Tuesday, May 23, 2017

5 Ways To Ensure Your AC Unit Will Last All Summer Long

Memorial Day Weekend is right around the corner, which means many people will be visiting their home at the Lake of the Ozarks for the first time this year. There is nothing worse than arriving at your vacation home to find out your HVAC system has failed. Don't let this happen to you! Lake of the Ozarks' best heating and cooling company has five tips to make sure your AC unit won't fail on you this summer.


1. Keep outside unit clear of debris. During the fall and winter, leaves, twigs and other debris may have gotten stuck in and around your AC unit. Before the season really kicks into high gear, make sure your AC unit is clear of any debris. In addition, make sure you clear away lawn clippings after doing any yard work.

2. Check the air filter. While you may not have to change it every time, it's best to check the air filters at least once a month. If you have pets, children or smoke, you may need to change it more often. When the air filter is dirty, it makes your AC unit work harder, which could cause it to break down.


3. Clean the vents. Just like a dirty air filter, having dirty vents could also cause the AC unit to work overtime. Cleaning your vents isn't something you need to do on a regular basis, but it's a good idea to clean them at least twice a year. However, just like with the air filter, under certain circumstances, you may need to have your air vents professionally cleaned more often. When you have your air vents cleaned, you'll see a difference not only in the performance of your HVAC system, but also with the quality of your home's indoor air.

4. Seal up your home. No matter the season, it's a good idea to ensure your home is properly sealed. During the winter, it will help keep your home nice and cozy warm, while in the summer, it will help keep the cold are inside. Check all the window and door frames in your home. Take caulk and seal up any areas where you can feel a breeze. In addition to checking the frames, make sure the weather stripping along the bottom of your doors are intact.


5. Call "The King of Comfort." The best way to ensure your home's AC unit will last all summer long is to call Lake of the Ozarks' best heating and cooling company. It's important to get your AC unit serviced to ensure it's working properly at the beginning of the season. While your unit may turn on and work, there could be an internal issue you're not aware of that could cause it to break down. Royal Heating & Air can ensure the AC unit's coils are clean and everything is working properly. Don't spend the summer worrying about your AC unit and call the best HVAC repair company at the Lake of the Ozarks at 573-480-4313.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Natural Ways To Reduce Humidity In Your Home

Summer is just around the corner and you may already be feeling some of the effects. One of those may be the increase in humidity. With the warm weather we are getting here at the Lake, plus the recent storms, the humidity levels are inching up, and they will only continue to increase. If your home is feeling a bit muggy, Royal Heating & Air has a few tips to help you feel more comfortable.

Why Humidity Is Bad For Your Home

Your home's humidity levels should be around 30 - 50 percent for optimum comfort. When the humidity in your home begins to increase, it starts to get uncomfortable and things can begin to happen in your home.

- Your hair begins to frizz, which isn't a huge deal, but it can become hard to manage.

- Your home will feel hotter. Even when you have your AC set to a comfortable level, when your home has too much moisture, it won't feel that way.

- In addition to your home feeling hot, it will also feel wet. Your sweat won't be able to cool you off because it won't be able to evaporate.

- You may experience sleep problems.

- Mold spores will begin to grow and spread, which could cause health issues.

- Wood will begin to swell and doors can become stuck.

- Your pets will begin to smell. While this isn't a huge deal, nobody wants a stinky pet, especially when it can be prevented!

- Rust and oxidation can occur and when the humidity is high it can speed up the process.

How To Get Rid Of Humidity

- Ventilate. Ventilation in your home will increase the air flow, which can reduce the humidity levels.

- Fix leaky pipes. Check the pipes in your home and fix any leaky ones you may find. In addition, it's also best to remove any condensation from hot or cold pipes with insulation.

- Use fans. Fans will help get the air moving in your home and help with evaporation.

- Change the air filter regularly. When your air filter is dirty, it slows down the air flow in your home, which could result in your home's humidity levels rising.

- Take shorter showers. Long hot showers produce extra steam, which increases the humidity.

- Install a dehumidifier. A dehumidifier offers soothing relief from high humidity and cooling costs. It draws excess moisture from your home's indoor air and lets you feel comfortable without over-cooling your home.

