Thursday, September 17, 2020

Enjoy Bikefest Lake of the Ozarks 2020!

The Lake of the Ozarks is a great place for people with all different kinds of hobbies to come and vacation or even live - motorcycle enthusiasts included! As long-tame lake enthusiasts, Royal Heating & Air knows that the Lake is an incredibly scenic place to be year-round. You can ride around the area and take in all the beautiful sights while enjoying your favorite hobby. One of the best ways to do that is by participating in Bikefest Lake of the Ozarks! Keep reading to learn all about it, and how you can take advantage of this year's incredible event.


Bikefest 2020


Bikefest Lake of the Ozarks is an annual event where enthusiasts from all over the United States travel to the Lake to spend time with fellow bikers, try famous lakeside restaurants, visit wonderful lake businesses, and enjoy the beautiful sights of the Lake from the back of their ride. Check out over 300 bars and restaurants in the area, over 50 live music and entertainment shows, vending areas, and more!

This year's event takes place September 16th through the 20th and has a lot of great events lined up for you to take advantage of. Not to mention the Passport Program. This program provides an incredible opportunity to win a Harley-Davidson bike! Just complete and turn in your passport with location stamps from around the Lake. Check out this year's official passport stops below.

(Photo Credit: FunLake)

Official Passport Stops 

11:00 am Wednesday, September 16th – 2:00 pm Sunday, September 20th

#1 - Lake of the Ozarks Harley Davidson 
www.lakeoftheozarksharley-davidson.com 

#2 - Harmy’s Cheese Store & More, LLC 
www.HarmysCheeseStore.com 

#3 - Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina 
www.shortypantslounge.com 

#4 - Redhead Lakeside Grill 
www.redheadlakesidegrill.com 

 #5 – Surdyke Yamaha  
www.surdykeyamaha.com 

#6 – Dog Days Bar & Grill  
www.dogdays.ws 

#7 – Tirebiter’s Peanut Pub 
www.tirebiterslakeoftheozarks.com 

#8 – Wobbly Boots Road House 
www.wobblybootsbbq.com 

#9 – Osage Beach 1st Assembly of God 
www.ob1ag.org 

#10 – Backwater Jack’s 
www.backwaterjacks.com 

#11 – Fat Polly’s Pub/Port Arrowhead 
www.fatpollyspub.com 

#12 – Shady Gators 
www.shadygators.com 

#13 – H. Toad’s @ Camden on the Lake  
www.camdenonthelake.com 

#14 – Ozark Yacht Club 
www.ozarkyachtclub.com 

#15 – The Leather Man 
www.leathermanshop.com 

#16 – Tucker’s Shuckers Oyster & Tap 
www.tuckersshuckers.com 

#17 – Lucky’s Bar & Grill  
573-964-6550 

#18 – Paradise Tropical Restaurant 
www.paradiseatthelake.com 

#19 – American Legion Zack Wheat Post 624 
www.zackwheatlegionpost624.org 

#20 – Franky & Louie’s 
www.frankyandlouies.com 

#21 – Captain Ron’s Bar & Grill 
www.captainronsatthelake.com 

#22 – Oh Tommy’s Pub & Grill 
www.ohtommyirishpub.com 

#23 – CBD American Shaman – Lake of the Ozarks 
www.CBDLOZ.com 

#24 – Seven Springs Winery 
www.sevenspringswinery.com

(Photo Credit: FunLake)

Ride Maps Around the Lake


Looking for great places to ride around the Lake of the Ozarks to take in the scenery and have a great time? Check out these downloadable maps of 1, 2, and 3-hour motorcycle rides around the Lake of the Ozarks. 

