2 Gas Furnaces- One On~One Off

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    KAHH

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    I have an old house that used to be separate apartments. I have it as one house with an east side and west side furnace. The east side furnace is turned off - I can only afford the west side, where most of the living space is located. Am I safe to heat the whole house with one furnace or will I get burst pipes, etc.?
     
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    Where are you located? Are the east and west side connected? How cold does it get in the side you don't heat?
     
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    In Pennsylvania. The sides are connected and open. It's the upstairs and downstairs of the warmer side of the house and the hot water radiators throw alot of heat. I don't use the side that's off very much as the bathroom and kitchen that I use are on the side with heat. There is still a lit gas fireplace insert that must be hooked up to the other side's meter that can throw some heat, if necessary, on the side without heat. I just wondered if I could try to use just the one furnace? Thanks for thinking about my problem.
     

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