Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Getting Your Home Prepared For The COLD.

Tune Up Your Heating System 

An HVAC technician can be hired to come over to your home and inspect your heating systems. This is worth it to avoid unnecessary breakdowns on the coldest day of the year. 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!


Fun tip: Reverse your ceiling fans! Studies show that reversing your ceiling fans produces an "updraft" and pushed the hot air down, since hot air rises.

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. 

Prevent Ice Build-Up

Taking steps to prevent ice build-up that can leak into your home and cause potential damage is recommended. Call a weatherization contractor to come over to fix any air leaks and insulation in your home. 


Check Your Roof

Look at your roof up close and check for any missing shingles or damaged areas. Better to find it now than during a snowstorm! You can hire a roofing contractor to repair breaks.

Caulking

Gaps may form between the siding and the window or door frames. This can be closed with silicone caulking, as it won't shrink and can stand strong against the cold elements.

Cleaning Your Gutters 

Gutters can get clogged if not cleaned. Debris that gets caught in your gutters can lead to water back up that can damage your roof, siding, and trim...leading to the potential of water leaking into your home!

Turn Off Exterior Faucets 

Undrained water can freeze up, which will make the pipes burst as the freezing ice expands. Disconnect your hoses, and drain water. 


Prepare Your Mower

As your mower sits all winter, fuel that has been left inside can decompose. This is harmful to your mower and will make it harder for you to turn it on in the Spring. 

 

Wait To Prune Until Late-Winter

It is tempting to think about pruning your plants in your landscaping when you see the leaves start turning. But, horticulturalists suggest waiting to prune until late Winter for most plants, just before Spring growth begins. 

Call a Chimney Sweep

make sure your fireplace and chimney are clean before using, this can prevent potential chimney fires.

Restock Winter Essentials

Do not wait for the first Winter storm to realize you need more ice melt! Also, ensure you have a durable snow shovel handy. 

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! 

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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Thursday, September 29, 2022

October Events You Can't Miss!



Fall is a fun time to be at the Lake of the Ozarks! The trees start changing colors, the weather cools off, and everything feels fresh and beautiful. Our team at Royal Heating & Air loves this time of year, and we love helping you enjoy it too! Not only can we come check on your systems to make sure they're running properly for the season's change, but we also bring you info about the best events happening around the Lake. There's so much going on around the Lake of the Ozarks in celebration of this spooktacular October month! From family friendly, to adults only, there's something for everyone! Check out some of the local October events you won’t want to miss!  

October 1st

Live Music Weekends at Lodge of Four Seasons

 


HK's Restaurant: Thursday - Saturday

Join us Thursday - Saturday in HK's Restaurant & Bar at The Lodge of Four Seasons for Chef Gary's latest menu specials and live music from local artists.  Dinner is served 4:00pm - 9:00pm Sunday-Thursday & 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm Friday & Saturday.

Music: Thursdays & Fridays 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm; Saturday, 9/10 and 9/17 is 6:30pm – 9:30pm and on Saturday, 9/24 is 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Lakeview Patio: Friday & Saturdays live music from 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Rooftop Bar: Friday & Saturdays live music from 7:00pm - 10:00pm. (Saturday 9/10 closed for private event.)

Address: 

Lodge of Four Seasons

315 Four Seasons Dr.

Lake Ozark, MO

https://4seasonsresort.com/hks-restaurant-bar/

http://facebook.com/LodgeofFourSeasons/

http://twitter.com/Lodgeof4Seasons


Spooky Nights

By The Regalia Hotel and Conference Center

250 Racquet Club Drive

Lake Ozark, MO

A free showing of blended Halloween movies every weekend in October with spooky snacks & concessions available, make sure to bring your own chairs or blankets. Friday nights all ages are welcome, Saturday nights are adult nights.

