Seasonal Tips for Maintaining Indoor Air Quality in Summer

As the temperatures rise, so does the challenge of maintaining healthy indoor air quality. Summer brings with it a whole set of issues, including high humidity levels and an increase in outdoor pollutants. However, with the right strategies, you can keep your indoor air clean and comfortable all summer long.

Challenges to Indoor Air Quality During Summer

  • High Humidity: Summer’s warmth often comes with high humidity, which can encourage the growth of mold and dust mites.
  • Air Conditioning Use: Constant use of air conditioning can circulate dust and other pollutants unless filters are regularly cleaned or replaced.
  • Outdoor Pollutants: Open windows can invite not just fresh air but also outdoor pollutants, including ozone and particulate matter from traffic and industrial activities.

Strategies for Maintaining Healthy Indoor Air

Controlling Humidity

  • Monitor Humidity Levels: Use a hygrometer to keep indoor humidity levels between 30% and 50% to inhibit mold growth and dust mites.
  • Use Dehumidifiers: In areas of your home where humidity levels are persistently high, such as basements, use dehumidifiers to maintain a healthier environment.

Air Conditioning Maintenance

  • Clean or Replace AC Filters: Regularly cleaning or replacing the air filters in your HVAC system and standalone units can drastically improve your home’s air quality.
  • Schedule an HVAC Checkup: Ensure your HVAC system is operating efficiently by scheduling a professional maintenance checkup at the start of the season.

Keeping Pollutants Out

  • Be Mindful of Outdoor Air Quality: On days when air quality is poor, minimize opening windows and rely on your AC for ventilation.
  • Create a Barrier: Use indoor plants as a natural barrier against pollutants. Certain plants are known for their air-purifying properties, including spider plants and peace lilies.

Essential Summer Maintenance Tips

  • Inspect and Clean Vents: Ensure all air vents in your home are free from dust and obstructions to promote better airflow.
  • Seal Leaks: Check for leaks around doors and windows to prevent hot, humid air from entering and conditioned air from escaping.
  • Embrace Indoor Air Purifiers: Consider using air purifiers in high-traffic areas of your home to reduce the presence of indoor pollutants.

Adopting these practices during the summer months will help you manage indoor air quality effectively, ensuring your home remains a sanctuary of comfort and health despite the heat and humidity outside. And if you need a new system to keep you cool or just some repairs to an old one, you know where to find us—call FUSE at (669) 666-9185 or write to support@fuseservice.com.

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Deena D.
2024-04-19
Very nice, knowledgeable, and helpful technician. Provided the options and associated costs. Would use this company again.
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2024-04-17
We chose Fuse to do the HVAC portion of our home remodel and we're very happy with their work! They installed a full Mitsubishi Mini-split heat pump system all throughout our house in 6 rooms. It was a massive job and they did the work relatively quickly and efficiently. The supervisor, Maxim, was very friendly and knowledgeable. Out of several bids that we got, theirs was the only one that gave us everything we wanted at a competitive cost. We'd be happy to recommend Fuse! We also had Fuse Electric work on the electrical portion of our home remodel, for which I wrote up a separate review.
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2024-04-07
We got our duct work completely replaced in our 50 yr old home. They recommended the work, other companies didn't do this much due diligence and mentioned about asbestos but FUSE technicians went step ahead and climbed into attic and our crawl space to ensure there were no asbestos to begin with. Honest people and very competitive if not best quote I got. Moreover the installer, David and Jeremy worked 2 long days non stop to get work done at our home with 100% satisfaction. David explained everything to me and provided other recommendations for future. He is the most honest technician I have encountered in so long. Because of David I wouldn't hesitate to work with FUSE again. Thank you for such a great work. Very happy and highly recommend FUSE!!
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K R.
2024-04-05
The technical crews were excellent; very knowledgeable and capable. They were able to do our HVAC, water heater and ductwork replacement even when faced with several unexpected and very challenging situations. David in particular worked some very long hours to get everything installed correctly. The administration side had a few glitches, but everything worked out OK. I would recommend them, but if you are eligible for the Penninsula Clean Energy interest free loan, be sure to apply for it before the work is completed.
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Matthew J.
2024-04-05
Exceptional service from FUSE HVAC! They installed a Mitsubishi HVAC system in our home, and we couldn't be happier. The team was professional, knowledgeable, and efficient throughout the process. Our home is now perfectly comfortable year-round, thanks to their expertise. From consultation to installation, everything was seamless and hassle-free. Highly recommend FUSE HVAC for anyone looking for top-notch HVAC solutions!
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Amitabha C.
2024-04-04
Fuse HVAC installed Mitsubishi Heat pump in my house and completed the project on 31st March 2024. David and Jeremy started the project and David finished the installation. David worked Saturday and Sunday until 11 PM to complete the work. It took 4 1/2 days. I am very happy with the work that David performed. I was watching the process of installation of the pump and was very satisfied to see that after finishing each step David will spend 10-15 min inspecting the work that he did to make sure that there was no mistake. The result was that during pressure testing to check for gas leakage or when the heat pump was run there was no unanticipated issue. The new ductwork that was installed by FUSE passed the HERS test. FUSE is also installing the attic fan to keep the air circulation going and keep the attic cooler. FUSE was referred to by my friend who used them for installing a similar heat pump and although they were a little more expensive than a few quotes I got from other vendors, I decided to go with them based on my friend's recommendation. I had made a right choice! My only criticism for FUSE is they are not able to estimate the time that it will take to finish the project. They told me it will be done in 3 days but it took 4 1/2 days. My project needed the air handler to be moved to the attic but because the space which had the gas heater was too narrow for the air handler. On the whole it was a good experience working with FUSE. They kept us warm for two days with heater fans and David worked Easter Sunday until 11 PM to install and start up the system without hurrying up at any step to get the installation completed earlier. A big thanks to him and to his assistant Jeremy!

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