Bennet Spring & Ha Ha Tonka State Parks(84 miles; 1 hour, 45 minutes)

Around The Lake of the Ozarks(96 miles; 2 hours, 15 minutes)

Linn Creek to Devil’s Elbow

(116 miles; 3 hours, 10 minutes)


Lake of the Ozarks Business


If you are a motorcycle enthusiast, you are going to love the Bikefest Lake of the Ozarks 2020 event! And if you also happen to have a home or vacation cabin at the Lake, be sure to use local companies you know you can trust for a comfortable home to come back to after every lake event. Royal Heating & Air is the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we are proud to serve the Lake area with our repairs, service, installation, and expertise. Give us a call to learn more! We can't wait to help you. 



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Thursday, September 10, 2020

Beware of Carbon Monoxide This Fall & Winter

Have you heard about carbon monoxide detectors and wondered why they are so important to have in your home? Carbon monoxide is a dangerous substance that can come from common household items and threaten your health and safety. Royal Heating & Air is the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we are here to help explain the details of carbon monoxide and how to help protect yourself from it. Keep reading to learn more! 


What is Carbon Monoxide? 


Carbon monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas. It is formed when the combustion of fuels is not fully complete, so it can occur any time fuel is being burned. Chemically, it consists of one carbon atom and one oxygen atom. Even though it sounds simple enough, it is an incredibly dangerous compound and can even cause death. 

Why is it Dangerous?


Because carbon monoxide cannot be seen or smelled, it can be hard to know if there is a carbon monoxide leak in your home. If CO builds up indoors or in an enclosed area, it can be deadly. As your body is forced to breathe in more carbon monoxide and less oxygen, it starts to affect your bloodstream. The oxygen in your red blood cells gets replaced with carbon monoxide which does serious damage to your body and can often result in death without treatment.

The symptoms of carbon monoxide are often similar to the flu. If you or someone you know is experiencing these symptoms, get to fresh air and seek medical attention: dull headache, weakness, dizziness, nausea or vomiting, shortness of breath, confusion, blurred vision, or loss of consciousness. (https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/carbon-monoxide/symptoms-causes/syc-20370642)



Where Does it Come From?


Carbon monoxide, or CO, can be found in fumes that come from burning fuel. Sources can include vehicles, small engines, stove tops, lanterns, grills, fireplaces, gas ranges, and furnaces. Because many of these items are commonly found in nearly every home in America, the likelihood that you could be exposed to carbon monoxide is high. In fact, over 400 Americans die annually from unintentional CO poisoning. Even more frightening, over 20,000 people visit the emergency room and 4,000 people are then hospitalized from CO exposure every year in the United States. (https://www.cdc.gov/co/faqs.htm)

How to Protect Yourself


The idea that a substance could be leaking into your home and threatening your health without you knowing is terrifying to consider. To help get rid of your concerns, try implementing some of the following tips in your home.
  • Install a carbon monoxide detector.
  • When you buy gas equipment, make sure it has a seal from a national testing agency.
  • Check and clean your chimney every year.
  • Don't patch a pipe with tape, gum, etc.
  • Never use your gas range or oven as a heating source for your home.
  • Have your heating system and other gas appliances checked regularly by a qualified technician.

Best HVAC at the Lake of the Ozarks 


If you are concerned that your system may have issues that could lead to a carbon monoxide leak, call the best heating and cooling company at the Lake - Royal Heating & Air! Let us come check on your system and help make sure the furnace is working they way it should and help prevent carbon monoxide issues.


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Friday, September 4, 2020

Don’t Get Stuck with Fall Germs & Discomfort

Fall is just around the corner, which means that dry air and germs are not far behind! With the house being more closed up in the fall and winter, the air can become stale and bacteria can thrive and affect air quality. Royal Heating & Air is the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks, which means we know just how to help keep your home as comfortable and clean as possible. Keep reading to learn more about what we can do for you!


Destroy Bacteria


The fall and winter seasons can come with more bacteria, colds, and other illnesses. 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. 

Keep Things Flowing


It's important to have an HVAC system that is functioning properly so that the air flow in the house is as consistent and clean as possible. Hire a professional HVAC technician in your area to regularly check on the AC unit and furnace and make sure everything is functioning properly. A unit that is broken or having problems could be causing stale air, hot or cold spots in the house, and issues with moisture.


