Is it safe to sleep in a room with a gas water heater?
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
No. A malfunction of the water heater or flue can allow carbon monoxide to flow into the room and accumulate at a fatal level. It’s odorless, so you would be slowly asphyxiated without knowing what was happening. The building code specifically bans a water heater in a bedroom for this reason, unless in a sealed closet that receives combustion air from the outside, or it is a direct-vent type. See our blog post Where are gas water heaters not allowed to be installed? for more details and other locations where gas water heaters are not allowed, and What is the difference between a regular water heater and a direct vent water heater? for a description of them.
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