Friday, April 16, 2021

The History and Development of Modern Air Conditioning

In the year 1902, 25 year old Willis Carrier was an experimental engineer when he was hired by Brooklyn’s Sacket-Wilhelms Lithographic and Publishing Company … but not to produce air conditioning for people.  For two summers the heat and humidity in New York caused the printing company’s paper to wrinkle and swell, and caused the ink to misalign and blur.  To reduce humidity around the printer, Willis blew warm air over cold coils with an industrial fan, causing condensation to form on the coils.  That process of condensation not only helped reduce humidity, but also cooled the air and made people more comfortable. Carrier continued to improve upon his idea, and in 1922 created the smaller, safer and more efficient Centrifugal Refrigeration Compressor, which is considered the precursor to modern air conditioning.

This compressor was still too big and too expensive to be practical for residential use.  But manufacturers of all kinds of industries, from sugar to leather to macaroni, were well aware of how heat and humidity changes hindered production.  So it was the industrial sector that first made use of air conditioning.  It was actually when air conditioning was introduced to movie theatres that it came to be known by most Americans. Can you imagine sitting close together with dozens of other people in a room with no windows … without air conditioning?  Introducing cool air to theatres actually enticed more middle and upper class people to go to the movies and expanded the popularity of the industry.  However, air conditioning was still not practical on a residential application because of the size and expense of the machine as well as the harsh chemicals.

As the air conditioning system designed by Carrier continued to grow in popularity commercially, the race was on to make the machines smaller and more affordable to the average person. In 1931 a portable air conditioner was made to sit on a window ledge for cooling an individual room and was available on the market within a year.  However, it was far too expensive to be enjoyed by most Americans. 


It was not until 1947 that the cost of the window unit was affordable enough to become widely available in the United States. That revolutionized access to air conditioning for everyone in the country.  Sales of these window units continues to increase through the 50s, and by the 1960s new homes were being built with central air conditioning systems.  Today, it is easy to take for granted so many activities that would seem impossible without it … for example, working in an office building in August or having a dinner party in the middle of the summer, or even buying chocolate in July.  It makes sense that in 2000, the National Academy of Engineering named modern air conditioning to be one of the top 100 achievements of the 20th century. 

While scientists had experimented with cooling air more than 100 years earlier, Willis Carrier is credited with being the father of the modern air conditioner because of its practical application and advancement.  His invention changed the world in ways no one would have imagined at the time. Although the need for conditioned air was sparked by industry rather than a notion for making people more comfortable, the impact on our daily lives is undeniable.  At Royal Heating and Air, we are proud to provide new HVAC systems at the Lake of the Ozarks, and be a part of making homes and businesses comfortable and productive.  We are here for all of your HVAC maintenance, repairs and service.  Willis Carrier may be named the father of modern air conditioning, but at Royal Heating and Air we are known as the king of comfort.  Give us a call at (573) 480-4313 with any of your HVAC questions


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Friday, April 9, 2021

Royal Heating and Air - A Family Owned Business

Royal Heating and Air was started by Tommy and Katie Royal in 2011 as a modest company based in their garage with no other employees and one service van.  Tommy had his first job in HVAC right out of high school, and then went to school to master the trade.  Katie was still in college when they started Royal Heating and Air.  She took care of the books and business startup/organization from her college apartment, while Tommy took care of running the business at home.  It was their goal from the very beginning to bring truthful, trustworthy service to the lake area, and to be a company that truly cared about their customers. 

With that mindset, the company started to grow rapidly and never stopped.  Today, Royal Heating and Air has 5 vans, 5 crew members plus Katie, and a commercial location in Camdenton.  Tommy and Katie also started a family and welcomed 2 beautiful children into world during that time.  Katie has been and continues to be very involved in the community as a member of Young Professionals at the Lake, and Kiwanis.  As a member of Kiwanis, Katie has volunteered countless hours to important local events including the Duck Drop and Christmas for Kids.  Royal Heating and Air has also been a faithful member of a local chapter of Business Networking International which works to promote and generate referrals for other lake area businesses.

When you meet Tommy and Katie and the crew, you can instantly feel that they are a close knit and friendly bunch.  It is noticeable that Tommy and Katie care about their employees and treat them more like family.  The crew seems to pay that forward in the way they conduct themselves and treat their clients.  They really stand out in how professional, personable, respectful, and helpful they are with everyone they deal with.  Katie is quite confident that her guys are the best crew at the lake!

