Our gas heater/blower and AC cooling coil glob is currently in a closet
inside our laundry room. I'd like to move it about 4-5 feet to the other
side of a wall into the garage. The purpose is to expand the laundry room
and to move the noisy blower out of earshot of the family room and TV.
How major an effort would that be? An electrician would have to move the
220V service. A plumber or HVAC person would have to re-route the gas line,
the coolant lines from the external AC compressor, and the ventilation
ducting. Am I missing anything? Any wild guesses on what I should expect to
pay to have this done? I'm in San Diego.
I may do the framing and drywall work to finish off the expanded laundry
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Contact a couple licensed HVAC contractors and get quotes from them.
Garage - an area that stores flamable materials, vehicles with CO
Most applications require that a fire-proof room be built to enclose the
furnace, as well as 2 fresh-air (combustion) inlets into the room.
Most garages are counted as "un-conditioned" space, so freezing
condition could exist during the heating season = bad idea for a 90% (+)
furnace that produces condensate. If the unit is not a 90% (+) then you
have a flue to run through the garage roof, not to mention extending the
ductwork, insulating it as it passes through the closet wall into the
garage. This can become a very involved project, you may as well think
about purchasing a new furnace if you're going through all the expense
to relocate it...
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