Friday, December 3, 2021

Parades, Lights, Santa, Music... Don't Miss These Holiday Events!

Christmas is just three short weeks away! Get into the spirit of the season and enjoy a fun and entertaining December with these fantastic events around the Lake of the Ozarks. Royal Heating & Air loves being part of the Lake community and we are excited to help spread the news of these events to you so you can have the happiest season of all! Keep reading to find your favorites and add them to your holiday calendar!

(All event info sourced from FunLake.com as of 12/3/2021.)


Christmas Parades


ELDON CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION & LIGHTED PARADE

Dec 4, 2021

Rock Island Park
E 8th Street
Eldon, MO 65026

Email: eldonchristmascomm@gmail.com

Hours of Operation:
Dark

"The Eldon Christmas Parade and Celebration will be Dec 4, 2021 at Rock Island Park. The Parade will start at dark, and tree lighting ceremony will follow the parade."

LAKE OZARK CHRISTMAS PARADE

Dec 11, 2021

Bagnell Dam Strip
1 Bagnell Dam Blvd
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Phone: 573-434-3552
Email: rickie@mylaketv.com

Hours of Operation:
1:00 pm

"Gather your business, club, talent, grass roots group, friends and family to join the festivities of the 37th Annual Lake Area Christmas Parade.

The parade kicks off at 1:00 pm. Line-up starts at 11:30 a.m. at the junction of HH & Bagnell Dam Boulevard.

Entries line up on 242 in the order they arrive. Judging of entries occurs before parade during line-up. Promptly at 1:00 the Maine Corp League Honor Guard leads the parade turning right on the Boulevard and proceeding down to Bagnell Dam.

Floats, boats, bands, cars, trucks, bikes, queens, celebrities, Shriners, firetrucks, marchers, twirlers, clubs, scouts, horses and more are anticipated to fill the ranks to make this a parade to remember. Entries forms are downloadable in the header above.

1st Place winner in each category (Business, Civic Organizations, Youth Groups which includes K-12 & Church Entries) will receive $100 award.

Best depiction of theme winner will receive a $200 award.

No full Santa costumes. Hats are okay.

Santa Claus arrives in Lake of the Ozark’s style. The parade finale. Pulled by his reindeer Santa’s ride is a beautiful Red Sleigh with over 2,000 lights, garland, music and Santa helpers. The sleigh was designed and built by Steve Lemens and his late wife Pat, who embarked on this labor of love for the joy of children at Christmas time. Many contributed to the original project. A special thanks to Steve Lemens, Brian and Angie Schuster, Summerset Boat Lifts and Big Thunder Marina for continuing this tradition.

Bring the whole family and join us immediately after the Parade at Luby’s Plaza where Santa will greet all the kids on Luby’s Stage with gifts for each. Enjoy the Sweets Table and Holiday Cheer!!"


(Photo Credit: FunLake.com)

Holiday Lights Around the Lake


LAURIE - ENCHANTED VILLAGE OF LIGHTS

Nov 20, 2021 - Jan 2, 2022

Laurie Fairgrounds
1 Fairground Rd
Laurie, MO 65037

Phone: 573-374-4871

Hours of Operation:
Nightly 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm (10:00 pm weekends)

Get in the spirit and enjoy the beautiful drive-through light park! 

VERSAILLES - UNITY OF LIGHTS

Nov 25, 2021 - Jan 1, 2022

Versailles City Park
Hwy 52
Versailles, MO 65084

Phone: 573-378-4634

Drive through the Versailles City Park for beautiful Christmas lights to get you in the holiday spirit. 

LAURIE ST. PATRICK'S CHURCH - FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

Nov 25, 2021 - Jan 9, 2022

Shrine of St. Patrick's Church
724 N Main St
Laurie, MO 65037

Phone: 573-374-7855

Hours of Operation:
5 pm - 10 pm Daily

"The Festival of Lights at the Shrine of St. Patrick, Hwy 5, Laurie, is the oldest light park in the area. It was started in 1981 with hundreds of lights decorating the buildings and grounds and has continued to grow each year. With 4,000 strings of lights, over 60 automatic timers and more than 350 extension cords, the Festival of Lights has turned into one of the major places to see. Instead of animated displays, the focus is on the true meaning of Christmas, Jesus and His Mother, Mary. There is no charge for this beautiful light display, it is simply our gift to the community."

