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Ignitors and Pilots

Furnace Ignitors and Pilots for sale in Canada

Gas furnaces have an electronic igniter that lights the gas so your furnace can heat the home. Newer furnaces do not use a pilot-light system and therefore cannot be ignited by hand. Hot surface igniters (HSI) ignitors glow when ignited, the red-hot surface is used to provide ignition. Such igniters are often made of silicon carbide, silicon nitride. Silicon nitride igniters are known as “upgraded” igniters, as they are much more durable and less fragile that carbide igniters. Carbide igniters are extremely fragile and should be used with care, also avoid to touch these carbide tips as it will shorten it’s lifespan, much like halogen bulbs.