Spring is here and as HVAC technicians and people around Greenville, NC know— allergy season has arrived. It’s not just all the pollen. Allergens are carried into your home through the air, settle on the surfaces of your home, and make your air quality suffer. Airborne particles like pet dander, dust mites, mold, and cockroach droppings can cause coughing and sneezing, red eyes, itchy throats, and runny noses. 

You can actually prevent that with a little HVAC maintenance. Here are 3 tips to help prevent allergies from wreaking havoc on your sinuses this Spring.

1. Get Rid of Debris Around Your HVAC Units

Outdoor HVAC units pull air from outside through your system, and the air eventually circulates throughout your home. Make sure to check for dust and debris, and clear it away from the unit as often as possible to keep the allergens from being pulled into your Greenville, NC home. Don’t forget about the indoor unit—like the outdoor unit, if there is dust and debris collected around the indoor unit, it will eventually circulate through your home. Sweep, vacuum, and dust the area around the indoor unit often to reduce excess allergens in your home.

2. Dust Registers and Return Vents

While most dust their homes at least once a week, many neglect their registers and return vents. These vents circulate all the air from the HVAC system, so if they get dusty, so will your home. Tackle these first in every room, using a damp or treated rag when dusting your home to keep from kicking up dust mites and other dust particles that can cause allergy problems.

3. Get HVAC Maintenance

Allergy season is a great time to schedule an HVAC maintenance appointment for your Greenville, NC home. Preventative maintenance can both keep your system healthy and help reduce indoor allergens.

If you’re interested in getting your spring tune-up, don’t hesitate to contact us at Carolina Heating and Air. As your local heating and air conditioning contractor, we are committed to providing our customers with the highest quality and most dependable servicing. All of our HVAC technicians are reliable, efficient, and are dedicated to saving you money and keeping your home comfortable all year-long. Contact us today to get started. 

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