Asbestos and HVAC installation?
Husband and I live in a 100-year-old bungalow with Zonolite vermiculite insulation — likely to contain asbestos — in the attic. We’re having it professionally remediated, in part so that the attic can become a usable space and we can install much-needed central AC. This morning, the asbestos contractor told me that, though they would guarantee removal of all asbestos in attic, it’s possible that we might have some in our walls — trickled down from the attic over the years — which they wouldn’t be able to access and remove.
My question is: if there’s asbestos in the walls, and we have ductwork installed, are we creating a situation where we’re just blowing asbestos into our house? Or, so long as everything is sealed up properly, post installation, will it be okay? Is this just pointlessly opening up a huge can of worms, and we should stick with window units?