Categories for Indoor Air Quality

How to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

April 5, 2022

We spend 90% of our time indoors, and our indoor air quality can dramatically affect our health. Indoor air pollutants can be spread by HVAC systems, radon gas, building materials, cleaning products and smoking. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are common pollutants that come from new carpeting or paint, cleaning products, office equipment (such as copiers), furniture or carpets made with synthetic materials and some building materials. In the air, VOCs can form a variety of harmful gases, including formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene. Here are indoor air quality tips to consider. Remove Air Pollutants Ensure your cooling and heating system is working appropriately. This... View Article

How Do I Test the Air Quality of My House?

October 18, 2021

As the cooler weather approaches, you are likely to start making greater use of your HVAC system to heat your home. This means now is a good time for you to consider what you’re doing to improve and maintain the air quality of your home. Dust, debris, gases and odors inside the home can all worsen the air quality and potentially cause health problems. Symptoms of poor air quality in the home include worsening asthma and allergies, headaches, nausea, shortness of breath, sinus congestion, sneezing, coughing, irritation in the eyes and nose and—in extreme circumstances—memory loss and dizziness. What are... View Article

Reasons to Test the Air Quality Inside Your Home

March 16, 2021

Because they’re hidden up in the ceiling and behind walls, air ducts often get the “out of sight, out of mind” treatment. However, that’s a dangerous mentality! Along with under-maintained HVAC systems, dirty air ducts are a leading cause of poor indoor air quality in New Orleans, LA. Continue reading to learn what harmful substances can be floating through your air and how an indoor air test can help you identify them: Volatile organic compounds: Also known as VOCs, volatile organic compounds are harmful chemicals that can cause migraines and long-lasting health issues. VOCs often get in the air after... View Article

Are You Waking Up Congested in Your New Orleans, LA Home?

February 19, 2021

Dealing with congestion can be a frustrating experience. While congestion is often caused by colds or allergies, sometimes it can actually be linked to issues with indoor air quality in New Orleans, LA. If you’re often waking up with congestion and you don’t have any other cold symptoms, it’s possible your HVAC system is to blame. Keep reading to learn more about how HVAC systems can be connected to congestion and how to improve indoor air quality with regular HVAC maintenance services. How do HVAC systems affect congestion? A lot of homeowners wonder what the connection is between HVAC systems... View Article

Improve Your Indoor Air Quality with These Five Tips

December 17, 2020

When you think of air pollution, you probably think of factories and smog. Unfortunately, the kind of pollution that can affect us most is often inside our own homes. Even for those who don’t have respiratory problems, asthma or allergies, poor indoor air quality can affect the way people feel. From eliminating sources of pollution to getting fresh air inside with a good HVAC system and regular maintenance in New Orleans, LA, there are many things you can do to improve your indoor air quality, and the experts at JMB A/C & Heating LLC can help. Reduce pollutants The first... View Article

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