OSAGE BEACH - HOLIDAY LIGHTS

Nov 29, 2021 - Dec 31, 2021

Osage Beach City Park
950 Hatchery Rd
Osage Beach, MO 65065

Hours of Operation:
5 pm - 9 pm

Enjoy a free display of holiday lights at Osage Beach City Park! 

WINTER NIGHTS & MAGICAL LIGHTS

Dec 4, 2021

Lake West
Laurie, MO 65037

Phone: 573-374-5500
Email: info@lakewestchamber.com

Hours of Operation:
10 am - 7 pm

"There is no better way to get in the holiday spirit than watching the lake area come to life through its many light displays that are offered this time of year! The Lake West Chamber of Commerce is proud to be a part of this thriving area and to offer the information below for you and your family to enjoy these happenings throughout the lake area.

Join us for the Westside Christmas Walk! Tons of local businesses on the Westside of Lake of the Ozarks along Hwy 5 will be offering specials and promotions to help celebrate the holiday season, and Lake Vibes will have something special planned for the day!"



Christmas Experiences for the Kids (a.k.a. SANTA!!)


CAMDENTON CHRISTMAS ON THE SQUARE & TREE LIGHTING

Dec 3, 2021 - Dec 4, 2021

Camdenton Square
1 Ct Cir NW
Camdenton, MO 65020

Phone: 573-346-2227
Email: info@camdentonchamber.com


"Camdenton Christmas on the Square kicks off with a tree lighting ceremony on December 3, 2021 from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. There will be a Live Reindeer Display, Photos with Mrs. Claus, Hot Chocolate & Mulled Cider, and a performance by the Bell Choir.

On Saturday December 4, 2021 Christmas on the Square continues from 10:30 am - 1:00 pm. Santa arrives at 11:30 am. There will be Games & Prizes, Petting Zoo, Music, Nativity Scene, Crafts, Giveaways, Hot Dogs, Cookies, Hot Chocolate."

COMC'S WINTER WONDERLAND OPEN HOUSE

Dec 4, 2021

Central Ozarks Medical Center
3870 Columbia Ave
Osage Beach, MO 65065

Phone: 573-302-7490
Email: choffman@centralozarks.org

Hours of Operation:
10am-12noon

"Mark your calendars to bring your kids to chat with Santa and the characters from Toy Story such as: Woody, Buzz, Lotso, Forky, and Rex. Come enjoy this free event from 10am-12noon on December 4th. Special performance by the SOTO Upper Elementary All-State Children's Choir students."

SCHOOL OF THE OSAGE HOLIDAY BAZAAR

Dec 4, 2021

School of the Osage
635 MO-42
Osage Beach, MO 65065

Phone: 314-660-7760
Email: sotobazaar@gmail.com

"The community is invited to the School of the Osage Middle School for the 41st Annual Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. Crafts, home d├ęcor, jewelry and other unique items will be available to purchase from area vendors.

This event is organized by the Osage Family Partnership High School Tribe to raise funds for scholarships, student and teacher resources. Each year more than 100 booths are filled by vendors coming to showcase their exceptional crafts and other goods at this popular sale.

In addition, Santa will be on site for pictures and high school clubs will host a bake sale. Concessions will be available for purchase."

PANCAKES WITH SANTA AT THE REGALIA

December 4th, 11th, and 18th

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

Phone: 573-723-3000
Email: info@theregaliahotel.com

Hours of Operation:
9 AM - 11 AM

"Pancakes with Santa! Every Saturday in December we will be hosting Pancakes with Santa Claus! Buffet is only $9.99! The breakfast will be hosted from 9 AM - 11 AM with optional activities during the breakfast and after! Prices may vary. CALL TODAY (573)-723-3000 for more info! Reservations are optional but recommended!"

KIDS CHRISTMAS PARTY!

December 4th, 11th, and 18th

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

Phone: 573-723-3000
Email: info@theregaliahotel.com

Hours of Operation:
11 AM - 3 PM

"The Regalia Hotel & Conference Center is hosting KIDS CHRISTMAS PARTY EVERY SATURDAY IN DECEMBER! Time for Christmas Cheer! The fun will begin after Pancakes with Santa at 11 AM! There will be concessions & a hot chocolate bar! CRAFTS & ACTIVITIES for the children! Prices may vary."

