Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC/illegal cold air return

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I am renting and discovered that there is a cold air return in the garage.  is this illegal?

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Vicki,

If there is a sealed return ductwork in the garage ( by code ,it may have to be sheetrocked boxed in )it probably would be OK , if there is a return grille pulling air into the return duct and there is potential of combustion engines of any type starting/running in the garage then yes I would say that is illegal. You can inquire from the owner and have them get you an answer from the towns codes or you would have to go to your town hall zoning board/permit/etc. and inquire. You may want to take some photo's  

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