Friday, March 25, 2022

Enjoy the Warmer Weather with These Spring Events!

Spring weather is finally here! And while that means we might have some spring showers here and there, it also means that the temperature is finally warming up! Royal Heating and Air is here to help you make the most of the season. We make sure your HVAC units are running well so you can stay comfortable no matter the weather. Today, we're also bringing you some great spring events going on around the lake over the next month to help you take advantage of the warmer weather. Check it out! 

(All information sourced from FunLake.com on 3/24/2022.)


BRIDGE AND DAM HALF MARATHON, 5K AND 10K


Mar 26, 2022

7:30 am

Bagnell Dam
1 Bagnell Dam Blvd.
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Phone: 573-746-6002
Email: info@bridgeanddamhalfmarathon.com

This annual running event typically takes place on the beautiful Bagnell Dam. However, due to construction this year, the race has been moved. Per Bridge and Dam, "All races will begin and end in the Iguana parking lot where the finish is located each year. 5k and 10k courses have been changed to run out further, turn around, and return. The half marathon and 25k courses have added a couple additional out and backs."

While online registration is officially closed, you can still register at either packet pickup or on race morning. All proceeds from the event benefit the Lake of the Ozarks Fellowship of Christian Athletes. 


LAKE WEST CHAMBER BUSINESS EXPO


Mar 26, 2022

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Lake Christian Academy
17178 North State Hwy 5
Sunrise Beach, MO 65079

Phone: 5733745500
Email: info@lakewestchamber.com

"The Lake West Chamber of Commerce presents its annual Business Expo Saturday, March 26, from 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. at the Lake Christian Academy on Hwy 5 in Sunrise Beach. There will be more than 100 businesses on hand with hourly giveaways from vendors. Representatives from a wide range of products and services will be available under one roof. Free admission and free parking. Lunch and snacks are available."


ALHONNA EARLY BIRD OPEN BUDDY BASS TOURNAMENT


Mar 26, 2022 - Mar 27, 2022

Take Off: 7 am on Saturday & Sunday
Weigh-Ins: 4 pm on Saturday & 2 pm on Sunday

Alhonna Resort
677 Outer Drive
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Phone: 573-365-2634

"Twice a year, Alhonna Resort is host to an “open buddy bass” tournament. The Early Bird Tournament, held the last full weekend in March, offers a great way to start a new fishing season at Lake of the Ozarks and often occurs during the bass’s natural spawning period. Six and seven pound fish are not uncommon in this early spring tournament. The Fall Classic, held the last Saturday and Sunday in October, gives anglers the chance to enjoy brilliant autumn colors and fantastic fall fishing at our great Lake. Both tournaments include a separate Big Bass pot. Payback of tournament fees is always 100%."


MID-MISSOURI COLLECTOR'S SHOW


Mar 26-27, 2022

Saturday, March 26th: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 27th: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

ELK'S LODGE
5161 Osage Beach Parkway
Osage Beach, MO 65065

Phone: 573-280-4512
Email: OSAGECOINANDBULLION@GMAIL.COM

It's the 9th Annual Mid-Missouri Collector's Show! Appraisals, admission, and parking are all free!

"Featuring:
  • Collector Coins
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Sports Cards & Memorabilia
  • Other Small Collectibles
  • Scrap Gold & Silver"


OPEN MIC NIGHT


Mar 15, 2022

Foxxy Roxy Sports Bar at the Regalia Hotel and Conference Center
250 Racquet Club Drive
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Phone: 573-723-3000
Email: admin@theregaliahotel.com
Contact Lydia/Rob at 815-814-0640

"Join us for Open Mic Night in the Foxxy Roxy on the lower level of the Regalia Hotel and Conference Center. Just Plug and play!"



XTREME BAR BINGO


March 30, 2022
April 6, 2022
April 13, 2022
April 20, 2022
April 27, 2022


6:30 p.m.

