Combustion Air

There needs to be enough adequate fresh air for the furnace and water heater to operate properly. A lack of this combustion air can cause the gas appliances to operate poorly and possibly even create carbon monoxide- a dangerous gas. An average sized furnace and water heater needs an open basement floor plan if there is no outside combustion source installed. Combustion air can generally be added to any room.

We often find that when the home was built there was probably adequate for combustion. Over time as the home is renovated and the the basement is finished, the open floor plan is decreased and the furnace and water heater are often walled off in a separate room. This is where we see inadequate combustion air.

It is always best to seek further consultation and evaluation by a qualified mechanical contractor.

 

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