OLD TYME CHRISTMAS AT LINN CREEK

Dec 18, 2021

Camden County Museum
206 S Locust
Linn Creek, MO 65052

Phone: 573-346-7191
Email: media@camdencountymuseum.org

Hours of Operation:
11am - 2pm Santa, Play at 2pm

"Come to the Museum for a full day of fun for the family. Lunch with Santa & Crafts & Games 11am-2pm. At 2pm Young Museum Players presens "CSI" Christmas Scene Investigators Play - $5 per family."

CHRISTMAS VILLAGE & ICE SKATING AT OLD KINDERHOOK

Nov 27, 2021 - Dec 19, 2021

Old Kinderhook Resort
678 Old Kinderhook Dr.
Camdenton, MO 65020

Phone: 573-317-3500

"Join us November 27th–December 19th, 2021 every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for Christmas Village festivities. This event is open to the public. Come join the fun! Please note, for all non-hotel guests, it is $5.00 per child to participate in the Christmas Village Activities.

Make plans to spend time with family and friends this holiday season as we kick off the holidays on The Ice at Old Kinderhook with family-friendly events and beautiful Christmas music. Create some great memories with your family and friends that will last lifetime.

Food, beverage, ice skating, and skate rental fees apply. Rooms available in The Lodge at Old Kinderhook. 573-317-4314 to speak directly to Front Desk Representative."



Caroling & Christmas Music Performances


GREATER LAKE AREA CHORALE CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Dec 5, 2021

United Methodist Church
210 Monroe St.
Versailles, MO 65084

Phone: 573-302-9219

Hours of Operation:
2:00 p.m. til 3:30 p.m.

"December 5, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. - The Greater Lake Area Chorale presents its Christmas Concert "Christmas Time is Here" at United Methodist Church, 210 Monroe St., Versailles, MO 65084. Admission is free, with a free will donation at each concert. Come enjoy the sounds of the season with the Chorale and their two new pianists, Michael Fulk and Cheryl Nichols. For more information, call Tracy Garrett, Director, at 573-302-9219."

CAROLS IN THE CAVERNS

Dec 8, 2021

Stark Caverns
125 Cave Drive
Eldon, MO 65026

Phone: 573-867-2283
Email: justing@starkcaverns.com

Hours of Operation:
6:30PM - 7:30PM

"We are excited to announce this years return of Carols in the Caverns.

Experience a Stark Caverns holiday tradition with live performances, "inside the cave", from your favorite local community choir groups including Eldon High School Choir, Ninth Street Choir, and School of The Osage Choir. This is a great opportunity to support the community with 50% of ticket sales going back to support these organizations.

Tickets: $10 per person (advance online purchase required, tickets will not be available the day of the event)
Each performance will be about 30-45 Min Long.
Seating is limited so reserve your spot now!"

CIRCLE THE LAKE WITH CHRISTMAS CHEER

Dec 18, 2021

Various Location Around the Lake
Various Locations
Osage Beach, MO 65065

"An annual Community-Wide Event. We will be traveling around the Lake stopping at Nursing Home and Assisted Living Facilities singing Christmas Carols and Spreading Christmas Cheer!! All Are Welcome!!"

Happy Holidays at the Lake 


The Lake of the Ozarks is quickly becoming more and more of a year-round destination. Royal Heating & Air loves taking care of the Lake community. Whether you're a full-time resident or have a second home you love visiting throughout the year, we are here for you with the best HVAC services at the Lake of the Ozarks. Give us a call to schedule a maintenance check or learn more about how we can help you!



Royal Heating & Air - "The King of Comfort"

Visit our website: www.RoyalHeatandAir.com



CALL TODAY! (573) 480-4313


Tuesday, November 23, 2021

We're Thankful for the Lake, Health, and YOU!

Happy Thanksgiving week! In the spirit of tradition, today we are talking about what Royal Heating & Air is thankful for as a company. We have been in business for 10 years and we love serving our community and hearing from you all. Keep reading to learn more about why we're grateful, how many things there are to be grateful for at the Lake, and how much we love our customers... That's right, you!