Banish Dry Air


Dry air in the winter is a common, uncomfortable problem for many homeowners. In reality, it isn't the cold air that causes dryness, but the use of heat to warm the house. Heaters sap the moisture out of the air, but humidifiers can add it back to the air to help bring comfort and health back into the home. Dry air can dry out your skin, but it can also dry out your eyes, nose, and throat. Dry eyes feel scratchy and uncomfortable and can make it hard to focus. If your sinuses get dehydrated, they can feel tight and even sore at times. If your nasal passages get too dry, it can be hard for your system to fight bacteria and viruses due to the lack of mucus that captures and disposes of those pathogens. If you suffer from dry coughing and snoring, your throat may be too dry. A whole-home humidifier from Royal Heating & Air could solve your winter dry air woes.

Best HVAC at the Lake 


Royal Heating & Air is the best heating and cooling company at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we are here for you! Whether you need a UV light system to destroy bacteria, regular maintenance to keep the system running well, or a whole-home humidifier to bring moisture back into the air... We're the one to call!


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Friday, August 28, 2020

HVAC Facts That Make You Say, “Wait, What?”

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning can be difficult to understand if you're not an expert. Lucky for you, Royal Heating & Air is the best HVAC Company at the Lake of the Ozarks and we're here to help! Keep reading today's blog to learn facts about HVAC systems that you may not know, and that could be costing you money and headaches.


Fans Don't Cool the House


Turning on ceiling and floor fans might make you feel cooler, but it won't actually bring down the temperature in the house. When you're home, you can set the thermostat around five degrees higher with fans on because they make you feel cooler by the air blowing on you. However, if you aren't home then there is no reason to keep fans blowing. It will only cost you energy and blow the same temperature air around the house.

Closing Vents is a Bad Idea


Some people think that closing vents can help save money by not expending energy heating or cooling the room where the vent is located. However, that is not true. Your HVAC system will use the same amount of energy even if the vents are closed. In fact, closing vents can actually cause quite a few problems for the HVAC system. It can make the system have to work harder to try and overcome the blocked off vents and still equalize the temperature in the home. Some of the issues that can come from this are duct leaks, frozen evaporator coils, airflow issues, pressure issues, dead compressors, humidity problems, cracked heat exchange, and more.


Bigger Isn't Always Better


It might be tempting to get a larger air conditioner in order to have a cooler home; however, that won't work. Your unit should be properly sized for the square footage of your home. An over-sized unit will only cause issues for your home including increased humidity, poor airflow and distribution, and frequent cycling on and off which uses a lot more energy than necessary. Be sure to consult with HVAC professionals to get the right sized unit installed in your home.

HVAC Systems Can Last a Long Time


If properly maintained, HVAC systems can actually last 10 to 20 years! Efficiency can start to dwindle at the end of a unit's lifespan. The best way to keep your system running as long as possible, be sure to schedule service checks 1-2 times per year. Scheduling these appointments in spring and fall can be very helpful for your systems as they prepare for the coming winter cold or summer heat.

Best HVAC Company at the Lake


If you have questions about your HVAC system. be sure to call our team at Royal Heating & Air! We can help maintain and repair your systems as needed to help keep your home comfortable for years to come. Give us a call to learn more: 573-480-4313.


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Friday, August 21, 2020

AC Unit Lagging? Learn What Might be Wrong!

The air has been cooling off over the last few days, but with Missouri, it's likely that we have several sweltering days still in store before the fall season officially arrives. If your air conditioner is having a hard time keeping up with the temperature the thermostat is set for, then it might be time to call Royal Heating & Air. We have several different options we can look into to help make the air conditioning in your home more efficient and comfortable. Keep reading to learn more!