If you are interested in learning more about how you can feel more comfortable in your home, call the "King of Comfort" at 573-480-4313. Royal Heating & Air can help you with everything from preventative maintenance to complete furnace and air conditioning installations. The best heating and cooling company at the Lake of the Ozarks can provide you with affordable, dependable and trustworthy service.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Be Prepared For Summer

With the weather getting warmer, now's the perfect time to contact your Lake of the Ozarks HVAC company for routine service. Manufactures recommend getting your heating and cooling systems serviced to ensure it's working at its optimum efficiency. At Royal Heating & Air, we recommend having your system checked twice per year - once in the spring and once in the fall. Servicing will help extend the life of your equipment, lower your utility bills and help provide consistent performance for your equipment. Nobody wants to get stuck on the hottest day of the year without air conditioning! Make sure your HVAC system is in tip top shape by having it serviced by Lake of the Ozarks' best heating & cooling company.



Importance of Preventative Maintenace

If you've turned on your air conditioning system for the season and it's working fine, you may think you don't need to have it serviced. However, AC units can continue to cool your home even if they have mechanical problems. There are many working parts that make up your cooling system. If one of these parts develop an issue, the problem will only get worse over time. It's possible for the other parts of your AC unit to run longer to make up for the malfunctioning part. This additional strain on your HVAC system can cause even more parts to break down.

When you call Royal Heating & Air to service your HVAC system, we can detect small and developing problems and address them before they become expensive or difficult to resolve. Preventative maintenance can also ensure your system is able to keep your home at a comfortable temperature no matter what the weather is like outside. When your HVAC system is working properly, it will run more efficiently, which can help decrease your heating and cooling costs.

When your HVAC system is properly maintained, it could help extend its life. Preventative maintenance helps reduce the wear and tear on your HVAC system, which means you shouldn't have to replace parts as often.

What Does Royal Heating & Air Do?

When you have Royal Heating & Air come to your home, we'll inspect your AC unit in the spring and your heater in the fall. During the spring service check, we will ensure you have enough coolant, the coils are clean and there are no leaks. If coolant is leaking or the coils are dirty, it's harder for your AC unit to cool your home. In addition, we will do a standard check of your thermostat to make sure it's accurately reading and keeping your home at the temperature you set it at. We will also ensure your air filters are clean and change them if necessary.



Royal Heating & Air recommends that your have your HVAC serviced at the Lake of the Ozarks twice per year, once in the spring and once in the fall. Preventative maintenance will help extend the life, lower your utility bills, and help provide consistent performance from your equipment. To schedule an appointment, contact us at (573) 480-4313 or (573) 346-8370.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Benefits of a Programmable Thermostat

Programmable thermostats are quickly becoming the standard in new homes. Many homeowners that have switched from a manual thermostat to a programmable one are seeing the benefits in their home and their comfort. If you are thinking of installing one in your home, here are a few benefits you may experience brought to you by Royal Heating & Air.

Save Money On Utilities

One of the main benefits of installing a programmable thermostat is the amount of money you could save on your utilities. Programmable thermostats can help you reduce your energy usage, which in turn, can save you money on your utility bills. With a programmable thermostat, you don't have to keep your air conditioning or heat on high while you're away from home because you can create a schedule that follows your family's routine, which eases up on the energy usage when you're not home.

Maintain Constant Temperature

Programmable thermostats can help your home maintain a comfortable, consistent temperature. Instead of cranking up the AC during a heat wave, programmable thermostats can run at a constant level that keeps you and your family comfortable no matter the weather outside.

Spend Less Time Adjusting

With a manual thermostat, it can take some time to know what temperature it should be set at during the different times of the day. In addition, with a manual thermostat, you need to remember to readjust the temperature when you leave, when you come home, when you go to bed and when you wake up. That is if you even make the adjustments at all, which wastes energy. With a programmable thermostat, you could eliminate all of that time spent in front of the thermostat. Just set a schedule one time per season and then forget about it.

Increase Your Home's Efficiency

A programmable thermostat can help your HVAC system become more efficient. This can help your home reduce energy waste and reduce its workload, which could help extend the lifespan of your HVAC system.

Schedule Your Day 

A programmable thermostat can allow you to schedule out your day so your thermostat knows what temperature it should be set at throughout the different times of the day. Your thermostat can be set at a lower temperature when you're away at work or sleeping and it can be set at your preferred temperature right before you come home or wake up.

