My home has a partially-below grade basement that has a "Wave" ventilation system that brings cool, conditioned air in from the main house. The basement has an equipment room containing an oil burning furnace for heat and hot water, which draws fresh air from outside via a wall vent and which is well-sealed from the rest of the basement (by a security door with a rubber gasket).
The issue I am having is that the equipment room has a large amount of wasted space (6ft by 10ft) that I'd like to use for my server/networking/audio gear, but the room is consistently nearly 90 degrees (the furnace heats our water and runs basically 24/7/365).
I would like to open up the room to introduce cool, conditioned air into it, but I am super worried that the Wave fan (which is pretty powerful) is going to instead draw products of combustion/carbon monoxide into the basement living space.
Does anyone have any ideas? I was thinking a fan in the wall to pull air into the room, but then worry that failure of the fan would cause a reversal of the air flow direction and suck out CO.