Definition

The element of a boiler system that starts the process of converting the boiler's fuel type to energy used to heat the home. A common example is a pilot light that ignites the gas from the burners to start the heating process.

Cost Considerations

If the pilot light is out, re-lighting it can be done easily by the homeowner. Dirt and grime can cause problems with the pilot light, so cleaning the area around the ignitor may save the cost of having to call out an HVAC professional. A new ignitor can cost from $25 to $100, depending on the type of boiler.

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