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Replaced the leaky air ducts in the house. Original to 1987, they were pulling dust in from the attic and pumping it through the house. New windows and siding already done.

Funny, 1st estimate was 5K and they wanted to cut into a sealed wall to replace 1 duct. 2nd was much cheaper and they knew not to cut into a sealed wall. Will see how much cooler the upstairs is now that we are not cooling the attics. Allergies have been brutal non-stop for over 2 years, even when we stayed in the house all day. Hopefully now my allergies will get better.
 

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Replaced the leaky air ducts in the house. Original to 1987, they were pulling dust in from the attic and pumping it through the house. New windows and siding already done.

Funny, 1st estimate was 5K and they wanted to cut into a sealed wall to replace 1 duct. 2nd was much cheaper and they knew not to cut into a sealed wall. Will see how much cooler the upstairs is now that we are not cooling the attics. Allergies have been brutal non-stop for over 2 years, even when we stayed in the house all day. Hopefully now my allergies will get better.
So I gotta ask, why were they drawing air from attic?
That should be a huge improvement all the way around. Less dust, normal air intake temperatures (not stifling hot or frigid air) to give that heat exchanger a chance to work efficiently.
Your health should improve significantly. That's key right there.

You could always move just a bit further west and only have to worry about air conditioning. That's 50% less to worry about. :p
Just sayin' :whistle:
 

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The ducts were torn open, so between venturi effect when the a/c was running and pressure of the wind over the house (vented attic) there was the constant circulation of dust. My allergies were bad even when the allergens were no longer in the air. I usually had no issues after the rains stop in June (not this year) until October when everything starts growing like crazy. I already feel the temp difference, no hot air from the vents when the a/c starts. Allergies are slightly better, but it will take a few days for the swelling in my eyes to get better.

A/C is already 75% of the year, I don't want it 100%.
 

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