Thursday, July 25, 2019

August Events at the Lake of the Ozarks!

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This time of year at the Lake of the Ozarks is a great time to get out and enjoy the many different events in the area.  During the month of August, we have a lot of exciting events at the Lake of the Ozarks, and you won’t want to miss any of them.  From concerts and shows to events that are dear to our hearts, you will have plenty of fun at the Lake of the Ozarks this August.  Royal Heating & Air has compiled a list of events you won’t want to miss below!


The Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop & Golf Tournament

As long-time members of the Lake of the Ozarks community, Royal Heating & Air is proud to support all the great events that take place around our area.  One organization that is particularly close to our hearts is Kiwanis Club of Ozark Coast.  This week, we want to take the opportunity to give you a heads up on many great August event occurring at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we will start with a fantastic community event that supports Kiwanis (and countless other local organizations) - The Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop.

About The Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop

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The Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop is a fun-filled event for people of all ages. The event offers two main attractions: The Duck Drop Golf Tournament and the Family Fun Zone. In addition to being great fun for the general public, both of these events raise money to benefit local kids through a variety of local organizations.

Proceeds from the golf tournament benefit:

  • Lake Area Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Ozark Coast Kiwanis
Proceeds from the Family Fun Zone and Duck Drop benefit:
  • Ozark Coast Kiwanis
  • Kids Harbor
  • Citizens Against Domestic Violence
  • The Food Pantry
  • Lake Area Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Wonderland Camp
  • And More

Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop Golf Tournament

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When: August 02, 2019
Where: The Ridge Golf Course, 315 Four Seasons Drive, Lake Ozark MO 65049
Event Description:
FRIDAY - August 2nd, 2019
6th Annual Duck Drop GOLF TOURNAMENT

4-Person Scramble
Noon Registration & Lunch
2:00 PM Shotgun Start with Lunch and Check-in starting at 12:30 PM
$125 per PLAYER
Awards Ceremony at the Ridge Grill after play!

Entry Includes:
10 Duck Drop tickets ($50 value) for the Duck Drop event on August 3 at Noon.
Chance to win $5000 - plus 7 other winners.
Awards ceremony immediately following the tournament
Tournament Goody bag included!

Golf Tournament Prizes:
Hole In One Contests
$5000 Putting Contest
Closest to the Pin and Long Drive Contests
Other on-course contests and special events.

The Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop 

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When: August 03, 2019
Where: Below Bagnell Dam, Lake Ozark MO 65049
Phone: 573-280-5866
Hours of Operation: 10 am - 1 pm; Duck Drop at Noon
Event Description:
10:00 AM Saturday
Bring the kids (ALL AGES) down to the Lake Ozark Campground & RV Park below the dam for a family fun zone with games, dunking booth, bounce houses, martial arts and dance demonstrations, food, and lots of prizes and goodies!
FUN ZONE WRIST BANDS are FREE and include all Fun Zone events, games, and prizes.
Purchase Duck Drop tickets at the Fun Zone until 11:00AM for your chance to win $5000 (plus 10 other GREAT prizes!).

11:45 AM Saturday
Head from the Fun Zone over to the campground area river access to watch the ducks drop from the helicopter and boats into the Osage River.

NOON Saturday
The helicopter will arrive and the ducks will fly! Let the race begin!!! The first 11 ducks to cross the finish line will win prizes, including a $5000 cash prize and a $1000 cash prize! This is a sight to see, and great fun for the kids!

12:30 - 1:00 Saturday
Head back to the Fun Zone and enjoy more games while we await the winners! Winners will be announced at the Fun Zone by 1:00pm.  You do not need to be present to win!

Click HERE to learn more about this exciting event!

See You At The Duck Drop!

It's going to be a great event for an even better cause.  As your local HVAC Company at the Lake of the Ozarks, we are proud to support this fun-filled event and we sincerely hope to see each of you there!  To register for play or sponsorship, or for more information about the Duck Drop, visit or call us at 573-480-4313 or 573-346-8370 to pick up your Duck Drop tickets!  We look forward to seeing you there!


Laurie Hillbilly BBQ Cook-Off

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When: August 02, 2019 – August 03, 2019
Where: Laurie Fairgrounds, 269 Fairgrounds Rd., Laurie MO 65037
Phone: 573-374-8776
Event Description:
We hope you will join us for two fun-filled days at the Laurie Hillbilly BBQ Cook-Off! Your entry fee includes Friday and Saturday nights. If you have never been to this annual cook-off, you are missing what may be one of the most beautiful fairgrounds in Missouri.