Foxxy Roxy Sports Bar in Regalia Hotel
Racquet Club Drive in the Osage Vistas Condo Complex
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Phone: 815-814-0640
Email: lydia.hodor@gmail.com

"Xtreme Bar Boogie Bingo! Every Wednesday at 6:30 pm in the Foxxy Roxy Sports Bar in the Regalia Hotel.

NO COST - NO COVER FREE Prizes Consisting of 9 Games Jackpots weekly Great Food and Drink Specials Must be 21 to play and win."


JACOB'S CAVE SPRING SWAPPING DAYS


Mar 31, 2022 - Apr 3, 2022

7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Jacob's Cave Meadowlands
23114 Hwy TT
Versailles, 65084

Phone: 573-348-4374
Email: jacobscave@earthlink.net

"Missouri's largest swap meet featuring antiques, guns, fishing tackle, crafts, small animals, fowl, flea market items, etc.

Set up and camp or just come browse the acres of crafts, goods, livestock, and various products at Jacobs Cave on North Hwy 5 between Gravois Mills and Versailles."


PALM SUNDAY ART SHOW


Apr 3, 2022 - Apr 10, 2022

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Lake Ozark Christian Church
1560 Bagnell Dam Blvd
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Phone: 573-964-6366
Email: administrator@artsatthelake.com

"The Lake Arts Council is proud to present our 43rd Annual Palm Sunday Art Show, held at the Lake Ozark Christian Church this year! Artists may enter up to four pieces of original art, and they will compete for cash prizes in each category!

The exhibit will open to the public for viewing on April 3, 2022 and will remain on public display until April 10, 2022 from 9-2 PM at the Lake Ozark Christian Church. The display is free to attend.

Entry fee is $25, must complete entry form and mail it along with your entry fee. Entry deadline is Friday, April 1, 2022. You can find the entry form on the Lake Arts Council website, or you can get a physical copy from the Lake Arts Council office in Stone Crest Mall.

The awards ceremony will be held at the Lake Ozark Christian Church in the Fellowship Hall on April 10, 2022 from 2-4 PM."


WESTSIDE LAKE ROAD CLEANUP


Apr 2, 2022

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Phone: 5733745500
Email: info@lakewestchamber.com

"The Lake West Chamber Beautification Committee is preparing for the Annual Lake Road Clean up Campaign scheduled for Saturday, April 2, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. There will be dumpsters at Versailles Bank in Lauri, Gravois Mills, and Hwy 135."


2022 LAKE ARTS VARIETY SHOWCASE


Apr 2, 2022

7:00 p.m.

Camdenton Middle School Little Theatre
88 Laker Drive
Camdenton, MO 65020

Phone: 573-964-6366
Email: administrator@artsatthelake.com

"Join the Lake Arts Council and director Diane Oltmann for our 2022 Lake Arts Variety Showcase!

We are thrilled to host the Lake Variety Showcase once again, and showcase some of the MOST talented performers in the Lake Area community! Come on down to the Camdenton Middle School Little Theatre on April 2, 2022 at 7 PM for a night of incredible performances. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children over 5 years of age.

The show begins at 7 PM! You can purchase your tickets at the Lake Arts Council office in Stone Crest Mall during office hours (9-2 PM) or you can purchase tickets at the door during the night of the performance."


LAKE OZARK LIONS CLUB SPRING GIFT MARKET


Apr 2, 2022

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Lake Ozark Lions Club
131 Fish Haven Rd. S.
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Phone: 573-275-0232
Email: lozlionsclub@gmail.com

Lake Ozark Lions Club Fundraiser, Funds to benefit our Vision Program for local lake area children and adults. Over 2,200 sq. ft. of handicrafts, jewelry, clothing, blankets, holiday/home d├ęcor, and more. 

Food and beverages for sale at the event, served by Young Doggs & the Bohemian Baker.

Hourly Door Prize Raffle $1 each ticket

$2 Entrance Fee, children under 12 free with adult"

11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Osage Beach Fire Station #2
6186 Fire Station road
Osage Beach, MO 65065

Phone: 573-345-1221
Email: bsmith@obfire.net

"We're excited to get this event going again!!

