Friday, February 25, 2022

Must-Do HVAC Checklist Before the New Baby!

If you are expecting a new baby soon, you are probably getting the house ready by decorating the nursery; stocking up on baby clothes, bottles, and diapers; and getting your "go bag" ready for the delivery. But, have you given any thought to preparing your HVAC system? If not, you could be letting bacteria, dry air, and bad air flow affect your health and the health of the baby when you get home. Royal Heating & Air is the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we care a great deal about you and your health. That's why today's blog is addressing how to get your HVAC ready for the new little one that will be joining you soon. Keep reading to learn more!

Change Air Filters

The air filter in your HVAC system needs to be regularly changed. The frequency depends on how thick the filter is. Some need to be changed once a month, while others don't need to be changed until six months down the road. Make sure you read the instructions for your filter carefully and don't let a full, dirty filter sit in your system. Not only can it let some dust and bacteria through if it's full, but it can also make it harder for your HVAC system to work efficiently as it tries to push air through the full filter.

Get a UV Light System

The air in your home gets circulated over and over again. While there are filters in place that can regularly be changed, there are a lot of ways that bacteria, viruses, and other harmful materials like mold and mildew can enter the air in your home. A UV Light System can help destroy these kinds of harmful materials by preventing them from replicating and spreading. Royal Heating & Air can install a UV Light System in your air ducts to keep your indoor air cleaner for you and the baby! 

Install a Whole Home Humidifier

Dry air saps the moisture from 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. having the right amount of humidity in your home can make your whole family - including the baby - more comfortable. Royal Heating & Air can install a whole home humidifier system for you that measures the amount of humidity in your air and adjusts it for you automatically.

Programmable Thermostat

When you get home from the hospital, you're going to have a lot going on! A programmable thermostat can help keep your home at the right temperature and help your HVAC system work more efficiently without you having to think about it. The smart thermostat can automatically turn the temperature down at night for a more comfortable night of sleep for all of you, and then bring the temperature back up during the day. (Or vice-versa in the summer months.)

Maintenance Checks

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. If something is going wrong with your HVAC, then your whole home could feel off. It's important to have regular checks on your furnace and air conditioning units. Call Royal Heating & Air to schedule a check before your little one arrives to make sure there are no leaks or minor issues that could become a huge deal down the road. 
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 to keep you and your little one as safe and comfortable as possible!

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Friday, February 18, 2022

Is There an Optimal Temperature for Sleeping?

There is a lot of science behind what gives you a great night of sleep, instead of a restless night of sleep. You've probably heard that you should turn off screens an hour or more before bedtime, that lights should all be turned off or blocked out, that you should avoid having caffeine too late or alcohol right before bed... But what about temperature? Do you know what temperature your room should be in order to enjoy the best night of sleep possible? Royal Heating & Air is your local HVAC expert, and we're here to answer that question! 

Circadian Rhythms 

You may or may not have heard this term before. Your circadian rhythm is an internal process that regulates your sleeping and waking schedule. Circadian rhythms last about 24 hours before cycling again. Some refer to your circadian rhythm as your "internal body clock". Your circadian rhythm can be affected by the amount of light you're exposed to, how much you exercise, and your body temperature. 

Temperature and Falling Asleep

In the scheme of things, we've only been able to control the temperature in our homes for a short amount of time. Our bodies are naturally used to experiencing a drop in temperature at night. When your body releases melatonin (the sleep hormone) about 2 hours before sleep, your body temperature starts dropping. The way it does this is by sending heat away from your core and into your extremities. That's why you might notice your hands and feet feeling warmer. 

If your thermostat is set too high in your home at night, your body may have a hard time cooling off enough to comfortably fall asleep.

Staying Asleep with the Right Temperature

Some studies have been done about what happens to the quality of your sleep if you are too hot or too cold. While being too cold overnight can make you uncomfortable and disrupt your sleep somewhat, being too hot is even more disruptive. When your body is too warm, you can't go into deep sleep (also called REM sleep). Without those deep periods of sleep, you will most likely struggle to stay asleep and won't feel rested the next morning. 

What is the Magical Temperature? 

The ideal temperature can vary somewhat person to person. However, according to the Sleep Foundation, the ideal temperature for sleep is 65 degrees Fahrenheit. They also report that most doctors say the best temperature range for sleep is between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Stay Cool with the Best HVAC Company

Royal Heating & Air is the best heating and cooling company at the Lake of the Ozarks and we pride ourselves on helping keep your home comfortable and safe. If you're experiencing any issues with your heating or cooling system, give us a call! With spring right around the corner, now is a good time to think ahead and plan for your spring maintenance check on your HVAC system. Don't lose any sleep, call today! 573-480-4313

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Thursday, February 10, 2022

What Does it Take to be a Great HVAC Tech?

HVAC Technicians have a very important (and not always easy) job. If you are thinking about becoming an HVAC technician, or are just curious what it takes for your tech to be the best at what they do, today's blog is for you! Royal Heating & Air is the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks. One of the reasons for that is our incredible technicians that help us help you keep your home comfortable and safe year-round. 