This cook-off will have CASH prizes totaling $7275.00 for the winners from 1st -10th place. The Grand Champion will win $1500.00 cash and a banner.  Reserve will win $750.00 and a banner, and the 1st Reserve will win $500.00 and a banner. A Trophy will be given to the top-scoring local team (contestant who lives within a 50-mile radius). Each entry will receive a Logo apron and our 2019 logo pin.

There will also be a CASH & PRIZES raffle.  Tickets for this raffle may be purchased at the event for $1.00 each. You can also sell your BBQ to the public!  The City of Laurie will be setting up and advertising Friday night as the time for this to happen. If you want to sell your delicious BBQ, you will need to apply for a Morgan County Food Vendor Permit.

This family-friendly event will also host a Kid’s Q Contest!  The Kid’s Q Contest will have 2 age groups - 5-10 and 11-15 years of age. Meat will be supplied to the cooks for the Kid’s Q. Pork chops will be furnished for the cooks in the younger age group with steaks being furnished for cooks in the older age group. How fun!

Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctions our cook-off. KCBS representatives are Phil & Rosemary Morrow. ALL KCBS rules apply. The winner of this contest will be invited to go to the American Royal and is entered in the Jack Daniels contest lotto. For more information go to or contact Susann Huff by phone at 573-374-8776 or by email Please ask any questions you might have. Rules will be sent upon receiving a request.

Click HERE to learn more about this exciting event!

Wiz Khalifa: The Decent Exposure Tour

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When: August 02, 2019
Where: Ozarks Amphitheater, 2629 N Business Route 5, Camdenton MO 65020
Phone: 573-346-0000
Hours of Operation: Doors 6:00 pm; Show 7:00 pm
Event Description:
Wiz Khalifa with Playboi Carti, Moneybagg Yo, DJ Drama, and Chevy Woods will be performing live at the Ozarks Amphitheater for your entertainment!

Click HERE to learn more about this exciting event!

Hot Summer Nights - Since 1969!

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When: August 09, 2019
Where: Bagnell Dam Strip, Lake Ozark MO 65049
Phone: 314-650-5767 or 573-365-2460
Hours of Operation: 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Event Description:
Hot Summer Nights, a classic vehicle cruise and family night on the Bagnell Dam Strip in Lake Ozark, returns again in August!  From 6:00pm – 11:00pm see all makes and models of cars, trucks, and motorcycles lining the Strip and cruising around. This kid-friendly event offers games, activities, live entertainment and more.

Click HERE to learn more about this exciting event!

31st Annual Lake of the Ozarks Shootout

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When: August 24, 2019 - August 25, 2019
Where: Captain Ron's, 82 Aloha Lane, Sunrise Beach MO 65079
Event Description:
The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout, held at Captain Ron's Bar & Grill and the 33MM-34.5MM, will bring top powerboat racers and off-shore racing power boats from across the country, topping 200 MPH. The largest unsanctioned boat race in the Midwest with over 100 racers and 100,000 spectators. Proceeds will benefit the Lake Area Rescue Teams and other charitable organizations!
Make a whole week of it! Enjoy Shootout events happening all week leading up to the main event. Events include: R/C Mini Powerboats Shootout, Golf Tournament, Treasure Hunt, Shootout Strip Street Party, Vendor Villages, Live & Silent Auctions, Poker Runs, Live Entertainment and much more.

Click HERE to learn more about this exciting event and all Shootout events this summer!

We hope that this article has inspired you to get out and enjoy the season at one or more of the August events happening at the Lake of the Ozarks. Participating in community events is something that we at Royal Heating & Air are passionate about, and we hope to share some of that interest in our community with you!  There are also many more events occurring at the Lake of the Ozarks during the month of August that are not listed here - visit for more information on all the different July events at the Lake of the Ozarks.


We hope you enjoy the upcoming events at the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks!  Events like these make living in a small community amazing.  Make sure you check out all the fun we have coming up!  Don't forget if you find your heat or a/c not working properly, give the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks a call.  From preventative maintenance to installations, Royal Heating & Air is here to help you. Call 573-480-4313 to schedule an appointment today!

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Friday, July 19, 2019

AC Unit Not Working? Simple Fixes to Try BEFORE Calling a Professional

It is now mid-summer, and you are probably running your air conditioner frequently.  The last thing you want to deal with during the heat of summer at the Lake of the Ozarks is a broken AC unit.  Before you call the best AC repair company at the Lake of the Ozarks, you may want to try a few simple fixes.  Royal Heating & Air has created a list of things you can try BEFORE calling a professional if your AC isn’t working properly this summer.