Take Advantage of Technology

Newer programmable thermostat come equipt with WiFi, which allows you to control your thermostat using your laptop, tablet and smartphone. This allows you to have control of your thermostat from virtually anywhere. If you're away on vacation, and you notice that there is an unseasonable warm or cool day back home, you can adjust the temperature of your home easily from your device.

Maximize Zoned Heating & Cooling 

Having your home zoned can help increase the energy efficiency of your property. When paired with a programmable thermostat, you can customize the temperature in each zone. No matter where you're at, your entire home can be set at a comfortable temperature.

Installing a programmable thermostat in your home is an easy task that can help you save money and feel more comfortable in your home no matter the season. If you would like to learn more about the different thermostats available, call the best heating and cooling company at the Lake of the Ozarks at 573-480-4313. Royal Heating & Air can help you pick the right thermostat for your home and even help you install it.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

How To Choose The Best Air Filter For Your Home

When it's time to change the air filter, many homeowners go to the hardware store and pick whichever filter fits their return air duct. While this method tends to save time in the store, it may not be the best when it comes to choosing the right filter for your HVAC system's needs. Ill-fitting, overly restrictive or inefficient filters can run up your energy bill and produce poor air quality in your home. Royal Heating & Air is here to explain the different type of filters you may find the next time you go to change out the air filter on your HVAC system.


Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) Ratings

Before explaining the different type of air filters, you need to learn about the Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) ratings. The MERV ratings are the effectiveness of the air filters. They measure the number of particles a filter can trap as compared to the total number of particles it's trying to filter.

The Best Filter For Your Home

You may think that the filter with the highest MERV rating would be the right one to choose. The higher efficiency one would be better than the lower efficiency, right? Unfortunately, that's not always the case. High-efficiency air filters can sometimes make your HVAC system less efficient because they block too much airflow. This means the system can't heat or cool enough air to control the temperature in your home correctly, resulting in your energy bills increasing and risking damage to your furnace due to overheating.

The best filter for your home is the one that removes the most pollutants from the air while allowing your HVAC system to perform at peak condition. Older HVAC systems, or those with leaky ducts, may need filters with lower MERV ratings.

Types of Filters

Fiberglass Filters

With a MERV rating between 1 and 4, fiberglass filters tend to have the lowest rating of all filters. They were originally developed to protect your heating and cooling equipment, not to improve your indoor air quality. They tend to only remove less than 10 percent of the air pollutants from your home. They are very thin and have a simple flat panel surface for trapping particle from the air.

Pleated Filters

Pleated filters tend to be very similar to fiberglass filters, however, they can remove around 45 percent of air pollutants from your home. They're comprised of folded sheets of cotton or polyester blend fabric. They're folded accordion-style so that more fabric surface can fit into a smaller area. The number of pleats per foot impacts the overall efficiency of the air filter. They're typically the most popular air filter due to their efficiency and their price range.

Disposable Electrostatic Filters

These filters typically have a MERV value of 10 or more, so they're very effective at decontaminating the air inside a home. They contain multiple layers of polyester blend materials framed by a polyester mesh. As air passes through the positively-charged outer material, the particulate matter becomes charged and is attracted to the negatively-charged inner material. It can trap all kinds of particles including mold and pollen. These filters work extremely well, however, they can be a bit on the pricey side.

Reusable Filters

These filters act very similarly to their disposable counterparts, however, they're usually framed in aluminum mesh and made of washable material. They're incredibly cost effective, as you only have to replace them every three to five years. However, it's important to wash them regularly to maximize their effectiveness. While they can have a MERV rating of 10 or more, they're not always reliable. If they're not fully dry when you replace them, they could grow mold and bacteria that is then circulated throughout your home. If you go with a reusable filter, it's important to check the MERV rating, clean it regularly and thoroughly dry it before replacing.

If you are unsure which air filter is right for your home, call Lake of the Ozarks' best heating and cooling company. Our expert technicians can help you decide which air filter is best for your home. Royal Heating & Air is happy to discuss your Lake of the Ozarks heating and cooling needs. Don't forget, now is the best time to have your HVAC system serviced. To schedule your spring service check, call 573-480-4313.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

3 Things You Shouldn't Do With Your Thermostat

Heating and cooling your home makes up nearly 50 percent of your yearly utility bills. If you're looking to save a little bit on your bills, that would be the best place to start. Unfortunately, there are a few things regarding our thermostat that we do that could be wasting energy (and causing our utility bills to increase). Luckily, the best heating and cooling company at the Lake of the Ozarks has three tips to keep in mind when dealing with your thermostat.