Royal Heating and Air is also outstanding in the way they are so straightforward with their clients. They have no interest in trying to sell you something you don’t need or mislead you into thinking you have to have a whole new system.  Tommy and the crew work hard to find a way to repair rather than replace.  Only when your system gets to the age or point that it becomes unreliable, do they recommend a change out.  When that time comes, they can not only take care of the change out to a new HVAC system, they can even give you information on how to finance your new HVAC system as well. Royal Heating and Air also manufacture their own custom ductwork.  That means they can connect your old system to your new system with a perfect fit and no air leaks, for peak efficiency and less noise from air flow.

No matter what your HVAC needs may be, Royal Heating and Air is in your corner.  Whether you are in need of HVAC maintenance or repair, or need a completely new HVAC system, Royal Heating and Air makes it a personal goal to bring you the highest level of professionalism along with warm and friendly customer service.  They also believe in giving back to the community as a way of life, and taking care of their employees as a matter of principle.  You can feel assured that Tommy and the crew will shoot you straight on any of your HVAC questions, and you can feel great about working with such a wonderful, family owned small business.  For all your HVAC needs, give Royal Heating and Air a call at (573) 480-4313.  We are happy to help! 


Royal Heating & Air - "The King of Comfort"

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Thursday, April 1, 2021

3 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality for your Family

Your HVAC system does more than just keep your family warm in the winter and cool in the summer, it actually helps provide better indoor air quality (IAQ).  Pollutants come from all directions, some can be created in the home (like household cleaners, off-gassing from furniture and carpet, and cooking) and other can find their way into the home (like outdoor allergens, mold, and bacteria).  No matter how they get there, they can have a significant effect on your health, and they can also reduce the efficiency and life span of your HVAC unit.

Why does IAQ matter?

On average, people spend 90% of their time indoors.  But did you know that overall, IAQ is two to five times more contaminated than the air you breathe outside?  The Environment Protection Agency agrees that poor IAQ can have a very negative impact on people’s health.  We also know that those with compromised immune systems, the elderly, and children can be particularly vulnerable when exposed to pollutants.  While pet dander and mold are the most common causes of poor IAQ, there are other contributing pollutants found in most homes like mold and fungi, bacteria and germs, humidity imbalances, outdoor pollen, household chemicals, ozone, stale air and cooking residue.  If you notice condensation on your windows, musty odors, warping wood, peeling paint, or loose drywall tape, those may be signs of poor IAQ.  If you notice coughing or sneezing, or getting headaches, or if you feel you breathe easier when you are not in your home, it may be worth looking into your IAQ.

How does cleaning and filtration help?

One of the simplest things any homeowner can do to maintain good IAQ is to replace your air filter every three months or more.  It is said that the average home will accumulate up to 40 pounds of dust each year!  If filters are not changed regularly, they are not as effective in filtering out those particles which means dust gets circulated in with the air you breathe. Clogged filters can even tax your whole HVAC system by reducing airflow and efficiency.  Also, when dust covers the components of your HVAC system, it can actually lead to premature part failure or shorten the life span of your unit.

Air cleaners can be used when filtration is not enough.  Air cleaners will capture much more than the standard dust and dander that air filters catch.  Most air cleaners will trap bacteria, smoke, pollen, airborne pathogens, and more.  Usually air cleaners can block organisms down to the size of one or even one-third micron, potentially eliminating pathogens like the common cold. 

What does ventilation do?

While every homeowner wants to make their home energy efficient, some homes are so air tight that they don’t allow for proper air flow.  Poor ventilation can not only make the air feel stuffy and hard to breathe, it can lead to poor humidity.  Humidity, whether too high or too low, can contribute to the creation of bacteria, viruses, mildew, mold and fungus.  These pollutants are not only bad to breathe, but they can cover your HVAC components and reduce efficiency just like dust.  A ventilator can be a great solution because with each cycle, it brings in fresh air and expels stale air.  Many ventilators can condition the incoming air by using the energy of the outgoing air, and thereby lower energy consumption as well. 

Are Ultra Violet (UV) lamps effective?

