Thursday, January 21, 2021

Top 7 HVAC Questions - Answered!

You have questions - We have answers! Royal Heating & Air is the best heating and cooling company at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we are here to help you understand the ins and outs of your HVAC system. Today we are addressing the top 7 frequently asked questions about air conditioners, furnaces, and other HVAC issues. Check it out! 


What Should I Check Before Calling For HVAC Service?

If your system makes any loud noises or has any odors, turn it off and call a professional.

If the unit doesn’t have power, check to insure that the breaker and the disconnect are turned on. After checking the power, if any part of the system isn’t turning on, turn everything off and call a professional.

If the unit is leaking water, it either has a clogged drain or it could have froze up and is now thawing. This could be due to low refrigerant. Please call a professional.

Should I Close The Registers & Doors To Areas Of The Home That I Do Not Use Regularly?

We do not recommend doing this. Your HVAC unit size is designed to maintain the desired temperature that you set for your homes square footage. If you close registers and doors, it will decrease the airflow and efficiency of your unit. Your unit will have to work harder and it will cycle more frequently trying to distribute the air to the other rooms.

How Often Should I Replace My Air Filter?

If you have a 1” filter rack, we recommend checking your filter monthly and replacing it as needed. If you have a 4” filter, which is what we typically install on new systems, we recommend checking them every 6-months and replacing it at least once per year.

What Is The Difference Between A Heat Pump & An Air Conditioner?

A heat pump can be used to heat and cool, whereas an air conditioner can only be used to cool. A heat pump and an air conditioner have the same components, except a heat pump has a valve that reverses the flow of the refrigerant allowing the system to work in reverse mode. The graphics below show the differences in longevity and cost.

 
 

What Are The Benefits Of Variable Speed Technology?

Variable Speed technology increases the efficiency of your HVAC system. It allows the unit to operate at different speeds to maintain the desired temperature that you set on the thermostat. It can help lower your utility bills because your unit can operate at different speeds unlike a non-variable speed unit.

Why Are Humidifiers Used More In The Winter?

Humidifiers help to add moisture back into the air. During the winter, this is more of an issue because when cold air enters the house, it tends to dry out as it warms up. Humidifiers can help with several issues that you may experience in the winter, such as: dry air, static electricity, increased risk of getting sick, and damage to your wood furniture and floors.

Is Custom Insulated Ductwork Important?

Royal Heating & Air takes pride in their custom ductwork. This insures that our customers’ homes have ductwork that fits correctly and that isn’t going to have a lot of air leaks that prefabricated ductwork can have. We insulate it to help prevent it from sweating so it doesn’t cause water and mold issues. Insulating the ductwork also helps to reduce noise.

Best HVAC Company at the Lake of the Ozarks


Royal Heating & Air is always here to help answer any HVAC questions you may have. We love serving the Lake of the Ozarks and making sure your home is comfortable year-round. Give us a call to come check out your air conditioner or furnace to make sure everything is working like it should. We are the kings of comfort! 



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Friday, January 15, 2021

❄️ Have a Fun Winter with These Events! ❄️

Feeling some cabin fever this winter? Our team at Royal Heating & Air is always here for you to help keep your home comfortable. But we know sometimes it's nice to get out of the house and enjoy a change of scenery. The Lake of the Ozarks community has several events and attractions that can get you out of the house and having a great time this season! Check out some of the great events going on through February this year! 

(Photo Credit: FunLake.com, The Regalia Hotel & Conference Center)

DRAG 2 NITE @ THE REGALIA

Jan 16, 2021
The Regalia Hotel & Conference Center
250 Racquet Club Dr.
Lake Ozark MO 65049

Email: info@theregaliahotel.com
Website: https://theregaliahotel.com/
Hours of Operation: 9 pm

Who is ready for a night like no other? The Regalia is hosting an incredibly fun-filled evening that will have you laughing and in awe of the stellar performances! The Drag Show will be hosted on January 16th, 2021 at 9 PM. Tickets will be sold online for $10 or at the door for $15. Get your tickets before they are gone at nclusionplus.com/upcoming-events
Jan 16, 2021
Great Stone Coffee
1375 State Hwy KK
Osage Beach MO 65065

Email: events@greatstonecoffee.com
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/226710935595458
Hours of Operation: Doors open at 6 pm, event starts at 7 pm

Join the Great Stone Players for a memorable evening of live, audio entertainment! Every month we bring to the stage a blend of classic radio shows and new, locally written originals, accompanied by immersive sound effects and music! Doors at 6, show at 7. Free admission.
Jan 20, 2021
Great Stone Coffee
1375 Hwy KK
Osage Beach MO 65065

Email: events@greatstonecoffee.com
Website: https://greatstonecoffee.com/events/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/209875490717040
Hours of Operation: 7 pm

Bring your passion to our stage! Every First Saturday and Third Wednesday of the month, we open our stage to local acts of all ages and experience levels. Musicians! Poets! Comedians! We want to showcase your talent! Sign-up starts at 6pm, performances start at 7!


