Quote Originally Posted by BaldLoonie View Post
How much time is spent each winter below freezing?
It doesn't get that cold here. The furnace is safe in the attic. The only problem I've ever had with 90% furnaces was about 4 years ago when the drains that ran outside freezing and causing condensate to back up, and nobody I talked to could even remember that happening aside from that one winter in the last 15-20 years. Put heat tape on them and be done with it. The only thing I would be worried about is putting a Kenmore in. I don't know anybody who sells parts locally for it, aside from obviously Sears. I had to get a defrost board for a heat pump this last year and it took about a week to get parts.