Help! My house has its HVAC ducting outside the envelope
In my area in Central Virginia, it is ‘fashion’ to install HVAC duct work outside the controlled envelope of living space. First floor ductwork is in the crawlspace; 2nd floor ductwork and the upstairs air handler is in the attic. Everything I’ve read in FineHomebuilding warns against this, but apparently local builders aren’t reading FH. So, what am I as a homeowner to do within reason to remedy this situation? What is the most cost-efficient course of action short of creating new duct chases throughout the house?
owner of a gas guzzler home built in 2003 🙁
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