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Gas Furnace Supply Air

Posted By: Andre
Tuesday, 21 December 1999, at 1:09 p.m.

I've recently purchased a 1,500 sq.ft 75 year old house with a 25 year old gas forced air furnace. The furnace currently runs fine. We're planning on renovating the basement and sealing up all the air leaks in the exterior walls. Since doing this is going to reduce the amount of fresh air entering the basement is there going to be a problem providing combustion air to the furnace? There are no visible signs of venting to bring outside air in to "feed" the furnace,

Also, I've seen furnaces/thermostats that have a setting to just run the fan during the summer to circulate some cool basement air throughout the house. Our thermostat does not seem to have such a setting. Can this be remedied by updating the thermostat itself, or is it a function of the furnace? Any advice is appreciated!

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