What Are the Benefits of Silicon Heaters?

All heaters aren’t created equally, and while traditional industrial heaters are considered the de facto choice for heaters for a number of larger businesses or organizations, they certainly aren’t the only option. Silicone heaters bring with them a number of strengths, and they’re well worth considering whether you’re looking to outfit a new office building or upgrade your existing campus.

Silicone Heaters Are More Compact

Industrial heaters are designed for traditional industrial needs, and that means that they tend to be big, bulky, and loud. There’s a lot more variance in the size of units when you’re dealing with silicone. Silicone heaters are available in different sizes and different shapes, and that makes them easy to fit into the sort of small spaces that would never accommodate a traditional industrial heater.

Their comparatively low weight also makes them far more easy to transport. Their average weight is merely 2.5 grams per cubic centimeter, and that makes most reasonably sized silicone heaters light enough to be lugged around from one work site to another, making them ideal for customers who need a mobile heating solution.

Silicone Heaters Are Built to Last

The lighter weight of silicone isn’t its only advantage. It’s also a notably durable material. The polymers that makeup silicone are highly durable, and that makes this material highly resistant to both moisture and chemicals, an ideal choice if you expect your heater to be exposed to rain or hazardous conditions.

Then there’s the large variance in temperatures that silicone can sustain without risk. Silicone enjoys a tolerance spanning from approximately -70 degrees to 450 degrees Fahrenheit, an impressive span that more than covers any natural climate conditions. Ozone, heat, and UV are one of the most common causes of degradation for traditional heaters, but silicone sustains all of those conditions exceedingly well. The result is a heating unit that’s built to last in a way that many alternatives aren’t.

Silicone Heaters Offer More Precise and Efficient Heating

The same construction process that makes silicone so lightweight also makes it a better conductor of heat than more traditional heaters. That means that silicone heaters both heat and cool more quickly, but it also allows for users to get more precise temperatures with less time spent waiting. This also decreases the risk of the unit causing damage to itself through overheating.

Silicone heaters may not be the ideal choice for everyone, but their advantages are distinct, and the advantages they provide could pay dividends in the future. Give us a call at 408-295-2182 to learn more about our units and discuss how we can help you.