Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Memorial Day Weekend Firework Shows at the Lake of the Ozarks

As your locally owned and operated full-service HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks, we are proud of the Lake of the Ozarks community we serve.  Our area has a rich history of those who have served in the military to protect our country.  In honor of those who have given their lives serving, there are many fantastic fireworks displays around the Lake of the Ozarks area over the upcoming holiday weekend.  Royal Heating & Air encourages you to spend this weekend with friends and family; if you are looking for something to do with your loved ones this holiday weekend, check out the information below for dates and times of some spectacular fireworks displays.

Memorial Weekend Fireworks Displays

When: May 25, 2019 - May 26, 2019
Where: Multiple Venues around Osage Beach Missouri, 65065
Region: Lake-wide

Fireworks Displays: Locations & Information:

Bear Bottom Resort 
Date: Saturday, May 25th and Sunday, May 26th
Time: 9:45 pm
Location: Hwy 5 to 123 Bear Bottom Drive in Sunrise Beach
View: by land at Bear Bottom Resort or by water at the 38 Mile Marker.
Parking is limited; Arrive early. 
Call for details: 573-374-6905
For more information:

Celebration Cruises at Bagnell Dam
Date: Saturday, May 25th
Time: Boarding: 7:00 pm; Departure: 7:30 pm; Return: 9:30 pm
Location: 1006 Bagnell Dam Blvd. in Lake Ozark
Seating is limited; Book reservations early. 
Call for details: 573-480-3212
For more information:

The Inn at Grand Glaize 
Date: Sunday, May 26th
Time: Display begins at Dusk
Location: 5142 Osage Beach Parkway in Osage Beach
View: the Inn at Grand Glaize fireworks display from the water at the 1 Mile Marker of the Glaize Arm, or from the land at The Inn.
Call for details: (573) 348-4731

Margaritaville Lake Resort
Date: Sunday, May 26th
Time: 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm (Dusk)
Location: Hwy KK to 494 Tan Tar A Drive in Osage Beach
View: by land on the Margaritaville property reserved for resort guests only.
View:  by water at the 26 Mile Marker
Call for details: 573-348-3131
For more information:

Tropic Island Cruises
Date: Sunday, May 26th
Time: Boarding begins at 7:00 pm
Location: 494 Tan Tar A Drive in Osage Beach
View:  the Margaritaville Lake Resort fireworks display from the water at the 26 Mile Marker, aboard the Tropic Island Cruises yacht.
Call for reservations and details: 573-348-8550

The Lodge of Four Seasons
Date: Sunday, May 26th
Time: Display begins at Dusk
Location: 315 Four Seasons Drive in Lake Ozark
View: by water at the 13 Mile Marker
Call for details: 573-365-3000
For more information:

Royal Heating & Air Is Your HVAC Company at the Lake of the Ozarks 

At Royal Heating & Air, we hope you enjoy the upcoming fireworks displays at the Lake of the Ozarks and have a safe holiday weekend, filled with love from friends and family members.  Events like these firework displays make living in a small community amazing.  Don't forget: as the weather continues to warm up, if you find your AC unit is not working properly, give the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks a call.  Royal Heating & Air knows that professional maintenance will ensure that your home is safe and comfortable.  From preventative maintenance to installations, the best HVAC company in the Lake of the Ozarks is here to help you. Call 573-480-4313 to schedule an appointment today!

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

FAQs about Air Conditioning

As it begins to warm up at the Lake of the Ozarks, we tend to rely more on our air conditioning units.  Air conditioning may arguably be one of the greatest inventions of all time, as there's nothing better than walking into a cool room after being outside on a hot summer day. For someone who's not familiar with AC systems aside from their wonderful cooling properties, you might have some questions. Royal Heating & Air, the best air conditioning company at the Lake of the Ozarks, is here to answer some frequently asked questions about air conditioning.

How Does an Air Conditioner Work? 

An air conditioner makes your home cooler by absorbing heat energy from inside the home and transferring that heat outside, then replacing the air inside your home with cooler air.  Air conditioners work by using a refrigerant that absorbs and discharges that heat inside your building.  Warm air moves across the unit’s evaporator coils. Then the refrigerant in the coils absorbs the air's heat and "cools" the air. The refrigerant turns from a cool liquid into a hot gas that is transferred to the outside unit, where it is compressed and condensed back into liquid form. The hot air is released outdoors and then the refrigerant travels back to the indoor unit to continue the cooling process.  This process continues again and again until your home reaches the cooling temperature you want, as programmed and sensed by your thermostat setting.

How Often Should I Have My Air Conditioning Serviced? 

Depending on your AC system, it should be serviced a minimum of once a year.  For a residential AC system, it is recommended that you have your AC serviced 1-2 times a year.  It is highly recommended that you have your AC system serviced in the spring of every year, before the hot temperatures of summer hit.  For places where the air contains high levels of contaminants, such as kitchens or hair salons, you may consider additional service to make sure that your unit stays in great shape all year long.  It should be noted that professional maintenance is important, as it goes beyond what a typical home or business owner is equipped to deal with.  Having a professional HVAC company check out your air conditioning unit will help catch problems while they are still able to be fixed.  This could save you quite a bit of money, as you are less likely to have to replace your entire unit if you continue to keep it regularly maintained.

