Friday, February 28, 2020

Kick Off Spring with Great Lake Events

Spring is just a few weeks away and the Lake of the Ozarks will soon be bustling with activity. Royal Heating and Air has been part of the community for many years, and we love springtime at the Lake. There's nothing like smelling grass and flowers starting to push up through the ground and hearing the hum of Lake activity returning. Check out some of these great events going on at the Lake to welcome the start of spring! 



March 5: 3 pm - 9 pm
March 6: 12 pm - 10 pm
March 7: 10 am - 9 pm
March 8: 10 am - 5 pm
St. Charles Convention Center
1 Convention Center Plaza
St. Charles Missouri 63303

The premiere boat show in the Midwest! Find great information at this show from several different, fantastic vendors.


Mar 14, 1:00pm
Bagnell Dam Strip
1 Bagnell Dam Blvd
Lake Ozark MO 65049

Watch and enjoy fun floats, marching bands, and candy from local businesses at this family-friendly parade.


Mar 14, 7:00pm-11:00pm
H. Toad's Bar & Grill
2359 Bittersweet Rd
Lake Ozark MO 65049

This event is free to enter and will feature contests, drink specials, and Irish-themed foods. Don't forget DJ Watts who will be spinning for the event's duration.


Mar 28, 7:00am-4:00pm & Mar 29, 7:00am-2:00pm
Alhonna Resort
677 Outer Road
Lake Ozark MO 65049

This two-day tournament provides 100% payback of all entry fees. The entry fee also includes complimentary breakfasts at 6:00am every morning for tournament participants at Bobber's Restaurant at Alhonna Resort. Prizes will be awarded directly after the tournament.


Mar 28, 7:30am
Bagnell Dam
1 Bagnell Dam Blvd.
Lake Ozark Missouri 65049

This is the 5th Annual Bridge and Dam Half Marathon, 5K, and 10K. The race will begin on Bagnell Dam and run over the Community Toll Bridge onto MM and down Las Campanas. All proceeds will benefit the LOTO FCA.



Mar 06, 7:00pm
Great Stone Coffee
1375 Hwy KK
Osage Beach MO 65065

Music, poetry, comedy, or anything else you're passionate about... Take it to Great Stone Coffee's open mic night!


Mar 07, 2020
Tri-County YMCA of the Ozarks
950 Airport Road
Osage Beach MO 65065

This 5K is a family-friendly and fun way to help the Tri-County YMCA to raise money for our facility. Running, walking, strollers, and pets are all welcome! Also enjoy a brunch inspired by Dr. Seuss after the run along with awards for each category. Medals and shirts will be awarded to all finishers.


Mar 13 & Mar 14, 8:00pm
Main Street Music Hall
5845 Osage Beach Parkway
Osage Beach MO 65065

Grammy-nominated Liverpool Legends is the ultimate Beatles experience! They will perform songs from the full career of the Beatles with costume changes, vintage instruments, and special effects.


Mar 13, 6:00pm
RedHead LakeSide Grille
1700 Yacht Club Drive
Osage Beach MO 65065

Brick oven pizza, beverages, and learning about the not-for-profit organization Children's Learning Center. Enjoy a huge silent auction, prizes, and fun for just $15 per ticket. Which includes all you can eat pizza!


Mar 20, 6:30pm
Great Stone Coffee
1375 Hwy KK
Osage Beach MO 65065

For $35 per painter, enjoy a few hours of creating fun art with acrylic paint on stretched canvas.


Mar 28, 7:00pm
Great Stone Coffee
1375 Hwy KK
Osage Beach MO 65065

Test your knowledge of random trivia while you enjoy great food and delicious drinks. Over $150 in prizes will be awarded to winners!


Mar 29, 2020
Inn at Grand Glaize
5142 Osage Beach Pkwy
Osage Beaach MO 65065

"Food, fun, and fundraising!" There will be over 125 items up for bid, and tickets are just $15 apiece or $150 per table.



Mar 06, 3:00pm - Mar 08, 3:00pm
Old Kinderhook Resort
678 Old Kinderhook Resort
Camdenton MO 65020

This weekend retreat is the perfect relaxing getaway. Take in all the beauty of the venue during free time as part of the beginning open schedule, then join interesting workshops throughout the day. Workshops are just $25 each and include styles of yoga, nutrition, lifestyle coaching, rest, relaxations, and excursions. Great free time activities in the area include kayaking, hiking at Ha Ha Tonka, getting a massage and enjoying the spa, golfing at one of the top rated golf courses in Missouri, and more! Book lodging by calling Jasen Jones at 573-317-4440 or emailing at The cost of the retreat is just $199 for all three days!


