Friday, September 25, 2020

Get Ready for Fall!

This weekend may still feel like summer, but fall is in the air! Soon the leaves will be changing and we'll all be bundling up in our scarves and boots and turning on the furnace to keep the house warm. Is your home ready for the temperature change? Royal Heating & Air is the best HVAC Company at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we are here to help you stay comfortable and safe in every season. Keep reading to learn how you can best prepare your home for fall this year. 

Keep Your Floors Clean 

Dirty floors could dramatically affect the air quality in your home, particularly if you have a lot of rugs or carpeting. The pet hair, dust, dirt, dander, and dead skin cells that accumulate in your carpet do not stay there indefinitely. As traffic moves through your home, all that debris can get kicked up and start circulating in the air you breathe. For people who suffer from allergies and asthma, this could be a real health hazard by making it more difficult to breath.

Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Install carbon monoxide detectors on every level of the home and outside of each bedroom.
The number one danger of a failing heating system is a carbon monoxide leak. This is one reason why you should schedule heating maintenance early. CO detectors should be installed just like smoke detectors; this means they should be installed in all of the major areas in your home. It’s also a good idea to test all of your CO and smoke detectors once a month.

Keep Furnace and Pipes Clear

Make sure there is nothing combustible within 6 inches of your ventilation pipe. Periodically inspect your vent pipes to make sure there is nothing obstructing them, such as leaves, snow, or even bird nests. All fuel-burning systems need ventilation for proper safety. Also maintain a minimum 3-foot clearance around your furnace, fireplace, and other heat sources. Keep the area around heaters unobstructed and free from any flammable items. You should also never store any paint, chemicals, gasoline or any other combustible material anywhere near your furnace.

Change Air Filters

Dirty filters are hard on your system. The air filter in your HVAC system is a barrier that helps decrease the amount of dust, hair, and debris circulating in your home.  A system that is overworked will not run effectively, which could cause potential risk to your home. You want to make sure to change your filter often to prevent future damage to your unit which could be dangerous. Four-inch filters need to be checked every 6 months and replaced at least every year. One-inch filters should be checked monthly and replaced as needed. 

Get a Whole-Home Humidifier

Winter air feels dry because the heating process tends to remove moisture from the air. Dry air can affect the health of your skin, sinuses, and overall well-being if it persists for too long. There are numerous benefits to installing a whole-home humidifying system (read our blog on the topic, here). Help improve the quality of the air in your home by calling Royal Heating & Air today and scheduling an appointment for your system.

Check the Vent Airflow  

If the airflow in your home is inefficient, you could have to deal with stale, stagnant air. This could cause bad odors and allergens to settle in your home. Gross! Your HVAC system could simply be too dirty to efficiently move air through the duct-work. A dirty unit could also decrease the airflow in your home. It can be important to have a professional check on your system to ensure everything is functioning appropriately and that there isn't anything blocking the flow of air. Schedule a Home Comfort Check with Royal Heating & Air to check-in on the HVAC systems in your home.

Regular Service with Royal Heating & Air

As the best heating and cooling company at the Lake of the Ozarks, Royal Heating & Air is here for you to help make sure everything runs smoothly all season. If you need a maintenance check on your system to get ready for fall, give us a call and we would love to come out and help! 

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

Enjoy Bikefest Lake of the Ozarks 2020!

The Lake of the Ozarks is a great place for people with all different kinds of hobbies to come and vacation or even live - motorcycle enthusiasts included! As long-tame lake enthusiasts, Royal Heating & Air knows that the Lake is an incredibly scenic place to be year-round. You can ride around the area and take in all the beautiful sights while enjoying your favorite hobby. One of the best ways to do that is by participating in Bikefest Lake of the Ozarks! Keep reading to learn all about it, and how you can take advantage of this year's incredible event.

Bikefest 2020

Bikefest Lake of the Ozarks is an annual event where enthusiasts from all over the United States travel to the Lake to spend time with fellow bikers, try famous lakeside restaurants, visit wonderful lake businesses, and enjoy the beautiful sights of the Lake from the back of their ride. Check out over 300 bars and restaurants in the area, over 50 live music and entertainment shows, vending areas, and more!

This year's event takes place September 16th through the 20th and has a lot of great events lined up for you to take advantage of. Not to mention the Passport Program. This program provides an incredible opportunity to win a Harley-Davidson bike! Just complete and turn in your passport with location stamps from around the Lake. Check out this year's official passport stops below.

(Photo Credit: FunLake)

Official Passport Stops 

11:00 am Wednesday, September 16th – 2:00 pm Sunday, September 20th

#1 - Lake of the Ozarks Harley Davidson 

#2 - Harmy’s Cheese Store & More, LLC 

#3 - Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina 

#4 - Redhead Lakeside Grill 

 #5 – Surdyke Yamaha 

#6 – Dog Days Bar & Grill 

#7 – Tirebiter’s Peanut Pub 

#8 – Wobbly Boots Road House 

#9 – Osage Beach 1st Assembly of God 

#10 – Backwater Jack’s 

#11 – Fat Polly’s Pub/Port Arrowhead 

#12 – Shady Gators 

#13 – H. Toad’s @ Camden on the Lake 

#14 – Ozark Yacht Club 

#15 – The Leather Man 

#16 – Tucker’s Shuckers Oyster & Tap 

#17 – Lucky’s Bar & Grill  

#18 – Paradise Tropical Restaurant 

#19 – American Legion Zack Wheat Post 624 

#20 – Franky & Louie’s 

#21 – Captain Ron’s Bar & Grill 

#22 – Oh Tommy’s Pub & Grill 

#23 – CBD American Shaman – Lake of the Ozarks 

#24 – Seven Springs Winery

(Photo Credit: FunLake)

Ride Maps Around the Lake

Looking for great places to ride around the Lake of the Ozarks to take in the scenery and have a great time? Check out these downloadable maps of 1, 2, and 3-hour motorcycle rides around the Lake of the Ozarks. 

