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

You can prevent allergies from being worse than they have to be with a little HVAC maintenance. Here are 3 tips to prevent allergies from wreaking havoc on your sinuses this Spring.

1. Keep Area Around Your HVAC Units Clean

Outdoor HVAC units pull air from outside through your system, and the air circulates throughout your home. Make sure to check for dust and debris, and clear it away from the unit as often as you possibly can to keep the allergens from being pulled into your Roxboro, NC home. In addition, 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 as often as you can to reduce excess allergens in your home.

2. Dust Diligently

While most people do dust their homes weekly, 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 a Maintenance Check Up

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

If you’re interested in getting your spring tune-up, don’t hesitate to contact us at Roxboro 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. Request an appointment today to get started.