Thursday, July 2, 2020

Happy Fourth of July at the Lake!

Summer is one of the best times to be at the Lake of the Ozarks. One of the reasons it's great to be at the lake in July is all of the wonderful, entertaining events hosted around the Fourth of July! Concerts, contests, fireworks, food specials, barbecues, the great outdoors, boating on the Lake... It's arguably the best time of the year at the Lake of the Ozarks. Royal Heating & Air loves being a part of this great community, and this year we are bringing you ideas, events, and inspiration for your Fourth of July at the Lake. Keep reading to learn more!

Photo Credit: FunLake

Lake of the Ozarks Fireworks Shows

Fireworks are a long-time, beloved tradition every Fourth of July. Not only are they fun and beautiful, but they remind us of battles fought to ensure our freedom as Americans. Experience beautiful fireworks all across the Lake of the Ozarks this year! No matter where you are, there is probably a great show nearby. Check out for a complete list of firework shows around the Lake of the Ozarks, and make plans to attend your favorite one.

Events Around the Lake of the Ozarks

North Side

FIVE TURN KNOT 4TH OF JULY AT HORNY TOAD - July 2nd-4th, 9:00pm-1:00am
FREE to Attend!! The Epic FM Radio Hit Band, Five Turn Knot is known as THE power house party machine. Playing #1 hits from bands like Journey, Bruno Mars, Guns and Roses, AC DC, and REO Speedwagon, Justin Timberlake and Van Halen...just to name a few!

SHAWN C IN CONCERT AT H. TOAD'S - July 3rd-4th, 6:30pm-10:30pm
Enjoy the sweet sounds of local artist, Shawn C! Free to attend.

JULY 4TH FESTIVAL AT REGALIA HOTEL - July 4th, 12:00pm-11:00pm
The Regalia Hotel & Conference Center is excited to host a 4th of July Festival at the Hippopotamus Swim Up Bar! Join us for daily drink specials, food, & live music. Musical guests include the Platinum Rock Legends, Darkwater, & The Big Mama Band! Free entry and lasts all day!

Lake Ozark Speedway Independence Day Blowout! HUGE Fireworks! Pits Open at 3 PM, Grandstands Open at 5 PM, Hotlaps Start at 6:30 PM, and Racing to follow at 7 PM!

5 BAND FESTIVAL AT THE HIPPOPOTAMUS POOL - July 5th, 12:00pm-11:00pm
The Regalia Hotel & Conference Center is excited to host another 5 Band Festival at our Hippopotamus Swim-Up Bar. Come join us for daily drink specials, savory food, live music, and fun day at the pool. Including acts such as Ryan Voss, Murphy Ford, Dirt Road Addiction, The Usual Suspects, & the J Bombs.

East Side

Day Pool Party at our Waterfront Tiki Bar and Pool! Performers are DJ Ghoudy "Bringing the Island Vibe and DJ Chilly "Outta St. Louis"!

"All American Cookout", "DJ On The Deck", limbo and hula hoop contests, live music, fireworks, and more!

South Side

STARS & STRIPES BIKE NIGHT - July 3rd, 5:00pm
Join us for our 2nd Annual Stars & Stripes Bike Night! We will have a bike show with trophies and prizes. Bike Show registration is free and begins at 5:00 pm. Voting begins at 6:00 pm. Trophies and prizes will be handed out between 7:00 - 7:15 pm. Food and drink will be available on site for purchase.

Photo Credit: FunLake

Fourth of July Fun at Home

The great thing about the Fourth of July holiday is that it can be celebrated anywhere! If you aren't up for getting out and about, you can still have a great Independence Day celebration at home. Fire up the grill, bake an apple pie, swim off the dock, and do whatever makes you feel free and happy this Fourth of July! Being at home can be cool and comfortable, because Royal Heating & Air helps you keep it that way. If your air conditioning starts misbehaving, give us a call!

