The electronic ignition in a gas furnace is a development that allows reliable performance, energy saving and contributes to better efficiency.  For example furnaces that have pilot lights have a small gas flame that burns constantly and wastes energy by constantly burning gas.

An electronic ignition typically occurs in one of two ways, intermittent pilot or hot surface ignition.  The intermittent pilot light system uses an electronically controlled high voltage electrical spark to ignite the gas pilot and then subsequently the main burners when the thermostat calls for heat.

Hot surface ignition uses a metal probe to light your burner directly.  The probe is made of metal and heats like a light bulb once the thermostat prompts your heater to ignite a current passes over a silicone filament that will heat up to a temperature that will ignite the gas.  When the temperature is reached, the main gas valve opens and the gas is ignited lighting the burner.  Hot surface ignition is an easier ignition than intermittent pilot.

If you would like more information on Electronic Ignition or need service, call Treat’s Heating & Cooling 360.825.0800.  We have professional technicians that will make your experience go smoothly.

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