1. Heat Or Cool Your Home Too Fast

If you get home from work and your home is at 79 degrees, but you want it at 75 degrees, so you set it at 72 degrees to cool your home more quickly, you should think twice. You may think this helps your air conditioner work faster, however, it doesn't. It just makes your AC unit run longer to reach 72 degrees. This could actually result in your utility bills increasing, as the AC unit is running inefficiently.

2. Leaving The Thermostat At The Same Setting

If you set your thermostat at a specific temperature and never touch it, you could be wasting as much as $180 per year according to Energy Star. Instead, it's recommended to change the temperature setting whenever you leave your home for 8 hours or more. However, it's important not to change it dramatically, as this would cause your HVAC system to have to work harder to heat or cool your home once you return. Sometimes, though, it can be difficult to remember to set your thermostat every time you leave. That's where a programmable thermostat can be handy. They can be programmed so it automatically makes the adjustments for you. There are even smart thermostats that can be controlled from your smartphone.

3. Changing Your Thermostat Too Much

A study conducted by GasNetworks found that people who micromanaged their thermostats use more energy than those that leave them alone for long periods of time. That's because constantly changing the set temperature on the thermostat causes the AC unit and the furnace to stop and start back up too much, which causes them to run inefficiently. If you have your thermostat set at 78 in the summer. Your AC unit will run until it reaches that point then shuts off. However, you realize you're still too hot, so you lower the thermostat a couple degrees. The AC unit must now immediately turn back on. Your AC unit and furnace should be running for longer, steadier times to save you money. It's similar to your car's MPG. You'll get better mileage on the highway rather than on streets with lots of stoplights.

If you remember these three things, it could help you save a little bit of money on your utility bills. If you need help with your HVAC system at the Lake of the Ozarks, Royal Heating & Air can help. Contact us at 573-480-4313.

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Spring Cleaning With Royal Heating & Air

Now that spring is in full swing, you are probably getting some spring cleaning accomplished. One thing you should make sure is on your list is your HVAC system. From cleaning the air vents to replacing the filters, Lake of the Ozarks' best heating and cooling company offers several things you should add to your spring cleaning list to ensure your HVAC system is ready for summer.



1. Replace the air filters. It's important to check the air filters once a month and replace as necessary. Your air filters clean the air that flows through your home by removing bacteria and other harmful particles. However, they will get dirty and filled with dust. When this happens, your HVAC system has to work hard to heat or cool the air in your home.

2. Clean the air vents. Air vents get dusty and dirty, which causes the HVAC system to work harder to push air through them. Regularly cleaning them is important not only for the functionality of your unit, but also for the health of your family. In addition, clean vents can help improve the quality of your indoor air.

3. Clean the air ducts. Just like the air vents and air filters, air ducts get dirty too. Air travels throughout your home through air ducts and the passageways to and from your HVAC system can get dusty. This causes your unit to work harder to intake and deliver cool or heated air throughout your home.

4. Inspect and if necessary, recaulk windows and doors. Take a look around your house and ensure that no air is escaping through the windows and doors. You may need to replace weatherstripping on the doors and recaulk around door frames and windows. This can help keep cool air in and warm air out this upcoming summer.

5. Get your HVAC system serviced. At Royal Heating & Air, we recommend to get your HVAC system serviced twice a year - once in the spring and once in the fall. We'll make sure that your unit is ready for the upcoming summer season. In addition, we'll make sure that your system is operating efficiently and not overworking or wasting energy.

If you need help getting your spring cleaning list checked off, call Royal Heating & Air at 573-480-4313. We can help you take care of all your heating and cooling at the Lake of the Ozarks. Make sure you're home is nice and cool this summer and call the King of Comfort!

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

What You Need To Know About Zoned HVAC Systems

Imagine if all the lights in your home were wired to a single light switch. You would have them turned off while you're asleep or away, but when you were home, every single light would be on in the house. That would be a huge waste of energy and the light bulbs would wear out and need to be replaced quickly. This is exactly how many homes are heated and cooled. Every room, whether they're being used or not, is heated or cooled equally. That of course, is unless your home is zoned. Royal Heating & Air takes a look at everything you need to know about zoned HVAC systems.