Dirty Air Filter


One of the simplest fixes to a struggling air conditioning unit is to replace the air filter. Air filters need to be regularly replaced, with the timeline depending on the type and thickness of the filter. Check the recommendation on the type of filter you use so that you know exactly when it needs to be replaced. If the filter gets too dirty, then the air flow will be significantly limited. That makes the air conditioning unit have to work hard to pull the air in your home efficiently. If the filter is clean, then it could be a more serious issue that may need attention from a local HVAC technician

Damaged Ductwork


Ductwork is unfortunately not invincible. If your ductwork wasn't put together properly, there could be leaks that are causing air flow inefficiencies. Even if it was installed properly, pests, shifting of the house, and other issues can cause the ducts to move and pull apart which causes issues in the system.

 

Never Properly Charged


When a new air conditioning unit gets installed, it must be properly connected and charged to work well. Charging a unit isn't like charging a phone, however. Rather than plugging into the wall to get a charge like you'd expect, "charging" means that a technician will properly fill the self-contained unit with refrigerant. This effectively cools the air while it's cycling through the system. 

If a technician notices that your refrigerant levels are low, it could be possible that the unit was never charged to the amount it should have been to keep up with your home. Your HVAC technician can recharge the unit and perform regular maintenance to ensure levels are holding steady. 


Leaking Refrigerant


If the levels continue to fall after a technician has properly charged it, then it is highly likely that your unit has a leak. This is not a good sign for your air conditioning unit. Refrigerant does not naturally get used up, so if levels are consistently decreasing, you definitely need to call Royal Heating & Air to come out and inspect your unit for leaks. 

Best HVAC Company at the Lake 


Royal Heating and Air is the best HVAC Company at the Lake of the Ozarks because we care about you and keeping your home comfortable in every season. If your air conditioner is having a hard time keeping up, give us a call and we will be there to help you find the solution and bring cool comfort back to your home.


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Friday, August 14, 2020

Get the Best HVAC Service at the Lake!

Royal Heating & Air is the best HVAC Company at the Lake of the Ozarks for many reasons! Not only have we been a fixture at the Lake for many years, but we have also been known for our outstanding service and high quality work. What it really comes down to is how much we care about you! Your comfort, savings, and safety are our top priority, and we work hard to make it happen. Keep reading to learn all about Royal Heating & Air and what we can do for you.


About Us


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.

Professional HVAC Services


With any HVAC company you hire, it’s important to ensure you will have access to 24/7 emergency service. Waiting weeks for an appointment when your air conditioning breaks down on a hot summer day is a frustrating, uncomfortable situation. For small children, elderly occupants, or pets that stay at home through the day, it could even be dangerous. At Royal Heating & Air, our 24/7 emergency services are fast and reliable. Next time your HVAC system gives you trouble, call the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks – 573-480-4313.

Royal Heating & Air provides unique services that set us apart from other HVAC companies at the Lake of the Ozarks. In addition to our 24/7 emergency services, we install whole-home humidifiers, bacteria-reducing ultraviolet lights in ductwork, and custom sheet metal fabrication. We take care of your whole home HVAC needs, performing important routine maintenance and installing top-of-the-line equipment.


Award-Winning & Highly Rated


The Lake Sun Readers’ Choice Awards are a way for the community to come together and celebrate the best businesses at the Lake of the Ozarks. Just last year, on the event’s 10th anniversary, we were honored to accept the Lake Sun Readers’ Choice Awards for the best Heating & Cooling Company at the Lake of the Ozarks! We are elated to receive the award, but even more thrilled that our service means as much to you as you mean to us.

We also have the highest possible rating with the Better Business Bureau... A+! The BBB uses several ranking factors to determine how a business will interact with customers and then make a recommendation on how responsible, stable, and reliable that business is. We are proud to have a ranking that reflects our dedication to serving the community with rapid response times and utmost professionalism.