Mar 07, 9:00am-4:00pm
Camden County Historical Society
206 S Locust
Linn Creek MO 65052

Enjoy perusing several items from a variety of vendors throughout the day. Lunch will also be available.


Mar 13, 2020 - Mar 14, 2020
Various Locations
Camdenton MO 65020

Several businesses at the Camdenton Crossroads will offer promotions and giveaways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Participating businesses will feature painted shamrocks in their windows, and look for Lucky the Leprechaun and his friends hiding in each business. If you find them all and turn in the completed form at any participating business, you will be entered to win the "pot of gold" at the end of the rainbow.


Mar 24, 5:00pm or 7:00pm
A Pinch of Happiness Spice Shop
54 E US Hwy 54
Camdenton MO 65020

Chef Andy Raynor, the Executive Chef at Old Kinderhook, will showcase the art of pasta making at this event. And you will be able to learn hands-on pasta making skills. The event's dish will be a simple linguine pasta with tomato basil garlic sauce, along with mushroom and goat cheese agnolotti. Choose from the 5:00pm-6:30pm or 7:00pm-8:30pm sessions.



Mar 14, 5:00pm
Captain Ron's
82 Aloha Ln
Sunrise Beach MO 65079

Purchase wrist bands and ride the buses to 14 different westside restaurants and bars for delicious food and drinks with entertainment at each location.


Mar 14, 8:00am-4:00pm
Captain Ron's Bar & Grill
82 Aloha Lane
Sunrise Beach MO 65049

Start your morning off with an optional breakfast at 8:00am at Captain Ron's Bar & Grill. Cruises will depart at 10:00am and head to four different restaurants on the main channel. Call to purchase tickets and learn more info: 573-374-5500.


Mar 28, 9:00am-4:00pm
Lake Christian Academy
17178 North State Hwy 5
Sunrise Beach MO 65079

Explore a wide range of products at this year's expo from several local westside businesses. Parking and admission are free, and lunches and snacks will be available for purchase to help benefit the Lake Christian Academy.


Life at the Lake of the Ozarks is beautiful year-round, but the springtime is when everything starts coming back to life. As you enjoy the weather warming up and the wonderful events available around the Lake, remember to keep your home and HVAC system in good condition so there are no surprises when the heat kicks in and you need the AC. Call Royal Heating and Air when you need help with your HVAC at the Lake of the Ozarks!

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

5 Ways to Help Improve HVAC Efficiency

Improving your HVAC efficiency could make a big difference in your energy bill and have a positive impact on you and your home. Royal Heating & Air is the best heating and cooling company at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we have a lot of experience in HVAC operations. We have some great tips for you today on how to improve the efficiency of your HVAC system. Read on to learn more!

1) Regular Maintenance

Your HVAC system works hard year-round. Make sure everything is still in good condition by scheduling regular maintenance checks with your local HVAC company. It's a good idea to have maintenance performed on your units every spring and every fall before the major turn in temperature. Another indication that it is time for a professional HVAC technician to pay you a visit is if the unit is making a strange sound or giving off a bad odor.

2) Keep Clean

Air conditioning units and furnaces can collect dust, dirt, and debris over their lifetime. It's important to make sure they are regularly cleaned so they can operate as efficiently as possible. It's also possible for coils to accumulate rust and other harmful materials if not regularly cleaned and maintained.

Keeping your home as clean as possible is also helpful to the efficiency of your HVAC system. Be sure to regularly dust, vacuum, and clean out vents to ensure there are no blockages inhibiting airflow and making the system work harder.

3) Change Filters

Filters have a very limited lifespan. Some last six months while others last for only one. Make sure you know how often your filter should be changed, and have backups ready to replace when necessary. If a filter gets overloaded with dust, pet hair, and other debris, it cannot filter air efficiently and will put a strain on your HVAC system.

4) Energy Efficient Windows

It's no secret that windows can let out a lot of heat or cool air, depending on the season. Thinking about sitting next to a window in the winter makes us feel chilly enough to want a cozy blanket and hot cocoa. Installing energy-efficient, double-paned windows can help solve this issue. These windows help reduce the amount of hot/cool air that can escape through the windowpane, allowing your HVAC system to take a break more often during the day.

