This holiday season, the greatest gift you can give yourself and your family might just be a home filled with clean air! Of course, that doesn’t have to mean a new home — in fact, by taking a few simple steps today, you can improve the air quality in your home so that your loved ones can feel (and breathe) brand-new.

With the help of services like new attic insulation and duct cleaning, Daytona Beach homeowners (and those in the surrounding area) can help their homes’ HVAC systems run even better. Just call Attic Man to see what we can do for you! But first, here are some of the top causes of poor air quality in your home, and how to start addressing them today.

Your Current Insulation Could Be Dirty…

We all know the importance of cleaning our home’s high-traffic surfaces — the kitchen counter, the bathroom, even pesky corners and baseboards. Just like any other part of your home, your attic’s insulation can get dirty over time. Rather than simply being unsightly to look at, dirty insulation can accumulate allergens and unwanted pests over time, from rodents to insects to dirt that fills your insulation’s air pockets. This can create a toxic attic environment over time, making your home more susceptible to mold, dust mites, and more.

It’s an easy, common issue to overlook because, well, you’re not actually looking at it! But the pros at Attic Man can help you identify and address this issue to prevent it from hampering your home’s air quality.

… Or Downright Ineffective

Whether it’s caused by unwanted pests, or simply the gradual wear and tear of time, your attic insulation can also become ineffective over the years, and even compressed or flattened (especially if it’s fiberglass). When your insulation isn’t in its best-possible condition, it can’t effectively protect your home — leading to poor air quality, higher energy bills, and other unwanted impacts.

New Insulation Makes All The Difference

Fortunately, there’s an answer to these common insulation and air quality problems! Sometimes, all you need is a good cleaning (specifically, sanitizing and decontamination for pests), or perhaps new insulation! For homeowners looking to make their space more efficient, we especially recommend spray foam insulation. Not only does it address all kinds of heat loss, cutting your energy bill by as much as 60 percent in the process, but it also helps promote better air quality by sealing clean, conditioned air in your home. We can also help replace your current fiberglass insulation! Whatever option you choose, one thing is for sure: you can count on better air quality after addressing some of the most common insulation problems.

Do you have questions about your home’s air quality, and how to breathe easier indoors? Call Attic Man today! We’re here to help you at every step of the way — from blower door testing, which will help us gauge any potential problem spots in your current HVAC setup, to air sealing, new insulation, and so much more.