Regalia Hotel and Conference Center

250 Racquet Club Drive

Lake Ozark, MO

573-723-3000

www.theRegaliahotel.com


Lake of the Ozarks Fall Boutique Crawl

 


An Event featuring some of the BEST Lake area Boutiques!

What is Lake of the Ozarks Boutique Crawl: It’s a collaboration between Boutique owners working together to support each other! The Boutique Owners are planning an AMAZING shopping experience for ALL, with In Store Promotions, Refreshments, AMAZING Fashion, Accessories & Home Decor.

How it WORKS: SIMPLY pick up a punch card & map at the first Boutique you visit, get your card STAMPED at ALL 16 Participating Shops & be ENTERED to win: 1st place $800 in Boutique Gift Cards: 2nd place $400 in gift cards & 3rd place $300 in Gifts.

GRAB your GIRL GANG & get ready to SHOP!!!!! Say YES to a GIRLS DAY Out.

This event takes place throughout the Lake Area. Visit our Facebook page for a complete list of participating stores.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1415561902276870

Contact:

Shabby Chic Boutique

(573) 348-1507

October 2

Shawnee Bluff Vineyard Fall Festival & Grape Stomp

 


Shawnee Bluff Vineyard Fall Festival & Grape Stomp

Join us on Sunday, October 2nd from 1-5pm at Shawnee Bluff Vineyard in Eldon MO for a Fun Filled Fall Festival & Grape Stomp!

$10 per adult

Kids 12 and under Free

- Music & Dancing by Ronnie Cramer

- Food Truck

- Grape Stomp Contest (begins at 2:30pm)

- Wine Tasting (additional cost at the event)

Kids activities:

- Coloring Contest

- Scavenger Hunt

- Face Painting

- Pony Petting

Shawnee Bluff Vineyard

8 Tolwood Road

Eldon, MO

314-221-0080

info@shawneebluffwinery.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/884109095898502

October 8

Osage Beach Fall Festival

 


Osage Beach Fall Festival will have live music, vendor booths, pie eating contest, petting zoo, pony rides, bounce house, food & drinks.

Osage Beach City Park

950 Hatchery Road

Osage Beach, MO 65065

573-302-7460

nstacey@osagebeach.org

https://osagebeach-mo.gov/2206/Fall-Festival

October 13

Ghouls Gathering Festival & Haunted Maze

 


Located at Lake Breeze Point (7127 Old Route 5, Camdenton MO), this event is designed for families and kids to dress-up, play games, eat, and enjoy family fun.  The kids receive a gift bag with tickets to play games and they receive tickets when they win games.  The tickets can be turned in at vendor booths for prizes.   Enjoy Halloween fun and food at Ghouls Gathering.  As part of the festival we offer the Haunted Mazed designed for adult scares and require and additional fee.  The festival runs from 10-13-2022 through 10-31-2022 on weekends.  Tickets are available online and at the entrance.

We love Halloween here at Lake Breeze and wanted to create something scary fun.  It was amazing last year and we made it even better this year.   The maze is about 10-20 minutes depending on how fast your travel.   It includes an entrance area, killing workshop, outdoor grave, and a very dark and frightening cave full of surprises and scares.   This haunted maze is not designed for kids or adults who scare easy.  So bring your fearless friends and family and enjoy the haunt.  The maze entrance fee includes access to Ghouls Gathering so families can bring both their brave and not-so-brave members and all can enjoy.

Ghouls Gathering Access Ticket:   $10 for kids (2 free parents)

Haunted Maze & Ghouls Gathering:  $25 each

Lake Breeze Terrace

7127 Old Route 5

Camdenton, MO 65020

573-873-5343

October 15

Witches Be Crazy Ball



2nd Annual Witches Be Crazy Ball, Saturday, October 15, 7pm Food, potions, dancing, games & prizes. Cash bar. Get your ticket online at Larocaclub.com $15 pp Dress as your favorite kind of witch. Are you a good witch or a bad witch? Sexy, scary, or spooky? Tatyana Welch Photography will be joining us to do party pics & she will have a photo vignette set with props for fun witchy pictures! We will have a charcuterie style spread of food. Great drink specials. Games for chances to win prizes. Photo opportunities with Tatyana. Etc. Please get tickets ahead of time so that proper food arrangements can be made. Visit larocaclub.square.site.