5) Custom Ductwork

If you are remodeling or building a new home, now is the perfect time to help promote efficient airflow through the HVAC system by hiring a professional HVAC company to install custom ductwork. Custom sheet metal fabrication can ensure your ductwork works with the flow of your home rather than against it. It can also limit leaks and inefficient spots that can often happen with standard air ducts. Call Royal Heating & Air to get a quote and add us to your team!

HVAC at the Lake of the Ozarks

Royal Heating & Air loves helping our customers, ensuring your homes are happy and comfortable in every season! Give us a call to schedule your spring maintenance or HVAC service and we will be there for you. 573-480-4313

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Friday, February 14, 2020

Indoor Air Quality & Allergies – What to Do?!

The temperature may be below freezing with wind that takes your breath away. But believe it or not, spring is a mere 5 weeks away! So, it’s time to start preparing for the warmer weather and the potential air quality issues that can come with it. Royal Heating & Air is the best HVAC Company at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we have several years of experience with indoor air quality. There are a lot of ways to help keep the air clean and fresh this spring. Read on to learn some of our favorite tips! 


Spring is a beautiful time of year. Who doesn’t love the end of winter, sunny days, and blooming flowers? If you have allergies or asthma, however, spring could be a frustrating and difficult time for you. As all of those gorgeous plants and flowers are blooming, they are also releasing pollen into the air. This pollen can cause allergic reactions like itchy and watery eyes, runny nose, and headache. For some it can be so bad that they have to take medication throughout the whole season and can hardly function when exposed to too much pollen. These particles can end up inside the home by hitching a ride on clothes or blowing in through an open window.

If you are experiencing respiratory symptoms or allergic reactions inside your home, it might mean that your air filter is overdue for a replacement. Each type lasts for a different amount of time before it needs to be replaced. Once it is full, it can no longer efficiently filter the air in your home, and harmful materials and allergens circulate through the air in your home causing difficulties.


Another common allergen that could be causing issues for you and your family is dust and the resulting dust mites. Dust can be an agitator that causes inflammation in your respiratory system. This makes it more difficult to breathe clearly and freely. Your body may be trying to tell you something by sneezing more often when you are indoors, trying to remove the dust particles from your nasal passages.

Your air conditioning unit and the compressor could also be dirty and clogged, which limits the airflow indoors. With limited airflow, less fresh air is being circulated inside your home. This can cause allergens to settle and continue to give you respiratory issues.

Mold & Bacteria

Another source of respiratory concern is mold and bacteria. If these harmful materials are circulated inside your home and then breathed in by you and your family members, you could be in danger of getting sick more often. These pathogens can come from a lot of different sources: pet accidents, particles getting kicked up from the carpet, tracked-in substances from shoes, improperly cleaned portable humidifiers, and many more.

Royal Heating & Air can help remove bacteria and mold from the air inside your home by installing an HVAC UV Light System. This system uses ultraviolet light to destroy harmful materials and sterilize the air that passes through the light. Imagine how much cleaner the air in your home could be with a sanitizing UV light system in your HVAC!

Air Quality at the Lake

If you feel like your indoor air quality could use some help, it could be time to call in a professional. Call the best heating and cooling company at the Lake of the OzarksRoyal Heating & Air! Whether you need a maintenance check on your unit or an ultraviolet light system installed in the air ducts, we are there for you. Don’t spend your time in a house that feels stuffy and stale. Help get your home feeling cleaner and healthier with our team of expert technicians at Royal Heating & Air.

Royal Heating & Air - "The King of Comfort"

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Friday, February 7, 2020

Programmable Thermostat FAQs, Pros, and Cons – Learn All About It!

Have you been considering installing a programmable thermostat in your home? Royal Heating & Air is the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks, so we have all the inside information you need to help make your decision! Today we’ll go over how a programmable thermostat works and the pros and cons of installing one in your home. Read on to learn more!

What is a Programmable Thermostat?

Programmable thermostats offer the most flexibility out of all thermostat types and can be installed for almost any heating and cooling system. Standard thermostats sense the temperature inside and trigger the furnace or air conditioning to turn on when it falls outside of the set temperature. Programmable thermostats allow you to set a schedule of temperatures instead of just one. For example, if there is no one in the house for a large portion of the work day, you can program the thermostat to a lower temperature than when you are at home to give the furnace a break and save energy.

