What kind of HVAC pro do I need?
We own a 1956 brick ranch in the Washington DC area, with all the stupid design decisions you would expect to see for the era.
We would like to revamp the HVAC pretty much entirely. We would like a heat pump system to replace our AC and at least some of our heat, add in ERVs for our atrocious of ventilation, and also address radon mitigation since our half-basement/garden level averages about 3.5piC. We have a centrally ducted system for our AC right now, but those ducts are old and leaky and in our unconditioned attic. Even buried under a bunch of blown in insulation, I’m sure they are very inefficient.
The considerations for all these interrelated systems are so complicated that I think I need a pro to engineer a solution. The problem is I don’t know what kind exactly. Some kind of building engineer? An architect? Please help me understand what hero I should be looking for and where to find it! Thanks!
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