Lake of the Ozarks Fourth of July

We hope you enjoy this great Fourth of July at the Lake of the Ozarks. And, don't forget to give the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks a call if you experience any HVAC issues. Royal Heating & Air knows that professional HVAC service will help keep your home safe and comfortable throughout the summer. From preventative maintenance to installations, we are here for you!

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Friday, June 26, 2020

Stop Summer Humidity in the House!

Summers in Missouri can be extremely hot and humid, which can cause a lot of discomfort in the house. Too much humidity can damage your HVAC, cause mold to grow, and affect your indoor air quality. Royal Heating & Air is the best HVAC Company at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we are here to help give you advice on how to control the humidity in your home this summer. Keep reading to learn more!

Use a Dehumidifier

If the house is humid, then there is a lot of moisture in the air that can cause issues. Using a dehumidifier can take some of the moisture out of the air so that allergens, mold, and other bad materials won't build up. They run quietly so that they don't disturb your daily activities. 

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 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.

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.

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. By ensuring your home has the proper humidity level, you can reduce the amount of energy used and keep your air conditioning system working at a steady pace. This can save you money in energy and repair costs.

HVAC Maintenance

Because your HVAC system removes moisture from the air as it flows through your home, it's important to keep your system running as efficiently as possible. Royal Heating & Air can come out to your house and inspect your air conditioning unit to make sure everything is in good condition so that you have a comfortable, cool home all summer long!

Best HVAC at the Lake

Schedule service for your HVAC system regularly to make sure your system is performing at its optimal efficiency. This will help it last longer, prevent mold, and help keep the house comfortable even when it's hot and sticky outside. Ensure that your home is safe and comfortable by calling Royal Heating & Air today!

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Friday, June 19, 2020

The Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop of 2020!

At Royal Heating and Air, we love being involved in the wonderful community at the Lake of the Ozarks. One of our favorite yearly events to participate in is the Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop! This event lasts for two days and includes a fun golf tournament, a family fun zone, and the duck drop itself with incredible prizes up for grabs. The event is also amazing because the proceeds help support the local Kiwanis chapter as well as several other wonderful local charities at the Lake. So help your favorite HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks make a difference and read more about how to participate this summer!

Photo Credit: The Great Dam Duck Drop

About The Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop

The Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop is actually a two-part event: (1) The Duck Drop Golf Tournament and (2) the Family Fun Zone & Duck Drop. The event kicks off with the golf tournament on July 31st at The Golf Club at Deer Chase. The fun continues the next day, August 1st, with the Family Fun Zone opening at 10:00am and the Duck Drop officially letting the ducks fly at noon! Find more details below.

The Duck Drop Golf Tournament

The Duck Drop Golf Tournament is not your average golf tournament. Enjoy fun obstacles and crazy quacky "twists" around the course.

The specifics...
Location: The Golf Club at Deer Chase
Date: Friday, July 31st at 1:30 PM
Cost: $125 per player

Entry includes... 
Lunch & Registration Starts at NOON
4-Person, 18-Hole Scramble
10 complimentary Duck Drop tickets per player ($50 value per player!)
Delicious Lunch at the Course
A day full of fun!
23 winning Duck Drop tickets came from these complimentary golfer tickets in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017!

Golf Tournament prizes are...
Long putt contest for cash
Hole in one contest for $25,000 CASH
Hole contests on-course for prizes
Multiple Flights (and Ladies Flight) Win Prizes
Other on-course contests and special events

Not a fan of golfing? ...
You can still participate in this great event by becoming a sponsor. Find all the 2020 sponsorship packages here. Proceeds from the golf tournament benefit Lake Area Big Brothers Big Sisters and Ozark Coast Kiwanis.

The Family Fun Zone & Duck Drop

The Family Fun Zone is the perfect place to spend the day with family while supporting the local community. At noon, move over to the official Duck Drop and watch as they "race" to the finish line. The first 11 ducks to cross the finish line win great prizes. 1st place is a $5000 cash prize and 2nd is a $1000 cash prize. Proceeds from the Family Fun Zone and Duck Drop benefit Ozark Coast Kiwanis, Kids Harbor, Citizens Against Domestic Violence, The Food Pantry, Lake Area Big Brothers Big Sisters, Wonderland Camp, and More!