Sometimes, it is better to take it to the next level with a UV lamp in your HVAC.  When air cleaners and ventilation are not enough to block the pollutants and airborne pathogens you are concerned about, a UV lamp can be a fantastic solution.  Sometimes environmental conditions can cause your HVAC coil to become a host for bacteria and mold spores too.  To stop this problem and others at the source, a UV lamp can be installed inside your HVAC or within your ductwork.  This will help to stop these contaminants in their tracks, block the spread of bacteria and prevent a larger mold problem. 

If you are interested in improving your IAQ, consider us a resource to walk you through your options.  At Royal Heating and Air we believe everyone deserves to breathe clean air and feel their best.  We are here to help you with inspections, proper HVAC maintenance, and advice on air cleaners, ventilators, UV lamps, and more to help you and everyone in your home breathe just a little easier.  It is just one more way that Royal Heating and Air really is the king of comfort.  To learn more, check out our website or call (573) 480-4313 today!  

Royal Heating & Air - "The King of Comfort"

Visit our website: www.RoyalHeatandAir.com


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Thursday, March 25, 2021

Trade School or College - Which is right for you?

As a trade, our heating and cooling company at the Lake of the Ozarks gets asked about career potential in the area.  There are many options available to those who choose further education past high school.  Many people go to college just because it is the normal or expected progression after high school.  But half of college students drop out before completing their degrees, and 60% take 6 years to complete a 4 year degree.  In addition, student debt can be overwhelming for some.  Trade school is a great option for many people, depending on what they would like to do for a career, what their gifts and talents are, as well as their learning style.


Trade schools focus more on a specific career or job path and the specific set of skills needed for that job.  Example of trade school careers include electricians, plumbers, graphic designers, massage therapists, welders, nurses aids, and of course, HVAC technicians like us at Royal Heating and Air.  At a trade schools there is less lecture style classroom work, and more hands-on training, usually in a setting that is more like a real job environment.  They generally take less time to complete, and cost less per year than the average college.  Graduates of trade schools are ready to join the work force immediately as skilled laborers, and often incur significantly less student debt. 

Colleges provide more general, broad knowledge that is not just specific to one career path.  While graduates may not have specific on-the-job knowledge or real world experience, they will have a more a more diverse background of study.  College grads will have more understanding of the theories, history, and “whys” related to their field.  College most often will take longer and cost more, but may translate to more career choices than trade school which focuses on one specific trade. 


There are advantages to both trade schools and colleges, depending to your learning style or preferred career path.  Trade school allows you enter the job market more quickly with the skills and knowledge to immediately enter your chosen career.  Skilled labor jobs are usually hands on jobs which provide services that are always in need, and hard or impossible to ship overseas or be done remotely.  So overall trade school takes less time, costs less money, and allows you to enter the job market quickly.  Skilled labor jobs can also be more recession proof and offer more job security.  They are also more effective for people who have a hands-on learning style and who do not learn well from a classroom or lecture setting.

College graduates have the advantage of a broader knowledge base which can be applied to a greater variety of career paths.  Since the average American will change jobs 10-12 times in their career, a greater diversity of knowledge can give you more flexibility.  They also demonstrate the commitment of being able to complete an intensive four year study.   But those jobs may not do as well during economic uncertainty.  While it is often assumed that a college degree will equal a higher paying career, many such higher level positions require a Master’s degree.  Most 4 year college graduates end up in jobs that are somewhere in the middle, with pay that is pretty comparable to that of a skilled laborer.  


In the end, what really matters is what is the best fit for you. If you value education for the sake of education and believe the college experience is essential to your future and the cost is not prohibitive, trade school will probably not your first choice.   If you have a hands-on learning style, and a specific career path you are interested in, there may not be any advantage to studying general education classes and paying tens of thousands of dollars and years of time off the job market.  If you are daunted by the time and money required by a college degree, and want to start earning money sooner, trade school could be a very smart option. If you think you are a hands-on learner and you would like to earn a competitive wage without a ton of student debt, Royal Heating and Air would be happy to talk to you about career options as an HVAC technician at Lake of the Ozarks and give you an idea of what you can earn and what skills you would need.  Just know it is not a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to school after high school.  You can choose what is best for you, and that is what matters.

Royal Heating & Air - "The King of Comfort"

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Thursday, March 18, 2021

Spring into Fun at the Lake in April!

The weather is steadily warming up and we're all getting ready for the spring and summer season at the Lake of the Ozarks! Royal Heating & Air loves this time of year and the events that come along with it. Check out all of these fun events, and give us a call to schedule an HVAC checkup for your air conditioner to get ready for an incredible spring at the Lake of the Ozarks! 