Prices:
- Adults- $10
- Children (under 12)- $5
- Under 3- Free

Food: Cod & Catfish, Hush Puppies, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, French Fries, Desserts.

The Annual Firefighters Fish Fry is our major fundraiser that enables us to contribute to the community. Your support is very much appreciated.

Here are some key points about the benevolent association:
- The association was incorporated in 1986.
- The association provides scholarships to local students annually.
- The association sponsors the Midwest Children’s Burn Camp.
- The association sponsors the Firefighters Memorial Foundation of Missouri.
- The association sponsors Safe Kids at local schools."


SPRING CRAFT SHOW AT THE MUSEUM


Apr 9, 2022

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Camden County Historical Society & Museum
206 S Locust
Linn Creek, MO 65051

Phone: 573-346-7191
Email: media@camdencountymuseum.org

"MANY vendors. FREE admission."


COCKTAILS & CADDIES GOLF TOURNAMENT


Apr 15, 2022

The Golf Club at Deer Chase
770 Deer Chase Road
Linn Creek, MO 65052

Phone: 573-964-1008
Email: info@lakeareachamber.com

"A ladies’ 3-person scramble where the day of the tournament, you bid on your fourth player/caddie (a male) and their prize package!

Fees include: lunch sponsored by Baxter’s Lakeside Grille, 18-hole course, riding cart, practice range balls and two mimosas per player!

There will be six winning teams in two flights. Proxy Prizes will be given out at all 18 holes.

Each player takes home a $75+ valued package!

Early Registration by April 1 — $50 per player
Late Registration Deadline April 11 — $60 per player

Visit the Lake Area Chamber website for sign up form and complete details."


NCLUSION + DRAGLESQUE- A NIGHT OF DRAG AND BURLESQUE


Apr 16, 2022

7:30 p.m.

The Regalia Hotel and Conference Center
250 Racquet Club Drive
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Phone: 573-723-3000
Email: admin@theregaliahotel.com

"We’re back LAKE OF THE OZARKS and we’re at it again!
This time we’re spinning the drag show up a bit and making it a drag burlesque night!
Doors open at 7:30 pm event starts at 8:30pm- You do not want to miss it !

Cash/Credit Bar
tickets @ www.nclusionplus.com
$15 Online Admission
$20 At the Door
21+ Event"



THE CITY OF OSAGE BEACH - EASTER EGG HUNT


Apr 16, 2022

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Osage Beach City Park
950 Hatchery Road
Osage Beach, MO 65065

Phone: 573-302-7460
Email: nstacey@osagebeach.org

"Free Family Event
Partnership with the City of Osage Beach and Victory Church

Easter Egg hunt for ages up to 12 years old. Find the golden ticket and win a free bike!

2 and under will be able to hunt 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3 to 5-year-olds at 12:30 p.m.
6 to 8-year-olds at 1:00 p.m.
9 to 12-year-olds at 1:30 p.m.

Entertainment:
Balloon animals, face painting, hotdogs (while supplies last), & opportunity to take photos with the Easter Bunny."


EASTER BRUNCH AT THE LODGE OF FOUR SEASONS


Apr 17, 2022

11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

HK's Restaurant & Bar in The Lodge of Four Seasons
315 Four Seasons Drive
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Phone: 573-365-8509

"Join us Sunday, April 17th for our Annual Easter Brunch! Our buffet selections include Lemony Green Bean Pasta Salad, Slow Roasted Prim Rib, Salmon Piccata and a selection of sweet desserts to name a few. Reservations are suggested.

Adults $39, Children 5-12 $17, Children 4 & Under Free"


EASTER BRUNCH AT THE REGALIA HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER


Apr 17, 2022

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The Regalia Hotel and Conference Center
250 Racquet Club Drive
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Phone: 573-723-3000
Email: admin@theregaliahotel.com

"Let us do all the work! Join us Sunday, April 17th, 2022 from 10am to 2pm for a delicious Easter Brunch. All of your Easter favorites and more! Breakfast, Appetizers, Lunch, and Desert

$34 per person 
Kids ages 6-12: $12.99
5 and younger: free"

For more info and reservations, call 573-723-3000!