What Is Zoning?

Zoned HVAC systems allow the home to be divided into two or more separate zones. They allow the homeowner more control over the heating and cooling system and provide individual control of temperatures in each zone. For an example, you can keep the temperature lower in the kitchen and higher in the bedrooms. Typically, the home is divided into zones that have similar heating and cooling needs. Zoning doesn't affect the efficiency of an HVAC system, however, it does make the most efficient use of the system. On average, zoned systems could save homeowners up to 30 percent off their heating and cooling expenses. 

Benefits Of Zoned HVAC

In addition to lower energy costs, there are a couple other benefits homeowners can enjoy when they have their HVAC system zoned. 

Enhanced Comfort

When a home only has one thermostat, the temperatures in different rooms cannot be controlled separately. Often, a multi-level home has temperatures that not only vary from room to room, but also from level to level. There are many factors that affect a home's indoor temperature, such as shading, wind chill, high or cathedral ceilings, appliances and cooking. Zoning can help solve these problems by allowing each zone's thermostat to individually demand heating or cooling. The overall comfort of your home can be improved with zone thermostats reacting to individual changes in each room. 

Modern Convenience

Zoned systems offer the convenience of modern living. They can be set in one room without having to walk to another area of the house to change the temperature. In addition, you can also have a wall-mounted thermostat or a convenient remote for temperature control, fan speed control and even humidity control.

When Does Zoning Benefit A Home?

Many homes can benefit from installing an HVAC zoning system, but some homes that feature certain architectural features often see the biggest benefits. Some of these features include:

- High or cathedral ceilings
- Above garage room
- Many large windows
- Basement or attic living spaces
- Multi-level homes

For all your heating and cooling needs at the Lake of the Ozarks, contact the "King of Comfort" at 573-480-4313. Royal Heating & Air can help you with everything from preventative maintenance to complete HVAC system installations.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Benefits Of A Spring Tune-Up

Although we had a mild winter here at the Lake of the Ozarks, the cold weather we did experience will still cause wear on your HVAC system. Not only did your heating component undergo months of regular use to keep your home warm, the exterior unit of your HVAC system was subjected to the winter weather. Make sure your HVAC system gets a tune up from Lake of the Ozarks' best heating and cooling company before the hot summer season. When you get your HVAC system tuned up this spring, here are a few benefits you can enjoy.

Lower Energy Bill

It's important to keep your HVAC system maintained to ensure it's running efficiently. For example, a dirty air filter can cause your HVAC system to work harder, which is more expensive to operate. If your HVAC system has to work harder to maintain a consistent temperature, it could be more likely to break down. A professional heating and cooling company at the Lake of the Ozarks can make sure your HVAC system is running efficiently, which could help lower your utility bills.

Ensure Accuracy of Thermostat

When you have a Lake of the Ozarks HVAC repair company tune up your HVAC system, they will inspect all the components of your system. The thermostat is your guide to controlling the temperature in your home. One aspect of the tune-up is ensuring your thermostat is giving the correct reading. When you set it to 75 degrees, you want to be sure your home will be at that temperature.

Correct Refrigerant Levels

If your system has low refrigerant levels, it may be a sign that there is a leak. Similarly to a dirty air filter, low refrigerant levels could cause your HVAC system to work harder, which leads to less efficiency. When your system has the correct level of refrigerant, it keeps the coils from icing up and the compressor from overheating. Both the coil and the compressor are important aspects of your system. A professional HVAC repair company at the Lake of the Ozarks can ensure your home stays comfortable no matter the season.

The King of Comfort

Royal Heating & Air is a full-service,  locally owned and operated HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks. We can provide you with affordable, dependable and trustworthy service on everything from preventative maintenance to complete HVAC system installations at the Lake of the Ozarks. While we are a dealer for Bryant heating and cooling, we service all makes and models. If you need to have your HVAC system serviced this spring, contact the best heating and cooling at the Lake of the Ozarks at 573-480-4313.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Could Your Home Benefit From Custom Ducts?

Air ducts are the hidden factor that keeps your home at a comfortable level. While your focus may lean towards your furnace or AC unit when you start to feel uncomfortable, your air ducts need just as much attention. Your Lake of the Ozarks heating and cooling company takes a look at how your home could benefit from installing custom air ducts.

