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Can I install my heater in a closet/cabinet?

They can be installed in a mechanical closet as long as there is a sufficient supply of air. To ensure sufficient air, follow the guidelines below.

  • Indoor air: two openings that are sized one square inch for every 1000 BTUs. For example you have a unit that is rated for 200,000 BTUs. You need two opening each sized 200 square inches.
  • Outdoor air: two openings that are each 100 square inches
  • Maintain 24 inch clearance in front of the unit so as not obstruct the unit’s air intake.

For more details refer to the combustion air specifications in the Vent Pipe Installation section of your installation manual.

Clearance
A set distance required for proper and safe operation of the heater.

Combustion Air
The air supplied to a gas appliance; used to oxidize a fuel

BTUs
British thermal unit, the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 lb. of water 1°F

Updated on April 13, 2021

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