(All information sourced from FunLake.com)

(Photo Credit: FunLake.com)


MO JUNIOR DUCK STAMP EXHIBIT

Feb 23, 2021 - Apr 1, 2021
Libraries around the Lake Area
Phone: 573-964-6366
Email: administrator@artsatthelake.com

Lake Arts Council is proud to bring back the Junior Duck Stamp Exhibit to the four county libraries! Osage Beach Library: Feb 23-March 4; Camdenton Library: March 4- March 11; Versailles Library: March 11-22; Eldon Library: March 22-April 1. Available for viewing through business hours. Please reach out to the individual library for hours of operation. Students from Kindergarten through 12th grade compete at a state level and the winner advances to the Federal Junior Duck Stamp competition in Washington, D. C. The goal of this program is " connecting students with nature through science and art." For more information call 573-964-6366.

KIDS' HARBOR WINGS & SWINGS

Mar 15, 2021 - Mar 31, 2021
LOZ Golf Lounge
5384 Osage Beach Pkwy
Osage Beach, MO 65065
Phone: 573-723-1832

Set Your Tee Time Anytime Between March 15th and March 31st
4 Person 9 Hole Simulator Scramble – $400
Individual Bullseye Challenge – $50
Purse: Cash paid out dependent upon number of entries. Winners will be awarded both the scramble and the bullseye challenge.

There will also be contests for the longest drive and closest to the pin.

SPRING ZEN RETREAT

Mar 19, 2021 - Mar 21, 2021
Old Kinderhook Golf Resort and Spa
678 Old Kinderhook Drive
Camdenton, 65020
Hours of Operation: 6 pm Friday to Noon Sunday

Come escape to the heart of the Ozarks for a weekend of zen. Offering a variety of workshops tailored to change your life and open your heart. The award winning spacious location of Old Kinderhook Golf Resort provides a peaceful luxurious atmosphere to allow the minute details of your life fade away so you can release and be free. Friday: 6pm-8pm Opening Ceremony to include Yoga with Yolanda and team building activity Saturday: 8am 1) Power Yoga w/Cierra Grein 2) Pilates w/Jan Thorne 3) Meditation w/ Mike Mueller 9:15am 1) Acro w/Kalise & Yolanda 2) Flexy and Sexy w/Alli Carroll 3) Chakras w/Marcia 10:30am 1) Auras w/Marcia 2) Herbs w/Erin Blank 3) Ashtanga Yoga 11:45-12:30 Lunch 12:45pm 1) Astrology w/Erin 2) Essential Oils w/Earth Gypsy 3) Yoga w/Charis 2pm 1) Flexy & Sexy 2) Passion Flow w/Yolanda 3:15pm 1) Pranayama w/Linda 2) Herbs w/Erin 3) Yoga w/Charis 4:30pm 1) Astrology w/Erin 2) Essential Oils w/ Earth Gypsy 3) Neurological Healing Presentation 1of 2 w/Christi Hancock 5:45pm 1) Neurological Healing Activity 2 of 2 w/Christi Hancock 2) Meditation w/Mike Mueller 3) Ashtanga Yoga 7pm Dinner/Concert/Vendors Sunday 8am 1) Power Yoga w/Cierra 2) Pilates w/Jan Thorne 9:15am 1) Pranayama w/Linda 2) Chakras w/Charis 3) Auras w/Marcia 10:30am 1) Ashtanga Yoga 2) Meditation w/Mike Mueller 3) Yin w/Linda 11:45am Self Exploration with Yolanda Closing Ceremony 
Tickets are $299 each or 2 for $249 each 
Lodging at Old Kinderhook is $89 a night plus taxes 
Lunch and dinner included on Saturday if you lodge at Old Kinderhook $45 per person if you don't 
Click on ticket link, scroll down on main page click on rsvp then submit your information 
Individual Workshop $25 
Discounts to past retreat attendees, healthcare workers, teachers, veterans, and disabled persons so disclose that information when you reach out.



