for every customer.  From preventative maintenance, furnace and air conditioning repair, to new furnace and air conditioning installations, we will provide you with affordable, dependable, trustworthy service.

About Royal Heating & Air


At Royal Heating & Air, our technicians service ALL makes and models of air conditioning systems and heating systems. We are also a certified dealer for Bryant heating and cooling systems.  For further information on why you should choose Bryant heating and cooling systems, click here for our blog on the topic.

With many other HVAC contractors at Lake of the Ozarks, one thing that sets Royal Heating & Air, LLC apart is our custom sheet metal fabrication. Custom duct-work allows for better airflow, distributes air evenly between rooms, and reduces leaks in unwanted areas.  To learn more about the importance of custom duct-work and our custom ductwork services, click here to read our blog post on ductwork.


Residential & Commercial Heating and Cooling – Our Services at the Lake of the Ozarks 



Heating & Air Conditioning Service and Repair at Lake of the Ozarks:

Free Estimates
New Systems – We Install Bryant Heating and Cooling Systems
Air Conditioners
Heat Pumps
Furnaces
Whole Home Humidifiers
Ultraviolet Lights – Reduces Bacteria In Ductwork
Mini-Splits
Custom Sheet Metal Fabrication


Preventative Maintenance for Air Conditioning & Heating Systems:

Having your heating and cooling system serviced is recommended by every manufacturer to ensure your system is working at its optimum efficiency. Servicing will help extend your equipment life, lower your utility bills, and help provide consistent performance from your equipment.
We recommend that you have your HVAC equipment serviced twice per year - once in the spring and once in the fall.

Our Areas of Service Include:

Camdenton
Osage Beach
Lake Ozark,
Four Seasons
Sunrise Beach
Laurie
Greenview
Roach
Macks Creek


We’d Love to Hear from You!

Royal Heating & Air knows a satisfied customer is key to a successful business. We are proud of the Lake of the Ozarks community, and we take pride in serving the residents and businesses in this area. As your locally owned and operated full-service HVAC company at Lake of the Ozarks, we want to hear from you by leaving us a business review or by contacting us at 573-480-4313 or 573-346-8370.  Not a customer yet?  Next time you have heating and cooling needs make sure you use the best HVAC repair and maintenance company at the Lake of the Ozarks.



YOUR LAKE OF THE OZARKS HVAC COMPANY

At Royal Heating & Air, we can help with all your HVAC needs including preventative maintenance, repairs and installing new units. Make sure your HVAC unit is working properly by having a professional HVAC technician at the Lake of the Ozarks do regular maintenance. However, when it is time to upgrade, call Royal Heating & Air at 573-480-4313 and we can help you install your new system.

Royal Heating & Air - "The King of Comfort"

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CALL TODAY! (573) 480-4313


Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Benefits of Using a Dehumidifier this Summer


Summers at the Lake of the Ozarks can often be hot and humid.  With the high levels of humidity that tend to coincide with the heat of summer, can come several discomforts within your home.  One of the larger issues that can surface during the hot summer months is that high humidity levels in your home can contribute to mold growth in your Lake of the Ozarks HVAC system. Humidity can have a big effect on your overall indoor air quality, which in turn can affect your entire family.  In addition to having a properly running Lake of the Ozarks air conditioning unit, it is often recommended that you invest in a dehumidifier, to improve and maintain a proper level of humidity in your home.  Your HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to give you a few reasons that investing in a dehumidifier could be a wise choice this summer.

Benefits of a Dehumidifier:


When you live in a humid environment, allergies and overall respiratory health issues are common. Small living spaces with limited ventilation, such as bathrooms, kitchens, and basements are common areas where moisture from the air can build up and cause problems. Dehumidifiers are not disruptive to your daily life – they run quietly and efficiently in the background but provide great benefits for you and your family members.  Overall cleaner air in your home means better overall health and comfort for your family.  Here are a few benefits of adding a dehumidifier to your home.

