Air Handler (AC only) in the attic
My 1978 Ranch house in Zone 5 (Southern NY) was constructed with the AC Air handler in the attic. He(Heating is gas fired hot water) . I am replacing windows and re-siding – adding 2″ of foam to the exterior. There is no good way to move the Air Handler into conditioned space, and I do not want to create a completely unvented attic.
Can I create an insulated unvented “Room” around the Air Handler, and if so, what is the best strategy? And do I remove existing insulation in the ceiling below the Air Handler so “connect” the space to the conditioned interior?
Thanks for any thoughts!
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