PALM SUNDAY ART SHOW

Mar 20, 2021 - Mar 28, 2021
Stone Crest Mall
3797 Osage Beach Pkwy
Osage Beach, 65065
Phone: 573-964-6366
Email: administrator@artsatthelake.com
Hours of Operation: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Lake Arts Council is pleased to announce that we will be presenting the Palm Sunday Art Show in person in March after cancelling the event last year due to the pandemic. We will be following all Federal & State guidelines for safe distancing, masks required by all and safe sanitation practices We appreciate your cooperation following all guidelines. Detailed instructions & Entry Forms may be found on our website at Lake Arts Council. This is the 42nd Annual Palm Sunday Art Show and the deadline for entries is Friday, 3/19/21, during the hours of 10:00 am.- 3:00 p.m. at the location to be announced in Stone Crest Mall. The show will be opening daily thru Palm Sunday, 3/28/21, with the Award Ceremony & Reception held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. More detailed information can be found on our website. The limit is still four pieces with an entry fee of $25.00 per artist. For more information, please call the Lake Arts Council at 573-964-6366.

LAKE WEST BUSINESS EXPO

Mar 20, 2021
Lake Christian Academy
17178 North State Hwy 5
Sunrise Beach, 65079
Phone: 573-374-5500
Email: membership@lakewestchamber.com
Hours of Operation: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Lake West Chamber of Commerce provides a wide-range of products under one roof. Business representatives from Lake area businesses will be available to answer any questions. Free Parking ~ Free Admission Lunch & Snacks Available as Fundraiser for the Academy.

BRIDGE AND DAM HALF MARATHON, 5K AND 10K

Mar 27, 2021
1 Bagnell Dam Blvd.
Lake Ozark, 65049
Phone: 573-746-6002
Email: info@bridgeanddamhalfmarathon.com
Hours of Operation: 7:30 am

Announcing the 5th Annual Bridge and Dam Half Marathon, 5K and 10K, to be held on Saturday March 27, 2021! The race starts on Bagnell Dam and runs over the Community Toll Bridge onto MM and down Las Campanas and back. This is a beautiful, scenic yet challenging course that will attract runners from all parts of the United States. The event promises to be a fun, exciting and anticipated event for the Lake! Lake of the Ozarks Fellowship of Christian Athletes will host the event and all proceeds benefit LOTO FCA. Sponsorship and Race Crew volunteer spots are available.
Get more information and register at the link above.

(Photo Credit: FunLake.com)


LAROCA CLUB COUNTRY NIGHT

Mar 26, 2021
La Roca Club
980 Airport Road
Osage Beach, MO 65065
Phone: 573-480-0773
Email: larocadance@yahoo.com

Doors open 6:00 pm | $10 at the door
Dance lesson with Country Steppers, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The fourth Friday of every month. Country music all night, mixed with a bit of rock music. Also enjoy beer and martini specials.

ALHONNA EARLY BIRD OPEN BUDDY BASS TOURNAMENT

Mar 27, 2021 - Mar 28, 2021
Alhonna Resort
677 Outer Road
Lake Ozark, 65049
Phone: 573-365-2634
Email: sheryl@alhonna.com
Hours of Operation: 7am-4pm

Alhonna Resort's Annual Early Bird Open Buddy Bass Tournament is a 2 day bass tournament with 100% payback of all entry fees. The tournament hours are 7AM to 4PM on Saturday and 7AM to 2PM on Sunday. The tournament entry fee includes a complimentary breakfast at 6AM each morning for tournament participants at Bobber's Restaurant located at Alhonna Resort. Tournament prizes will be awarded directly following the weigh in on Sunday. Guest accommodations are available at Alhonna Resort. All rooms include a complimentary boat slip.

MID MISSOURI COLLECTOR'S SHOW

Mar 27, 2021 - Mar 28, 2021
Osage Beach Elk's Lodge
5161 Osage Beach Pkwy
Osage Beach, MO 65065
Phone: 573-280-4512
Email: osagecoinandbullion@gmail.com
Hours of Operation: Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 9am-noon

Mid-Missouri Collector's Show Featuring Coins and Currency, Gold and Silver, Sports Cards & Memorabilia, & more! Buy - Sell - Trade Free Appraisals Open to the Public: Saturday, March 27th 9am - 5pm and Sunday, March 28th 9am - 12pm.

COMEDY NIGHT AT THE REGALIA HOTEL

Mar 27, 2021
The Regalia Hotel & Conference Center
250 Racquet Club Dr.
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
Phone: 573-723-3000
Email: info@theregaliahotel.com
Hours of Operation: 7:30 pm

Come enjoy some laughs on March 27th at The Regalia Hotel & Conference Center! Paul May will be performing Stand Up! Tickets available online at thelaughingclass.com!