Custom Sizes

When you have custom ductwork installed into your home, the technician will take into account your home's layout and size. Royal Heating & Air can design a system that's perfectly sized to give you all the heating and cooling need without putting the added strain on your HVAC system.

Better Performance 

Custom ductwork can improve the performance of your HVAC system because it's specifically designed for your home. With custom sheet metal fabrication, you can enjoy direct, maximum airflow. They can also reduce temperature fluctuations and help maintain the same comfort levels in every room of your home. When Royal Heating & Air installs custom ductwork in your home, it can reduce air leaks and heat transfers so your home stays cool when you need it most.

More Efficient

Improperly sized ducts can lead to poor energy efficiency in your home. If you don't have custom ductwork in your home, you could have ducts that are improperly sized for your heating and cooling system. This leads to your AC unit and furnace working too hard to heat or cool your home. While regular maintenance could extend the life of your system, the extra strain from the poorly sized ductwork could affect the efficiency no matter how timely you are with the maintenance.

Peace Of Mind

One of the best things about having custom ductwork installed in your home is the peace of mind you will get knowing your home is well-maintained. While you may not be able to see your air ducts on a daily basis, when you have a professional Lake of the Ozarks HVAC company install custom ductwork in your home, you'll know that it's the right fit for your home.

Custom ductwork is a smart investment that can offer homeowners several great benefits. If you are unsure about the condition of your current ductwork, call Royal Heating & Air at 573-480-4313. Our expert HVAC technicians at the Lake of the Ozarks can take a look and give you a FREE estimate. Start seeing the benefits of custom sheet metal fabrication today!

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Why Is My Air Conditioner Loud?

Air conditioners make noises because they're large machines with lots of moving parts that work hard to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. However, if your AC begins to make some unusual noises and becomes loud, it could be the sign of a serious issue. The best heating and cooling company at the Lake of the Ozarks offers a few common AC sounds and what could be causing them.

Common AC Noises

It's normal for an AC unit to make noise when running, and often times, older units are louder than newer units because they have improved over the years to reduce noise. If you own an older unit that's quite noisy, it's not necessarily a sign that it's about to quit on you. However, if you feel the noise is too loud, a professional HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks can advise you about the options you can take to help reduce the noise. It's also best to have regular maintenance inspections done on your unit to help keep the noise issues in check.

There are some noises, though, that require more immediate action. If you have a noise that concerns you, power off your central AC unit to prevent further damage from occurring and contact your Lake of the Ozarks HVAC repair company. A few sounds to be aware of are:

- Rattling - If you hear a rattling noise coming from an exterior AC unit, it could be caused by something that fell into the vents, such as leaves, sticks, or other outdoor debris. Another cause could also be a loose component like a bolt, screw or fastener. However, the sound could be coming from the compressor. As the motor in the compressor begins to age, it may get louder and begin to make noise.

- Grinding - If you hear a grinding noise, it could be one of the fan motors. The noise could be a sign that something might be going wrong with the fan motor, such as a worn bearing.

- Popping - If you hear popping noises in your ductwork when the air turns on and off, it could be an issue with your ductwork rather than the AC unit. As ductwork ages, it also requires maintenance to make sure there are no issues so your AC unit can continue to work effectively and efficiently to cool your home.

- Hissing - Hissing, or whistling, noises could also be caused by the ductwork. However, a hissing noise from the AC unit itself could indicate a refrigerant leak. If this is the case, it is best to contact an HVAC professional at the Lake of the Ozarks.

How To Prevent Noises

The first step in proper AC maintenance is to regularly check the AC filter and change as necessary. Filters can become clogged with dust, pet hair or even cigarette smoke, so it's important to check it once a month and change it when appears to be clogged or dirty, even if it's before the recommended date from the manufacturer's instructions.

Another way to prevent noises from occurring is to have your AC unit regularly inspected. Annual service checks by an HVAC specialist can help maintain your AC unit and keep minor issues from turning into major problems.

If you begin to hear loud, strange noises from your AC unit, it's best to contact a professional HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks. AC units are complicated pieces of machinery that require a trained HVAC specialist to safely inspect and repair it. To schedule an appointment with Royal Heating & Air, call us at 573-480-4313. We'll make sure your AC unit is ready to keep you and your family cool when you need it most!

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Air Conditioners VS. Heat Pumps - What Is The Difference?

