When it comes to space gas heating systems plus supplemental heating while the two of us were in the winter, there are few things more dangerous than plugging your space heating system into an extension cord.
- What everyone don’t guess is that space gas heating systems are not made to be clogged into anything that can supply electricity.
Space gas heating systems draw an enormous amount of power to be used on the highest setting, plus most extension cords are not suited for use with a space heaterâ€¦ Let myself and others explain why. Extension cords that are commonly used around the house are made of a really thin gauge of wire. These wires are made for lamps, phone chargers, plus other small electrical devices. The amount of electricity rated for the extension cords is really small! However, the amount of electricity needed for space gas heating systems is higher than all of your proper 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, plus the wire will begin to melt, which could catch your house 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 option is to plug space gas 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.