2022 STUDENT ART/PHOTO QUEST


Apr 18, 2022 - May 1, 2022

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Lake Ozark Christian Church
1560 Bagnell Dam Blvd
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Phone: 573-964-6366
Email: administrator@artsatthelake.com

"The Lake Arts Council and the Lake Area Camera Club are thrilled to announce the 2022 Student Art/Photo Quest competition, held at the Lake Ozark Christian Church this year! This is one of our LARGEST art exhibits, featuring over 400 pieces of original art entered by students K-12 from our local public, private, and home schools!

The deadline for entry in the show is Thursday, April 14. Set up will be at the Lake Ozark Christian Church on April 15 between 9 and 2. The display will open to the public on April 18, 2022 and remain open daily from 9-2 PM.

The awards reception and ceremony will be held on May 1, 2022 from 2-4 PM in the Fellowship Hall at Lake Ozark Christian Church. The art will be removed following the ceremony. This event is free to enter and it is free to see the display."


72ND ANNUAL DOGWOOD FESTIVAL


Apr 21, 2022 - Apr 23, 2022

Camdenton Middle School
88 Laker Drive
Camdenton, MO 65020

Phone: 573-346-2227
Email: info@camdentonchamber.com

"The Dogwood Festival has moved back to Camdenton Middle School.

Fun for the entire family, crafts, pageant, food, entertainment, parade, fish fry, entertainment and much more!

Visit http://camdentonchamber.com/dogwood-festival/ for complete schedules and times."



LOMDA SPRING IN-WATER BOAT SHOW


Apr 22, 2022 - Apr 24, 2022

Friday 1 pm - 7 pm
Sat 10 am - 7 pm
Sun 10 am - 4 pm

Dog Days Bar & Grill
1232 Jefferies Rd
Osage Beach, 65065

Phone: 573-480-2300
Email: mike@lakeozarkboatdealers.com


"April 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."


DINNER THEATER MELODRAMS & SPGHETTI SUPPER AT THE MUSEUM


Apr 22, 2022

5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Camden County Historical Society & Museum
206 S Locust
Linn Creek, MO 65052

Phone: 573-346-7191
Email: media@camdencountymuseum.org

"Buffet begins at 5:30. $20 each. Call for seating/payment."


2022 AFTCO SPRING BIG BASS BASH


Apr 23, 2022 - Apr 24, 2022

6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Grand Glaize State Park (PB2)
711 Public Beach Rd

Phone: 314-865-1300
Email: info@midwestfishtournaments.com

"Don't miss one of the largest Big Bass fishing tournaments in the nation, the Lake of the Ozarks Spring Big Bass Bash.

The Big Bass Bash has strived to give "the weekend" angler a chance to win huge cash prizes like the pro's. Over $325,000 in cash.

& prizes will be paid out at this event, including a whopping $100,000 in cash to the angler that catches the Biggest Bass of the tournament."

11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Seven Springs Winery
846 Winery Hills Est
Linn Creek, MO 65052

Phone: 573-317-0100
Email: info@sevenspringswinery.com

"Are you ready for some scenic exercise and a delicious reward? Register today and enjoy fresh air, great wine, music, food & fun at Seven Springs Winery on Saturday, April 23rd, 2022. Receive a swag bag that includes a Wine In The Vines t-shirt and a stemless wine glass.

5K Run @ 1:00 pm | $35
For the long-distance runner, enjoy a run through the vines; and then reward yourself with a delicious glass of Sunburn Red or Tanlines White wine from our Party Cove brand.

1K Fun Walk @ 2:30 pm | $35
For a less strenuous afternoon, enjoy a walk through the vineyard with 5 tasting stations strategically placed along the way. You'll taste samples of Blushing Springs Pink Moscato, Vignoles Semi Sweet White, Norton Dry Red, Spring Fling Sweet White, and Red Heaven Sweet Red.

