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ACtawk 10-03-2010 12:00 AM

ECO / green options for insulating HVAC duct work
 
:wink:Hello -
I am replacing my HVAC duct system in my attic. Going from duct-board /flex duct - to an all metal duct system.

My question is - I dont want to insulate the new system with fiberglass. My HVAC guy says he can glue reflective bubble wrap directly to the metal and tape all seams- rather than use fiberglass.

Is this a good option? Are there better options for insulating duct work? I have heard of using cotton fiber as regular insulation - but I havent read about it being used as duct insulation.

My goals are to insulate the duct work so it doesnt sweat - or lose heat. I also want to improve indoor air quality.

thanks

beenthere 10-03-2010 02:10 AM

I believe Reflectic needs a spacer between it and the duct to achieve an R8 value.

kenmac 10-03-2010 05:25 PM

Just have him insulate it on the outside instead of inside

beenthere 10-03-2010 06:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kenmac (Post 510892)
Just have him insulate it on the outside instead of inside


Reflextics would be put on the outside.


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