Welcome. My name is XXXXX XXXXX would be glad to assist.
Some dimmers are prone to heating, yes. It also depends on the situation as a result.
Such as, is the dimmer in a box by itself? Or with other switches?
The dimmer is in a box by itself. can I just swap out he dimmer with a regular switchj?
Sure, a standard switch of any style will work perfectly fine with no heating at all.
why do dimmers heat up then?
The dimmers have electronics inside them, that is the reason for heating.
ok thank you sir. another satisfied customer! :)