insulating around air handler in attic

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Navin
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insulating around air handler in attic

Post by Navin » Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:23 pm

The air handler for my central AC is in my attic. This poses two problems(or I think so).
1. It takes up a huge area that is not insulated so the room below is slightly colder than other rooms. Actually much colder in winter since it is in shady part of the house and does not get much sun.
2. In summer attic is very hot so I am sure it puts pressure on air handler.

Is there way to insulate over air handler? Not sure if I am making much sense.

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Re: insulating around air handler in attic

Post by A. Spruce » Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:53 pm

My gut response is no, you can't insulate it. I would get the model number off it and head to the manufacturer's website for specific info on the unit and contact their support with this question.
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Re: insulating around air handler in attic

Post by Shannon » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:02 pm

In my area most homes have a central heating furnace and the AC is ran through that unit . In my area you really do t see them in attic spaces so I’m not really sure.
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Re: insulating around air handler in attic

Post by A. Spruce » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:08 pm

Shannon wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:02 pm
In my area you really do t see them in attic spaces so I’m not really sure.
It's commonplace where I live
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Re: insulating around air handler in attic

Post by Navin » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:07 am

We have hot water heating and central AC with air handler in the attic. Our winter heating bill is too high so trying to see if we can improve attic insulation.

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