Air Handling Equipment Not Located in Garage

Air Handling Equipment Not Located in Garage


To minimize pollutants entering into the system from leaks in the ductwork or other parts.  Installing combustion appliances in an isolated space, such as in a combustion closet, can minimize the concern that combustion by-products could be drawn into the home.

Additional Information/How to Implement

Locate air handing equipment to avoid the potential for sources of air pollutants entering the system should leaks appear.

A combustion closet is an area sealed off from the conditioned space. Insulate and seal all walls and the ceiling, install a solid door with weather stripping and a sufficient threshold, and extend ducts outside the building envelope to provide combustion and ventilation air.

Alternatives include installing direct vent or mechanical/induced draft equipment (see 5.1.a-b) or installing electric equipment.


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