1. Is there Electrical Power to the House?

This may sound silly, but before bringing in a professional, make sure you double-check that all electrical is working properly in your home.  You would hate to call in your local HVAC company just to find out that the house or even neighborhood is temporarily lacking power.

2. Replace Broken Fuses

Along the same lines as checking electrical power, check if you have any broken fuses.  Broken or blown fuses are often the cause of air conditioning units not working.  Fixing these fuses is fairly simple, as standard sizes are available at most local hardware stores.

3. Check Your Thermostat

First, double-check the batteries in your thermostat, and make sure the thermostat is working properly.  If your AC unit isn’t turning on, try turning the thermostat down 5 – 10 degrees to see if that helps.  Sometimes your AC unit works fine, and the thermostat is the one that is acting up.  Make sure you thoroughly read the manual and use the troubleshooting methods it suggests.

4. Replace the Filter

Make sure the filter is clean.  If it is not, replacing it may fix your issues.  Royal Heating & Air suggests checking your filter every month and changing it as necessary.  If you have pets, you may need to change your filter more frequently.  If your system has a primary and secondary filter, do not forget to check both.  If your AC stays on longer than it should, it may just be a matter of a dirty air filter.  The same goes for if the AC unit is not blowing cool air, or not blowing much air.  Make sure your filters are clean and installed properly.

5. Clean Your Unit

If your AC unit turns on, but it is not cooling properly, go outside and see if the area around the unit is clean.  Make sure there is no debris or weeds blocking the air circulation.  Allow at least three feet of clear space around the AC unit.  Check all spaces to make sure there are no nests being formed or leaves blocking anything.  If your outdoor unit is clogged with dirt or other debris, you won’t get proper airflow.

6. Clean Air Ducts & Ensure Vents are all Open

Again, it may sound silly, but check ALL air vents in the home and make sure they are open - If even one of them is closed, it can make cooling your entire home more difficult.  Air ducts are prone to getting dusty and sometimes they get clogged, which restricts their ability to ventilate fresh air, so make sure you clean them thoroughly.  Also, sometimes the seams in the ducts leak the cool air.  If you come across any breaks, you may need to fill them with caulk.

7. Reset the AC Unit

Reset switches shut off the AC if there is a voltage issue.  In many units, the switch is manual control, which means you need to push the button again to get the AC unit working again.  Most reset switches are a red button that requires some effort to push.  Make sure to check the switch on the indoor unit as well as the disconnect switch to the outdoor unit.

Fix Your AC Unit with Royal Heating & Air

If these simple tricks don’t work, call the best AC repair company at the Lake of the Ozarks.  Don’t wait until your AC unit is not working to do regular maintenance.  Check your filters once a month and routinely make sure there is no debris surrounding the outside unit.  If your unit needs professional repair, call Royal Heating & Air today at 573-480-4313.

Royal Heating & Air - "The King of Comfort"

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Benefits of Installing HVAC UV Lights

Is good air quality important to you and your family?  The air quality inside your home is directly related to the cleanliness of your ductwork.  In addition to better indoor air quality, cleaning your ducts also improves the efficiency of your HVAC system and reduces fire risks.  This is particularly important during the humid summer months, when mold has a better chance of developing.

UV light has been used to sterilize a variety of things.  Here at Royal Heating & Air, the use of UV light is for sterilizing air ducts, which reduces the amount of bacteria and results in a higher quality of air.  How exactly does this work, though?  Your Lake of the Ozarks HVAC company explains the use of UV lights in residential homes.

How UV Light Sterilization Works

HVAC UV lights remain on 24/7 and are very effective at controlling mold and bacteria.  Any mold in the line of sight of the UV light will be killed, minimizing the build-up on the coil.  In some cases, people with severe respiratory issues could tell when the light was burnt out due to the decrease in air quality.  But first, what exactly is Ultraviolet light?  Continue reading to find out!

What is Ultraviolet Light? 

Ultraviolet light is a form of electromagnetic radiation that is not visible to the human eye.  This radiation comes from the sun and is transmitted in waves or particles at different wavelengths and frequencies.  This broad range of wavelengths is known as the electromagnetic spectrum.  The spectrum is generally divided into seven regions, with UV falling between visible light and x-rays.  UV light is generally then divided into three sub-categories: UV-A, UV-B, and UV-C.  UV radiation has enough energy to break chemical bonds.  This can be beneficial for disinfecting surfaces, but it can be harmful to the skin and the eyes.  Today, a number of artificial sources have been devised for producing UV radiation that can be used for a variety of things, such as killing bacteria to improve the indoor air quality of a home or business.

