Breaking Down Furnace Ignitor Replacement Cost in 2024

Breaking Down Furnace Ignitor Replacement Cost

πŸ”₯ Breaking Down Furnace Ignitor Replacement Costs For Your Home

Owning a home can be a dream come true. You can customize it how you please, giving you a sense of pride and security. That is… until something breaks.

Sometimes, your problem is a small but frustrating one. Such is the case with faulty furnace ignitors.

It can seem like a simple fix, but it is an involved process. No matter what path you take, it is best to understand what goes into the process and what kind of costs you are looking at.

πŸ”₯ The Road to Furnace Ignitor Replacement

glowing hot surface ignitor

Furnaces are a vital part of a comfortable winter.

It can spell bad news for you and your home when they break down.

Sometimes, you get lucky, and the furnace only needs a small replacement.

The furnace ignitor (also called a hot surface ignitor) is a tiny piece that kicks start your furnace

This essential piece tends to crack and wear out with a lot of use.

Because it heats up and cools off so often in front of the furnace burners, this can happen faster than you may expect.

⭐ Related Reading: How to Diagnose and Repair a Bad Furnace Ignitor

🧰 Easy Installation, Fragile Piece

New Furnace Ignitor

The good news is that replacing a faulty furnace ignitor is not a big deal.

You can do it with a manual and the right replacement part.

The shocking news is that the piece is fragile and can break if not handled with care and understanding.

Easy installation can lead people to take a DIY method, but the fear of breaking the little part often makes people prefer the professional touch of a furnace technician.

Your preference will likely depend on how confident you are.

🧰 Figuring the Prices Out

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No matter your method, you should understand the general prices you are looking at.

Here’s what you can expect to pay when replacing a bad furnace ignitor.

πŸ’² 1. For the Piece

A furnace ignitor is not an expensive part. 

While you can buy high quality and be mindful of not buying cheap, you are still working within a reasonable scale. 

The part cost can range from super cheap at $15 to high-quality at $90.

Aim for something in the middle.

Or go for the high end to give you peace of mind and prevent an emergency repair in the future.

πŸ’² 2. Labor Cost

A professional service can be expensive if you decide not to go with the DIY method.

Labor costs can be expensive if you need heat and place an emergency call outside of normal business hours.

The average price of a professional to replace a furnace ignitor can range from $175 to $300, though this number also includes the part.

πŸ’² The Cost of an Ignitor Replacement

The typical average cost of furnace ignitor replacement in 2024 is $200. This includes the labor to diagnose the problem, remove and replace the ignitor, and complete the testing to ensure it’s working correctly.

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πŸ”₯ The DIY Method

You might want to try the Do-It-Yourself method to save a bit of money and because it is an easy technical job to replace this part. 

Here are a few things to consider before you dive in.

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1. Easy Access to the Furnace

The installation is easy only if you have easy access to the furnace in question.

If you can’t get to the furnace well, then you have some serious problems. 

Most furnaces should have easy access but double-check first before you start buying parts.

βœ… PRO TIP: Take the faulty ignitor with you when you buy an ignitor replacement! Or at least take a decent photo of it to show at your local hardware store or HVAC parts supply warehouse.

2. Warranty

If your furnace still has a warranty, do not do DIY! Most amateur work will void a warranty. Meanwhile, a warranty can cover all the costs of repair

The only issue is when the repair afforded by a warranty is slow to act while you are freezing in winter temperatures. The speed of a DIY project may prevail.

πŸ”₯ Final Thoughts on Furnace Ignitor Replacement Cost

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From furnace repair to air conditioning to entire HVAC systems, your home has a lot of tiny details that can mess with your day or even week.

So, ensuring you get the right price to fix it is vital. 

We at Phyxter are eager to ensure you get the best service at the right price.

Contact Phyxter Home Services when you need an HVAC professional to restore your home’s furnace.

Check out our page on Furnace Services for more information or a free estimate from one of our local and independent contractors in your area.

Make the most of your money and get the right professional advice the first time.

Want to learn more about your home’s furnace? Feel free to check out our other furnace articles.

Related Reading: My Furnace Pilot Light Won’t Stay Lit. What Now?

Jake Gibson

Jake Gibson is a force to be reckoned with in the HVAC industry. As the CEO of Phyxter, he has made it his mission to revolutionize how contractors work. With a background in HVAC, entrepreneurship, and technology, Jake brings innovation and expertise to this traditional industry.

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