i'm redoing my basement and found the best place for an upright freezer to
be next to my oil burner (the front of the burner is about 1 foot from the
side of the freezer). there is enuf room for the oil guy to service the
unit, but i'm think that perhaps the heat the burner gives off will cause
the freezer to work too hard. (We probably open the freezer door 4x/week).
in the summer, the room is cooled (by ac flowing thru the rest of the
basement) and in the winter, altho that room is not heated, the burner and
hot water heater throw off heat and the rest of the basement is heated.
in my kitchen, the refrigerator is directly next to the wall oven (altho the
oven is encased in an enclosure).
one thing i could do is buy a panel of rigid foam board insulation and
secure it to the exposed side of the freezer to guard against a potential
1. am i over thinking this? can freezers operate relatively efficiently in
a potentially warm spot?
2. any safety issues with the freezer being a foot from the burner (pilot