Jan 28, 2021 - Jan 31, 2021
Overland Park Convention Center
6000 College Blvd.
Overland Park Kansas 66211

Email: mike@lakeozarkboatdealers.com
Website: http://www.OverlandParkBoatShow.com
Hours of Operation: Thurs Jan 28: 12 pm - 9 pm, Fri Jan 29: 12 pm - 9 pm, Sat Jan 30: 10 am - 9 pm, Sun Jan 31: 10 am - 5 pm

Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealer Association brings the lake to Overland Park in the heart of winter. See the latest 2021 cruisers, runabouts, performance boats, tritoons, ski boats, personal watercraft, docks, lifts, and all boating accessories at K.C's largest boat show. Bring the entire family to the Overland Park Convention Center, January 28th through the 31st.
Jan 29, 2021
Great Stone Coffee
1375 Hwy KK
Osage Beach MO 65065

Email: events@greatstonecoffee.com
Website: http://www.paintthetowncolumbia.com/great-stone-coffee-paint-night/
Hours of Operation: 6:30 pm

Paint night at Great Stone Coffee! $30 a painter, includes all materials. We will be painting "Winter Pines" on a wood panel. Enjoy a few hours of artistic entertainment as Monty takes you step by step and creating your own rustic art.
Jan 30, 2021
Great Stone Coffee
1375 State Hwy KK
Osage Beach MO 65065

Email: events@greatstonecoffee.com
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/387573332307168
Hours of Operation: Doors open at 6 pm, event starts at 7 pm

Bring your friends (teams up to 6) and test your knowledge of random trivia! Have some food! Have some drinks! Have some fun! Win some prizes! And best of all, IT'S FREE! Doors open at 6pm, games begin at 7 pm.

(Photo Credit: FunLake.com)
Feb 19, 2021 - Feb 21, 2021
Multiple Venues
Lake Area
Osage Beach Missouri 65049

Email: pjones@lakeareachamber.com
Website: http://lakepubcrawl.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LakePubCrawl/

Full Details at LakePubCrawl.com - Be sure to follow us on Facebook@LakePubCrawl!

Feb 21, 2021
The Lodge of the Four Seasons – Granada Room
315 Four Seasons Drive
Lake Ozarks MO 65049

Email: gary@four2north.com
Website: https://www.getmarriedatthelake.com/wedding-expo/
Hours of Operation: 12 pm to 3 pm

YOUR ENGAGED! Now What? Let us help you through the wedding planning process. At the Lake of the Ozarks Wedding Expo, you’ll meet potential vendors, enjoy food tastings, get inspired with the latest trends at the Fashion Show, find great deals, and enter to win $1,000’s in door prizes!
Feb 26, 2021 - Feb 27, 2021
Lodge of Four Seasons - Campana Hall
315 Four Seasons Dr.
Lake Ozark MO 65049

Email: info@camdentonchamber.com
Website: http://camdentonchamber.com/home-business-lake-living-expo/
Hours of Operation: Fri: 3 pm to 7 pm; Sat: 9 am to 5 pm

Join us at the 2021 Home, Business and Lake Living EXPO. The show will feature a wide range of products and services including consumer goods, health and wellness, building contractors and suppliers, plumbing and electrical supplies; home improvement and remodeling, and much more. EXPO 2021 will feature a diverse selection of products and services for business, home, personal and lake living.

(Photo Credit: FunLake.com)
Feb 27, 2021
Lake of the Ozarks State Park Public Beach #2
711 Public Beach Rd
Osage Beach MO 65065

Website: https://secure.somo.org/site/TR?fr_id=1592&pg=entry
Hours of Operation: 2:00 pm

This "unbearable" event is a unique opportunity to show your bravery as you support local Special Olympics athletes by plunging into the frigid winter waters. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics Missouri. SOMO exists to provide year-round sports and training opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities and our athletes need you to get involved.

