If you are shopping for portable heater parts from Equip Supply, you have many choices. Thermostats are some of the most popular parts replacements. When they burn out or break, a heater typically will not generate heat. The thermostat tells the heater what temperature to reach, so when it is broken, it is much like a break in communication between the two devices. In many cases, the life of a portable heater is only as good as the thermostat. Through Equipment Supply, you can purchase a new thermostat and extend the life of your heater.
The supply retailer also sells thermocouples, coiled devices that look like large springs. Thermocouples add a measure of control for heaters. They respond to a change in temperature in the room by generating an electrical current and more heat. Because they are so precise, they have been used when technicians need to measure the heat inside jet engines, large furnaces and lab experiments. They have even been used in some appliances that operate on gas to help control the supply of gas. This makes them a safety feature, when necessary, to prevent accidents and injury.
Some heater malfunctions are a simple matter of a broken on off switch. This seems basic and easily solvable in most cases, but there are a surprising number of portable heater owners who use pliers or some other tool rather than doing a replacement. This may work well for some time, but eventually, because pliers were not designed to operate the switch, it can do more damage. It can even make the heater damaged beyond repair. The best response for a broken on off switch is to replace it. Not only will this extend the life of the heater, but it will also save the effort that goes into working with a pair of pliers.