What is a flame igniter?

 A flame igniter for a furnace is a device that generates a spark or flame to ignite the fuel (usually natural gas or propane) in the furnace, initiating the heating process. 

What types of flame Igniters are there? 

There’s different types of flame igniters such as pilot lights, spark igniters, or hot surface igniters. The igniter you’ll need depends on the furnace model your home has! 

Cost Factors 

The cost of replacing a flame igniter for a furnace can vary based on several factors:

1. Type of Igniter: Different types of igniters have different costs. For example, hot surface igniters are often more expensive than spark igniters. Depending on what Igniter you need you can expect to pay anywhere from $80-$200 for the part alone.

2. Furnace Model: The specific furnace model influences the cost of replacement parts. Some models may require specialized or proprietary igniters.

3. Labor Costs: Installation costs depend on the complexity of the furnace system and the time required for a technician to replace the igniter. For labor costs you can expect to pay anywhere from $75-$150.

4. Warranty Coverage: If your furnace is under warranty, the cost of the igniter replacement may be partially or fully covered by the manufacturer.

5. Professional vs. DIY: Hiring a professional for installation typically incurs additional costs compared to a do-it-yourself approach. However, professional installation ensures proper setup and reduces the risk of errors.

6. Location: The cost can vary based on your location and local service charges.

*Before proceeding with replacement, it’s advisable to consult with a qualified HVAC technician to assess the specific requirements for your furnace and provide an accurate cost estimate.

Price Breakdown

Here’s a breakdown of how much you’ll need to budget for this service including labor:

Low Cost                                    Average Cost                               High Cost

  $180                                                 $280                                        $375