Furnace Repair: Electronic Ignition Furnaces

Electronic Ignition Furnace Problems

Newer furnaces do not rely on a standing pilot to ignite the gas burners. Electronic ignition occurs typically in one of two ways:

  1. Intermittent Pilot
  2. Hot Surface Ignition

The intermittent pilot 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.

The hot surface ignition system uses an electronically controlled resistance heating element, not unlike a light bulb filament, to ignite the gas burner.

Like most appliances, it's best to call in a serviceman as soon as you notice a problem. When you call Climate-Tech, you'll be calling the area's experts in heating & cooling. Our friendly staff has been providing quality furnace repair and furnace maintenance in Belleville, Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor and the surrounding communities since 1986 and we have the expertise to get your furnace repaired quickly and affordably. Feel free to call us with questions or concerns at 734.482.4485 or contact us here.