Insulating a basement furnace room


Old 10-14-13, 09:02 PM
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Insulating a basement furnace room

I'm about ready to insulate my basement. However, I do not know what to do in my furnace room (natural gas furnace and water heater). Presently there are poured concrete walls and no ceiling. A bedroom is directly above it and it is the coldest room in the house (plus it is the north west corner of the house). I will be using rigid foam insulation in the rest of the basement. Can I use the same in the furnace room? Are there different regulations? What are the do's and dont's when insulating a furnace room? Thanks
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Old 10-15-13, 11:26 AM
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Welcome to the forums. I would think insulation in the furnace room would only affect the bedroom above to any large degree if the furnace room was extremely cold. Likely, you need to dump more conditioned air into the bedroom to make up for the NW exposure.

Foam is fine but spendy and keep in mind it needs to have a firecoating like drywall on top of it.
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