|reply to itsme74 |
Re: Drafty, cold air vents in ceiling. HELP!
It's possible that there may be an outside air-intake (called "make-up" air) for the HVAC system, and the damper is not closing when the unit is off. That would allow cold outside air into your ductwork when you didn't want it to be there.
EDIT: Just noticed this:
said by itsme74:That was a mistake. That area needs to be open over the soffit to allow the attic to ventilate. You just plugged up the air inlet path, and that will need to be removed to allow circulation.
I did inspect the attic and noticed in certain areas, especially towards the edge of the roof, there was light coming through and in those areas there was about 3 feet of insulation missing from the edge inward. I bought a roll of insulation. Went into the attic and pushed the insulation down towards the edges and then filled the remaining spaces (which was made by pushing the insulation towards the edge of the house) with new insulation.