La Roca Club

980 Airport Rd

Osage Beach, MO 65065

573-480-9973

larocadance@yahoo.com

LaRocaClub.com

https://www.facebook.com/LaRocaClubDance

October 21

Apple Butter Fall Festival at the Museum



By Camden County Museum

Crafts, fresh apple butter & apple pies. Free admission. Chili lunch. Quilt drawing.

9am - 4 pm each day

573-346-7191

media@camdencountymuseum.org

www.camdencountymuseum.org

October 29

Halloween on the Strip



Trick or treat at participating businesses along Bagnell Dam.

Costume contest at 4 pm at Luby's Stage on Bagnell Dam Strip.

Games from 2 pm - 4 pm at Luby's Plaza.

Bagnell dam Strip

Lake Ozark, MO

October 29

Lake Valley Golf Club Trunk or Treat

 


Third annual Lake Valley Golf Club Trunk or Treat will be held Saturday October 29, 2022 from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm. This event is open to the public.

Lake Valley Golf Club

367 CC Blair Dr.

Camdenton, MO 65020

573-346-7218

https://www.lakevalleygolf.com

Your Best Life at the Lake

You want to live your best life! That isn't hard to do at the Lake of the Ozarks. Surrounded by beautiful nature and fun events, there's no end to what you can enjoy in every season at the Lake. Royal Heating & Air can make it even better by keeping your home more comfortable and healthier with the best HVAC service at the Lake of the Ozarks. Give us a call to schedule your fall maintenance check, a whole home check, a programmable thermostat, a whole home humidifier, and more! We are here for you.

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Friday, September 23, 2022

Preparing Your Home For Chilly Season

Fall is officially here! Temperatures are cooling off and soon the leaves will be changing. Sometime this month, most people will be turning on their heaters to stay warm through the night. Fall is a beautiful season at the Lake, but there are some things you should do to prepare the house and your HVAC system for the colder weather. Royal Heating & Air is the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we are here to help you! Keep reading to learn more.

 


Restock Essentials

 Don’t get stuck in the cold without the essentials you need. Before the freezing weather gets here, make sure you have everything you will need to safely move about and get out of the house. Put your shovel and ice scraper where they will be easily accessible. Purchase ice melt to keep on hand. Ice storms don’t always come with fair warning, so having it on hand can be tremendously helpful. It is also a good idea to keep your car stocked with items that will keep you safe a warm in case of an accident while you wait for emergency response… heavy blanket, hand & foot warmers, flashlight, reflective triangle, etc.

Drain Outdoor Water Lines

Call your landscaping company before the ground freezes to drain the water from your irrigation system. Any residual water left in your irrigation system over the winter season will freeze, expand, and likely cause serious damage to the entire system. It is also a good idea to disconnect and drain the hoses around your house. 

Mind Your Roof
It can be important to make sure everything is up to standard with your roofing before winter starts. Don’t get stuck with roof leaks from snowmelt because of an overlooked crack or gap. Another way to make sure your roof is protected is to keep your gutters clear from debris. If gutters get overfilled, water can get backed up into your attic or other areas in your home where it shouldn’t be. When this water freezes, it can cause even more damage. 

 

 

Look for Leaks
Leaks in the seals on your home can be somewhat difficult to notice in the warmer months. However, as the temperature drops, you may notice heat escaping near your windows and doors. Check the seals in these areas to make sure there aren't any cracks or gaps letting warm air escape. There are several tools you can use to help seal off doors and windows. Some are very simple additions to the bottom of the door or window that provide an additional buffer from the elements.

