Wanted some expert advice. We have a wall mounted gas furnace (40 year old) which directly vents (intake/outtake) outside that just stopped working. This heaters, is in addition to our regular hot water baseboard heat. Works great as we can just heat the room without heating the entire bottom floor.
My local plumber thinks that the wall mounted furnace is not complaint to local codes, as it about 2 feet from the windows in our family room (something about carbon monoxide coming in). Is that true? We live in Chelmsford, MA.
Do you have any good recommendation from a wall furnace which is direct vent. We currently have a dynavent sa 40 system.
have it checked by a local professional hvac tech.
Those old dynavent units were pretty sturdy.
If it's working well and the heat exchanger is intact then you're probably OK.
You can still get parts for that...allthough I think dynavent is under a different name now.
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But is it within building code
Thanks for your responses.
1) But is it within building code to keep it within 2feet of windows?
2) Also the problem with the furnace I think is the gas valve. I know there is gas coming in. The glo lamp turns on, I hear clicking, the fan turns on, but no heat. Do you guys think it is the gas valve.?
Again thanks for the response.
Originally Posted by coolwhip
I can steer you in the right direction to diagnose the problem.
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You really should call a qualified service technician to deal wit this problem.