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There’s much to look forward to during the summer: vacations, days on the lake, outdoor concerts, and even more hours of daylight. With that said, those who have experienced a summer in the South know that summer allergies are not a walk in the park. Pollen seasons last longer for many of the various trees, grasses, and weeds, so allergens in this region are often more intense. As a result, many people may be inclined to seek shelter indoors to avoid allergens for longer periods of time.

What most people do not realize is that their HVAC systems may worsen their symptoms by harboring harmful pollutants. With routine residential HVAC maintenance and the right advice, you can avoid dreaded allergies all season long. Palmetto Heating & Air is the top choice in the Lowcountry for all things HVAC. Below, our experts have compiled a list of tips and tricks to help mitigate the harmful effects of allergies this summer season. 

Replace Air Filters Regularly

Air filters play a substantial role in keeping the air in your home healthy. Air filters are responsible for trapping air pollutants year-round, including dander, pollen, and dust. However, there’s only so much a dirty filter can do when ignored. Overworked air filters lead to increased allergens in any given space, aggravating allergy and upper respiratory symptoms. You should regularly change your air filters every two to three months, especially if you have people in your home with chronic respiratory conditions such as asthma. 

Keep on Top of Cleaning and Dusting

Although this tip doesn’t make you touch your system directly, your HVAC will definitely thank you. One of the best ways to avoid allergies is by controlling the number of indoor allergens in your spaces. You can control the allergens present in your home by cleaning and dusting regularly. Allergens spread through the air and make themselves at home on your furniture and floors. Allergens love fabrics and furniture, including bedding, carpets, couches, and more. 

To avoid allergens making your home their haven, make cleaning a regular part of your weekly schedule. You should wipe surfaces and vacuum on a weekly basis to ensure your HVAC doesn’t have to fight off too many allergens. 

Get Residential HVAC Maintenance 

There’s only so much you can do without the help of an HVAC professional. Routine residential HVAC maintenance helps ensure your system is in tip-top shape to fend off allergens and pollutants in your home. 

The professionals at Palmetto Heating & Air know exactly how to create a more comfortable, allergen-free living space during the summer months. We know all there is to know about summer allergens and can help you prepare your HVAC to fight them off. As the trusted choice for all things HVAC in the Lowcountry, our experts bring extensive experience in assessing your most crucial HVAC needs. From basic heating and air concerns to emergency HVAC service, our technicians are prepared for HVAC services in every season. 

Contact us today for your residential HVAC maintenance needs in the Sun City, Hilton Head, Hardeeville, and Bluffton areas.