Do It All | $60
For the truly ambitious, we offer the opportunity to do it all. Run the 5K and then walk the 1K and sample everything that Seven Springs has to offer.

DJ @ 11:00 - 3:00 pm

DJ John Marsi!

Live Music @ 2:30 - 6:30 pm

Enjoy live music performed by Jason Button!

Be sure when booking to select a package AND T-Shirt Size!!!"


SPORTING CLAY TOURNAMENT FUNDRAISER


Apr 23, 2022

10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. Shooting Times

Missouri Trapshooters Association
51 Trapshooters Rd
Linn Creek, MO 65052

"Crossover Music Festival Presents a Sporting Clay Tournament Fundraiser.

Our Cause: Providing direction & hope to homeless teens around the Lake of the Ozarks area.

Contact us Today to support this cause!

Sherry Burke... 417-429-7170; ruschsherry@yahoo.com
Steve Bartels... 573-280-3937; scbartelsrx@gmail.com
Gerry Phillips... 573-480-1978; gerry.phillips@movement.com

$100 participant fee/donation
covers lunch* & shells
loaner shotguns available

*Lunch in Clubhouse & sponsored by The Butcher Shop in Camdenton

Some great sponsorships available. Please contact us for more sponsorship info."


GIVE BACK TUESDAY AT SHAWNEE BLUFF WINERY


Apr 26, 2022

11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

2430 Bagnell Dam Blvd.
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Phone: 573-280-5648
Email: mike@wonderlandcamp.org

"Wonderland Camp partners with Shawnee Bluff Winery in Lake Ozark. From 11-8 that day Shawnee Bluff Winery will give Wonderland Camp 100% of all sales. Everyone is welcome to come out for great food and drink and meet the Wonderland Camp staff and win door prizes."


Time at the Lake of the Ozarks


Whether you live at the lake full-time or come down every weekend, you want to enjoy your time at the Lake of the Ozarks without a care in the world. Royal Heating and Air can help with that! We make sure you are comfortable by providing the best HVAC service at the Lake of the Ozarks. You deserve to focus on fun, not on issues with the heating and cooling at your house! Give us a call to schedule a maintenance check and plan your worry-free trip to the Lake now. 



Royal Heating & Air - "The King of Comfort"


Visit our website: www.RoyalHeatandAir.com



CALL TODAY! (573) 480-4313


Friday, March 18, 2022

It’s So Nice Out! Should I Open My Windows?

Spring will officially be sprung this weekend! The Spring Equinox for our part of the world is this Sunday, March 20th at 10:33 a.m. And, if you're like a lot of people, you can't wait until the warm weather is here for good. Winter can be a dreary time, full of grey skies, freezing temperatures, and feeling cooped up inside all the time. When spring rolls around, you may want to throw open the windows and let all the fresh air and sunshine into the house. Goodbye, winter! But... Is that actually a good idea? As the best heating and cooling company at the Lake of the Ozarks, Royal Heating & Air is here to help answer that question! Keep reading to find out the pros and cons of opening up your house this spring.



Breath of Fresh Air

Over the winter, your house stayed sealed up to keep out the cold. You wouldn't dream of leaving the windows open when it's below freezing outside! But, even though that helped keep your house warm, it also kept the air pretty stale. Indoor air quality can be a huge concern for your overall health and wellbeing. If you're breathing stagnant, recycled air, you are also likely breathing in bacteria, dust, and contaminants that got picked up from your air ducts or from other surfaces in your house. 

Opening up the windows and getting fresh airflow into the house can be a literal breath of fresh air. Fresh, clean air from outside can help get rid of stuffy smells and increase the amount of oxygen in your home (plants give off oxygen, people breathe out carbon dioxide). Both of these benefits can help you breathe easier, experience less brain fog, and feel a boost in your mood.

On the other hand... 

