Is it "safe" to install a Bryant model 395CAV Upflow furnace in a horizontal position?
Had a technician at the house to look at a heating issue, it was a minor problem, but he shut down the furnace and explained it was the wrong unit for this application as it was a safety hazard. It was installed improperly and should not be used and needs to be replaced. Suggested I call the installer to get it replaced. He explained that the safety mechanism(s) in the unit are designed for the unit to be upright. If installed on its side, they won't work. Sounds reasonable.
Installer seemed to think there was no issue with this as "it passed inspection".
Called Bryant to ask them to weigh in on the subject as the definitive answer, and they don't let anyone talk to their technical people unless you are a licensed dealer ... which I'm not. So no answer there.
The unit works, but now I don't know if it is really a safety hazard or not. Also note, the house was built 10 years ago and never been an issue with this furnace.
Any ideas on where to get a definitive answer on this?