Living in an old farmhouse that's hard to heat, furnace quit this fall so I'm using a heat pump, space heater and electric dryer to keep the pipes/me from freezing. I'd like to use a 5000 watt 240v garage heater and forget about the dryer. I have a 50 amp 240v range outlet that isn't used and want to know if I can wire a heater like that to the appropriate plug. It's in a central location in my home and would certainly be more effective than a dryer.
If you have any suggestions on the type of heater I should/could do this with or how to do it I would really appreciate it.