SPRING CRAFT SHOW

Mar 27, 2021
Camden County Museum
206 S Locust St.
Linn Creek, 65052
Phone: 573-346-7191
Email: media@camdencountymuseum.org
Hours of Operation: 9 am - 4 pm

Lots of local crafters with a variety of items. Lunch available for donations. FREE admission. Tour the Museum, too.

JACOB'S CAVE SPRING SWAPPING DAYS

Apr 1, 2021 - Apr 4, 2021
Jacob's Cave Meadowlands
23114 Hwy TT
Versailles, 65084
Phone: 573-348-4374
Email: jacobscave@earthlink.net
Hours of Operation: 7 am to 10 pm

Missouri's largest swap meet featuring antiques, guns, fishing tackle, crafts, small animals, fowl, flea market items, etc. Set up and camp or just come browse the acres of crafts, goods, livestock, and various products at Jacobs Cave on North Hwy 5 between Gravois Mills and Versailles.

LACE RACE WINE DINNER

Apr 1, 2021
JB Hooks
2260 Bagnell Dam Blvd
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
Email: lakeracecj@gmail.com
Hours of Operation: 5:30 pm

Premium quality wine by major bands and a fabulous dinner by JB Hooks
$100 per person; all proceeds go to Lake Race

CITY OF OSAGE BEACH EASTER EGG HUNT

Apr 3, 2021
Osage Beach City Park
950 Hatchery Road
Osage Beach, 65065
Phone: 573-302-7460
Email: mvandevoort@osagebeach.org
Hours of Operation: 11 am - 2 pm

Free event with face painting, balloon animals, bounce houses. Hot dog lunch and photos with the Easter Bunny.



EASTER BRUNCH AT H. TOA'DS

Apr 4, 2021
H. Toad's Bar & Grill
2359 Bittersweet Rd
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
Phone: 573-365-5620
Hours of Operation: 10 AM - 2 PM

Easter brunch with live entertainment at H. Toads from 10 Am - 2 PM! Adults for $33, children ages 6-12 years old for $12.99, and children 5 years and younger for free. A package can also be bought for $189 at Camden on the Lake which includes Easter brunch for 2, 20% at the Aveda Spa, and a luxurious room with a late check out. Visit our website or give us a call at 573-365-5620 to book.

71ST ANNUAL DOGWOOD FESTIVAL

Apr 15, 2021 - Apr 17, 2021
Camdenton Middle School
88 Laker Drive
Camdenton, 65020
Phone: 573-346-2227
Email: info@camdentonchamber.com
Hours of Operation: 4/16 5 pm -10 pm & 4/17 9 am -10 pm

Fun for the entire family, crafts, pageant, food, entertainment, parade, fish fry, entertainment and much more!

LOMDA SPRING IN-WATER BOAT SHOW

Apr 16, 2021 - Apr 18, 2021
Dog Days Bar & Grill
1232 Jefferies Rd
Osage Beach, 65065
Phone: 573-480-2300
Hours of Operation: Friday 1 pm-7 pm; Sat 10 am-7 pm; Sun 10 am - 4 pm

April In Water Boat Show by Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association come see a variety of boats including new cruisers, performance, and runabouts and personal watercraft.

SPRING BIG BASS BASH

Apr 17, 2021 - Apr 18, 2021
Lake of the Ozarks State Park
5400 Osage Beach Parkway
Osage Beach, 65065
Phone: 314-591-4578
Email: info@midwestfishtournaments.com
Hours of Operation: 6:30 am to 3:00 pm Each Day

The Big Bass Bash is a bass tournament designed for amateurs only. Its unique format allows the weekend angler a chance to win big money like the professionals. Unlike most fishing tournaments which have a team arrangement where prizes are based on total weight, the Big Bass Bash format is distinctive in that it only takes one fisherman just one big bass to win.
The prize money for the Spring Big Bass Bash will total over $250,000 payouts with $100,000 to the winner.

This could be your chance to win big money!!
Anglers can launch from anywhere on Lake of the Ozarks. The Big Bass Bash will have four weigh-in stations to accommodate the anglers: PB2 (Grand Glaize State Park), Red Oak Resort, Alhonna Resort, & Point Randall Resort.