If you are still noticing a lot of heat loss in the winter months, you may want to consider investing in energy-efficient windows. These windows help hold in the warm air (or in the summer, the cool air) so your HVAC system doesn't have to work so hard to keep up. If you aren't sure how efficient your HVAC system is, call 
Royal Heating & Air and schedule a Home Comfort Check. We will do a complete check of your heater, gas furnace burners, and heating elements and help you find anything that may not be functioning at its optimal level.


Get a Programmable Thermostat
Traditional thermostats simply read the temperature of the room and signal your HVAC system to kick in if it is below (or above in the summer) the temperature you set for your home. A programmable thermostat can learn your patterns by keeping track of how you set the temperature throughout the day. When you're away at work, it can give your HVAC system a break. Do you like to sleep with the air a little cooler? Your programmable thermostat can do that for you automatically! With the freedom to set your programmable thermostat and forget it, you can sit back and relax while it saves you time and potentially even money.


 


Fall Maintenance Check
Help your heating system out by scheduling regular maintenance checks and inspections. A 
professional HVAC technician can usually find issues in your unit before they cause bigger problems or system failure. They will inspect the unit's overall condition, motor, electrical components, safety controls, and more. If anything is lagging or has minor damage that could cause issues down the road, your technician will recommend a repair or replacement so you don't end up stuck with a broken heater in the dead of winter.


Now is a great time to check-in on your HVAC, especially your heating system. No one wants to have a heating emergency in the dead of winter. Help prevent emergencies by scheduling regular maintenance on your HVAC system. This can help keep everything running efficiently and safely through the cold season. If you do experience an HVAC emergency, remember that you can always call our team at 
Royal Heating & Air

 

Lake of the Ozarks HVAC


As the 
best heating and cooling company at the Lake of the OzarksRoyal Heating & Air is here for you! We love being there for you to take care of your HVAC system year-round to provide you with a comfortable, safe home. Give us a call to schedule your fall maintenance, a whole home comfort check, a programmable thermostat installation, or any other HVAC service work you need to have a great fall season at the Lake of the Ozarks. We have your back! 

 

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Thursday, September 15, 2022

Benefits of a Heat Pump

Royal Heating & Air is comprised of a group of HVAC professionals here to help inform you about heat pumps - how they work, how they could benefit your home, and how we can help install one for you! As the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks, you can trust us to bring you the most accurate and helpful information. Keep reading to learn more! 


What is a Heat Pump?


Heat Pumps are all-in-one heating and air conditioning systems. They are unique from a traditional furnace in that way – they can also be used for cooling! They reverse the flow and transfer heat from inside the house to the air outside.

How Does a Heat Pump Work?


Left to its own devices, heat energy travels from high-temperature areas to low-temperature areas. Heat pumps can reverse this flow and pump heat from low-temperature areas to the area you want to heat. They do this by absorbing heat from the outside air, the ground, or water and transferring it into the home.

Heat Pump Maintenance


To keep your heat pump happy, there are a few steps you’ll want to take.

Keep the thermostat set at a constant temperature. Frequently changing it could put an extra burden on your unit. If you do change the temperature throughout the day, try to limit it to twice a day. For example, when you leave work and when you return home.

Choose a temperature range that is manageable for your system – above 65 degrees in the summer and below 70 in the winter. Your system may have difficulty keeping up and could cause a frozen coil or condensation in the home in the winter.

Keep your heat pump as clean as possible. Remove snow build-up, ice, and any debris accumulating on or around the unit. Blockages can cause the system to overwork and begin to malfunction.

Schedule regular maintenance with Royal Heating & Air to ensure your heat pump is working efficiently. Your unit should be checked once a year at a minimum. It’s best to have us come out every season to ensure it is ready for the changing temperatures.


Pros of a Heat Pump


A great benefit to using a heat pump is that they are an energy-efficient way to both heat and cool your home. This is because of the way they function, by drawing heat from the environment as a source of renewable energy. Also, having one unit to service instead of both an air conditioner and a furnace could help cut costs over time.

