As we are planning to finish our basement soon, our furnace and water heater is in the middle of our unfinished basement. I was thinking if it could relocate to different location so that we can have big and open basement.
Is it possible to to do so, if yes how much does it cost and how long does it take?
Hi there Simran!
It is definitely possible to relocate your furnace and water heater. It s common for people who are renovating and would like a open concept basement as a finished product.
Costs for this can be difficult to estimate without seeing your basement. Most of the time, it can be done in 1-2 days. Of course this depends on your existing duct system and will likely require rerouting of your exhaust and intake vents as well as your AC Lines.
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To relocate the furnace would likely require an entirely new duct system installation which could be a few thousand dollars itself, depending on the amount of ductwork and size of your home. Relocation would also require replacement of gas line, electrical, and venting. The best place for your furnace to be located when considering airflow is in the middle of a home, so you may want to find a way to work with what you have. Without seeing the specifics of your home, I would guess the relocations could approach $10,000 or more.
Thankyou pros for your feedback. Really Appreciate it.
As every one said its possible, i fully agree with all. As long as you have the money any Trade will do it whatever you want.
RIGHT way of doing it would be to hire professional Architect to Plan your basement as you want it.
2)Then HVAC Engineer will do calculations, based on the existing and new condition, utilizing same duct components or may need to modify, return air, main supply will have to be resized etc, so that there is minimum damage and new duct work involved. This will need experienced HVAC consultant and Technician to work together with your best interest in mind. To save money, balance the system so that there are no cold pockets or overheated places with new arrangement.
If your furnace is 15 years or older OR mid or Low efficiency furnace it would be the Right time to install new one at the same time.
This type of decision needs lot of future planning, like doing basement renovation for personal use or rental purpose? Are you keeping this house for more then 10 years? The cost of relocation is it work spending that much v/s getting space that you want?
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Hello. Yes it is definitely possible but a price would be effected by many several factors. How much duct work needs to be reconfigured, gas work, AC line set which would include a pump down and re charge of the AC, etc. To even see if it is within your budget, we would need a site visit to go over all your options and pick a suitable location to relocate.
Hope this information helps. Cheers!
It is possible. The cost could be discussed after a site visit. Because, lot of things will need to be moved or replaced with furnace relocation. E.g. gas piping, air conditioner piping, Suply and return duct. Ducts might even need to be resized for proper air flow.
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