The fresh air you're letting into your home may also carry some unwanted materials like pollen, dirt, gravel dust, smoke, and others. If you're thinking about opening your house up for some fresh air, you may want to consider the environment outside first. Check the weather for the pollen count - Is it abnormally high, or relatively low? Step outside and take a deep breath - Is someone burning leaves nearby? Is there construction going on? How windy is it? If you take into account what the weather and surrounding conditions are, then you can make a more informed decision about whether or not it's a good idea to open the windows today. 

An alternative way to keep the air in your home fresh and clean would be to install an HVAC Ultraviolet Light System in your ductwork. The UV light from these systems kills bacteria, viruses, mold, and other harmful materials so you can enjoy the best possible indoor air quality at home. Call Royal Heating & Air to learn more! 573-480-4313 (Plus, don't forget to change those filters!)



Save on Energy

Springtime is known for it's beauty and pleasant temperatures. Why not take advantage of that? When the weather is between a comfortable 65-72 degrees Fahrenheit, it might seem silly to have the air conditioner set on 71 or the heater set on 67. Your heat and air will be regularly turning on to maintain that exact temperature, when it's already right around that temperature outside. Instead, you can turn off the thermostat and just open up the house to enjoy some cool, fresh spring air! (Note: If there's not a breeze, you may want to turn on a small fan to get the air moving so you can make the most of the fresh air.) 

On the other hand... 

If you're turning the air conditioner (or heater) off and on repeatedly, then you could actually be wasting more energy as your system tries to get the house back to your specific desired temperature over and over. If you decide to open up the house, try to keep it open for most of the day and don't ask your HVAC system to try and catch up in the middle of the day when it's warmest. Make the choice and stick with it instead of opening and closing the windows multiple times throughout the day. 


Best HVAC Company at the Lake 

Spring is a wonderful season full of fresh air, new growth, and beauty. You can make the most of it by following the principles above and getting some fresh air moving through your house just in time for spring cleaning. Now is also the perfect time to have your air conditioning unit checked by a professional. Give Royal Heating & Air a call and we'll come out to make sure your system is working and ready to take on  spring and summer this year. 



Royal Heating & Air - "The King of Comfort"


Visit our website: www.RoyalHeatandAir.com



CALL TODAY! (573) 480-4313


Friday, March 11, 2022

Learn More About Royal’s Service Plans

Trying to remember check-up appointments can be hard enough when it's for yourself, not to mention when it's for your HVAC! Why not set up a service plan with the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks so you can "set it and forget it"! Royal Heating & Air is here for you with regular check-ups and maintenance appointments to keep your home comfortable year round. Keep reading to learn all about our Service Plans!


What Systems Do You Service?


Royal Heating & Air services all makes and models of heating and cooling equipment. We are HVAC experts and can help fix whatever issue you're experiencing, no matter the brand. If you're looking for a brand recommendation, we install Bryant Heating & Cooling systems. 

What Does a Membership Include? 


Every Service Plan membership with Royal Heating & Air includes... 
  • (1) Cooling Tune-Up & Inspection
  • (1) Heating Tune-Up & Inspection
  • Free Filter Included with Each Inspection*
  • 20% off parts, repairs, and all refrigerant types
  • 10% off system replacements after 1-year membership
*Filter size must be provided prior to appointment if not on file

What Do the Inspections Include?


Every inspection performed by our expert technicians includes...
  • Full System Analysis
  • Cleaning of Drains
  • Filter Check
  • Refrigerant Level Check
  • Blower Motor Check
  • Thermostat Function Check
  • Compressor Amp Draw Check
  • Check on All Electrical Components
  • Evaporator Coil Check


How Do I Join? 


In order to join our service membership, send us an email at info@royalheatandair.com or give us a call at 573-286-5401!   

Best Heating & Cooling Company


Feel confident that experts will be keeping an eye on your heating and cooling system when you sign up for a maintenance plan with Royal Heating & Air! Having your heating and cooling system serviced is recommended by every manufacturer to ensure your system is working at its optimum efficiency. Servicing will help extend your equipment life, lower your utility bills, and help provide consistent performance from your equipment. We can't wait to help you!



