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"

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Friday, February 26, 2021

🍀 Celebrate St. Pat's at the Lake!! 🍀

The Lake of the Ozarks is warming up and we are ready to start celebrating! Royal Heating & Air loves this time of year, when everything begins to thaw and there are hints of spring being just around the corner. If you are looking for a great time at the Lake, keep reading today's blog that covers some of the great St. Patrick's Day events going on around the Lake! 

(All event information sourced from as of 2/26/2021.)

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Mar 13, 2021 - 1:00 p.m.
Bagnell Dam Strip
1 Bagnell Dam Blvd
Lake Ozark MO 65049

Phone: 573-280-5477

"Join in the fun of an old fashioned parade with floats, marching bands and candy and goodies for the young and young at heart. Many of the local restaurants along the strip will be offering specials and corned beef and cabbage feasts."

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Mar 13, 2021 - Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Captain Ron's Bar & Grill
82 Aloha Lane
Sunrise Beach MO 65049

Phone: 573-374-5500

"Event begins with an optional breakfast at Captain Ron's beginning at 8:00 a.m. Celebration Cruises yachts loaded with party goers will depart at 10:00 for a fun day on the lake. Decorated boats can join the parade as it cruises to 4 different restaurants on the main channel. Call the Lake West Chamber at 573-374-5500 to purchase tickets or for more information visit our website."

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Mar 13, 2021 - 5:00 p.m.
Captain Ron's
82 Aloha Ln
Sunrise Beach MO 65079

Phone: 573-374-5500

"Participants can purchase wrist bands to ride designated buses to over 15 local westside bars and restaurants for St. Patrick's Day celebrations. Food & Drink specials and live entertainment at leach participating location. Visit the website listed above for more information."


Mar 13, 2021 - Mar 14, 2021
Ballparks National
480 Kissick Way
Macks Creek MO 65786

Phone: 573-552-9300

"The 2021 season at Ballparks National officially kicks off with the Kiss My Shamrocks Classic! Bust out your green and gold gear and get a jump start on the competition and an early tournament under your belt - put those skills you've worked on over the winter to the test. 3 Games Guaranteed - 2 pool into single elimination. Come enjoy a weekend at the Lake! *No lodging requirements - you choose where to stay. No gate fees, no parking fees. Due to limited space, a $100 non-refundable deposit required to hold your spot Half of the registration payment due on/by January The remainder of registration payment due on/by March 1 Want to save $100? Pay in full by December 1."

Life at the Lake of the Ozarks 

If you are a full-time resident at the Lake of the Ozarks or plan to visit the area in your second home, Royal Heating & Air is here for you to make sure your stay is comfortable and safe. Give us a call to schedule a maintenance check. If you notice any issues like loud noises, bad odors, or the furnace lagging, be sure and give us a call! We are the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks, so let us worry about keeping the house comfortable while you're celebrating St. Patrick's Day at one of these great Lake events! 

Royal Heating & Air - "The King of Comfort"

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Friday, February 19, 2021

What's That Emergency Button - Should I Use It?

With all these subfreezing temperatures, snow accumulation, and frozen water, you might be taking a closer look at your thermostat and heating system. You may have noticed a setting on your thermostat that says "emergency heat" and now you're wondering what that means and if you should use it during this extreme weather. Royal Heating & Air is the best heating and cooling company at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we are here to help you understand your HVAC system and how to best use the settings available to you. Keep reading to learn more! 

What IS Emergency Heat?

Emergency heat is the second stage of heat used in your heating system. When the temperatures drop below 32 degrees, your heat pump may need help producing warm air. A heat pump takes the outside air and uses it to produce heat in your home. When the air becomes extremely cold, it becomes harder for the heat pump to convert it to warm air. The emergency heat setting will bypass the heat pump in this situation and produce warm air using your electric furnace.

Should I Use It? 

When temperatures start dropping, your heating system should automatically switch and adjust how it produces warm air. It should automatically adjust and use its secondary heat source to help warm your home. If you notice cool air blowing from your vents, you can switch over to emergency heat to see if it helps. If you notice your heat pump not working or the outside unit is frozen, switch to emergency heat and then give us a call. You do not want the system to only use the emergency heat setting, so don't switch over to emergency heat unless you need to. It is meant to be used temporarily, hence the name "Emergency".

Is Emergency Heat Expensive?

Typically, yes. It is using more electricity to run the emergency heat source. Factors that could impact the cost is if you use gas or propane instead of electricity to run your heat. The cost will then depend on the cost of gas and propane. In most cases, it is more costly to use the emergency heat setting, which is why it is best to only use it when needed.

Do I Need an HVAC Tech?

