Have you ever wondered what makes your appliances functional? What makes your geyser, washing machine or iron durable in terms of usage? The answer is the heating element. A heating element is the life of an appliance. Without the heating element, all your appliances are no less than a dummy. It is the heating element that makes your appliances functional and useful.
But what is a Heating Element?
Heating element refers to the coil or filament that is used in an appliance to convert electrical energy into heat energy. This coil is made of metal alloys as alloys don’t break or melt at high temperature because of their high resistivity. Aluminum, Copper, Incoloy, Inconel, MS, Nickel, Stainless steel, and Titanium are some of the metal alloys that are used to make heating elements.
You can buy heating elements for both industrial and domestic use.
- For Industrial Use
Industrial heating elements play an important role in running an industry—especially if you are into the manufacturing business. Product manufacturing requires big machines and those big machines require high-quality industrial heating elements in order to function efficiently. A low quality industrial heating element can lower the efficiency of machines and thus leading to a low manufacturing rate. A high-quality heating element can save you money by reducing operational costs, increase the productivity of your industry and also reduce energy consumption.
Commercial Refrigerator Defrost Heaters, Kitchen Equipments, Pizza-bread Ovens, Popcorn Machines, Saunas, Vending Machines and Water Dispensers are some of the commercial appliances that are equipped with industrial heating elements.
- For Domestic Use
The filament can be found in all the domestic appliances like Chapati Makers, Dryers, Electric Kettles, Geysers, Hot Plates, Immersion Rods, Irons, Microwave Ovens, OTG Tandoors, Refrigerators, Rice Cookers, Solar Heaters, Toasters, and Washing Machines.
Replacement is Possible
The best thing about heating elements is that they can be easily replaced in case of any damage. For example, you have a washing machine that has a damaged heating element. Since the washing machine is no more functional you may think that you’ll need a new washing machine. Well, you don’t need a new washing machine. Instead, you need to get your non-functional washing machine repaired. This can be easily done by replacing the damaged heating element with a new one. All you need to do is to buy a high-quality washing machine heating element and call a professional to fix it. Washing machine heating elements are easily available in at any electrical store. A simple replacement can make your washing machine functional. It can also save you from spending money on a new washing machine.
Buying Heating Elements
There are a lot of companies who manufacture and sell heating elements. However, not every company manufactures high-quality heating elements. One should always make sure to buy appliances with high-quality heating elements. An appliance equipped with a low-quality heating element is neither durable nor safe. Moreover, maintaining or replacing low-quality heating element can also lead to unnecessary expenditure. Therefore it is advisable to make sure that the heating element used in the appliance meets the Indian Standards Institute (ISI) requirements.