Thursday, December 22, 2022

Christmas Light Displays Around The Lake.

Christmas is already this weekend! Get into the spirit of the season and enjoy a beautiful display of lights around the Lake of the Ozarks. Royal Heating & Air loves being part of the Lake community and we are excited to help spread the news of these light displays to you so you can have the happiest season of all! Keep reading to find the best light displays around the lake that you can enjoy with everyone you love!

Enchanted Village of Lights

By: City of Laurie

When: Friday, November 18, 2022 - Sunday, January 01, 2023

5 pm to 9 pm Sunday thru Thursday

5 to 10 Friday and Saturday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas night.

Where: Laurie Fairgrounds

269 North Fairgrounds Road

Gravois Mills, Missouri United States

Enchanted Village of Lights in Laurie Missouri is one of the most amazing light displays around the area. If you have not made it out to see the light, you are really missing out. It's 27 acres of lights with over 250 displays. 

St. Patrick's Festival of Lights

By: Shrine of St. Patrick's Church

When: Thursday, November 24, 2022 - Sunday, January 08, 2023

open daily from 5 - 10 pm

Where: Shrine of St. Patrick's Church

724 N Main St

Lauri, MO 65037

The Festival of Lights at the Shrine of St. Patrick, Hwy 5, Laurie, is the oldest light park in the area. It was started in 1981 with hundreds of lights decorating the buildings and grounds and has continued to grow each year. With 4,000 strings of lights, over 60 automatic timers and more than 350 extension cords, the Festival of Lights has turned into one of the major places to see. Instead of animated displays, the focus is on the true meaning of Christmas, Jesus and His Mother, Mary.

Osage Beach Holiday Light Park

When: Tuesday, November 29, 2022 - Saturday, December 31, 2022

Open 5 pm - 9 pm daily

Where: Osage Beach City Park

950 Hatchery Rd

Osage Beach, MO 65065

Versailles Unity of Lights

When: Thursday, November 24, 2022 - Saturday, December 31, 2022

Where: Versailles City Park

Hwy 52

Versailles, MO 65084

We love to see the people in our community showing their Christmas spirit through their displays! Furthermore, this is such an easy and quick way to get out of the house and do something fun with your family for the holidays. Next time you and your family are looking to have a little fun, be sure to take a drive out to one of these spectacular light shows! For more information about local light displays, visit!

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Friday, December 9, 2022

Switching to a Heat Pump.

Have you heard that heat pumps could be more effective and efficient, but you're not sure if it's the right choice for you? Royal Heating and Air is the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we have the answers for you! For some, installing a heat pump could make a big positive impact on your energy costs and system efficiency. For others, it might be best to keep their current system. Keep reading to find out which group you're in! 

Heat Pumps, Explained

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! Basically, heat pumps transfer heat from one place to another. When they're operating to heat your home, they transfer heat energy from outside (from the air, the ground, or water) to the interior of your home. When a heat pump is operating to cool your home, it's transferring heat from inside your home, circulating it over cooling coils, and blowing the cooled air back into your house (similar to how a traditional air conditioner works). 

PROS: Why You SHOULD Get 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.

CONS: Why You Might NOT Want 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.

Heat Pump Maintenance Info.

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.

Pricing for Heat Pumps vs. Traditional Systems

To compare pricing on heat pumps and traditional HVAC systems, you have to consider several factors to know which one will cost you more in the long run. It's not just about upfront cost, it is also about efficiency and what it costs to run each type of unit where you live. Here in Missouri, that can be tricky. If you live somewhere that often has extreme heat and rarely gets below freezing, the heat pump is a no brainer.  But if you have more days below freezing days than above 90 degrees, then a traditional HVAC system may make more sense. In Missouri we get quite a mix. So another consideration is whether you need to replace the heating OR cooling part of your system... Or both. Because a heat pump can work as both a heating and cooling system for your home, it may be more cost-effective (especially in the short-term) to get a heat pump for your home. 

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. So if you are considering installing a heat pump, we can schedule a time to evaluate your home’s heating and cooling needs and determine what is best for you. We are the king of comfort and are always on your team to provide for all your HVAC needs. We can't wait to help!

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

Prepping For The Winter Season.

It's time to start preparing your HVAC system for colder weather. Royal Heating & Air is the best HVAC Company at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we are ready to help you prepare for the season and avoid the common hazards that can come with the Winter weather around your home. Keep reading to learn more and give us a call to schedule your maintenance check! 

Carbon Monoxide 

Soon the temperatures will cool off and you'll turn on your heater to keep the house warm and toasty. The number one danger of a failing heating system is a carbon monoxide (or CO) leak. This is one of the important reasons why you should schedule heating maintenance early and install carbon monoxide detectors in your home. CO detectors should be installed just like smoke detectors; this means they should be installed in all of the major areas in your home... Preferably on every level of the house and outside of each bedroom. It’s also a good idea to test all of your CO and smoke detectors once a month.

Fire Hazards

Any time you're dealing with a heat source, there is a potential for fire. That is why it's incredibly important to keep your furnace and pipes clear from anything that might catch fire. 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.

Frozen Lines

Any lines outside of the house that carry water or condensation need to be drained and protected to prevent freezing and cracking. To prevent your irrigation lines from getting damaged this winter, call your landscaping company before the ground freezes to drain the water. 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. Also, if you have a high-efficiency furnace, there is likely a condensation line to keep the moisture from puddling around your furnace. If the temperature drops to very cold levels, then this line could freeze all the way back to the furnace and cause it to not be able to kick on. Keep this line insulated away from the cold weather in the fall and winter months. 

Get a Fall Maintenance Check

There are a lot of things to consider when getting your home and HVAC system ready for the cold season. If you want to make sure your home is going to be comfortable and safe all season long, give Royal Heating & Air a call! We'll come out and do a maintenance check on your HVAC system to make sure everything is in working order. We can also schedule a Whole Home Comfort Check, install a Programmable Thermostat, and more! Call today to work with the best heating and cooling company at the Lake of the Ozarks. We are here for you! 

Royal Heating & Air - "The King of Comfort"

Visit our website:

CALL TODAY! (573) 480-4313