What are the Pros of a Programmable Thermostat?

Energy Savings

These programmable thermostats could help you save on your energy bill, particularly if you work outside the home for large portions of the day. Rather than keeping the house at a high temperature all day, you can program the temperature to drop while you are out of the house so the furnace doesn’t have to work hard heating an empty house.

Scheduling Conveniences

You never have to remember to change the thermostat before you leave, or feel uncomfortable waiting for it to come back to temperature when you come home and change it back. With a programmable thermostat, you can schedule it to automatically change temperature after you leave and before you get home.

Remote Controlling and Monitoring

Did the day’s schedule change? If you’re coming home early, you can use an app on your phone to change the temperature in your house remotely. You can also monitor the temperature from your phone to make sure everything is running smoothly. Talk about convenience!

What are the Cons?

Setup Can be Difficult

If you don’t have any experience setting up thermostats, it can be difficult to do. It could be easy to make a mistake that will cause the system to not function correctly. This is a relatively easy problem to fix, though. Just call the best HVAC company at the Lake of the OzarksRoyal Heating & Air – and we can help you out!

Compatibility Can be an Issue

Programmable thermostats don’t always work with every HVAC system. If you buy one without checking the compatibility first, you could end up with a useless new thermostat and an HVAC system that isn’t working. Make sure you do your research first!

Your HVAC Resource at the Lake

Royal Heating & Air is the best heating and cooling company at the Lake of the Ozarks and we love helping you with all your HVAC needs! If you decide to get a programmable thermostat for your home, give us a call and we will help you choose the right one for you.

Royal Heating & Air - "The King of Comfort"

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CALL TODAY! (573) 480-4313

Monday, February 3, 2020

Protect the AC Unit From the Winter with These Tips!

We are in the middle of the winter and the weather is determined to make sure we know it. With all this snow and ice coming through each week, what does it mean for your AC unit? Is all the snow bad for it? Should it be covered? Royal Heating and Air is the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks and we are here to help answer all your questions about how to keep your AC unit safe this winter. Read on to learn more!

Covering the AC Unit 

Your Air Conditioning unit is not being used right now with all the cold weather. While it's taking a break this winter, should it be covered? There are several pros to covering the AC unit this winter. (Note: This does not apply to heat pumps.)

First, it can protect the unit from any falling debris, like heavy snow, broken tree limbs and twigs, icicles breaking off the side of your house. These falling projectiles could cause some damage to your AC unit on impact, so covering the unit could help protect minimize the impact.

Also, covering your unit helps prevent water from getting into the unit and then freezing when the temperature drops. If this happens to often, it can cause damage to the coils on your unit and require expensive repairs.

Keeping Your AC Unit Free 

There are also a few cons to covering the AC unit, however, and your circumstances could mean that it's a good idea to leave it as is.

Covering the unit protects it from accumulating water that could freeze and expand, but covering could allow moisture to build up in the enclosed space on warmer days and cause it to grow mold and mildew. 

The cover for your AC unit could also serve as a cover for pests. They may see it as a shelter and make their home by your AC unit. This could lead to contamination with droppings and damage to the unit from chewing rodents.

Regularly Check the Unit 

Whether you decide to cover the unit or leave it free, it's important to regularly venture out and make sure everything is okay. If you decided to go with a cover, make sure there aren't any tears in the cover, any rodents living underneath, or any mold and mildew growing between the unit and cover. If you decide to leave the unit open to the air, make sure snow is not accumulating on top in large amounts, keep the sides free from fallen branches and leaves, and make sure the gutters above the unit are intact and not leaking water directing on the unit. 

Schedule Regular Check-Ups

Even though you aren't currently using your air conditioning unit, you don't want to wait until the middle of a hot day to find out there is an issue. Call the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks - Royal Heating & Air, and we will come out to do an inspection on the AC unit to make sure frozen water hasn't burst the pipes/coils. As the spring starts to near in the next few weeks, it becomes even more important to make sure the unit is working properly.

HVAC at the Lake of the Ozarks 

Royal Heating & Air can help protect your AC or furnace this season! Call the best heating and cooling company at the Lake of the Ozarks to ensure your AC is protected this winter so it is ready to work hard next summer. You can count on Royal Heating & Air to make sure your AC unit is ready when you need it. Call 573-480-4313 to schedule an appointment today!

Royal Heating & Air - "The King of Comfort"

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CALL TODAY! (573) 480-4313