Bennet Spring & Ha Ha Tonka State Parks(84 miles; 1 hour, 45 minutes)

Around The Lake of the Ozarks(96 miles; 2 hours, 15 minutes)

Linn Creek to Devil’s Elbow

(116 miles; 3 hours, 10 minutes)

Lake of the Ozarks Business

If you are a motorcycle enthusiast, you are going to love the Bikefest Lake of the Ozarks 2020 event! And if you also happen to have a home or vacation cabin at the Lake, be sure to use local companies you know you can trust for a comfortable home to come back to after every lake event. Royal Heating & Air is the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we are proud to serve the Lake area with our repairs, service, installation, and expertise. Give us a call to learn more! We can't wait to help you. 

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

Beware of Carbon Monoxide This Fall & Winter

Have you heard about carbon monoxide detectors and wondered why they are so important to have in your home? Carbon monoxide is a dangerous substance that can come from common household items and threaten your health and safety. Royal Heating & Air is the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we are here to help explain the details of carbon monoxide and how to help protect yourself from it. Keep reading to learn more! 

What is Carbon Monoxide? 

Carbon monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas. It is formed when the combustion of fuels is not fully complete, so it can occur any time fuel is being burned. Chemically, it consists of one carbon atom and one oxygen atom. Even though it sounds simple enough, it is an incredibly dangerous compound and can even cause death. 

Why is it Dangerous?

Because carbon monoxide cannot be seen or smelled, it can be hard to know if there is a carbon monoxide leak in your home. If CO builds up indoors or in an enclosed area, it can be deadly. As your body is forced to breathe in more carbon monoxide and less oxygen, it starts to affect your bloodstream. The oxygen in your red blood cells gets replaced with carbon monoxide which does serious damage to your body and can often result in death without treatment.

The symptoms of carbon monoxide are often similar to the flu. If you or someone you know is experiencing these symptoms, get to fresh air and seek medical attention: dull headache, weakness, dizziness, nausea or vomiting, shortness of breath, confusion, blurred vision, or loss of consciousness. (

Where Does it Come From?

Carbon monoxide, or CO, can be found in fumes that come from burning fuel. Sources can include vehicles, small engines, stove tops, lanterns, grills, fireplaces, gas ranges, and furnaces. Because many of these items are commonly found in nearly every home in America, the likelihood that you could be exposed to carbon monoxide is high. In fact, over 400 Americans die annually from unintentional CO poisoning. Even more frightening, over 20,000 people visit the emergency room and 4,000 people are then hospitalized from CO exposure every year in the United States. (

How to Protect Yourself

The idea that a substance could be leaking into your home and threatening your health without you knowing is terrifying to consider. To help get rid of your concerns, try implementing some of the following tips in your home.
  • Install a carbon monoxide detector.
  • When you buy gas equipment, make sure it has a seal from a national testing agency.
  • Check and clean your chimney every year.
  • Don't patch a pipe with tape, gum, etc.
  • Never use your gas range or oven as a heating source for your home.
  • Have your heating system and other gas appliances checked regularly by a qualified technician.

Best HVAC at the Lake of the Ozarks 

If you are concerned that your system may have issues that could lead to a carbon monoxide leak, call the best heating and cooling company at the Lake - Royal Heating & Air! Let us come check on your system and help make sure the furnace is working they way it should and help prevent carbon monoxide issues.

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Friday, September 4, 2020

Don’t Get Stuck with Fall Germs & Discomfort

Fall is just around the corner, which means that dry air and germs are not far behind! With the house being more closed up in the fall and winter, the air can become stale and bacteria can thrive and affect air quality. Royal Heating & Air is the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks, which means we know just how to help keep your home as comfortable and clean as possible. Keep reading to learn more about what we can do for you!

Destroy Bacteria

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! 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 help reduce the bacteria in your home by installing a system using UV light directly in the HVAC ductwork! Many of our customers that have installed such systems into their homes have said they notice almost immediately when the bulb burns out because of how the quality of the air changes. 

Keep Things Flowing

It's important to have an HVAC system that is functioning properly so that the air flow in the house is as consistent and clean as possible. Hire a professional HVAC technician in your area to regularly check on the AC unit and furnace and make sure everything is functioning properly. A unit that is broken or having problems could be causing stale air, hot or cold spots in the house, and issues with moisture.

Banish Dry Air

Dry air in the winter is a common, uncomfortable problem for many homeowners. In reality, it isn't the cold air that causes dryness, but the use of heat to warm the house. Heaters sap the moisture out of the air, but humidifiers can add it back to the air to help bring comfort and health back into the home. Dry air can dry out your skin, but it can also dry out your eyes, nose, and throat. Dry eyes feel scratchy and uncomfortable and can make it hard to focus. If your sinuses get dehydrated, they can feel tight and even sore at times. If your nasal passages get too dry, it can be hard for your system to fight bacteria and viruses due to the lack of mucus that captures and disposes of those pathogens. If you suffer from dry coughing and snoring, your throat may be too dry. A whole-home humidifier from Royal Heating & Air could solve your winter dry air woes.

Best HVAC at the Lake 

Royal Heating & Air is the best heating and cooling company at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we are here for you! Whether you need a UV light system to destroy bacteria, regular maintenance to keep the system running well, or a whole-home humidifier to bring moisture back into the air... We're the one to call!

Royal Heating & Air - "The King of Comfort"

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CALL TODAY! (573) 480-4313