Allergen Reduction


Dehumidifiers reduce humidity levels.  When the air inside your home is overly muggy in the summer months, it could be a sign that dirty, moist air is finding its way into your home.  When your home has the proper humidity level, it is less hospitable to allergens such as dust mites, mold, and mildew.  Dehumidifiers reduce irritation to your skin and your respiratory system, allowing you to breathe easier and feel comfortable in your home.

Dehumidifiers can keep your home feeling clean and fresh, as they also reduce the odors that are associated with the allergens mentioned above.  They can get rid of that musty or rotting smell that is often associated with moisture and mildew growth.  And with less dust in the air, you won’t have to clean as often!

Mold Growth Prevention


A dehumidifier helps keep the moisture levels in your home low.  Excessive moisture (that often occurs during the humid summer months) increases condensation on windows and walls, which leads to mold growth and has the potential to damage your home and your health.  Moisture is required for mold to thrive; therefore, keeping your home at the proper humidity level is key in mold prevention.  Using a dehumidifier reduces the possibility that mold will develop in your home on the walls, your furniture, your clothes, etc.  Mold can also develop in your air conditioning system, so lowering the humidity levels can prevent that from happening and prevent you from breathing in contaminated air.  Too much moisture in the air causes your nasal passages and skin to become irritated. Removing the excessive moisture reduces the chance of these problems and helps you sleep better at night.  Less mold and mildew in your home can equal better overall health for your family, and less chance of structural damage due to moisture build-up.

Lower Energy Costs 


Dehumidifiers can aid in lowering your energy costs because they help your air conditioner run more efficiently.  When the air is more humid, the AC unit must not only cool the air, but also remove moisture, which means it has to work harder.  When your AC system is working harder to cool your home, it can cause your air conditioning system to wear out sooner, meaning you will need to replace and repair it more often.  Also, when humidity levels are high, it can make the air in your home feel warmer than it really is. This may cause you to turn your cooling system up, which in turn increases your energy consumption and raises your energy costs.  By ensuring your home has the proper humidity level, you can reduce the amount of energy use and keep your air conditioning system working at a steady pace.  This can save you money in energy and repair costs.

Signs You May Need a Dehumidifier:


If you are wondering whether you should invest in a dehumidifier, consider the following:

If you tend to suffer from allergies, a dehumidifier could help you feel more comfortable in your home.  If you live in a small apartment, or if your home has poor ventilation, a dehumidifier could be just the thing to help alleviate that stuffy feeling that high levels of humidity can cause in small spaces.  Mold and mildew spores can travel through ventilation systems and build up in the walls between apartments.  In addition, if you see signs of high humidity levels in your home, you might want to invest in a dehumidifier. These signs can include water stains on the walls or ceilings, moist and heavy air in rooms with poor ventilation (such as bathrooms), frequent condensation on windows, small black spots growing on walls or in bathtubs, and musty or mildew smells.

Your AC unit and dehumidifier work together to keep your indoor air quality at its best, helping you and your family remain healthy and happy in your home. If you're experiencing any cooling issues in your home, contact the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks for professional air conditioning services and maintenance



Royal Heating & Air is Here for all Your HVAC Needs!


Be sure to have your HVAC system serviced regularly by a professional HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks. Not only does this ensure your system is performing at its optimal efficiency, making it last longer, but it will help prevent mold growth, and allow you to better assess your need for a dehumidifier this summer. Your HVAC contractor will be able to see if there's any excess moisture in your system and help you remedy the situation. The best way to prevent mold growth, or any other issues with your system, is to monitor it regularly.  Ensure that your home is safe and comfortable by calling us today!


Royal Heating & Air - "The King of Comfort"

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CALL TODAY! (573) 480-4313


Monday, June 3, 2019

June Events at the Lake of the Ozarks!


This time of year at the Lake of the Ozarks is a great time to get out and enjoy the many different events in the area.  During the month of June, we have a lot of exciting events at the Lake of the Ozarks, and you won’t want to miss any of them.  From concerts to charity events and everything in between, you will have plenty of family fun at the Lake of the Ozarks this June.  Royal Heating & Air has compiled a list of events you won’t want to miss below!  Royal Heating & Air wants to remind you that Father’s Day falls in the month of June, so consider your dads (or father figures) when you check out these events.


