When it comes to space gas furnaces and supplemental heating while the two of us were in the winter, there are few things more dangerous than plugging your space furnace into an extension cord.
What everyone don’t guess is that space gas furnaces are not made to be plugged into anything that can give electricity.
Space gas furnaces 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 house are made of a absolutely thin gauge of wire. These wires are made for lamps, iPhone chargers, and other small electrical devices. The amount of electricity rated for the extension cords is absolutely smallâ€¦ However, the amount of electricity needed for space gas furnaces is higher than all of your typical extension cords. What is the danger? By plugging your space furnace 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 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 choice is to plug space gas furnaces 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 furnace into a receptacle or extension cords that were not made for the space heater.