If you are thinking about installing a new HVAC system at the Lake of the Ozarks, there are a few options to choose from. The most popular options are an air conditioner or a heat pump.  You may be wondering which of the two would be best for your home. Royal Heating & Air has looked at both options to hopefully help you with this decision.

The Difference Between The Two

The main difference between an air conditioner and a heat pump is that an air conditioner cools your home, while a heat pump can cool and heat your home.

When you place an AC unit next to a heat pump unit, it's extremely hard - if not impossible - to tell the two apart. When a heat pump is in cooling mode, functionally, it is no different than an AC unit. However, you will feel hot air being blown from the outside unit. That is because a heat pump will suck out the hot air that is inside the house.

What's unique about a heat pump though is that it can be reversed to heat your home during the winter months. The reversing valve can reverse the flow of refrigerant, which will blow warm air inside.

Heat Pumps

Heat pumps work very similarly to AC units, so the difference you're going to see is when it's in the heating mode. At Royal Heating & Air, we recommend homeowners have both a heat pump and a furnace, as heat pumps don't work well in frigid temperatures. A heat pump can heat your home until the temperature is below approximately 28 degrees, then the furnace will kick in. Because of its functionality, heat pumps are typically better for the environment than furnaces, which makes them a popular choice for homeowners.

What Should I Choose?

If you are interested in learning more about which system is right for your home, call the best heating and cooling company at the Lake of the Ozarks. We can help you make the decision that is right for your home. At Royal Heating & Air, we can install both heat pumps and air conditioners, so no matter which one you choose, you know it will be installed correctly. Call us today at 573-480-4313 to speak with one of expert team members.

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Don't Wait To Have Your AC Serviced

Spring is just right around the corner, and with the warm weather we're expecting this week, it seems like it's already here. Your HVAC system is one of the key elements in ensuring that your family has a healthy and comfortable life. It helps clean the air you breathe and helps regulate the temperature in your home. It's important to make sure it's serviced and maintained properly so you can live comfortably without any issues.


Spring is an ideal time to have your AC serviced, however, you may be questioning whether or not you need it serviced if you don't currently have any issues. Even if you don't suspect any problems with your AC unit, it's still a good idea to have a professional heating and cooling company at the Lake of the Ozarks inspect it. Here are a few reasons why you shouldn't wait to have your HVAC unit serviced this spring.

Ensure It's Working Efficiently

When a professional Lake of the Ozarks' HVAC company services your AC, they can ensure it is working at its peak energy efficiency level. Although you may think it's working fine, there may be an issue that you are unaware of. In addition, a professional can catch the early warning signs of an issue and fix it before it becomes a bigger problem.

Make Sure It's Clean

As your HVAC system runs, it accumulates dust and dirt in key areas that affect its efficiency, like the condensing coils and air filters. If this is left unchecked, your AC system can lose 5 percent of its operating efficiency each year because of the buildup, meaning your AC can't cool your house as well as it could if it were clean.

Keep It Running Longer

Having your HVAC system serviced twice a year can ensure it's in tip-top shape, which can improve its lifespan. A typical AC unit can last around 15 years. However, if it's not properly maintained, it could cause issues to make your system not last as long as it should. In addition, having your system regularly maintained can help minimize the need of emergency repairs later on in the year, as the technician can spot the signs of problems before they turn into big issues.

A Lake of the Ozarks heating and cooling company can ensure your system is ready to cool your house during the months you need it most. Don't wait to schedule your service appointment. The busy summer season of emergency cooling repairs is quickly approaching, so make sure your AC is working properly by calling Royal Heating & Air at 573-480-4313 today. Although we are a dealer for Byant Heating & Cooling systems, we service all makes and models. From preventative maintenance to complete furnace and AC installations, we can provide you with affordable, dependable and trustworthy service.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

8 Benefits Of An Energy Efficient HVAC System

The average American household spends over $2,000 a year on energy costs according to the United States Department of Energy. More than half of the energy used in the typical home goes to heating and cooling. That's why it's important to make the right decisions when it comes to your home's HVAC system. It can not only make a difference in your utility bills, but it could also make a difference in your home's overall comfort. The best heating and cooling company at the Lake of the Ozarks takes a look at the 8 benefits of an energy efficient system. 

1. Reduce Carbon Footprint

Not only is efficient air conditioning better for your wallet, it's also better for the environment. Old AC units produce greenhouse gasses that are contributing to global warming. By switching to an energy-efficient system, you can do your part to help the planet. 

