Frequently Asked Questions
What is a heating element?
What are heating elements made of?
What are the types of heating elements?
- Metal or resistance wire - can be a metallic wire or a straight or coiled ribbon
- Tubular element - can be a resistance wire in a metallic tube
- Heat lamps - are usually used for radiant heaters
- Ceramic element - can be a nichrome wire enclosed in a ceramic material
How hot can a heating element get?
How does a heating element to burn out?
Various kinds of heating equipment won’t be what they are without one essential component: heating elements. Heating elements, in a nutshell, are the components in heaters that convert electricity into heat. These elements have enough electrical resistance that the flow of electricity heats them up. A wide variety of heaters rely on these heating elements, as do other appliances, such as toasters, ovens, water heaters, and more.
These elements come in a variety of materials, including metal alloys like nichrome (a nickel and chromium alloy). Different types of heaters use different kinds of heating elements, and some use other kinds of heat sources. However, many heaters, especially newer models, are reliant on electric heating elements.
Engineer Warehouse offers replacement heating elements for various heaters. We have metal wire heating elements, quartz tube elements, infrared heat lamps, and the protective tubes that keep these elements safe from damage. No need to replace the entire heater unit when simply replacing the heating element will do the trick.