(Photo Credit: FunLake.com)


WINE IN THE VINES 5K & 1K FUN WALK

Apr 24, 2021
Seven Springs Winery
846 Winery Hills Estate
Linn Creek, 65052
Phone: 573-317-0100
Email: mike@sevenspringswinery.com
Hours of Operation: 11:00 am Registration

Are you ready for some scenic exercise with a delicious reward? Register today and enjoy fresh air, great wine, music, food & fun at Seven Springs Winery on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Receive a swag bag that includes a Wine In The Vines t-shirt, a stemless wine glass, and more!  

5K Run @ 1:00 pm - $30.00 For the long-distance runner, enjoy a run through the vines; and then reward yourself with a delicious glass of wine at the finish line!  

1K Fun Walk @ 2:30 pm - $30.00 For a less strenuous afternoon, enjoy a walk through the vineyard with 5 tasting stations strategically placed along the way. You'll taste samples of Blushing Springs Pink Moscato, Dry Vignoles, Norton Dry Red, Spring Fling Sweet White, and Seven Red Heaven Sweet Red.  

Do It All - $45.00 For the truly ambitious, we offer the opportunity to do it all. Run the 5K and then walk the 1K to sample everything that Seven Springs has to offer. Registration is required in advance! 

Packet pickup is available from 11:00 am - 7:00 pm on Friday, April 23, 2021, at Seven Springs Winery (846 Winery Hills, Linn Creek, MO 65052). A Driver's License or State Issued ID matching the name on the packet is required for pickup, No Exceptions. This is a rain or shine event, so no refunds are available. A valid photo ID is required for entry on race day. Participants must be 21 years of age. Please drink responsibly.

33RD ANNUAL MAGIC DRAGON STREET MEET NATIONALS

Apr 30, 2021 - May 2, 2021
Bagnell Dam Strip
1076 Bagnell Dam Blvd.
Lake Ozark, 65049
Phone: 573-964-1008
Email: info@LakeAreaChamber.com

The annual Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals is a unique show for all makes, models, and years of cars, trucks and motorcycles. The show celebrated its 30th year in 2018 with phenomenal weather, 1,000 participants and close to 10,000 spectators. Located in Central Missouri, we bring 30 years of show experience to the historic Bagnell Dam Strip at the Lake of the Ozarks. The strip is closed to normal traffic during show hours, so we only have show vehicles within the boundaries. This creates and absolutely electric atmosphere! Some say it's like being on the set of "American Graffiti".

Spring at the Lake of the Ozarks 


Royal Heating & Air can make your home feel comfortable all year long, even in the season's changes. While you're here getting the house ready for summer and enjoying local events, be sure to give us a call for all your HVAC needs. We are the best heating and cooling company at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we are here for you! 



Royal Heating & Air - "The King of Comfort"

Visit our website: www.RoyalHeatandAir.com


CALL TODAY! (573) 480-4313


Friday, March 12, 2021

Spring HVAC & Home Safety Tips 𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝙉𝙀𝙀𝘿 𝘵𝘰 𝘒𝘯𝘰𝘸!

Spring is a beautiful time of year! The snow is thawing, flowers are poking through the ground, and the sunshine lasts longer... It's great! But, the changing seasons can also bring some safety concerns and issues you will want to consider for your home. Royal Heating & Air is the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks, so we know exactly what steps you should take to make sure your home and HVAC system are ready for the warmer weather. Keep reading to learn more! 


HVAC Checklist & Safety Tips


1) Check the Air Filter

 
It’s a great idea to change your air filter with the change of seasons. Air filters should be changed according to their use, but the average can be every 30 to 90 days. You should check your air filter every month, and don’t wait longer than 3 months to replace it. Having a clean air filter is crucial to maintaining good indoor air quality. If your air filter is dirty, then the air inside of your home will also be dirty and more difficult to breathe.

2) Clean & Seal the Ducts 


Ducts should be cleaned professionally every 5-7 years. It’s also important to make sure that your air isn’t escaping through gaps and cracks in your ductwork. On average, about 20-30% of conditioned air that flows through air ducts escapes through cracks in the ductwork. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, “Sealing and insulating ducts can improve the efficiency of your heating and cooling system by as much as 20 percent.”

3) Clean Around Your Unit


You should check on your outdoor unit often. Spring is a great time to check on its condition. During the winter months, it’s possible that dead leaves, branches, dirt, and other debris could have collected around the unit. It’s important to keep the area around the unit free and clear to prevent any issues with airflow or potential clogging. In fact, we recommend that there should be at least a 3-foot clearance around the entire unit. When planting spring flowers and plants, be sure to pay attention to how close they are to your HVAC unit and how large they will grow.

