I've got a dilemma I'm hoping you guys can offer some input on...
My house was built in 2000, and has a utility room in the basment containing the
furnace (FHA/oil), water heater (separate
oil), oil tank, water meter, and circuit breaker panel. The room measures about
10x12, has one 36" wide entrance door and a
double-hung outside window (basement is above ground).
Here's the problem: I need to add a bunch more electrical circuits and the breaker
panel's full, so I've decided what's
needed is a subpanel. Problem is, the best (and almost only) place to put the
subpanel is right next to the existing one,
where the window is located.
So the question: can anyone think of a reason, code or otherwise, to keep the outside
window? There's already a vent thru
the wall to provide combustion air for the burners.
This is in Massachusetts, if it makes a difference.