The specifics...
Location: Lake Ozark Campground and RV Park (below the dam)
Date: Saturday, August 1st
Fun Zone Wristband Cost: FREE
Ticket Cost: $5 each, or 6 for $20

Schedule of events...
10:00am - Games, food, shaved ice, and activities sponsored by local organizations!
11:00am - Duck Drop ticket sales end.
11:45am - Head from the Fun Zone over to the campground area's river access to watch the ducks drop into the Osage River!
NOON - Let the ducks fly and the race begin!
12:30-1:00pm - Head back to Fun Zone and enjoy more games while waiting for the winning announcement at 1:00pm. (You don't need to be present to win.)

Community Fun at the Duck Drop

Royal Heating & Air feels lucky to be a part of such a great community. We love being able to "give back". The Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop makes it even more fun with such a entertaining activities! Just like we love being here for the community, we also love being here for you as the best heating & cooling company at the Lake of the Ozarks. If your HVAC gives you trouble this summer, give us a call! We can even come out before the problem starts and help with check-ups and preventative maintenance. We are here for you!

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

HVAC Red Flags to Watch for this Summer!

Summer is for enjoying the beautiful outdoors, barbecues, time with family, and fun in the sunshine. Worrying about air conditioning emergencies is the last thing you want to do. Royal Heating & Air is the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we are here to help you enjoy every season with effective maintenance, professional repairs, and quality HVAC products. Make sure you are prepared for a great summer by checking out these HVAC red flags that commonly show up during the summer months.

A Neglected System

While this may not seem like an obvious red flag, not maintaining your HVAC system throughout the year can cause serious issues. If you haven't had a professional technician check on your HVAC system in over a year, then this could be your first big red flag. HVAC systems tend to be the most overlooked appliance in a home, even though it could also be considered one of the most important. Many people don't think about their HVAC system until there is a major problem that require expensive repairs. Make sure your system is doing well and operating the way it's supposed to by calling Royal Heating & Air for a summer air conditioning check-up.

Freezing Coils

If your air conditioning is running in overdrive, then it could start to struggle. If the AC is overworked and set at a temperature that is too low, then the system could freeze up. Frozen coils should get immediate attention from a professional HVAC technician. If your system continues running with frozen coils, then the problem could get even worse and cause expensive damage. 

Unresponsive Unit

If you notice that your home feels warmer than usual despite being set at the same temperature, it's a good idea to check and make sure the outdoor unit is responding properly. If you find out that the unit isn't turning on, then you should take the following steps first: (1) make sure the thermostat is functioning, (2) make sure the settings are correct and the system is turned on, (3) double-check that the breakers are all on. If you have tried all these things and the outdoor unit still isn't responding, then that is another big red flag. It's time to call Royal Heating & Air!

Leaks and Clogs

Your HVAC system uses fluids to keep your home cool and comfortable. Sometimes those fluids can get clogged inside the condensate lines or leak from damaged areas on the unit. If your unit is leaking, then it's important that you call a local HVAC technician to come and inspect the unit as soon as possible. You can also help prevent this from becoming an issue in the first place by scheduling a maintenance check with Royal Heating & Air. We can help catch small flaws before they become serious, costly problems!

HVAC Repair at the Lake

If your air conditioning stops working this summer, call Royal Heating & Air! We are the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks and we are here to help you. You can also help stop damage from getting out of control by watching for red flags and scheduling regular HVAC maintenance.

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Friday, June 5, 2020

Fun Ideas to Celebrate Father's Day 2020!

Father's Day is just around the corner! In about two weeks on June 21st, we will all be celebrating the great fathers in our lives. Royal Heating & Air has some great ideas and information to share with you to get ready for a great Father's Day celebration. Keep reading below and choose your favorite way to celebrate your dad!