Participants must be at least 10 years old and raise a minimum of $75 by event day. The Polar Plunge is a project of the Law Enforcement Torch Run(R) for Special Olympics Missouri. Osage Beach PD is proud to host this event.

Life at the Lake of the Ozarks


If you don't feel like getting out and about, you can always have a great time at home! Royal Heating & Air is the best heating and cooling company at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we can make your home more comfortable, efficient, and clean with our expert services and systems. And if you experience any HVAC issues, give us a call. We can help work on any system and can install a new high-quality Bryant system if needed.



Royal Heating & Air - "The King of Comfort"


Visit our website: www.RoyalHeatandAir.com



CALL TODAY! (573) 480-4313


Friday, January 8, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions About Buying New HVAC

If buying a new HVAC system is on your to-do list, you may have a lot of questions about the size, type, timing, and other parts of the process. Royal Heating & Air is the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks, so we are here for you to help answer all of your heating and cooling questions. So, whether you think you need an upgraded system for your house or you're looking for the right system for the dream home you're building, we can help guide you through buying a new HVAC unit.


How do I know it's time to replace my system?


Sometimes HVAC issues just need a simple fix or attention from a professional HVAC technician in your area. In other situations, it's time to completely replace your HVAC system. How can you tell the difference? 

The best way to know whether you need a repair or a replacement is to call a professional to come perform a check-up on the system. If frequent repairs will quickly add up to more than a replacement, it could be a good idea to just get a new one. Other reasons to get a new system could be... if the unit is having issues and is already toward the end of its lifespan (15-20 years), if the efficiency of the unit has dropped off and doesn't improve with repair, if there is an issue causing a carbon monoxide leak that can't be fixed, and many more. Call an HVAC company you can trust to come inspect your unit to see if it's time for a replacement. 

What size system do I need?


Determining the right size HVAC system is important. If you buy a system that is too large for your home, you are wasting money. But, if you buy one that is too small, it won't keep your home at a comfortable temperature. One way is to determine how many BTUS of heating and tons of AC you will need is by using the square footage of your home. There are many charts that can help you factor the right BTUS for your home's square footage. If you are between sizes, we recommend going up in size. If you want to really make sure you choose the right size unit, give us a call. We can ensure you have the exact unit to fit your needs.

Should I replace the entire HVAC equipment at the same time?


If only part of your system goes out, you don't have to replace the entire thing. However, we recommend when you replace one, that it's a good idea to replace both. Most of the time, AC units and furnaces are installed at the same time, which means that once one goes out the other one won't be far behind. If you are spending the money to replace part of the unit, you might as well have peace of mind that your entire system is updated and running efficiently. You will save money in the long run with a more efficient unit as well as by only having technicians come out once to work on your HVAC system.


How long will the installation take?


Each home and situation is different, so it is recommended to get a quote to determine an estimated timeframe for installation. After the right unit is found for your home, we will let you know if we have it in stock or if it needs to be ordered. The actual installation varies depending on the home and what is needed to install the unit. 

For new homes with the ductwork already installed, it typically takes a full day to install the unit. If we need to add ductwork, vents, or other HVAC equipment, then it could take longer. The size of the home is a big factor. 

On existing homes, we will need to remove the existing unit before installing the new unit, so it could take up to a couple days to complete the entire process. Existing homes that require new ductwork or any additional needs will also have an extended installation time. Give us a call and we can help answer more specific questions about your situation and how long it could take to replace your system.

How does a system qualify for rebates?


To help offset the costs, you may be able to take advantage of rebates through Ameren Missouri or Summit Natural Gas. With Ameren Missouri, you could earn rebates by purchasing a new, energy-efficient system. Summit Natural Gas offers great rebates as well for purchasing new systems and recycling the old one. Rebates can change from year to year, so always ask before purchasing your unit to see if it qualifies. Additionally, most rebates only qualify on existing homes, not for rentals or new construction. Check out the available rebates here and give us a call. We can help you navigate through all your questions before purchasing your next HVAC unit.

Buying a New HVAC System


Buying a new HVAC unit isn't a particularly fun thing to do. It's not exciting for most people to pick out a new furnace or air conditioner. But, with Royal Heating & Air, it can be a whole lot easier! We are the best heating and cooling company at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we take great pride in what we do. We can help you find the right unit for your home so you can sit back and relax in the comfort you deserve. Give us a call today to learn more about what we offer and how we can help improve your HVAC! 



Royal Heating & Air - "The King of Comfort"


Visit our website: www.RoyalHeatandAir.com



CALL TODAY! (573) 480-4313