Being at the Lake


One of the things we're thankful for is our home - the Lake of the Ozarks. This community is incredibly strong, giving, and fun! The #LakeLife means so much more to us than enjoying being out on the water. To us, it means community that can count on each other... The ability to grow as a business and develop as a leader with multiple training, educational, and networking opportunities... And SO much more. We love being the your local HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Our Health & Safety Improving Services


We are an HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning) company, but we are also so much more than that. We are grateful for our talented technicians that can bring the additional services you need in your home for a safer, more healthy lifestyle. Just a few of those services include a whole-home humidifier (to keep your airways healthy and your valuables from drying out and cracking), ultraviolet light systems (added to your ductwork to kill bacteria for better indoor air quality), and even custom sheet metal fabrication (to prevent air leaks and improve the efficiency of your home). We are here for you and love going above and beyond for our customers!




YOU!


Speaking of our customers, we are most incredibly grateful for you. Without you, we wouldn't be as successful as we are, and we appreciate your business so much! When we hear things like the reviews below from our customers, we are grateful beyond words. Thank you!!

I absolutely recommend Royal Heating & Air! Our heater sounded like shoes in the dryer when we turned it on. On Monday they came and figured out the issue within minutes and ordered the part on-site. Had the new part installed on Wednesday! Fast service and awesome staff. We will definitely use them again! 
~ Addison L. 

An honest, caring company that is not only prompt and professional but gives back to the community as well! 
~ Heather D. 

Royal gave me a fair price with excellent service time and work quality. It’s hard to find honest & dependable companies at the lake, this is one of the few. 
~ Cody S. 

Honest, a wonderful family-owned business. Highly recommend them!
~Megan J.

Very responsive, shows up when scheduled, excellent work! Highly recommended all around. 
~Catalyst Electric

Amazing. They had my system fixed in no time. Super nice and knowledgeable. Will for sure use them in the future!
~Danielle W.

We were extremely pleased with the professionalism and knowledge of Royal Heating & Air. We would highly recommend them. They were very timely in coming to fix our AC and were very thorough. Definitely our go-to for all our HVAC needs!!
~Jennifer C.

Royal Heating & Air is a very professional company. Tommy has worked for several years on our heating and cooling needs. Would highly recommend his company!
~Mike S.

Giving Back


We are also grateful for the fact that we are able to give back to the community where we live and work. To say "thank you", to help those in need, to be involved... Our team at Royal Heating & Air truly cares. We sponsor several local events and volunteer with organizations around the Lake, including Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop, Christmas for Kids, YPL Dodgeball Tournament benefitting local charities, Annual Eagle Days, Kiwanis, and more.  


Your HVAC Company at the Lake


Thank you for being a customer of Royal Heating & Air. We love being your top HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks and we are here to serve all of your HVAC needs, year-round. Give us a call to perform a maintenance check on your heating or cooling system, and add us to your contact list know so you know who to call when you need help with your HVAC system. We are here for you! 



Royal Heating & Air - "The King of Comfort"

Visit our website: www.RoyalHeatandAir.com



CALL TODAY! (573) 480-4313



Thursday, November 18, 2021

Global Entrepreneurship Week: Our Business’s Story!

This week is Global Entrepreneurship Week, and Royal Heating & Air is proud to be one of the many great small businesses at the Lake of the Ozarks. We are a family-owned and operated HVAC company, and we're proud to have built a company that values customer service and making sure your family is as safe and comfortable as possible. Keep reading to learn more about how we got started, hear our story, and find out why we're the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks!


About the Owners 


Owners Tom and Katie Royal are high school sweethearts and have two beautiful children, Ryan and Hallie. As natives to the Lake of the Ozarks, Tom and Katie are proud to be involved in the community... volunteering, helping customers, and growing as people and as a business. Royal Heating and Air is a faithful member of a local chapter of Business Networking International, which works to promote and generate referrals for other lake area businesses. As business owners, Katie and Tom sponsor several events around the Lake, are members of Kiwanis, and volunteer countless hours in the community. Katie is also a member of Young Professionals at the Lake and was acknowledged this year in the Top 10 Under 40!

How We Got Started


Royal Heating and Air was started by the Royals in 2011 as a modest company based in their garage with no other employees and one service van. Tom had his first job in HVAC right out of high school, and then he went on to further his education and 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 cares 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. 