Father's Day 2020

The celebration of Father's Day is always the third week of the month of June. This year, the date is June 21st, which also happens to be the first official day of summer! Being right after the summer solstice, Father's Day this year will be one of the longest days of the year with plenty of sunshine to enjoy the day.

Gone Fishing

Whether your dad is an avid fisherman or not, fishing with the family is a fun and peaceful activity to enjoy at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you live lakeside, this is a great activity to be able to spend time outside with the family for the day. But even if you don't live in a lakefront location, you can grab some poles and find a great fishing pier to spend the day together. The Old Farmer's Almanac even says it will be a great day for fishing!

Camp Out

June also happens to be National Great Outdoors Month, which makes camping the perfect Father's Day activity. You can go rugged and put your own tent together at a wooded camp site, or you can go luxury in a comfortable RV near other fun outdoor activities, like kayaking or hiking. Whatever your camping style, just get outside and have a great time together! Father's Day weekend is scheduled to experience a new moon, which means the stars will be extra bright. See how many constellations you can spot!

Fire Up the Grill

Is dad usually the one that does the grilling for the whole family? Take over his grilling duties for the day and treat him to a feast fit for a king! You can even try something new for a special meal. Try using a new rub or flavor profile like Jamaican Jerk. For dessert, grill half peaches and add a scoop of ice cream for a delicious summery treat.

Enjoy Time at Home

We've all probably spent more time at home lately than we usually do, but you don't have to be uncomfortable while you're inside. Find new fun things to do, and always stay cool and comfortable with professional service from Royal Heating & Air. We have the best air conditioning technicians at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we are here to help you! Give us a call for all your HVAC needs: 574-480-4313.

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Friday, May 29, 2020

Summer Storms and HVAC at the Lake

Summertime in the Midwest brings days full of sunshine and outdoor fun, but it can also bring humidity, very high temperatures, and storms. These can all cause issues for your house and HVAC system. Royal Heating & Air is the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks, so we have the knowledge and expertise to help prepare you for summer weather!

Rain & Moisture

A popular old saying is that "April showers bring May flowers." But as anyone living in Missouri probably knows, the rain in the Midwest can be unpredictable and last well into the summer months. While rain and typical moisture from humidity won't harm a healthy air conditioning unit, it's very possible that an old, worn out unit could experience issues. If there are any leaks or cracks in your system, rainwater and humidity could seep into places that house moisture-sensitive components. Scheduling regular maintenance with your local HVAC company can help keep your AC unit protected.

Wind & Hail

Wind may not sound dangerous on its own, but wind speeds in the Midwest can get very high. These rapid winds can pick up debris and ram it into the side of your air conditioning unit with alarming force. The force from hail can also be destructive to your AC unit. It can be difficult to prevent this kind of damage, as the weather in Missouri is unpredictable, and it isn't practical or safe to "board up" your unit. After a serious storm in your area, check on your unit. If you notice several dings, cracks, or damage from the storm, then it would be a good idea to give Royal Heating & Air a call to come check on your system and make any necessary repairs. Dents in your AC unit's coils could seriously affect the system's efficiency.

Power Surges & Electrical Storms

This is possibly one of the most serious threats to your HVAC system. If your home experiences a surge of electricity during a storm, then some of the elements in your HVAC system could fry. The air conditioning unit can't exactly be plugged into a surge protecting power strip, but there are measures you can take to help protect your system. Look into a whole-home surge protection system to help keep your HVAC safer from electrical storms. If you do experience a surge or power outage in the house and the air doesn't kick back on when electricity returns, call Royal Heating & Air. We have the best emergency HVAC services at the Lake and would be happy to come check-out your system for you.

HVAC at the Lake of the Ozarks

The Lake is an incredible place to spend your time! But it's not fun when a storm takes out your air conditioning. Help prevent uncomfortable temperatures in the home by scheduling regular maintenance and adding Royal Heating & Air to your contacts in your phone. We are here for you!

