Spring means sunny days, warm weather, colorful flowers and allergens. Protecting your family from allergy symptoms at this time of the year isn’t always easy, but it’s possible. Follow these four tips to reduce allergens inside your Awendaw, South Carolina, home and keep your loved ones healthy:

Avoid Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

VOCs are harmful chemicals that are often found in store-bought products like air fresheners and cleaning supplies. Instead of using these at home, try natural cleaners to keep your home free of dust and smelling fresh all year long. Combine vinegar, baking soda and lemon in a spray bottle for the perfect mix.

Clean Your Home Often

This might sound like a given, but cleaning often is key to reduce indoor allergens. From your bedding and floor to even your windowsills, dust mites and other allergens can accumulate in the most hidden corners of your home. If you or your family members are sneezing or coughing more often than usual when you’re at home, it’s time for a deep clean.

Use the Right Vacuum

Vacuuming often is essential to battle indoor allergens, especially if your home has a lot of carpeting. The deep fibers in carpets can become a cozy home for dust mites, pet dander and other harmful particles. Use a vacuum with a HEPA filter for the best results.

Schedule Maintenance

Indoor allergens can get trapped in your ducts and air filters. The best way to ensure your AC system isn’t spreading these particles inside your home is by scheduling professional maintenance at least twice a year. We recommend doing so in early spring and fall. Regular maintenance will keep your HVAC system working efficiently and your indoor air clean.

Follow these tips to reduce indoor allergens and keep your family healthy this spring. If you have any other concerns about your home’s indoor air quality or would like to schedule HVAC maintenance, Carolina Custom Air is here to help. Contact our team today.

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