Best HVAC Company at the Lake


Our team of experienced HVAC technicians can service and repair all makes and models of air conditioning systems and heating systems at Lake of the Ozarks. We show up on time and we offer preventative maintenance, furnace and air conditioning repair, as well as new furnace and air conditioning installations. We are affordable, reliable, and provide unparalleled service! For all your HVAC needs, give Royal Heating and Air a call at (573) 480-4313. 


Royal Heating & Air - "The King of Comfort"

Visit our website: www.RoyalHeatandAir.com



CALL TODAY! (573) 480-4313


Friday, November 12, 2021

How to Cut Heating Costs This Winter

With the price of gas going up, heating costs could also be going up for your home if your furnace is not powered by electric. Royal Heating & Air is the best heating company at the Lake of the Ozarks and we are always here to help you enjoy a comfortable and safe home all year long. We are also here to help you save on costs! Keep reading today's blog to learn some ways you can cut costs and save this season!


Use Supplemental Heat Sources


If you have an electric fireplace or a personal space heater, using that to help heat the room you're in could help you lower the costs of using the furnace this year. As the price of gas climbs, the cost of using an electric source of heat can be more beneficial. Just be sure to keep flammable items away from the heat source to prevent a fire. Also, be sure to install a carbon monoxide alarm so you stay healthy and safe. 

Additional mini tip: Burning candles can also help raise the temperature of a room in an emergency situation due to the ambient heat from the flame. Just be careful where you place it and don't forget to blow it out when you won't be able to supervise it for an extended amount of time. 

Maintenance Checks


Regular preventative maintenance can not only increase efficiency and lifespan, it also helps you discover and repair things before they lead to bigger problems, more expensive repairs, and potential outages. If you have not had your furnace serviced yet this year, we have HVAC technicians at the Lake of the Ozarks ready to help! 



Install a Programmable Thermostat


When you are at work or on vacation, or other times when you don’t need to keep the house so warm, lowering the thermostat can add up to significant savings. We recommend having a programmable thermostat installed. A programmable thermostat allows you to set your temperatures to adjust automatically for when you are typically home or away.  Properly used, you could save up to 12% in costs over the course of a year!

Keep Your Air Filter Clean


Air filters should be changed according to their type and amount of use, but on average filters should be changed every 30 to 90 days. Check your air filter every month to make sure it hasn't accumulated too much dust and debris. Having a clean air filter is crucial to maintaining good indoor air quality. It's also crucial for your HVAC system's efficiency. If your system is trying to pull air through a clogged or dirty filter, then it could be working harder than it needs to and costing you more money. 

Best Heating Company at the Lake


Royal Heating & Air is here to serve you through every season. Whether you need to schedule a maintenance check or need to upgrade your whole system, we have the years of expertise and customer service to help you with great quality and timeliness. Check out our website and give us a call to learn more about how we can help you! 573-480-4313



Royal Heating & Air - "The King of Comfort"

Visit our website: www.RoyalHeatandAir.com



CALL TODAY! (573) 480-4313


Friday, November 5, 2021

Our Services, Explained – Which Do You Need Most?

Royal Heating & Air has so many services to offer! As the best heating and cooling company at the Lake of the Ozarks, we strive to offer the best services to keep your home comfortable and safe year-round. Keep reading to learn all about what we offer and figure out which service your home needs most!


Maintenance on All HVAC Systems


Regular preventative maintenance can not only increase efficiency and lifespan, it also helps you discover and repair things before they lead to bigger problems, more expensive repairs, and potential outages. If you have not had your furnace serviced yet this year, we have HVAC technicians at the Lake of the Ozarks ready to help! 

Install New Bryant Systems 


While we perform maintenance checks on all types of units at the Lake of the Ozarks, we recommend and install new Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems. In our opinion, they're the best!

From furnaces and air conditioners to multiple kinds of products in between, Bryant is incomparable when it comes to their superior units. Their quality, durability, and reliability consistently exceed market expectations. Bryant works hard to continuously innovate and create solutions with energy-saving technology. 

Whole-Home Humidifiers


Fall and winter tend to be the driest seasons of the year. The air in your home feels dry, not because of the cold itself, but because air loses moisture as it's heated by your furnace. If the air is too dry, it can be bad for your health, air quality, and wooden items in your home. 