You can also combine a heat pump with a furnace for a hybrid heat system in climates that get below freezing regularly and for long periods of time.

Potential Cons of a Heat Pump


Some drawbacks to a heat pump are that they are working year-round and can wear out more quickly than an air conditioner. Again, heat pumps are doing the job of both the air conditioner and the furnace.

You may also notice that the system seems like it is always running, or that the air coming through the vent does not feel hot. This is because heat pumps provide a more constant flow of warm air over time, keeping your home at a constant temperature.

Best HVAC at the Lake of the Ozarks


Royal Heating & Air is the best heating and cooling company at the Lake of the Ozarks. We know all about heat pumps and whether or not one might be right for your home. If you are considering using a heat pump to keep your home comfortable, give Royal Heating & Air a call! We would be more than happy to help. 


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CALL TODAY! (573) 480-4313



Thursday, September 8, 2022

Fun Fall September Events!

There is nothing better than Fall at the lake, there are plenty of fun community events to enjoy this September! Your HVAC professionals at the lake are here to help you make the most of this Fall season. We make sure your HVAC unit at the Lake of the Ozarks is running well so you can stay comfortable no matter the weather. Today, we're also bringing you some great events going on around the lake over the next month to help you take advantage of the warmer weather. Check out these September events, you can't miss out on!  

September 9th


Starla & Scotty at Regalia

Come enjoy dinner and live music with Starla & Scotty award-winning musicians!

LOCATION
The Regalia Hotel & Conference Center
250 Racquet Club Drive
Lake Ozark, MO

September 10th 



LOWA Paddlers Kayak Round-Up

Our next kayak roundup take place the second Saturday of the month through September from 8:30 to noon at the Ha Ha Tonka Spring Trail (D-144, Camdenton). This is a FREE service provided by LOWA and the Missouri Master Naturalists. Come try out our kayaks for free and enjoy this beautiful Lake!

LOCATION
Ha Ha Tonka State Park
1491 Missouri D
Camdenton, Missouri United States

September 11th



Ride for Freedom

2022 Ride for Freedom presented by Surdyke Yamaha & Tri-County YMCA benefitting First Responder Charities.

160 mile boat & PWC ride from Surdyke's Port 20 to Truman Dam and Back.

Silent Auction and Pre-Party on Saturday, Sept 10 at Dog Days. Meals and giveaways with registration.

September 14th



16th Annual Lake of the Ozark BikeFest

Visit beautiful Lake of the Ozarks this September for the ultimate BikeFest Event. Events include spectacular scenic rides, more than 200 biker friendly bars and restaurants, great parties, vendors, and rockin' concerts at night! Visit Lake of the Ozarks for a chance to win a custom Harley Davidson motorcycle!

info@lakebikefest.com

http://www.lakebikefest.com/

September 23rd



Fall In Water Boat Show

Fall In Water Boat Show by Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association come see a variety of boats including new cruisers, performance, and runabouts and personal watercraft.

573-480-2300

mike@lakeozarkboatdealers.com

https://www.lakeozarkboatdealers.com/mo-boat-shows.asp

September 23rd



Dinner Theater "Trick or Treat" Comedy at the Museum

By Camden County Museum

Dinner theater at Camden County Museum featuring the comedy "Trick or Treat". Great fun and free museum tours.

Location
206 S Locust
Linn Creek, MO

September 30th




Live Music at Shawnee Bluff Winery
By Shawnee Bluff Winery

Come enjoy a view, live music with Sax on the Beach and wine!

Fri, Sept 30: Sax on the Beach, 5pm- 8pm

https://shawneebluff.com/live-music/

Shawnee Bluff Facebook Page

LOCATION
Shawnee Bluff Winery
2430 Bagnell Dam Blvd
Lake Ozark, MO


Royal Heating & Air - "The King of Comfort"

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CALL TODAY! (573) 480-4313