The Canine Cannonball

When: June 07, 2019 - June 09, 2019
Where: Dog Days Bar & Grill, 1232 Jefferies Rd, Osage Beach MO 65065
Phone: 573-348-9797
Website: https://dockdogs.com/eventscal/dog-days-canine-cannonball-6/
Event Description:
How far and high can your dog jump? The annual Dock Dogs jumping contest will find out!  This contest will be held at Dog Days Bar & Grill once again this year.  Canine athletes compete in in several jumping events at this family-friendly event.  You won’t want to miss out on this fun and furry competition!
Click HERE to learn more about this exciting event!

Travis Tritt & The Charlie Daniels Band Live in Concert

When: June 07, 2019
Where: Ozarks Amphitheater, 2629 North Business Route 5, Camdenton MO 65020
Phone: 573-346-0000
Website: http://www.ozarksamp.com
Event Description:
The Outlaws & Renegades Tour comes to Ozarks Amphitheater on Friday, June 7th!  This concert will feature performances by Travis Tritt, The Charlie Daniels Band, and special guest, The Cadillac Three.
Click HERE to learn more about this exciting event!


41st Annual HK's Hospital Benefit Weekend

When: June 07, 2019 - June 09, 2019
Where: The Lodge of Four Seasons, 315 Four Season Drive, Lake Ozark Missouri 65049
Phone: 573-348-8153
Email: trhall@lakeregional.com
Website: http://www.HKsGolf.com
Event Description:
The 41st Annual HK's Hospital Benefit Weekend is June 7th- June 9th at The Lodge of Four Seasons. This three-day premier golf tournament event kicks off Friday, June 7th, at The Lodge with a VIP Party for major sponsors. On Saturday, June 8th, the Pairing Party and Silent/Live Auction will take place at 5:00 p.m.  There will be an auction of memorabilia, golfing packages, fine jewelry, trips and more.
The tournament, a four-person scramble, is Sunday, June 9th, at The Cove Golf Course. More than $100,000 in prizes will be available for participants, including pro shop certificates awarded to the top four teams in each flight.
Click HERE to learn more about this exciting event!

Lake West Chamber Golf Tournament

When: June 09, 2019
Where: Indian Rock Golf Club, 100 Indian Lake Ave, Laurie Missouri 65037
Phone: 573-374-5500
Email: membership@lakewestchamber.com
Website: http://www.lakewestchamber.com
Hours of Operation: 1:00 pm Shotgun Start
Event Description:
Lake of the Ozarks West Chamber of Commerce presents the 27th Annual 4-Person Scramble Golf Tournament. Team play begins at 1:00 p.m. on June 9th at Indian Rock Golf Club in Laurie. This year, Hulett Chevrolet Buick GMC is sponsoring our Hole in One prize - a 2018 Chevy Cruze! Teams and individuals are welcome to register. This is a golf tournament you won’t want to miss out on!
Click HERE to learn more about this exciting event!


Stover Fair

When: June 13, 2019 - June 15, 2019
Where: Stover Legion Memorial Park, 200 Old East Grafton Road, Stover Missouri 65078
Phone: 660-281-0679
Email: info@stoverfair.org
Website: http://www.stoverfair.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StoverFair/
Event Description:
This year’s theme for the 2019 Stover Fair is “Boots, Jeans and Country Dreams”. The Fair is presented as a celebration, giving family and friends an opportunity to be together and enjoy themselves. The Stover Fair Board is excited to present three days of entertainment, games, and displays for the entire family at the Stover Legion Memorial Park. As always, entertainment on the stage and all fair board sponsored events are free. What a fun way to spend time with your family this month!
Click HERE to learn more about this exciting event!