Best HVAC at the Lake


At Royal Heating & Air, we prioritize you and your home. That's why our technicians work so hard to provide award-winning service and reliability on every job. As a locally-owned business at the Lake, we know the special challenges that can come with service at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we are here to meet that challenge! Give us a call to perform a maintenance check on your system, and add us to your phone so you know just who to call when you have an HVAC emergency. Royal Heating & Air is here for you!


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CALL TODAY! (573) 480-4313


Thursday, August 6, 2020

The 2020 Lake of the Ozarks Shootout!

The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout is just a couple of weeks away, can you believe it? This annual event is a great way to get out of the house and have a great time exploring the Lake of the Ozarks before the summer ends and fall is upon us. The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout is the largest unsanctioned boat race in the U.S. and it is definitely a must-see summer event.

Royal Heating & Air also loves that the Shootout gives back to the community by donating to several charities that mean a lot to the Lake area. To learn more about events going on the week of the Shootout and to find the official Shootout schedule, keep reading! We have it all here for you.

Photo Credit: FunLake

Pre-Shootout Activities

Mini Shootout, August 21st-23rd

Check website for more details: LakeOfTheOzarksShootout.com

"Run What Ya Brung" Poker Run, August 21st

Pre-registration at Premier Advantage Marine on Thursday, August 20th from 5:00-7:30 p.m.

Poker Run Stops:

Captain Rons Registration from 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Larry’s on the Lake
Paradise
Red Heads
Franky & Louies
Dog Days - Final stop, draw cards, must be in line by 6 pm

Photo Credit: FunLake

Shootout Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction, August 25th

Hosted at The Stables at Cannon Smoked Saloon

Schedule of Events:
6:00 p.m. Social Hour
7:00 p.m. Dinner
8:30 p.m. Honoree Induction"Tickets for the Shootout Hall of Fame dinner are $35.00 per ticket or $350.00 for a table that includes two commemorative bottles of Shootout wine. Please contact Ron Duggan at duggan@usmo.com."

Shootout on the Strip Meet & Greet by "Waves and Wheels", August 26th

"The Shootout on the Strip is a fun, family event where over 5,000 people come to see (the) boats up close and personal!"

PolyLift - Lakefront Living Realty Annie Faulstich - Poker Run Meet & Greet, August 27th

Hosted at the Performance Boat Center from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Photo Credit: FunLake

PolyLift - Lakefront Living Realty Annie Faulstich - Poker Run, August 28th

Poker Run Stops:

Captain Ron’s (Breakfast Stop: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.)
Big Dick’s Halfway Inn
Larry’s on the Lake
Nauti Fish
Waves ‘N Wheels Boardwalk
Paradise
Red Head’s Lake Side Grill
Shady Gators (Final Stop & Awards Presentation at 6:00 p.m.)

The Great Lake of the Ozarks Shootout Silent Auction Presented by Boulevard Brewery, August 28th-29th

Hosted at Captain Ron's inside Chill Zone Auction Tent on August 28th from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on August 29th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Photo Credit: FunLake

2020 Shootout Schedule of Events:

SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2020

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Captain Ron’s breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Racer Registration on Cannonball Beach
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Safety Inspections & Class Identification
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Vendor Village and Racer Village open to the public at Buccaneer Bay and Captain Ron’s
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. PWC Classes Run
9:45 a.m. Opening Ceremony – National Anthem

Classes have priority runs:
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Non-Professional
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Manufacturer
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Professional
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Non-Professional
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Open Class Runs
7:00 p.m. –1:00 a.m. Entertainment at Captain Ron’s
8:00 p.m. Super Cat Fest.
Live Auction – Camden on the Lake

SUNDAY, AUGUST 30, 2020

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Captain Ron’s open for breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Racer Registration on Cannonball Beach
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Safety Inspections & Class Identification
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Vendor Village and Racer Village open to the public at Buccaneer Bay and Captain Ron’s
10:00 a.m. National Anthem

Classes have priority runs:
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Professional
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. Manufacturer
12:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Non-Professional
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Open for final runs
4:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony
4:00 p.m. Vendor Village & Racer Village take down

For more details about the 2020 Shootout, visit www.LakeoftheOzarksShootout.com.

