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Watermelon
Can I combine water heater/boiler/forced-air furnace?

I have a space problem so If I could combine some or all it would be good. I have a gas forced-air furnace, a water heater and I need something to heat up some new infloor heating. My house is 800sq/ft. I'd consider a tankless water heater.

Is there something that can take care of it all?

JacktheShack
Re: Can I combine water heater/boiler/forced-air furnace?

Do you have the forced air heating system with all the ducting in place and heating the home now???

It might be possible to install a heat exchanger in one of the main ducts to supply HW to the in-floor system.

Have you gotten any free estimates from any local heating contractors on how this might be done???

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Can I combine water heater/boiler/forced-air furnace?
Watermelon wrote:

I have a space problem so If I could combine some or all it would be good. I have a gas forced-air furnace, a water heater and I need something to heat up some new infloor heating. My house is 800sq/ft. I'd consider a tankless water heater.

Is there something that can take care of it all?

Here's a suggestion, and I know this will cause some harsh comments, Get a recirculating pump , hook it up to take hot water from your water heater through the in floor coils and back to the cold side. Control the pump with a thermostat.
Jack

Added -keep the FA. and duct work as is.

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