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Dust & Dirt & Pollen, Oh My! [Your Indoor Air Quality Explained]

Dust, dirt and pollen are major contributors to poor indoor air quality. Without even realizing it, these things can have you sniffling and sneezing in your own home! The truth of the matter is that your home isn’t airtight, leaving the opportunity for these particles to make their way into your space.

Your home is a place where you should feel comfortable and safe from anything going on outside. With poor indoor air quality, this can be harder to achieve. The professionals at Surgi’s Heating & Air Conditioning know just how to help you achieve rich indoor air quality, allowing you to worry less about the common allergens that can affect your health.

What Is Indoor Air Quality?

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) refers to the amount of particles and contaminants that make up your breathable air. It relates to the health and wellness of anyone inside your home! Many different air pollutants can contribute to decreasing the quality of air in your home.

It’s important to have good indoor air quality inside your home so that you and your family don’t suffer from the side effects of circulating pollutants. Most of the time, the pollutants that affect you inside your home aren’t extremely harmful and usually only trigger mild allergy symptoms. However, indoor air has the potential of being five times more polluted than the air outdoors, which is why it’s so important to work towards achieving better indoor air quality.

New Orleans Air Contaminants

There are quite a few things in your home that can cause poor indoor air quality without you even realizing it. Strangely enough, products that you use to clean your home can even cause you to suffer from poor indoor air quality. Some of the sources of poor indoor air quality are:

  • Household cleaning products
  • Dust
  • Pet dander
  • Building supplies
  • Smoking (first or second-hand)
  • Central heating and cooling systems
  • Excess moisture

Another significant cause of suffering from poor indoor air quality is the seasonal allergens that make their way into your home through the small gaps and cracks around your doors and windows. Once they make their way inside your home, they enter your HVAC system and begin to circulate throughout your space. NOLA homes may be affected by:

  • Dust
  • Ragweed
  • Pollen from trees
  • Pollen from grass
  • Mold
  • Dirt

You may think you’re safe from outdoor allergies such as these when you’re inside your home, but no one lives in a perfectly sealed house, so you may suffer from them too.

Side Effects Of Poor IAQ

It can sometimes be hard to tell that the air quality of your home is what’s causing symptoms rather than another source. Either way, it’s important to pay attention to how you’re feeling and what allergies or products are in your home and how they may be affecting you. If you’re experiencing any of these side effects, you may have poor indoor air quality:

  • Itchy, watery eyes
  • Sneezing
  • Pressure in your nose, throat or head
  • Headaches
  • Stuffy nose
  • Sore throat

Lucky for you, the professionals at Surgi’s know just how to help! We’re here to help you pinpoint the source of your indoor allergens through our IAQ test. You don’t have to suffer from another allergy season with Surgi’s Heating & Air Conditioning!

Request An IAQ Test!

It’s important to us that you’re not suffering from allergies in your home. We know that it’s pretty much impossible for a home to be perfectly insulated, blocking you from outdoor allergens. With our indoor air quality tests, our technicians will be able to pinpoint exactly where your suffering is coming from.

We take the time to discuss the process before taking the necessary samples and measurements of the air in your home. Through the follow-up meeting, we’ll inform you of the test results and give you some options on how to improve your air quality. Whatever the results show, we offer solutions for anything ranging from high humidity in your home to specific types of tree pollen.

Get Rid of Allergens with Surgi’s

We’re proud to have been increasing the air quality of NOLA homes for many years, and we’re not stopping any time soon. Many residents suffer from common allergies without even realizing there’re systems that can reduce the number of indoor allergens dramatically. Let the professionals at Surgi’s Heating & Air Conditioning help you with achieving better indoor air quality today!

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What Our Customers Are Saying

Highly Recommended!

Surgi’s was very pleasant to deal with. Always courteous customer service. Received my annual A/C maintenance today from Troy Robert. He gave me a courtesy call to let me know when he was coming. He arrived promptly, and was very friendly and informative. Highly recommended! Thank you!

Matthew J.

Very professional!

The technician, Rene, was very thorough and informative. He called before he was arriving to let me know when he would be there. It was in the window of time Surgis gave me. I will definitely use them for regular maintenance and future HVAC needs. Very professional!

Karin M.

Quick Response

Surgi’s quickly responded to my call. Was at my home the next morning. The tech was very knowledgeable and polite. He had all the parts that he needed and was able to resolve my problems in a few hours. My maintenance contract was reasonable and worth every penny. I receive excellent care. I highly recommend Surgi’s.

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