Give us a call if you have any questions at all about your heating system. We know it can be confusing, but most of all we don't want you caught in an emergency situation. As mentioned above, if you notice cool air coming out of your vents or your home not warming up, it is time to give us a call. The best way to ensure your system is ready for the cooler weather is with regular maintenance on your HVAC system. Fall and Spring are the best time to get your system checked before the extreme cold and hot weather hits.

Lake of the Ozarks Heating Repair

Royal Heating & Air is the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we are here to help! If your furnace isn't keeping up, give us a call! 573-480-4313 We can help find the issue and fix it to keep your home comfortable and safe during this extreme weather. 

Royal Heating & Air - "The King of Comfort"

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Friday, February 12, 2021

Should I Get a Backup Generator in 2021?

Are you thinking about whether or not you should get a backup generator this year? If you have ever experienced a power outage in the middle of using electricity, then you know how frustrating it can be. When the power goes out, Royal Heating & Air knows it can not only be frustrating, it can also be dangerous. Right now the "real feel" temperature is negative 4 degrees Fahrenheit. BRR! If your power were to go out in an ice storm, would your family be safe after several hours without heat? Power generators can make all the difference. Keep reading to learn all about them! 

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.

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.

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.

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.

HVAC at the Lake of the Ozarks

Royal Heating & Air is the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we are here to help you stay safe and comfortable at home year-round. If you are experiencing regular power outages, then a power generator could be a very valuable investment. Regular outages and power surges could be damaging to your HVAC system and other powered systems in your home. So, if there have been several outages, then it could be important to have a professional HVAC technician come out to your home to make sure everything is still running well. Give Royal Heating & Air a call - We'd be happy to help! 

Royal Heating & Air - "The King of Comfort"

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Friday, February 5, 2021

Valentine's Day at the Lake of the Ozarks

Just over one week until Valentine's Day! Have a wonderful weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks with some of these great events to help boost the romance for you and your special someone. Cave tours, dancing, special Valentine's meals, vow renewals, and more. Royal Heating & Air is bringing you some of the greatest events happening around the Lake of the Ozarks - Keep reading to learn more! 

(All information collected from as of 2/5/2021)

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Sweetheart Black Light Tour

Feb 01, 2021 - Feb 28, 2021
Stark Caverns
125 Cave Drive
Eldon MO 65026

Phone: 573-369-3306

"We have taken one of our most popular tours and spiced it up for February. We took our famed Black Light Tour and transformed it into the perfect date night for you and your sweetheart. This tour will feature an elegant champagne reception with a chocolate tasting and a keepsake photo. Together you will experience the surreal world of the caverns transformed by the cave's minerals reacting to the ultraviolet light. We have just one word for you, Romantic! Rate: $75.00 a couple, $37.50 per person"

Stark Cavern's Dessert and Dancing

Feb 05, 2021 - Feb 13, 2021
Stark Caverns
125 Cave Drive
Eldon MO 65026

Phone: 573-369-3306

"Did you know that part of Stark Cavern's history is that it was used as a speakeasy in the 1900 prohibition era with a complete dance floor? Well for a limited time in February the dancing is back! For our Dessert and Dancing event, we will have a professional ballroom dance instructor to teach you and your Valentine some fun beginner dance steps. You will also be greeted with a champagne reception (must be 21 for champagne), and for your sweet tooth, we partnered with "Cakes Baby" in Downtown Eldon to create a romantic tour where you will indulge in several delicious dessert samples. Samples will include heart-shaped macaroons, strawberry cheesecake, and chocolate truffles. This event is only for four nights on the 5th, 6th, 12th, and 13th of February from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and we are limiting the capacity to 16 people per night so you will want to reserve your spot quickly before it's sold out. The price is $90.00 per couple, $45.00 dollars per person."

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Valentine's Dinner for Two at Ozark Yacht Club

Feb 13, 2021
Ozark Yacht Club
500 Yacht Club Landing Drive
Lake Ozark MO 65049

Phone: 573-552-8401

"Join us at Ozark Yacht Club in the Anchor Room Romantic Valentine's Dinner for Two Featuring your choice of Whiskey Peppercorn Steak, Jalapeno Chicken or Off-Shore Trio Accompanied with our Lakeside Salad, choice of sides Chocolate Covered Strawberries with Champagne $59.00 per couple Music by Drew Stevens Reservations recommended by calling 573-552-8401"

Valentine's Day at the Regalia

Feb 13, 2021 - Feb 14, 2021
The Regalia Hotel & Conference Center
250 Racquet Club Dr.
Lake Ozark MO 65049

Phone: 573-723-3000

"We are excited to announce our Valentine's Day dinner for Two. Hosted in our very own Royal Catch Bar and Grill. We have prepared an array of gourmet entrees for your enjoyment. Come enjoy a romantic meal under candlelight with an optional wine pairing. $99 for this dinner for two. We will be hosting this on Saturday & Sunday Night with seatings at 5 PM & 7 PM. Call to reserve at (573)-723-3000. Limited spots available so reserve early!"

