I live in Michigan and recently purchased a house. A deciding factor in the purchase was that a furnace had been installed, albeit, it is in the attic. This attic furnace has been a problem. It creates ice dams on the roof and causes it to leak. I have been getting water inside the house. The furnace was originally in the utility room, so now that the room is empty of a furnace, it is too cold to utilize. I have to run an electric heater to keep the room warm if I want to do any type of a project. Worst of all, the furnace runs constantly when the weather is cold even though the thermostat never registers above 64 degrees. For the past few days the weather in Michigan has been frigid with below degree tempertatures. The house is cold although the furnace is running, and running, and running. My November and December heating bills have been $378.00 - $400.00 per month, and that was before the recent cold weather moved in! The attic furnace is horizonal, but I would like to have it moved back to the utility room, which was the original location for furnace. Even though the current "new" furnace is low effeciency, I will need to keep it because right now, paying off the high energy bills has taken a priority. There is not enough room to lay the furnace horizonally in the utility room. Can it be installed vertically. Any advice you have would be helpful.
Not alot of info to go on, but, the ice daming problem could be caused by either a venting problem or too much heat staying in the attic and not being directed into the living space(wich might account for never getting up to t-stat setting). I suspect a very poor installation and, possibly too small a furnace for the heat loss. Many new furnaces are multi positional, so, it may be possible to move it back in the utility room. Get a good heating dealer to asses the situation for you. Good luck................Gasman