When your eyes, nose, and throat are dry for a long amount of time, your sinuses can get dehydrated and sore. The lack of mucus also makes you more prone to getting sick. If the air in your house is too dry, the wooden floors, furniture, and even your musical instruments can dry out and become brittle. Cracks can even start to appear, damaging them. Moisturized air also feels warmer than dry air, so you may not feel the need to turn up the heat as high and can save money in the long run! 



HVAC Ultraviolet Lights 


The fall and winter seasons can come with more bacteria, colds, and other illnesses. To help prevent additional bacteria and viruses from spreading around the house through the air ducts, try using a UV light system in your HVAC system. Ultra Violet light prevents bacteria from replicating, ridding your home of pesky pathogens that could cause your family to feel "under the weather", or even catch serious illnesses. Royal Heating & Air can install a UV light system directly in your HVAC ductwork! 

Custom Sheet Metal Fabrication


The ductwork for your HVAC system is what carries the heating and cooling throughout your home. It is made from sheet metal and the goal is for it to be as efficient as possible in order to keep your home the right temperature for the least amount of energy and cost. Ductwork is commonly made with standard-sized pieces that may or may not fit the best. There could be several areas in your system that are inefficient, improperly shaped, and leaky because it's not designed for your specific layout. That's where we come in! At Royal Heating & Air, we can custom fabricate the sheet metal to fit your home's specifications. That means no wasted space, more direct lines to your vents, and a more efficient and comfortable home.

Best Heating & Cooling Company at the Lake


At Royal Heating & Air, we understand that being safe and comfortable in your home is extremely important. That is why we make it a priority to provide the best HVAC services in the Lake area. Whether you need a simple maintenance check, a brand new system, or a tool that helps make your home more comfortable and healthy all year, Royal Heating & Air is here for you! 



Royal Heating & Air - "The King of Comfort"

Visit our website: www.RoyalHeatandAir.com



CALL TODAY! (573) 480-4313


Friday, October 29, 2021

What’s Custom Sheet Metal Fabrication & Is It Worth It?

Have you heard us talk about our custom sheet metal fabrication and wondered what exactly that is? Royal Heating & Air is set apart at the Lake of the Ozarks as one of the few HVAC companies that offer this as part of our service. And today, we're here to talk about exactly what this means and if it could be beneficial to your home. Keep reading to find out!


What Is Custom Sheet Metal Fabrication?

The ductwork for your HVAC system is what carries the heating and cooling throughout your home. It is made from sheet metal and the goal is for it to be as efficient as possible in order to keep your home the right temperature for the least amount of energy and cost. Ductwork is commonly made with standard-sized pieces that may or may not fit the best. There could be several areas in your system that are inefficient, improperly shaped, and leaky because it's not designed for your specific layout. That's where we come in! At Royal Heating & Air, we can custom fabricate the sheet metal to fit your home's specifications. That means no wasted space, more direct lines to your vents, and a more efficient and comfortable home. 


Is it Worth It? 

Check out these top reasons why custom sheet metal fabrication could be right for you! 

Savings from Improved Efficiency


Custom sheet metal fabrication is an investment upfront that could bring you significant savings in the long-run. With custom ductwork, air can travel through the ducts more easily, without interruptions. It allows the air to get to you more quickly, without losing energy. This improved efficiency not only reduces a significant amount of waste, but it can save you money on your monthly energy bills. Greater efficiency means that hot or cold air will travel through your ductwork without any interruptions. Proper ductwork, designed specifically for your home, keeps your HVAC system working more efficiently.

Better Air Balance & Flow


One of the biggest issues with standard ductwork is poor installation. If typical, pre-made ductwork is installed in your home, it may be shoved into place which can cause pinching or collapsing. These problems can seriously interfere with the system’s air balance and flow. Getting ductwork custom designed for your home's specific measurements ensures that air flows without any hindrances. It will also help make sure that the air moving through your ducts gets to your rooms on the shortest possible path. With a custom ductwork system, you can rest assured that your system is perfectly balanced.

Increased System Performance


With ductwork that's custom fit to your home, you'll have the greater overall performance of your HVAC system. The improvement in airflow will help regulate temperatures in rooms throughout the home. Keeping the temperature constant, with fewer temperature swings, prevents your system from overworking. This can be especially beneficial for upstairs rooms or other rooms that typically get hotter or colder than others. Controlled temperatures throughout your home not only increases the performance of your system but promotes a longer life for your HVAC system.