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Health, Comfort, and Savings - What HVAC Maintenance Can Do for You!

Home is a place where you should feel comfortable, relaxed, happy, and safe. As the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks, Royal Heating & Air knows how to keep keep your house feeling great throughout the year... HVAC maintenance! Don't believe us? Proper HVAC maintenance can help save you money in the long run, promote a healthier home environment, and make the house a more comfortable place to spend your time. Keep reading to learn more and find out how!


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

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


When everything is in good working order, your HVAC system can keep the house more comfortable and will consume less energy. You don't want to wait until it's unbearably hot or way too cold before you call your local HVAC technician. Scheduling preventative maintenance can help catch any issues before they become a major problem.


Scheduling regular maintenance on your HVAC system is important in keeping your unit functioning well in the long-term. While no unit can last forever, regular maintenance can help extend the life of your HVAC and delay the time when you have to fully replace it. The best HVAC technicians at the Lake of the Ozarks can help find and fix any small problems in the system before it gets worse and costs a lot more money. A well-working HVAC system also consumes less energy while keeping your home at comfortable temperatures, so you can save even more.

HVAC at the Lake of the Ozarks

Regular maintenance should be performed on your system at least twice a year with the major changes in seasons. This will help keep your HVAC system running efficiently so you can save money, breathe easier, and feel more comfortable at home. Give us a call at Royal Heating & Air and schedule your maintenance check! We look forward to helping you and your family stay happy and comfortable, in this season and every season.

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Friday, May 15, 2020

Stay Safe This Summer - Outside and at Home!

Summer is a great time of year, especially at the Lake of the Ozarks! But summer can also bring uncomfortable circumstances and even some dangerous situations. Royal Heating & Air is the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we are here to help you get ready for a great summer full of fun that is also safe. Keep reading to learn more!

Safe from the Sun

Sunshine can be good for you in the right amounts. It's one of the best and most reliable ways to get the vitamin D that your body needs. However, if you are exposed for too long without protection, then it could actually be bad for you. We all know that sunburns hurt and that peeling skin is itchy and annoying. But did you know that damage from the sun can also cause mutations in your skin cells that could eventually cause cancer? Yikes! 

Make sure to always apply a high-quality sunscreen at or above SPF 30 if you plan to be outside longer than 15 minutes. Even one hour of direct sunlight exposure can cause a bad burn that could have you feeling uncomfortable and tender for weeks.

Safe on the Water

Being out on the water at the Lake of the Ozarks is a great pastime! Feeling the wind in your hair as you cruise across the Lake in a boat... What could be better? An important element to take into consideration, however, is that being on the water can also be dangerous. 

There are several accidents on the water every year that could be prevented with a little preparation and caution. Before you go out on the water, make sure you have a designated driver, wear high-quality life jackets, and drink responsibly. 

Safe at Home

Staying at home is more common these days. You may think that there aren't any risks to staying at home, but that may not be the case. Indoor air quality can actually be pretty unhealthy, containing dust particles, bacteria, germs, and other harmful materials. 

Royal Heating & Air can help improve your indoor air quality with our great services, including HVAC maintenance and UV light systems. Regular HVAC maintenance keeps your systems operating well so that the air in your home circulates well. Our UV light system also help in a big way by killing pathogens in the air as the ultraviolet light comes into contact with the harmful materials. We can install them directly into your HVAC system to help clean the air as it works. 

HVAC at the Lake 

Summer at the Lake of the Ozarks is a great time of year. Royal Heating & Air is here to help you make sure it is a comfortable and safe one! To help keep your home comfortable in every season, give us a call and we will be there for you!

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Friday, May 8, 2020

Shop Local! How to Support Local Businesses in Need

It’s no secret that a lot of small businesses are struggling right now in the face of the ongoing virus. While Royal Heating & Air has been able to stay open and continue serving your HVAC needs, some places have had to shut down or seriously alter the way they operate overnight. If you are looking for a way to help support your local businesses, we have some ideas!

