Does the KA6 lose much efficiency if in a cold garage?
My garage is under the house, and is well insulated.
It's also heated from the return baseboard heat,
but the door are not the greatest and loses a lot
of heat through them.
I need to get need molding for around the doors to
seal them up.
But with the KA6 being insulated will hold the heat ok
compared to a regular basement.
Please reassure us you are not putting it in with an automobile????????????
Thats a big no no
You can have them install the insulation in the top to cover the boiler crown.
The KA6 is going to lose some heat if the top of the boiler
under the sheet metal covers is still uninsulated.
The issue is simply how much heat you will lose from the
piping exiting and entering the boiler and whether is you
want to insulate them with pipe insulation OR really need to.
Any heat being lost from the boiler in the basement will
rise and heat the floor above if the joists are not insulated.
The new side and top trim flaps/gasketing and a new rubber base gasket
on the bottom of the base panel should help a lot.
The other issue is how the overhead door set with the header plate and whether
the top panel sits flush with the top edge of the header.
If you have the old homasote overhead or thin plywood doors
it may be worth your while to replace it with a metal overhead
door and install the blue board insulation strips as they are
designed to have the blue insulation boards installed in them.
I am not trying to spend your money shawn I just want you to suceed.