Furnace / hot water heater closet location and size
I am at climate zone 3.
I initially planned to put furnace and hot water heater in the attic. Since it is more energy efficient to put furnace in the conditioned space, I found a couple corners (bedroom closet and bathroom corner)
1. Can a furnace fit into 2′ deep closet?
2. What’s the minimal size required for the furnace closet and access limitation?
3. Is there any issue placing a furnace in a bedroom closet?
For hot water heater, is it also more energy efficient to place it in the conditioned space? If not, I probably will leave it in the attic (my garage is too small – 20 * 18).
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