4) Consider a Thermostat Upgrade


Spring is a great time to upgrade your thermostat! Programmable thermostats are not only convenient, but they are also cost-effective. Programmable thermostats allow you to easily control the temperature of your home during 24/7, whether you’re home or away. Even better, smart thermostats can provide energy savings by learning your unique schedule and adapting to it. This helps conserve energy while still keeping the house comfortable when you're home. 

5) Get a Spring Checkup 


Transitioning from winter (especially the very icy one we just had) to spring is an adjustment for you, and for your HVAC system! Make sure your air conditioner is going to be ready when the warmer weather arrives by scheduling a checkup with your favorite local HVAC technician - Royal Heating & Air!


Safety Checklist for the House


1) Thermostat Batteries 


Your thermostat is an important tool that you need year-round. If it is battery operated, the batteries in your thermostat need to be changed about once a year. Spring is a good time to check those batteries, and replace them if necessary.

2) Check the Smoke & CO Detectors


Your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors could one day save your life. It's important to make sure they are functioning properly and that the batteries are all fresh. Spring is a great time to test both detectors and replace the batteries. A way to remember this task is by doing it with every Daylight Savings Time switch - that's this weekend! 


3) Create (or Review) Your Emergency Plan


Emergencies can happen at any time, so it’s important that each household has a plan and an exit strategy in case of an emergency. Just like any public building, you should have plans for what to do in case of common emergencies in your area: fire, flood, carbon monoxide leak, and tornado. In these situations, you will usually only have minutes to get out of the house or get to shelter. That's why it’s important to have a plan ahead of time, and to practice it regularly. Daylight Savings Time is a great reminder to review and practice your emergency plan.

Spring Safety for You and Your HVAC


The first official day of spring is just over a week away - March 20th! This weekend is also Daylight Savings Time, which means it's time to "spring" our clocks forward and get ready for warmer, longer days. This is the perfect reminder to make sure our homes are clean, safe, and comfortable for the upcoming season. Royal Heating & Air can help with HVAC advice, a whole-home comfort check, new programmable thermostats, an AC unit checkup, and more! Give us a call to schedule yours: 573-480-4313



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Friday, March 5, 2021

When Should I Schedule an AC Unit Checkup?

The weather has been SO different this week! With all this warm weather, you may have not even needed your heater during the day this week. That could be one sign that it's time to schedule your first air conditioning checkup. If you aren't sure whether or not yours needs it, Royal Heating & Air is here to help answer that question for you! Keep reading to learn all about it, and give us a call for more info.


Why is a Checkup Important?


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. If there are issues in the HVAC, it's best to find them early before there is an emergency. No one wants to find out there's something wrong with the AC on a 90-degree day, mid-summer. 

What Does a Checkup Do? 


When you schedule a checkup, your local HVAC technician will come out to your house and perform a series of checks on the unit to make sure everything is running smoothly, the fluid levels are all full / at the appropriate amount, and that there aren't any glaring or dangerous issues present. 

Efficiency - Even if your house feels comfortable right now or in the early spring, there could be operating issues that are affecting your HVAC efficiency. We can test for that! 

Cleanliness - Your system may also be dirtier than you expected. As it runs, it accumulates dust and dirt on the condensing coils and air filters, which affects the efficiency. In fact, the AC unit may lose 5 percent of its operating efficiency every year due to buildup. 

Lifespan - When your HVAC system is properly serviced, it can last longer than if it is left alone. Regular service and repairs prevent major issues from developing and getting worse over time. Emergency issues are expensive and can shorten the life of your air conditioning unit if they aren't taken care of promptly. 


Get Ready for Spring! 


Even though it's still pretty cool outside and it will be a few weeks before the sun comes out for good and flowers start blooming... Now is a good time to start thinking about servicing your air conditioning unit at the Lake. You don't want to be left with a muggy house, trying to figure out what went wrong, instead of enjoying the great weather this spring! Give the best heating and cooling company a call to have your AC unit serviced. Our team at Royal Heating & Air can't wait to help you!



Royal Heating & Air - "The King of Comfort"

Visit our website: www.RoyalHeatandAir.com


CALL TODAY! (573) 480-4313