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 problem.
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 light)? thanks