How Does Ultraviolet Light Kill Bacteria?

Shortwave radiation, or UV-C, has a potent germ-killing effect.  The UV-C wavelengths are germicidal, meaning they are able to inactivate microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, and protozoa.  This property makes UV light an effective, environmentally-friendly and chemical-free approach to killing dangerous microorganisms.  The UV rays deactivate the DNA in bacteria and viruses, preventing them from reproducing.  At Royal Heating & Air, we have two types of UV lights that we can install in your ductwork to kill bacteria that has built up in there.  These UV lights remain on 24/7 and are very effective at controlling bacteria and mold.  Any microorganisms in the line of sight of the UV light will be killed, minimizing build-up on the coil and reducing bacteria in the air you breathe.

Benefits to Using HVAC UV Lights

There are many benefits to installing a UV light.  The most valuable benefit is the increase in indoor air quality.  UV lights control the amount of mold and bacteria in the air ducts.  This can reduce the chances of contracting a cold or the flu because the air is not re-circulated by the HVAC system.  Not only does the UV light reduce the number of bacteria in the air, but it also reduces smells and odors.  UV lights are especially beneficial to Lake of the Ozarks residents because they are more efficient in humid climates.  These lights can also reduce clogging in condensate drain lines by preventing algae growth.  Lastly, UV lights reduce the amount of mold build-up on the coil, which improves the efficiency of the unit and reduces overall electricity cost.

Benefits Summary

As stated above, there are many benefits to installing a UV light, most of which is the increase in indoor air quality.  Below is a short check-list of reasons to use an HVAC UV light:

  • Increases Airflow
  • Improves Efficiency
  • Helps Reduce Electricity Costs
  • Reduces Allergens
  • Kills Mold and Bacteria

Cleaner Air With Royal Heating & Air

Are you looking to improve the air quality in your home?  Talk to us about installing UV lights in your ductwork today.  By decreasing the bacteria present in your air ducts, we are able to improve the air quality in your home.  This can reduce the chances of you or your family contracting a cold or the flu, and reduce smells and odors in your home.  This UV light treatment is especially effective at the Lake of the Ozarks due to the humid summer climate.  Give our Lake of the Ozarks HVAC company a call at 573-480-4313 to learn more or make an appointment for installation.

Royal Heating & Air is a full-service, locally owned and operated HVAC Company at Lake of the Ozarks.  From preventative maintenance to complete furnace and air conditioning installations, we 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.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Benefits of Custom Ductwork in Your Home

Ductwork is an important part of your HVAC system, so it should be designed for maximum efficiency and longevity. One of the best ways to achieve this, and more, is to have custom sheet metal ductwork fabricated for your home. Having ductwork tailored to your home and HVAC system has a number of benefits; however, without professional help, you could encounter ongoing problems down the road. Royal Heating & Air is here to help explain the benefits of custom ductwork in your home.

Why Get Custom Sheet Metal Fabrication?

The main benefit of having your ductwork customized to your home and HVAC system is knowing that this critical component has been hand-crafted by trained specialists. The ductwork in your home has to carry all of the heated or cooled air throughout your home. Having a good product that was custom made for your home is a great way to make sure that it works well.

Benefits of Custom Ductwork

Increased 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.

Improved Efficiency

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 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.

Custom Made For Your Home

When you hire a professional to create custom ductwork, they will create it to be perfectly suited for your HVAC system and your home. Your fabricator will ensure that your home receives the proper air load. They will also create the ducts to have the straightest route from your air handler to a given room. If your ductwork has too many turns, it can make it harder for your system to deliver the necessary air flow to your living spaces. When a professional creates custom ductwork for your home, they will ensure a matching return duct for every supply register. Having matching supply and return ducts helps optimize the circulation in your home. The most important part of custom sheet metal ducts is that they will be properly sealed, which prevents air loss, which will help increase energy efficiency and indoor air quality and put less stress on your system.


Royal Heating & Air specializes in sheet metal fabrication for custom ductwork at the Lake of the Ozarks. Custom ductwork allows for better airflow, distributes air evenly between rooms, and reduces leaks in unwanted areas. It also puts less strain on your HVAC system, allowing it to last longer. For all your HVAC related needs at the Lake, trust "The King of Comfort."

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