The trouble with space heaters without a thermostat

I wish that my furnace was a little better than it is currently.

My furnace is very old, and it definitely doesn’t work as well as it did 20 years ago when the previous owner had purchased it. Even when the furnace is set at the proper temperature, I have drafty spots in my house that make the house feel cold and old. That is why I use space heaters to help supplement the heat and eliminate cold areas of my house. Unfortunately, when I purchased my space heater, I was disappointed to find out that space heaters are extremely expensive. The space heaters that I purchased for my home have no thermostat per se. Instead of a normal thermostat, we have 3 settings that reflect the amount of electricity that the space heater will draw when heating our home. The only problem with this is that you are not able to properly regulate the temperature in the room. The space heaters will continually het up to whatever temperature that amount of electricity allows, and it will remain that temperature until you adjust the settings. However, the highest setting, which would be the most useful for the space heater, draws nearly the max amount of electricity that those plugs will allow. Also, the cords on the space heaters don’t withstand that constant heat that these heaters provide, meaning that there is a possibility that your space heater could catch fire. Maybe I should have just saved up and purchased the space heaters with the thermostat! That would have been much safer.

 

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