Your Trip to the Lake


Have a great time at the Lake of the Ozarks participating in the Poker Runs, eyeing gorgeous boats on the strip, and watching the races whiz by all while feeling great about how the event positively impacts our community and those in need. Royal Heating & Air appreciates this fun event and we love giving back to the community. 

And, if you come back to the condo after a fun day on the Lake, don't forget to call the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks - Royal Heating & Air. We are there for you.



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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Building a Home? Custom Ductwork is a Must!

You know you want your new home to have wood floors, vaulted ceilings, and a large kitchen island. But what about the HVAC system? While HVAC might not be an exciting feature to dream about, it's important to consider how well it is being built from the start.

Royal Heating and Air is the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks, so we know how important good HVAC is in a new home. One of the best solutions is designing custom ductwork for the new house. There are a lot of incredible benefits to custom ductwork that you can enjoy long after the last wall is painted and the last picture hung. Keep reading to learn more!


No Wasted Space!


With a lot of traditional ductwork, standardized pieces are used to build the system throughout your home. However, this can often lead to the ducts being longer in places where the path could have been more direct. These standard pieces are also prone to leaks because of the way they fit together. At Royal Heating & Air, we enjoy working with you to provide custom ductwork that works with the flow of your home, rather than against it.

Optimized Materials


When you choose custom ductwork, you can ensure the best quality products are being used in your space. Each space is unique and has different obstacles for air flow. The right metal products and other custom pieces can help ensure you are getting the best possible product for your new construction.


Better Efficiency


Air ducts that are pieced together can cause issues with your HVAC system. Without proper airflow available, you may be limiting the level of efficiency at which your home or business system can run. This will make your system have to work harder, which could put a strain on it that leads to sooner and more costly repairs. Enhance the efficiency of your air flow with custom ductwork from Royal Heating & Air!

More Consistent Temperature


With proper air flow and better air efficiency, you can expect the temperature throughout your home to be more reliable. No more hot or cold spots throughout the house! When your ductwork is optimized, the HVAC system can more easily keep the whole house at a consistent temperature.



Best HVAC at the Lake


When you get started building the home of your dreams, make sure the HVAC is going to keep you happy and comfortable year-round by working with our team of experts at Royal Heating & Air. We can create custom ductwork to improve the home's efficiency and comfort and install the best heating and cooling systems at the Lake of the Ozarks. We look forward to helping you!



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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Why Would an AC Unit Freeze Up?

It's the middle of summer and the heat and humidity are high! So how would it make sense that an air conditioning unit could freeze during such hot temperatures? Royal Heating & Air is the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks and we are here to help answer that question for you. Check out the rest of today's blog to learn more about why air conditioning units might freeze up in the summer time, and how you can prevent it.


Low Refrigerant


Refrigerant is a cooling chemical that helps turn the air moving through the AC unit from warm air into cold air. So, if the refrigerant levels are too low, the pressure in the system also can get too low, which in turn drops the temperature of the unit. While it might sound okay for an AC unit to be cold, the whole system is not supposed to get that way. If it does, the evaporator coil can actually freeze up and stop working. 

Low refrigerant levels are not normal for a healthy AC system and could mean that you have a leak. Call our professional HVAC technicians at Royal Heating & Air to come out and take a look at your AC unit. We can inspect your system and look for any leaks or issues with your refrigerant that may be causing freezes.

Lack of Airflow 


Air conditioning units require airflow in order to cool your home. They don't simply blow cold air into the house. Instead, they actually pull air from your home, run it over the evaporator coil, and then blow it back into the home. The evaporator coil allows the refrigerant to absorb excess heat, which is how the air is cooled. So, if air is being blocked from flowing freely through your unit to the coil, then the coil can get too cold. This can easily cause condensation to turn to ice and freeze-up your unit.