Order Takeout

Many restaurants have been able to open back up for dine-in service, but they still have to limit seating in order to be able to safely serve their patrons. So many people are excited to get out of the house and enjoy a meal in a restaurant again, which is great! But it can also lead to congestion and long waits outside of the restaurant. You can help ease the burden and still support these restaurants with your business by continuing to order takeout that can be enjoyed at home. Make sure to still tip well to help keep your favorite local eateries in business and their employees well cared-for.

Buy Gift Cards

If you can’t get out, or don’t yet feel comfortable doing so, you can still support local businesses by purchasing gift cards. Many places can accept gift card orders online or over the phone and deliver an electronic gift certificate to your email address. If you need inspiration, think of services that you would normally be using now, that you know you’ll be excited to use again when everything clears up… Favorite restaurants, local hair salons, spas, etc.

Check in on Social Media

Most businesses these days have several social media accounts to help you stay connected and up-to-date on their services and specials. Find your favorite local establishments online and follow them on social media! Not only will this help their online presence, but then you can keep up with what they are doing during this time to adjust the services.


Did you get nervous and fill a cart with all the hand sanitizer, masks, and toilet paper you could? Several of these items are returning to supermarket shelves. So, if you have extra on hand, it could be a huge blessing to your local businesses to receive hand sanitizer, anti-bacterial wipes, and other supplies that their business needs in order to safely operate.

Your Local HVAC Company

Royal Heating & Air is proud to be a part of the local community here at the Lake of the Ozarks. As a family-owned and operated business, we understand how hard this crisis has been. We will be here for you through it all to help make sure you and your family members are safe and comfortable at home. For any HVAC needs you may have, don’t hesitate to give us a call and we will be there.

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Friday, May 1, 2020

Outdoor Activities for the Whole Family!

No one likes being stuck inside for too long, even when Royal Heating & Air makes the house feel super comfortable. With the weather getting more sunny and clear every day, there are a lot of great things to do outside with the whole family. Get some fresh air and have a great time with these ideas from our team at Royal Heating & Air!

Go "Camping"

Set up the tent in your back yard and pack up like you're going on a true camping trip, sleeping bags and all! Make fun snacks to enjoy in the tent while you spend time together as a family. See who can make the most realistic wildlife sounds, and maybe even tell a ghost story or two. If possible, make a fire and roast some s'mores for good, old-fashioned camping fun!

Go for a Walk or Bike Ride

It may sound a little mundane, but you might be surprised how relaxing and refreshing a walk or bike ride with the family can be. Walking is actually a really great form of exercise, allowing your muscles to stretch and shake off the dust, so to speak. 

Make a Scavenger Hunt

Make a list of items to search for in the backyard or on the hiking trail and split up into teams to see who can collect, or take photos, of all the items on the list first! Pine cones, dandelions, a rock shaped like heart... get creative! 

Play with Sidewalk Chalk

Chalk is a classic, fun way to spend time outdoors. Work together to make a big, beautiful picture in the driveway, play hopscotch or tic-tac-toe, trace each other on the sidewalk and complete your self-portraits. Chalk is a great way to explore you and your children's imagination.

Have a Picnic

Whether you have access to a park, or simply a picnic blanket in the yard, making a special meal together and eating outside in the fresh air can feel like a special treat for the kiddos. Especially if you include a fun element that they don't get to have every day... Cut their sandwich or fruit pieces into fun shapes or bake cookies together.

Make Natural Bird Feeders

Gather pine cones and attach string to the top like an ornament. Spread peanut butter over the cones and then roll them in birdseed to make a tasty treat for the birds. Hang your creations in the trees or on the deck railing and watch the birds flock to the yard... Now you have the added bonus of being able to bird-watch and learn how to identify the different kinds of birds native to your area.

