Pablo Maique, Jr., President of IAQ Services and Kenny Knobloch, President of HELP! Air Conditioning

GNOEA met via Zoom on Tuesday March 2, 2021 for organization updates and to learn about indoor air quality. Guest speakers, Pablo Maique, Jr., President of IAQ Services and Kenny Knobloch, President of HELP! Air Conditioning educated members on the importance of keeping mold and germs out of your air conditioning system resulting in cleaner air for your home or business.

Maique explained that all A/C systems grow mold that will colonize and grow when humidity is sixty-five percent or more. He explained the sanitizing method that he uses to clean ducts and suggested using five inch practical pleat air filters. Kory Knobloch, Help! A/C, shared information on using a UV lite, also referred to as a germicidal lamp, that sterilizes germs to keep from reproducing. The light helps to control growth and eventually kill the germs.

More about the speakers: Pablo Maique, Certified Indoor Air Environmentalist (CIE) and President, Indoor Air Quality Services, Inc. (dba/IAQ Services). He started in the A/C business in the 1970’s and moved 100% into Air Quality Industry in 2004. Maique has many certifications in air system, ventilation system mold remediation and antimicrobial pest control.

Kenny Knobloch is President and Co-Owner of HELP! Air Conditioning serving the greater New Orleans area since 1968.

Recording and presentation will be in meeting archives

Membership News

Potential Members

Cynthia Widlitze introduced Valerie Legras Atelier, a French interior designer for commercial and residential projects.

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Thank Yous & Announcements

Kenny Knobloch, HELP! A/C thanked the following for their business: Marcus Azzarello, Franklynn Pest Control, Angela Verdin, Complete Logistical Services, Todd Clower, Harbor Towing, and Tyler Hatrel for helping him with money saving changes to their 401K plan. He also thanked Pablo Maique, IAQ Services for taking the time to speak today.

Brien Lundin Q1 2021 dues invoices sent-  Electronic payment is preferred.


Upcoming Meeting Schedule

March 9, – Nola Gold Rugby presentation at the Gold Mine on Airline, formerly Zephyr Field. 11:30 a.m. networking lunch, 12:15 p.m. Rugby presentation. Box lunches will be provided. Reservations are required. Brien Lundin thanked Jacquie Bonano, Tim Scott and Cathy Vienne for organizing the in person event.

March 16 – NO MEETING


March 30 – TBA

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