One thing that can commonly affect airflow in the home is the condition of the air filter. It is important to change the filter regularly to ensure enough air is getting through to the evaporator coil. You may need to check your filter more often if you have pets or a home that is prone to dust. You can also call the professionals in HVAC repair at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we can come check it out for you!



Residue on the Coils


Evaporator coils play an extremely important roll in the air conditioning process, as we've discuss. But did you know that they also help dehumidify the air? The evaporator coil pulls water out of the air, helping to dehumidify your home and make it feel even cooler. When an AC unit is working well, the water it pulls from the air drips from the coil and into a pan. If the coils are dirty, though, then the moisture they pull from the air can hang around for too long and freeze over before it can drip off of the coil. 

Schedule regular air conditioner maintenance to make sure that the evaporator coils are not accumulating too much residue and dirt that could cause your AC unit to freeze-up this summer. 

AC at the Lake


Royal Heating & Air is the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we would love to help you keep your air conditioner in tip-top shape through the rest of the summer. Give us a call to schedule a check-up!



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Thursday, July 16, 2020

Learn How a Backup Power Generator Can Help

A lot of us are spending more time at home this year than we anticipated, especially for those that have been moved from an office environment to a work-from-home environment. Royal Heating & Air knows that all of this extra time at home can bring up some important issues that you may not have thought of as much before.

For example, what happens if you're working from home and the power goes out? That could throw a real wrench in your productivity! That is why we are talking about backup power generators today, and how they could help keep your home running smoothly in a power outage.


What is a Backup Generator? 


Backup power generators can provide electricity as a secondary source when the usual source has gone out for whatever reason. If you live in a rural area, you may find that this happens quite frequently. All it takes is a tree branch falling onto an electrical line and causing it to short out, turning the power off for everyone down the line. 


Is a Backup Generator the Same as a Portable One?


In short, no. While they both provide power, a portable generator is meant to be used for smaller items that need to be powered outdoors and don't have access to an electrical outlet. A bounce house at a carnival would be the perfect example. These must be refilled and only last for a certain amount of time. For that reason, they are not a good option for powering your home if the electricity goes out. A home backup generator has significantly more power and can be set to keep certain essentials running until the electricity returns.

What Can a Generator Power? 


The answer to this question will largely depend on the size and quality of the generator that you buy. Some generators are large and powerful enough to power your whole home during an outage. Other generators can power just what you need during emergencies. 

Some of the most important items in your home to power include the refrigerator and any deep freezers you own, the HVAC system, and your water source. If you lose power to the refrigerator and freezer, your food will likely start to go bad very quickly. This can cost a lot of money to replace and is a major inconvenience to dispose of and completely replace all your food and drinks. The HVAC system is important to power as well, especially in times of extreme weather. In the middle of summer, the untamed heat and humidity could be dangerous for small children and the elderly. In the winter, power to the heater could mean life or death. Water is also a very important resource to have access to. Depending on how your water is set up, it may need electricity to power the pump that provides the necessary pressure for it to flow to your home.


Work-From-Home Considerations


If your company has moved to a permanent work-from-home status, then you may need more than just a basic generator. Power outages are unpredictable, and they don't strike at times that are convenient for you. If a 4-hour power outage could derail your work day and cause projects to be late, then you may need to consider a power generator that will keep your computer system up and running for the duration of the outage. 

Your HVAC Provider at the Lake 


If you have experienced several power outages that are starting to disrupt your life, then it may be time to invest in a backup power generator for your home. Another important thing to consider is how these outages are affecting your HVAC system. Regular outages could be putting a strain on your system as it tries to catch back up every time the power returns. Power surges can also be dangerous to the electrical components in your HVAC. If you have had several power outages at your home, give the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks a call! Our technicians at Royal Heating & Air can come out to your home and do a complete check of your system to make sure everything is still in top notch condition.


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