Night Glow 5K Run/Walk

When: June 14, 2019
Where: Camdenton High School, 662 Laker Pride Road, Camdenton Missouri 65020
Phone: 573-346-0660
Email: clc@clcforkids.org
Hours of Operation: Pre-Activities: 6:15 pm; Race: 8:00 pm
Event Description:
Ready....Set....Glow!!!! Children's Learning Center will be hosting the 12th Annual Summer Night GLOW 5K Run/Walk fundraiser to support their center. CLC is a not for profit charity (501c3) that directly impacts children with special needs & developmental delays. The event promotes physical fitness in a fun atmosphere for the very young as well as the not so young. The event encourages participants to dress up in as much neon, glow in the dark gear as they can to help "light up the night.” There will be music, a photo booth with souvenir photo strip, and fun activities during onsite registration (6:15-7:45) and during the results tabulation. There will be stations along the race route to encourage all participants to keep going with glow-in-the-dark fun themes!  This is a fantastic way to support your community while having a ton of fun!
Click HERE to learn more about this exciting event!


Hot Summer Nights - Pony Car Rendezvous

When: June 14, 2019
Where: Bagnell Dam Strip, Lake Ozark MO 65049
Phone: 314-650-5767 or 573-365-2460
Website: http://www.hotsummernightscruise.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cruisehotsummernights
Hours of Operation: 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Event Description:
Hot Summer Nights is a classic vehicle cruise and family night on the Bagnell Dam Strip in Lake Ozark. This event runs from 6:00 pm- 11:00 pm (rain or shine).  Admission and participation in the event are FREE.  There will be all makes and models of cars, trucks, and motorcycles, will lining the Strip and cruising around. This kid-friendly event offers games, activities, live entertainment and more.  Take your family out for some free fun this June!
Click HERE to learn more about this exciting event!

Old Dominion - Make It Sweet Tour

When: June 22, 2019
Where: Ozarks Amphitheater, 2629 N Business Route 5, Camdenton MO 65020
Phone: 573-346-0000
Website: http://ozarksamphitheater.com/
Hours of Operation: Doors 6:00pm; Show 7:00pm
This summer is full of concerts at the Ozarks Amphitheater! If you like good music, get your tickets to see the Old Dominion - Make It Sweet Tour w/ Granger Smith ft. Earl Dibbles Jr & Murphy's Ford.
Click HERE to learn more about this exciting event!


Nelly, Live in Concert

When: June 28, 2019
Where: Ozarks Amphitheater, 2629 N Business Route 5, Camdenton MO 65020
Phone: 573-346-0000
Website: http://ozarksamphitheater.com/
Hours of Operation: Doors 6:00pm; Show 7:00pm
The St. Louis legend will be at the Lake of the Ozarks this June!  What a memorable event – one you won’t want to miss out on!  Nelly will be performing with special guest Chingy.  Get your tickets to enjoy this one-of-a-kind show!
Click HERE to learn more about this exciting event!

We hope that this article has inspired you to get out and enjoy the season at one or more of the June events happening at the Lake of the Ozarks. Participating in community events is something that we at Royal Heating & Air are passionate about, and we hope to share some of that interest in our community with you!  There are also many more charity events (such as golf tournaments and walk/runs) occurring at the Lake of the Ozarks during the month of June.  Also, don’t forget about dad when planning your activities for the month – Father’s Day is on Sunday, June 16th this year!  Visit funlake.com for more information on June events at the Lake of the Ozarks.


BOOK YOUR HVAC MAINTENANCE TODAY

We hope you enjoy the upcoming events at the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks!  Events like these make living in a small community amazing. Make sure you check out all the fun we have coming up!  Don't forget if you find your heat or a/c not working properly, give the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks a call. Royal Heating & Air knows that annual professional maintenance will ensure that your home is safe and cozy. From preventative maintenance to installations, the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to help you. Call 573-480-4313 to schedule an appointment today!


