Carpet how close can you put carpets to a basement furnaces ?

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  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Oct 18, 2018

    I would put a 4 foot around with just washable floor just Incase of a leak so you could clean it up or you will get mold

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Oct 18, 2018

    Hi! I would check on your local and state fire codes. There may be a very specific distance required.

  • Seth Seth on Oct 18, 2018

    The IRC governs mostly access to the furnace and does not specify clearances other than to say they should be in accordance with the manufactures requirements for clearance from combustible materials, which can be as little as an inch depending on the fuel and type of unit. You need to check the installation guide for your unit. You may very well be able to carpet very close to your furnace The question is do you want to? Most furnaces are hidden in a closet or mechanical room and not in carpeted living space. Like Kathy suggested, you probably want an easy to clean flooring material directly around the furnace that is not combustible.

  • Homeroad Homeroad on Oct 14, 2021

    Carpets in the basement can get moldy or damp in my experience. I just bought a few rolls of vinyl at Home Depot and use that in my basement. There are many different patterns and colors that look great!

  • Janice Janice on Jul 18, 2023

    Check with your local building code department.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jul 19, 2023

    The installers should be up on the codes, you could contact them or check with the office that makes up the codes for your county.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jul 21, 2023

    At least a Two foot slab of concrete or tile all around furnace.