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Is the furnace connected to the water heater?
Last Updated: 10th June, 2020
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Hereof, how far does a water heater have to be from a furnace?
An unobstructed working space not less than 30 inches wide and not less than 30 inches high shall be provided along the control side of the equipment when the door of the furnace room is open3" side and back and top with the total width of the enclosing space being at least 12" wider than the furnace.
Likewise, where is the furnace located in the house? Typically your furnace is centrally located in the home. It is usually located in an area such as a utility closet (by a cold air return), garage, attic, basement, or crawlspace; in the case of a heat-pump (a dual-system) it will be located outside of the home.
Also know, how does a hot water furnace work?
The boiler process Your boiler powers on and uses either oil, gas or electricity to create heat. The heat from the fuel source is used to heat up water inside the boiler. The heated water or steam is sent throughout your home (via radiators or radiant floor systems) where it gives off its heat to warm the air.
How much space do you need around a furnace?
As a general rule of thumb, your furnace should be 30 inches away from furnace room walls on all sides. This permits our service professionals to conveniently repair it. You also need to check the area has ample airflow and ventilation, especially if you have an aging furnace with a metal flue.