More and more homeowners are considering attic furnaces in residential and commercial buildings.
While furnaces are commonly installed in basements, moving your furnace to the attic or having a furnace installed in your attic can provide greater convenience and safety.
It might be a good idea to install a furnace in the upper portion of your home if your attic is fully insulated. Having a furnace installed in the attic can offer more living space and a lower installation cost. Furnaces are designed to fit a variety of homes and living spaces by HVAC manufacturers. It is important to place a furnace in the attic because not everyone has a basement, garage, or functional closet. Modern furnace designs can be installed horizontally or vertically in homes with attics. Vertical attic furnaces are becoming increasingly popular because they can be hung on walls or roof rafters and are easy to install, especially if you have a lot of space. When placed in the attic, the furnace can be ventilated outside much more easily. It takes less ductwork to vent the furnace here than in other parts of the home, assuming you don’t have a concrete or slab roof. As a result, many can save on the cost of furnace installation because less ductwork is required. Attics are usually empty with no living space. It can be that the space is too small to make functional, but it might just be large enough for an attic furnace. If your furnace is currently located in a basement or garage, this could free up space. There’s a chance your furnace could be damaged if it’s located in your basement and it floods. It may be necessary to replace a furnace with water damage for your safety. Regardless of the cause of the flooding, a furnace at ground level or below creates a dangerous situation. An attic furnace is less vulnerable to flooding.