Best HVAC at the Lake of the Ozarks


Custom ductwork and sheet metal fabrication can help make your home more efficient and comfortable year-round! This is important in climates like Missouri where the weather can change day-to-day. If you are remodeling your house or building the home of your dreams, now is the perfect time to get a consultation for custom ductwork from Royal Heating & Air. We are here for you for all your HVAC needs - Call today! 573-480-4313


Royal Heating & Air - "The King of Comfort"

Visit our website: www.RoyalHeatandAir.com



CALL TODAY! (573) 480-4313


Friday, October 22, 2021

Missing These 5 Preventative Steps Could be Dangerous

Your HVAC system is an important part of keeping your home safe and comfortable year-round. Royal Heating & Air cares about you and your family, and we're here to give you 5 important steps every homeowner should take to keep their HVAC working properly and stay safe. Keep reading to learn them all! 


1. Install a Surge Protector on Your Outdoor Units


Lightning can be a very serious hazard to your HVAC system. A strike at or nearby your home can damage or completely ruin your system’s components or wiring. Of course, your system is hard wired in, so you can’t just plug it into a surge protector. But you can add a whole-house surge protector, which will not only protect your HVAC system but everything that is plugged into your home’s electrical system.

2. Covering Your AC Unit in the Winter


Having your air conditioner covered during the fall can prevent leaves, yard waste, sticks and other debris from getting stuck inside. During the winter, a cover can protect your unit from falling ice as well. Falling ice can cause a lot of damage to your AC unit that could require costly repairs. Additionally, they prevent water from resting directly on the AC unit's coils and freezing, which could damage them. Overall, a cover helps keep the coils cleaner so the unit runs more efficiently the next time your AC unit is turned on. One thing to keep in mind is that a cover could entice animals to make their shelter in your covered AC unit, away from the cold. 

*NOTE: You should only cover an air conditioning unit; do not use a cover if your system is a heat pump. Heat pumps should not be covered. 

3. Keeping the Condensing Coil Clean


As your HVAC system runs, it accumulates dust and dirt in key areas that affect its efficiency, like the condensing coils and air filters. If this is left unchecked, your AC system can lose 5 percent of its operating efficiency each year because of the buildup! This means that your AC won’t be able to cool your house as well as it could if it were clean, costing you more money.


4. Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors


The temperatures are starting to drop and heaters are getting turned on to keep the house warm through the night already. When you use your furnace, the number one danger of a failure is a carbon monoxide (or CO) leak. This is one of the important reasons why you should schedule heating maintenance early and install carbon monoxide detectors in your home. CO detectors should be installed just like smoke detectors. This means they should be installed in all of the major areas in your home; preferably on every level of the house and outside of each bedroom. It’s also a good idea to test all of your CO and smoke detectors once a month.

5. Schedule HVAC Maintenance Checks


Regular preventative maintenance can not only increase efficiency and lifespan, it also helps you discover and repair things before they lead to bigger problems, more expensive repairs, and potential outages. If you have not had your furnace serviced yet this year, we have HVAC technicians at the Lake of the Ozarks ready to help! 

Bonus: What a Maintenance Check Entails


When one of our technicians arrives for a fall HVAC maintenance check at the Lake of the Ozarks, the first thing that will happen is your system and its components will be inspected. If parts are dirty, they will be cleaned, if there are signs of wear or damage, those will be addressed. Moving parts will be lubricated and if the filter is clogged it will be replaced. The air handler will be checked out to make sure it is in good working condition and cleaned if needed. Airflow efficiency will be measured and your thermostat will also be tested and calibrated if necessary. In addition, the technician will monitor the system while it is on to make sure it is functioning properly and not using more power than it should be. If you have a gas furnace the burner will be cleaned and the heat exchanger checked for signs of cracking or corrosion, too. Any issue that is found will be brought to your attention and discussed along with repair solutions.

Best HVAC at the Lake of the Ozarks


Whatever your heating and cooling needs, Royal Heating & Air is here for you! We know what steps to take to keep you and your home safe year-round. Give us a call to schedule your maintenance check or learn more about the services we provide. 



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