Why Should I Have my AC System Serviced Regularly?

Routine maintenance on your AC system keeps your unit running at maximum efficiency. This can significantly extend the lifetime of your unit and reduce your operating costs. Overall, you will save money and energy by having your AC system regularly serviced by a professional.  In addition, if your system is under warranty, routine maintenance is often required to keep that warranty.

How Do I Maximize my AC’s Energy Efficiency?

Having your AC system regularly serviced by a professional HVAC company will keep your unit running at optimum efficiency.  Changing your filters regularly and investing in a smart thermostat can also help to maximize your AC system’s energy efficiency.  Take a look at our blog from last week to learn more about ways to save energy when cooling your home.

How Often Should I Change My AC Filter?

The single most important thing you can do to maintain your AC system is to replace the filter regularly.  The number of people and pets living in your home, and how frequently you run your air conditioning, will affect how often you need to change your filter.  As a good rule of thumb, it is recommended that you change your air filter at least once every six months in order to help extend the life of your system and changing your filter every three months is even better.  You should also check your air filter every month to make sure it is still clean and does not need to be replaced.  If your filter becomes discolored or appears plugged with dust, dirt, hair, and other impurities, it is time to change that filter.  Some higher efficiency filters can last up to three months, but it's still a good idea to check them at least once a month, especially in times when you are using your AC more often, like in the summer.  All the air in your home circulates and re-circulates through the same filter. An air filter is designed to remove dust particles to keep the air you breathe clean, and when your filters become clogged, it can cause your system to work less efficiently, which will cost you more to operate. If the filter is left unchanged for too long, your system could fail.

Why Is There Water Leaking Around my Indoor AC Unit?

There are several reasons why an AC unit could be leaking water.  Indoor AC units do double duty, removing both heat and moisture from the air in one step.   Condensation occurs naturally on the coils and should fall into a drip pan that is then drained away or pumped outside. However, on occasion, the drain line from the pan may become plugged.  If excess water is finding its way into your home, that condensate is likely not being drained away properly.  The most common reason is that dirt and grime clog up the drainage system.  Another issue could be that the pump is broken, in which case that would need to be replaced. If cleaning your coils doesn't fix the issue, it is time to call in a professional HVAC repair technician at the Lake of the Ozarks to determine and resolve the issue.

How Long Does the Average HVAC System Last?

On average, most HVAC systems will last anywhere from 10-20 years. As your unit starts to age though, the efficiency can decrease. Your unit may get louder and require more frequent maintenance and repairs. When this happens, you'll need to make the decision to continue repairing it or invest in a new HVAC system.

What Are Some Signs My AC Unit Needs to be Replaced?  

If your AC unit has hit its 10-year birthday, or even made it past that, it may be time to look at replacing your unit. The efficiency of your unit may have decreased significantly over time. Start tracking how often and how much you spend on repairs. If you notice your repairs are adding up, it may be time to replace the entire unit.  An older unit that is showing signs of trouble and needs frequent repairs, that cools poorly, or suddenly creates much higher energy bills than in years past is probably ready to be replaced.  While it may seem like a big investment now, it can save you money in both repair costs and energy costs over time. Find a trusted Lake of the Ozarks AC company to schedule a consultation for an estimate on a new system. Do the math and see what the best option is for you at the time.

Contact Royal Heating & Air with All Your HVAC Questions!

If you have other questions about your AC unit, don't hesitate to reach out to us at 573-480-4313. Royal Heating & Air is your full-service, locally owned and operated HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks. From installation to preventative maintenance, we've got all your HVAC needs covered!

Royal Heating & Air - "The King of Comfort"

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CALL TODAY! (573) 480-4313

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Tips to Save Energy & Money When Cooling Your Home

According to the EPA, the average American household spends more than $2,000.00 a year on energy bills alone.  This is quite a bit of money and energy that is being used to heat and cool your home.  Royal Heating & Air, your HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks, has come up with some ideas to help you conserve your household energy consumption and save money this summer when running your air conditioning unit.

Use Fans & Natural Cooling Agents

For central AC systems, a ceiling fan will allow you to raise the thermostat setting about 4 degrees Fahrenheit without sacrificing comfort.  Fans also help spread the cool air from wall AC units throughout your home.  If you are able, consider opening your windows during the night while you are sleeping and when it is cooler outside.  When you wake in the morning, shut the windows and blinds to capture the cool air.

Keep Heat Out to Lower AC Use

Consider purchasing window treatments like black-out shades or other energy-efficient window treatments to keep the cool air inside.  Blocking the sunlight by using shades can keep the heat out – it has been shown that highly reflective blinds can slash heat gain up to 45 percent when used properly.  That’s a lot of saved energy – which means savings on electric bills!  Make sure all your windows are sealed and close properly.  Caulk any cracks in the exterior of your home, as these will let in heat as well.  Make sure that your ductwork is sealed and insulated.  Your air ducts are one of the most important systems in your home, and if the ducts are poorly sealed or insulated, they are likely contributing to higher energy bills.