Royal Heating & Air - "The King of Comfort"

Visit our website: www.RoyalHeatandAir.com



CALL TODAY! (573) 480-4313


Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Memorial Day Weekend Firework Shows at the Lake of the Ozarks


As your locally owned and operated full-service HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks, we are proud of the Lake of the Ozarks community we serve.  Our area has a rich history of those who have served in the military to protect our country.  In honor of those who have given their lives serving, there are many fantastic fireworks displays around the Lake of the Ozarks area over the upcoming holiday weekend.  Royal Heating & Air encourages you to spend this weekend with friends and family; if you are looking for something to do with your loved ones this holiday weekend, check out the information below for dates and times of some spectacular fireworks displays.


Memorial Weekend Fireworks Displays

When: May 25, 2019 - May 26, 2019
Where: Multiple Venues around Osage Beach Missouri, 65065
Region: Lake-wide

Fireworks Displays: Locations & Information:

Bear Bottom Resort 
Date: Saturday, May 25th and Sunday, May 26th
Time: 9:45 pm
Location: Hwy 5 to 123 Bear Bottom Drive in Sunrise Beach
View: by land at Bear Bottom Resort or by water at the 38 Mile Marker.
Parking is limited; Arrive early. 
Call for details: 573-374-6905
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BearBottomresort/events/?ref=page_internal


Celebration Cruises at Bagnell Dam
Date: Saturday, May 25th
Time: Boarding: 7:00 pm; Departure: 7:30 pm; Return: 9:30 pm
Location: 1006 Bagnell Dam Blvd. in Lake Ozark
Seating is limited; Book reservations early. 
Call for details: 573-480-3212
For more information: http://cruiselakeoftheozarks.com/celebrations-ii/

The Inn at Grand Glaize 
Date: Sunday, May 26th
Time: Display begins at Dusk
Location: 5142 Osage Beach Parkway in Osage Beach
View: the Inn at Grand Glaize fireworks display from the water at the 1 Mile Marker of the Glaize Arm, or from the land at The Inn.
Call for details: (573) 348-4731

Margaritaville Lake Resort
Date: Sunday, May 26th
Time: 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm (Dusk)
Location: Hwy KK to 494 Tan Tar A Drive in Osage Beach
View: by land on the Margaritaville property reserved for resort guests only.
View:  by water at the 26 Mile Marker
Call for details: 573-348-3131
For more information: https://www.margaritavilleresortlakeoftheozarks.com/events/osage-beach/memorial-day-weekend-festivities


Tropic Island Cruises
Date: Sunday, May 26th
Time: Boarding begins at 7:00 pm
Location: 494 Tan Tar A Drive in Osage Beach
View:  the Margaritaville Lake Resort fireworks display from the water at the 26 Mile Marker, aboard the Tropic Island Cruises yacht.
Call for reservations and details: 573-348-8550

The Lodge of Four Seasons
Date: Sunday, May 26th
Time: Display begins at Dusk
Location: 315 Four Seasons Drive in Lake Ozark
View: by water at the 13 Mile Marker
Call for details: 573-365-3000
For more information: https://4seasonsresort.com/portfolio-items/memorial-day-weekend-activities/?portfolioCats=25%2C24


Royal Heating & Air Is Your HVAC Company at the Lake of the Ozarks 


At Royal Heating & Air, we hope you enjoy the upcoming fireworks displays at the Lake of the Ozarks and have a safe holiday weekend, filled with love from friends and family members.  Events like these firework displays make living in a small community amazing.  Don't forget: as the weather continues to warm up, if you find your AC unit is not working properly, give the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks a call.  Royal Heating & Air knows that professional maintenance will ensure that your home is safe and comfortable.  From preventative maintenance to installations, the best HVAC company in the Lake of the Ozarks is here to help you. Call 573-480-4313 to schedule an appointment today!

Royal Heating & Air - "The King of Comfort"

Visit our website: www.RoyalHeatandAir.com



CALL TODAY! (573) 480-4313


Wednesday, May 15, 2019

FAQs about Air Conditioning


As it begins to warm up at the Lake of the Ozarks, we tend to rely more on our air conditioning units.  Air conditioning may arguably be one of the greatest inventions of all time, as there's nothing better than walking into a cool room after being outside on a hot summer day. For someone who's not familiar with AC systems aside from their wonderful cooling properties, you might have some questions. Royal Heating & Air, the best air conditioning company at the Lake of the Ozarks, is here to answer some frequently asked questions about air conditioning.