2. Lower Energy Bills

Inefficient air conditioning units come with their own set of costs like expensive repairs and unreliable cooling. AC units that are certified for efficiency provide the reliable relief you need in the summer months and it won't break the bank. AC units that are Energy Star certified can help lower your monthly heating and cooling bill. 

3. Climate Control

When you invest in an energy-efficient HVAC system, you can have more control over the temperature in your home. These newer systems can be equipped with a programmable thermostat, which can help control cooling and heating costs and improve your home comfort. 

4. Quiet Cooling

Energy efficient systems are designed to make less noise. The high-tech sound absorbing materials in the modern systems make operating noise nearly non-existent compared to older models. Your energy efficient HVAC system will be felt, but not heard. 

5. Reduce Waste

Energy efficient systems can be optimized for maximum control, so you don't have to waste energy on rooms you never use. By only using your heating and cooling in rooms where temperature control is needed, you can maximize your savings. 

6. Cleaner Air

With indoor air contamination on the rise, indoor air quality is more important than ever before. With an energy-efficient HVAC system, it can eliminate contaminants like bacteria, mold, pollutants and viruses. 
7. Increase Resale Value

When looking for homes, prospective buyers will look at the quality of the home's current HVAC system and it's operating costs. Installing a high-efficiency heating and cooling system doesn't just benefit you, but it could also benefit the future owners of your home if you ever do decide to sell. 

8. Longer Operating Life

As high-efficiency systems minimize on-and-off cycling, they typically require less extreme repairs (if they are properly maintained) and will generally last longer than lower efficiency systems. 

Spring is just around the corner and it's the best time to schedule installation and maintenance of your HVAC system before the summer season of emergency cooling repairs begins. Protect your home for the summer and save money along the way. Contact Royal Heating & Air today at 573-480-4313 to discuss which energy-efficient system could be the right fit for you home.

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Why We ❤️️ HVAC Systems

Valentine's Day is all about showing love to those we care deeply about. However, did you ever think about showing a little love to your HVAC system? Your heating and cooling system is there for you in more ways than you think. In honor of Valentine's Day, here are a few reasons Royal Heating & Air loves HVAC systems.

Keeps Us Comfortable

Imagine living during the coldest winter or a blistering hot summer without your furnace or AC. It would be pretty unbearable. Thankfully, because of your HVAC system, you don't have to worry about an unexpected blizzard or heat wave, as it can keep you nice and toasty during the winter and fresh and cool during the summer. A comfortable home temperature definitely creates a more productive and pleasant environment to live in.

Saves The Earth

We love how energy efficient HVAC systems have become. Newer systems not only allow you to live more comfortably, they also allow you to reduce your carbon footprint. These systems use less energy and fuel than traditional models, plus, when they are paired with a programmable thermostat it becomes even more efficient. A programmable thermostat can help you have better control of the temperature of your home when it's empty so resources aren't wasted, which helps the environment and saves money.

Reduce Cost of Living

When an HVAC system works more efficiently to cool or heat your home, it uses less energy, which means you get to save a little bit of money. Who doesn't love that? Upgrading or replacing your HVAC system may seem costly at first, but the money you save in the long run could offset it. It's important to take care of your HVAC system to ensure it stays efficient by scheduling regular maintenance appointments and changing the filter as needed.

Maintains Health & Well-Being

An HVAC system can greatly improve the quality of your home's indoor air, as they can reduce the amount of allergens, dust and pollen floating around. Without the filters in your HVAC system, your allergies could become more severe and viruses like the flu could linger around longer. Clean air makes the air indoors more breathable and fresh. With fewer pollutants and bacteria in the air, you save yourself from becoming sick. Your HVAC system provides you with clean, healthy, filtered air. Just remember to change the air filters regularly for the best results.

Show your HVAC system that you love it by regularly checking the air filter and scheduling routine maintenance appointments. The more love you show your furnace and AC, the longer it will keep you comfortable when you need it most. Spring is just around the corner, which is the perfect time to make sure your AC is working properly so you don't have any surprises this summer. Call the best heating and cooling company at the Lake of the Ozarks at 573-480-4313 to schedule your appointment today.

Royal Heating & Air - "The King of Comfort"


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CALL TODAY! (573) 480-4313