Originally Posted by Kent Gorsuch
Our house is apx. 40 to 50 years old and we just added blown cellulose insulation over top of the old fiberglass to bring it up to R-30. We noticed the first time the AC kicked on the entire house smelled like old news papers (the new insulation) and within 24 hours everything in our house was covered with a fine dust! This can't be normal...
I thought the AC system is a closed system (at least in the attic) so how is this happening? Is the dust dangerous? Also, everything in the attic is covered with a foot or so of the stuff, how do I find the problem or leak in the system?
Thanks in advance for any help!
I am sure you spent some big money insulating, and of course it will pay dividends down the road. One thing that you dident know or no one told you was that home HVAC Duct system IS NOT DESIGNED TO BE AIR TIGHT!!!! Now I know this may come as a shock, but its the truth. Give it a month or two and proper filter maintance and this should all clear up..............or of course you can follow common american thought and sue (spelling*) everyone involved, over a little dust.