How Does an Air Conditioner Work? 

An air conditioner makes your home cooler by absorbing heat energy from inside the home and transferring that heat outside, then replacing the air inside your home with cooler air.  Air conditioners work by using a refrigerant that absorbs and discharges that heat inside your building.  Warm air moves across the unit’s evaporator coils. Then the refrigerant in the coils absorbs the air's heat and "cools" the air. The refrigerant turns from a cool liquid into a hot gas that is transferred to the outside unit, where it is compressed and condensed back into liquid form. The hot air is released outdoors and then the refrigerant travels back to the indoor unit to continue the cooling process.  This process continues again and again until your home reaches the cooling temperature you want, as programmed and sensed by your thermostat setting.

How Often Should I Have My Air Conditioning Serviced? 

Depending on your AC system, it should be serviced a minimum of once a year.  For a residential AC system, it is recommended that you have your AC serviced 1-2 times a year.  It is highly recommended that you have your AC system serviced in the spring of every year, before the hot temperatures of summer hit.  For places where the air contains high levels of contaminants, such as kitchens or hair salons, you may consider additional service to make sure that your unit stays in great shape all year long.  It should be noted that professional maintenance is important, as it goes beyond what a typical home or business owner is equipped to deal with.  Having a professional HVAC company check out your air conditioning unit will help catch problems while they are still able to be fixed.  This could save you quite a bit of money, as you are less likely to have to replace your entire unit if you continue to keep it regularly maintained.


Why Should I Have my AC System Serviced Regularly?

Routine maintenance on your AC system keeps your unit running at maximum efficiency. This can significantly extend the lifetime of your unit and reduce your operating costs. Overall, you will save money and energy by having your AC system regularly serviced by a professional.  In addition, if your system is under warranty, routine maintenance is often required to keep that warranty.

How Do I Maximize my AC’s Energy Efficiency?

Having your AC system regularly serviced by a professional HVAC company will keep your unit running at optimum efficiency.  Changing your filters regularly and investing in a smart thermostat can also help to maximize your AC system’s energy efficiency.  Take a look at our blog from last week to learn more about ways to save energy when cooling your home.

How Often Should I Change My AC Filter?

The single most important thing you can do to maintain your AC system is to replace the filter regularly.  The number of people and pets living in your home, and how frequently you run your air conditioning, will affect how often you need to change your filter.  As a good rule of thumb, it is recommended that you change your air filter at least once every six months in order to help extend the life of your system and changing your filter every three months is even better.  You should also check your air filter every month to make sure it is still clean and does not need to be replaced.  If your filter becomes discolored or appears plugged with dust, dirt, hair, and other impurities, it is time to change that filter.  Some higher efficiency filters can last up to three months, but it's still a good idea to check them at least once a month, especially in times when you are using your AC more often, like in the summer.  All the air in your home circulates and re-circulates through the same filter. An air filter is designed to remove dust particles to keep the air you breathe clean, and when your filters become clogged, it can cause your system to work less efficiently, which will cost you more to operate. If the filter is left unchanged for too long, your system could fail.


Why Is There Water Leaking Around my Indoor AC Unit?

There are several reasons why an AC unit could be leaking water.  Indoor AC units do double duty, removing both heat and moisture from the air in one step.   Condensation occurs naturally on the coils and should fall into a drip pan that is then drained away or pumped outside. However, on occasion, the drain line from the pan may become plugged.  If excess water is finding its way into your home, that condensate is likely not being drained away properly.  The most common reason is that dirt and grime clog up the drainage system.  Another issue could be that the pump is broken, in which case that would need to be replaced. If cleaning your coils doesn't fix the issue, it is time to call in a professional HVAC repair technician at the Lake of the Ozarks to determine and resolve the issue.