Not Afraid to Get Dirty

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) makes your home cozy and comfortable. But, keeping it that way isn't always the most comfortable experience. Many times, HVAC units and their components are located in the crawl space of a home. That's right, under the house where all the dirt, spiders, and creepy crawlies are. A great HVAC technician should be prepared to get to the unit, no matter where it is located, and be able to fix it while spending time in those conditions. 

Can Withstand Extreme Temperatures

HVAC issues seem to occur when the weather is at it's worst. If the heat index is over 100 degrees Fahrenheit and someone hasn't had an HVAC check in a long time, a minor issue they've had for awhile could become a BIG issue. People might overcompensate and try to keep their house too cool in extreme heat and actually cause their air conditioning unit to freeze from over working. If the temperature is below freezing, there are also a host of issues that can come up for HVAC systems. HVAC technicians need to be prepared for this kind of problem and know that they'll probably be working in subfreezing temperatures and sweltering heat on a regular basis. 


Most people are not very familiar with how their HVAC system works, they just know they want to be comfortable in their own homes. An HVAC technician needs to be able to explain to the "average Joe" what is going on and how they can fix it using simple terms. Customers typically don't want a whole lesson on HVAC, but they do want to know enough to know that you really did fix the issue and that you know what you're talking about. HVAC techs also need to be able to work with people in high stress situations. If the heating or cooling has gone out in their home and they are expecting guests, they could be experiencing a significant amount of stress. The tech should be able to be a calming and reassuring presence during the appointment to help ease the customer's worry. 

"Know Their Stuff"

Whether on a service call to figure out why someone’s air conditioner is not working, installing a new system, or doing a preventative maintenance check, the service technician will be looking at a lot of different elements that have to all work together to keep the home comfortable. The technician will be removing access panels, examining the parts and pieces of the system, cleaning components, and looking for anything unusual. They may be arriving at a house that has water leaking from the HVAC unit and damaging the home. That may be something as simple as blowing out a clog in the drain line, or it may require checking/correcting the level of refrigerant in the system. All in the same day an HVAC tech may learn and use plumbing skills, electrical skills, mechanical skills, carpentry skills, and much more. They need to "know their stuff" to be a great HVAC technician and serve the customer well, finding and fixing the issue the first time. 

Problem Solving

Sometimes we think our technicians should wear capes.  Each day they go out and help diagnose and SOLVE problems for our customers. Sometimes they are easy problems, sometimes they are complicated. But our team members will not be satisfied until they have figured out what the issue is and provide a workable solution for the client. It is not unusual for an employee to start with Royal Heating and Air with no prior HVAC experience, which can be a bonus for both the employee and the company. The employee receives free on-the-job training while earning a great paycheck and learns how and what to do with Royal’s high standards of expectations. The skills that are utilized to help our customers each day, translate into life skills that will be valuable in any setting.

Work With the Best!

Royal Heating and Air is the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we are always interested in meeting someone who is thinking about a career in the HVAC Industry. In fact, right now we are actively seeking someone to add to our team. If you fit the criteria above and want to be part of a great team, you may be perfectly suited for a job at Royal Heating & Air! You could learn a trade without going into student debt, while getting started in the job market and developing skills that will apply for the rest of your life! Give us a call to learn more and get started: 573-480-4313

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Friday, February 4, 2022

Your Post Winter Storm Checklist

Winter Storm Landon really poured quite a bit of snow on our state! After a big storm with lots of snow and ice, there are some important things you need to check. As the best heating company at the Lake of the Ozarks, Royal Heating & Air is here for you with all the tips you need. Keep reading to get the checklist you need to make sure your home and HVAC are in good condition post-storm. 

Check the Roof

Any time there is a lot of precipitation, especially if it includes ice, there could be damage to the roof of your home. Once it's safe to do so, clear the snow off your roof and check for any obvious signs of damage. Better yet, call a professional to come check for you.

Check Your Outdoor Units

Check your outdoor HVAC units for any damage caused by wind, foreign objects blowing into it, ice damage, etc. Clear any snow drifts that have accumulated around your unit so it's easier to see anything that has gone wrong. It's also a good time to schedule a maintenance check with your local HVAC company (call 573-480-4313 to schedule!) to make sure nothing has been damaged in the storm. 

Check Trees Near the House

When a storm includes a lot of wind and ice, it can also compromise the integrity of the tree branches. Checking the trees around your house could help prevent future disasters of branches falling on your home. 

Test Your Smoke & CO Detectors 

Make sure the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are fresh and that they are working properly. When your furnace is running overtime to keep the house warm, there can be a greater chance of gas leaks or fire. Stay safe by making sure your detectors are all in working condition. 

Best HVAC Company

Royal Heating & Air is here to help you stay safe and comfortable year-round! Give us a call to schedule a maintenance check. Better yet, get on our proactive maintenance plan so you never have to think about when it's time to evaluate your HVAC. We are here for you! 

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