Royal Heating & Air - "The King of Comfort"


Visit our website: www.RoyalHeatandAir.com



CALL TODAY! (573) 480-4313


Friday, March 4, 2022

Common Environmental Allergies & How to Fight Them

There are a lot of environmental allergies that can affect your health this time of year. If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you are especially prone to bad symptoms of inhaling the particles of these common allergies. But, even people without seasonal allergies can experience more difficulty breathing and fighting off infection when they're regularly exposed to allergens and harmful materials. Royal Heating & Air is here to help you enjoy a comfortable home with clean air. So today we're diving into some of the most common allergies and how to keep them out of your house for cleaner indoor air and easier breathing.


Dust & Dust Mites

Every home has some amount of dust that will accumulate on the surface of everything in the house. Dust is primarily made up of dead skin cells, hair, clothing fibers, dirt, dead bugs, and other particles. The other things you have to worry about with dust are the dust mites that will be there too. Dust mites are microscopic pests (smaller than a period mark!) that eat dead skin cells, which is why they are found wherever there is dust. The droppings of dust mites are what actually cause allergic reactions in people. As the air in your home circulates, you breathe in the dust, dust mites, and dust mite droppings all together. The allergic reaction from breathing this in can include inflamed airways, wheezing, difficulty breathing, and more. 

One of the best ways to prevent this allergy from aggravating your airways is to keep your house as dust-free as possible. Be sure to regularly change out your air filter so it doesn't get overloaded. If the air filter is too full, it won't be able to properly filter out the dust from the air in your home. Some filters need to be changed once a month and others can last for 6 months at a time. Be sure to check and see how often your is supposed to be replaced. 


Pet Dander

Another common household allergen if you have pets is pet dander. When people are allergic to cats or dogs, what they are actually allergic to is the dander of cats or dogs. Dander can be defined as skin flakes from an animal's fur or hair. If someone living in your home has a pet allergy, then the best solution is to not have pets in the house or to adopt pets that don't trigger their allergies. If you don't have anyone living in your home with allergies, then there are still things you can do to help prevent or reduce an allergic response for your guests that might have allergies. 

To reduce dander, start at the source! Healthy skin and hair for your pets can help reduce the amount of dander sloughing off around the house. Regularly vacuuming and cleaning your floors (and furniture if pets are allowed on the couches) can help a lot with reducing the amount of dander circulating in the air in your home. You can also check the type of air filter you're using and upgrade to a kind that is rated to filter out pet dander for improved indoor air quality. It's also important to have regular HVAC maintenance checks to make sure your airflow is optimal. Air that isn't moving isn't getting filtered, so the better the airflow, the cleaner the air!  


Mold & Mildew

Mold and mildew are very similar but still have a few distinct differences. Mold is a microscopic fungus that grows on organic matter. It usually looks raised and can appear as green, red, blue, or black. Mold also looks slimy or fuzzy. Mildew is a specific kind of mold that grows where there is a lot of moisture. It typically looks flat, white or gray, and powdery. 

To prevent mold and mildew growth, it's important to control the amount of moisture and humidity in your home. Instead of having a humidifier that runs all the time, consider getting a whole home humidifier that can sense the amount of humidity in the air and turn on or off depending on what the house needs. If you have a lot of humidity in the summer, you may even want to invest in a dehumidifier to help reduce the humidity in high moisture areas like the bathroom. One of the best ways to prevent mold and other pathogens from growing in your home is to have Royal Heating & Air install a UV light system in your HVAC. UV light can kill mold, bacteria, and viruses, giving you clean and fresh indoor air! 


Best HVAC Company 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! We can come check your HVAC system to make sure everything is working properly, install a whole home humidifier, and add a UV light system to your HVAC to help give you a comfortable and clean home. Give us a call! 573-480-4313



Royal Heating & Air - "The King of Comfort"


Visit our website: www.RoyalHeatandAir.com



CALL TODAY! (573) 480-4313