How Long Does the Average HVAC System Last?

On average, most HVAC systems will last anywhere from 10-20 years. As your unit starts to age though, the efficiency can decrease. Your unit may get louder and require more frequent maintenance and repairs. When this happens, you'll need to make the decision to continue repairing it or invest in a new HVAC system.

What Are Some Signs My AC Unit Needs to be Replaced?  

If your AC unit has hit its 10-year birthday, or even made it past that, it may be time to look at replacing your unit. The efficiency of your unit may have decreased significantly over time. Start tracking how often and how much you spend on repairs. If you notice your repairs are adding up, it may be time to replace the entire unit.  An older unit that is showing signs of trouble and needs frequent repairs, that cools poorly, or suddenly creates much higher energy bills than in years past is probably ready to be replaced.  While it may seem like a big investment now, it can save you money in both repair costs and energy costs over time. Find a trusted Lake of the Ozarks AC company to schedule a consultation for an estimate on a new system. Do the math and see what the best option is for you at the time.


Contact Royal Heating & Air with All Your HVAC Questions!


If you have other questions about your AC unit, don't hesitate to reach out to us at 573-480-4313. Royal Heating & Air is your full-service, locally owned and operated HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks. From installation to preventative maintenance, we've got all your HVAC needs covered!


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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Tips to Save Energy & Money When Cooling Your Home



According to the EPA, the average American household spends more than $2,000.00 a year on energy bills alone.  This is quite a bit of money and energy that is being used to heat and cool your home.  Royal Heating & Air, your HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks, has come up with some ideas to help you conserve your household energy consumption and save money this summer when running your air conditioning unit.

Use Fans & Natural Cooling Agents

For central AC systems, a ceiling fan will allow you to raise the thermostat setting about 4 degrees Fahrenheit without sacrificing comfort.  Fans also help spread the cool air from wall AC units throughout your home.  If you are able, consider opening your windows during the night while you are sleeping and when it is cooler outside.  When you wake in the morning, shut the windows and blinds to capture the cool air.

Keep Heat Out to Lower AC Use

Consider purchasing window treatments like black-out shades or other energy-efficient window treatments to keep the cool air inside.  Blocking the sunlight by using shades can keep the heat out – it has been shown that highly reflective blinds can slash heat gain up to 45 percent when used properly.  That’s a lot of saved energy – which means savings on electric bills!  Make sure all your windows are sealed and close properly.  Caulk any cracks in the exterior of your home, as these will let in heat as well.  Make sure that your ductwork is sealed and insulated.  Your air ducts are one of the most important systems in your home, and if the ducts are poorly sealed or insulated, they are likely contributing to higher energy bills.



Set Your Thermostat & Avoid Frequently Changing the Temperature

Did you know that you could save a lot of money each year on cooling costs by turning your thermostat up a few degrees from its normal cooling setting for just eight hours a day?  You can save money on your energy bill just by programming your thermostat while you are asleep or away.  Royal Heating and Air recommends purchasing a programmable thermostat for your home so you can start saving both energy and money today.

Maintain Your Equipment!

Keep your HVAC system clean.  A little bit of dirt can cause major problems. Get in the habit of changing your air filters every 30 days. Keep your outdoor unit clean and free of leaves and debris.  It’s important to get your HVAC system serviced twice a year by the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks in order to ensure its performing properly and is running efficiently. Give Royal Heating & Air a call to set up your appointment today. Summer is just around the corner, don’t wait before it’s too late!




YOUR LAKE OF THE OZARKS HVAC COMPANY

At Royal Heating & Air, we can help with all your HVAC needs including preventative maintenance, repairs and installing new units. Make sure your HVAC unit is working properly by having a professional HVAC technician at the Lake of the Ozarks do regular maintenance. However, when it is time to upgrade, call Royal Heating & Air at 573-480-4313 and we can help you install your new system.

Royal Heating & Air - "The King of Comfort"

Visit our website: www.RoyalHeatandAir.com



CALL TODAY! (573) 480-4313