If I multiply the total length of one side of my house with the total
length of the front or back, will that give me my square footage?
I'm wanting to buy some cellulose insulation and need to determine the
number of bags I'll need. I want enough to cover my A/C ductwork as
It will give you a rough idea..
it will not be dead on however..
Just some advice.
If your AC ducts are flex, or the old fiberglass, or ductboard, and they
were not installed correctly...meaning, mastic, straps, and no tape,
something as simple as what you are suggesting can tear a seam, or crack a
joint. From someone that has seen it hundreds of times..reconsider the duct
Also, should there ever come a time where work needs to be done on the
ducts, covered ducts are a pain in the ass, and will cost you more to
Ahh. Thanks for the advice. Right now the covering on the ducts is
beggining to come lose and condensation is building up on the outside
of the duct material that's becoming exposed. This has already caused
a couple of small stains on my ceiling from the sweat dripping.
An HVAC company was here last Thursday and he said that the outside of
the duct work that's exposed is getting very wet. He suggested
re-wrapping the ducts. Also he found only 2 like that and that I
needed to look into re-wrapping them.
My house was built in '76 with a Chrystler inside unit. Later that
year an outside Whirlpool compressor was added. All of it was
replaced in '93 with an entire new Lennox system. At the time they
said that I'd get better efficiency if I also installed new ducts.
Kinda wish I had now.
Thanks again for your help.
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