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Free Wedding Vow Renewal at Bridal Cave

Feb 14, 2021
Bridal Cave
526 Bridal Cave Road
Camdenton Missouri 65020

Phone: 573-346-2676

"Pricing: FREE
Bridal Cave cordially invites you to celebrate Valentine’s Day with us. Renew your wedding vows on Sunday February 9th from 9am to 4pm."

Valentine's Day Specials at JB Hook's

February 14, 2021
JB Hook's
2260 Bagnell Dam Blvd
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Phone: 573-365-3255

Valentine's Day Lunch
JB Hook's lunch special for two includes your choice of soup or salad, an entrée, a dessert, and two glasses of wine for just $42! Soup and salad selections include a garden salad, Caesar salad, salmon bisque, or soup du jour. Entrée choices are Pasta Primavera, Chicken Gregory, an 8-ounce traditional Prime Rib, or Fried or Coconut Shrimp. For dessert, choose between strawberry or turtle-style cheesecake.

Special Valentine's Dinner
The dinner special for two includes delicious steak and lobster, a rose for the ladies, and complimentary cheesecake... All for just $109! 

Valentine's Day at the Lake of the Ozarks

The Lake of the Ozarks is a beautiful place to be any time of year, but it is especially romantic in the winter. Frosty trees, quiet lake waters, frozen water running over bluffs, a relaxing atmosphere, and so much more... No wonder the number of full-time residents have been increasing at the lake over the last few years! If you recently moved to the Lake of the Ozarks and want to make sure you stay comfortable year-round, give Royal Heating & Air a call and we can help! Our expert HVAC technicians can help keep your new home comfortable and safe. 

Royal Heating & Air - "The King of Comfort"

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Friday, January 29, 2021

Learn About Potential HVAC Rebates & Financing!

Making your home more energy efficient has incredible perks! Not only does it make your home more comfortable and contribute beneficially to the environment, but it can also save you money. Your heating and cooling bills can be reduced quite a bit by installing energy efficient equipment in your home. There are even more savings that you may not realize, and Royal Heating & Air is here for you to help explain all your incredible options! As the best heating and cooling company at the Lake of the Ozarks, we make sure you - and your wallet - are taken care of. Keep reading to learn all about the rebates and financing that could be available to you! 

Ameren Approved Contractor 

Ameren Missouri typically has dozens of different rebates available to help homeowners and businesses offset the cost of purchasing new, energy efficient heat pumps, air conditioning systems, and other items. You can review the available rebates on their website. We are happy to help answer any question for you! Some of their rebates are listed below...

Heat Pump Water Heater
Earn cash back for qualifying heat pump water heaters. Other eligibility requirements may apply.
Get $350 per unit.
Program: Energy Efficient Products
Property Type: Single Family, Multifamily

Peak Time Savings Program Sign-up Bonus
This sign-up bonus is for participation in the program. Learn more about how to get incentives for using your smart thermostat to save energy. Additional incentive of $25 per year may apply. Other eligibility requirements may apply. See website for additional details.
Get $50 per thermostat.
Program: Peak Time Savings
Property Type: Single Family

Smart Thermostat
Earn cash back for a qualifying smart thermostat installed in a single family or multifamily home. All systems must be installed by participating contractors (like Royal Heating & Air). Click below to locate a participating contractor or to contact us with questions. Other eligibility requirements may also apply.
Get $50 per unit.
Program: Heating and Cooling
Property Type: Multifamily, Single Family

There are also several other rebates for Air Conditioners and Air, Ground, and Ductless Air Source Heat Pumps. Check it out for yourself

Summit Natural Gas 

Summit Natural Gas also offers many rebates through its "Excess is Out" program. These rebates help offset the cost of purchasing new systems, as well as recycling older items. You can review available rebates on their website. We are happy to help answer any questions for you!

Earn rebates up to $500 on qualifying heating and water heating equipment, as well as residential smart thermostats. Learn how...

Schedule your energy-efficient equipment installation with a local contractor (like Royal Heating & Air). Download and fill out a rebate form from and mail it with the paid invoice/receipt for your qualifying equipment to:

Summit Natural Gas Rebates
PO Box 2414
Fort Smith, AR 72902

Financing Options Available

Arvest Bank offers several different kinds of financing that can help you pay for new HVAC systems as part of your home renovation efforts. Check it out!
This is another great option to finance a new heating and/or cooling system in your home!

Best Heating and Cooling Company

Royal Heating & Air is the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we are here to help you enjoy a comfortable home all year long. We also enjoy helping you save on costs and keeping your wallet comfortable too! If you have questions about rebates and financing, don't hesitate to give us a call. 574-480-4313

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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! 

Royal Heating & Air - "The King of Comfort"

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CALL TODAY! (573) 480-4313