Set Your Thermostat & Avoid Frequently Changing the Temperature

Did you know that you could save a lot of money each year on cooling costs by turning your thermostat up a few degrees from its normal cooling setting for just eight hours a day?  You can save money on your energy bill just by programming your thermostat while you are asleep or away.  Royal Heating and Air recommends purchasing a programmable thermostat for your home so you can start saving both energy and money today.

Maintain Your Equipment!

Keep your HVAC system clean.  A little bit of dirt can cause major problems. Get in the habit of changing your air filters every 30 days. Keep your outdoor unit clean and free of leaves and debris.  It’s important to get your HVAC system serviced twice a year by the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks in order to ensure its performing properly and is running efficiently. Give Royal Heating & Air a call to set up your appointment today. Summer is just around the corner, don’t wait before it’s too late!


At Royal Heating & Air, we can help with all your HVAC needs including preventative maintenance, repairs and installing new units. Make sure your HVAC unit is working properly by having a professional HVAC technician at the Lake of the Ozarks do regular maintenance. However, when it is time to upgrade, call Royal Heating & Air at 573-480-4313 and we can help you install your new system.

Royal Heating & Air - "The King of Comfort"

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CALL TODAY! (573) 480-4313

Friday, May 3, 2019

Warning Signs Your AC Unit Needs to be Replaced!

Knowing the warning signs of a failing air conditioning unit can help you determine if you should replace or repair your unit. It is all a matter of how much money you are willing to invest, and where you want that money to go. However, there are a few warning signs to indicate when it is time to stop repairing your air conditioning unit and finally replace it. Royal Heating & Air is here to help you decide if you need to replace your HVAC system or continue repairing it.


What is the Age of Your AC Unit?

The lifespan of an AC unit is usually about 10 years, or even less.  If your unit has hit its 10-year birthday, or even made it past that, it may be time to look at replacing your unit.  The efficiency of your unit may have decreased significantly over time. Start tracking how often and how much you spend on repairs. If you notice your repairs are adding up, it may be time to replace the entire unit.

Are You Noticing Poor Air Flow Throughout Your Home?

If you notice that some rooms in your home are hotter than others, and some rooms in your home are colder than others, this could be a sign that your AC is experiencing issues.  Lack of cool air, the unit blowing warm air, and limited airflow coming from your unit are all signs that your AC is not performing properly.  If you turn on your unit and the air does not come out cold within a few minutes, it is time to get that unit looked at.  These issues could be the result of clogs in your ductwork, but no matter if this is a repair or replacement issue, your AC unit still needs a check-up.


Are you Noticing Moisture or Leakage?

All AC units create moisture to some extent, but if you notice any leaking or dripping around the unit, this is a sign of a major issue with your unit.  Moisture leaking around the unit could even be a refrigerant leak – Freon is poisonous, so if you notice leaking around your AC unit, get it checked by a professional right away.  Even if it is not Freon leaking, water may be leaking out of the unit because the tube that disposes of condensation is blocked or broken.  AC units are also made to reduce the amount of humidity in the home, so if there is noticeably more moisture throughout your home, this is a sign of an issue with your unit.  You do not want to let this go, as it could eventually cause a buildup of mold or other issues within the home.

Is Your AC Unit Producing Foul Odors or Making Loud Noises?

Your AC Unit is not supposed to smell bad.  If it is producing foul odors, it may mean that the wire insulation has burned out, or that there is mold somewhere in the unit or in your ductwork.  Smokey or burning smells are a definite sign that you need to call a professional as soon as possible.  If you have noticed that your AC is getting noisier than it used to be or if it is making grinding, squeaking, or chattering sounds, it is probably time to upgrade to a new AC unit.

Are Your Energy Bills Increasing?

A sudden increase in your energy bills (that does not correspond with the amount of air conditioning you are using) is another strong indicator that your AC unit needs repair or replacement.  The cooling system may be working too hard to get the job done.  Your system may not be as efficient as it was at the beginning of its life cycle. Recent advancements in HVAC technology have greatly improved energy efficiency. If your current unit 10 years old, or older, you could benefit from replacing your unit.

Does Your Unit Require Frequent Repairs?

Consider the condition of your current AC unit. How often does it require maintenance? If you are constantly repairing your unit, you should consider replacing. The cost to repair your unit may end up equaling the same as a total replacement. Next time you need a repair, ask the technician their thoughts on when a good time to replace your AC unit will be.

Replace Your AC Unit With Royal Heating & Air

There are many factors that go into your decision of repairing or replacing your air conditioning unit. Your Lake of the Ozarks’ HVAC company can help you no matter which way you decide to go. From preventative maintenance to complete installations, Royal Heating & Air can provide you with affordable, dependable, trustworthy service. The best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks services all makes and models, and offers Bryant Heating and Cooling Systems.

Royal Heating & Air - "The King of Comfort"

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CALL TODAY! (573) 480-4313