When it comes to space heating systems and supplemental heating while I was in the winter, there are few things more dangerous than plugging your space heating system into an extension cord.
What almost everyone don’t guess is that space heating systems are not made to be jammed into anything that can deliver electricity.
Space heating systems draw an enormous amount of power to be used on the highest setting, and most extension cords are not suited for use with a space heater, and let me explain why! Extension cords that are commonly used around the apartment are made of a very thin gauge of wire. These wires are made for lamps, PC chargers, and other small electrical devices. The amount of electricity rated for the extension cords is very small, but however, the amount of electricity needed for space heating systems is higher than all of your regular extension cords. What is the danger? By plugging your space heating system into an extension cord, you are creating a fire hazard. That wire will heat up past the limits, and the wire will begin to melt, which could catch your apartment on fire. There are some heavy-duty extension cords that can be used for space heaters, but you have to guess exactly what size wire it needs; Otherwise, your best choice is to plug space heating systems directly into an outlet. When it comes to supplemental heaters, you have to make sure that you don’t cause a fire. One of the greatest causes of fire comes from overheating the space heater, which is caused by plugging your space heating system into a receptacle or extension cords that were not made for the space heater.