Get on the Water

Even if you don't have a boat, there are a lot of ways to enjoy the water at the Lake of the Ozarks. While the water is too cold for swimming right now, there is a lot of fun to be had canoeing or kayaking with the family. There are several quieter coves at the Lake that allow for a relaxing time on the water, without having to worry about large wakes from boats. Ha Ha Tonka is one of those great places, which also happens to have several picnic areas and hiking trails.

Fun at the Lake of the Ozarks

Sometimes it can be hard to think of new, fun things to do with the family. Get creative and have a great time going through this list together while enjoying the fresh air and sunshine. When you come back inside, Royal Heating & Air has the knowledge and expertise to help keep your home comfortable and healthy. Give us a call to schedule your HVAC maintenance or installation: 573-480-4313.

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Friday, April 24, 2020

How to Stay Cool Without Overloading the AC

Summer is a great time to be at the Lake of the Ozarks! Swimming, going out on the boat, and enjoy the bright summer sun. We can't wait! Summer also means high temperatures and lots of humidity. If you are looking for ways to cool the house without overworking the air conditioning this summer, Royal Heating & Air has the tips you need! Read on to learn more.

Fans are Your Friend!

Fans circulate the air in your home and can help make the air feel cooler more quickly. The air conditioning typically only moves air through the home when it is in the process of cooling it to the set temperature. Once that temperature is reached, the system will shut off. Using fans throughout the house can help keep the cooler air circulating and help the air conditioning unit not have to work as hard during the day. For an extra cooling affect, you can place a bowl of ice or an ice pack in front of the fan to help circulate cold air through the room. 

During the Day

Use Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs

Have you ever noticed that the air is hotter next to a lamp or light fixture? That it because many common light bulbs give off a lot of heat and energy while they are on. Incandescent light bulbs are the number one culprit. Try using energy efficient light like LED bulbs instead. These don't emit as much heat as standard bulbs, so while they don't directly cool the house down, swapping them for hotter light bulbs can help lower the overall temperature in the house. 

Get Outside and Grill!

Every time you use the stove top or oven, a lot of heat is being released into the house. Your air conditioner will have to fight this heat all day, wasting a lot of energy. Instead of creating all that heat inside, use the grill and make your meals outside! Grilling is a fun activity that can also add a lot of flavor to your food.

Draw the Blinds 

We know it can be hard to shut out a beautifully sunny day, but closing the blinds on the windows can have a major impact on the temperature in your home. Without high-end energy efficient windows, a lot of heat can leak through the windows into your home. Using black-out curtains can help significantly with the amount of heat coming into the house. To get your daily dose of sunshine, take a walk, sip a lemonade on the porch, or enjoy time out on the water instead of letting it overheat your home.

At Night

Use Different Bedding 

In the winter, nothing feels better than curling up under fluffy, warm bedding and drifting off to sleep. But in the summer, it can be difficult to get comfortable and fall asleep when the bedding is too hot. It could be a good idea to have two different sets of bedding - one for the cold months and another for the warm seasons. Cotton sheets allow more airflow than other kinds of fabric like polyester or flannel. Bamboo sheets are also known to feel cooler and more comfortable when the ambient temperature is hotter. When purchasing summer bedding, make sure to look for fabrics and designs that advertise being breathable and light. Some brands will even have a recommended season printed on the packaging.

Open the Windows  

The Lake of the Ozarks is blessed by the Lake itself and the benefits it provides. Because of the large body of water, nights around the Lake tend to be cooler than they are when you are land-locked. Use this to your advantage and open up the windows over night to let in the cool air and cross-breeze. Just make sure you have an adequate security system to prevent intruders overnight, and don't forget to close the windows and blinds first thing in the morning before the temperature rises.

HVAC at the Lake of the Ozarks

To make sure your HVAC system isn't overworked or malfunctioning, call the best HVAC Company at the Lake of the Ozarks and we will be there for you! Royal Heating & Air has the experience and the know-how to get the job done quickly. For all your AC needs at the Lake, call 573-480-4313.

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