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Can you advise on attic insulation and uninsulated can lights for a 1971 ranch home?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified May 08, 2013 01:09 AM
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'I live in a 1971 ranch in Longwood, FL. We have a new a/c (15 seer), newer ductwork from 2005, newer roof in 2007, but we have never upgraded the insulation. We have lived in the house 10 years and have been told that it is almost non-existent - a mixture of old (1971) cellulose and same added fiberglass. We were told that it would be best to blow in fiberglass. Also, we have several recessed lights (16) that were added in 2004. Apparently are not insulated and need to be covered in order to blow in the insulation. I do not mind fiberglass if it is formaldehyde free. I would appreciate some professional advice re types of insultation and the can lights - I think it might be expensive to replace but is it worth it?' .




 

 

'I live in a 1971 ranch in Longwood, FL. We have a new a/c (15 seer), newer ductwork from 2005, newer roof in 2007, but we have never upgraded the insulation. We have lived in the house 10 years and have been told that it is almost non-existent - a mixture of old (1971) cellulose and same added fiberglass. We were told that it would be best to blow in fiberglass. Also, we have several recessed lights (16) that were added in 2004. Apparently are not insulated and need to be covered in order to blow in the insulation. I do not mind fiberglass if it is formaldehyde free. I would appreciate some professional advice re types of insultation and the can lights - I think it might be expensive to replace but is it worth it?' .

I would consider insulation that has been certified with a blend of recycled material and install insulated boot covers on the non-IC rated cans in the attic. This would be...


 

 

 
 
 

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