Convert to an Electronic Ignition! | Riverdale, Countryside, Naperville

The answer to this question is simple: TO SAVE MONEY! If you haven’t replaced your furnace in the last 15 years or so, your furnace probably uses a standing pilot to start up the furnace. The biggest problem with standing pilots is that they use more gas than the newer electronic ignitions that come in the mid to high efficiency furnaces nowadays. Even if your unit isn’t in need of furnace repairs, the inefficiency of older units should be enough to convince you to convert as soon as possible.

A standing pilot uses a pilot assembly and a thermocouple to ignite. The pilot assembly is holding a constant flame, 24/7, 365 days a year! That means that the pilot is running even when you are not using the furnace. The pilot is using gas in between cycles of the furnace, and unless you shut it off in the summer, it is using gas all summer to stay lit. Many people don’t realize this but using a standing pilot could be costing you extra every month on your energy bills!

What is the alternative? You need to upgrade your unit to a furnace that uses an electronic ignition. Electronic ignitions do come in a couple different styles like direct spark, intermittent pilot, and hot surface. No matter which one the new furnace uses, it doesn’t have a constant flame. These newer pilots are able to light the unit only when the thermostat is calling for heat. These pilots extinguish themselves in between cycles. No more wasting gas!

Electronic ignitions are only one of the perks that come with purchasing a new from Lennox Home Comfort System Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning. Lennox units come in efficiencies as high as 98.2% AFUE. That old standing pilot furnace of your is probably somewhere around 60% AFUE. That means that 40% of the gas you pay for every month is being wasted, and that isn’t all because of the standing pilot.

If you would like more information about Lennox units or if you are interested in scheduling a free estimate with one of our expert salesman, give Four Seasons a call anytime 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week. Whether you live in Chicago, Riverdale, Countryside, or Naperville, we are here to service you.


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3 Responses to “Convert to an Electronic Ignition! | Riverdale, Countryside, Naperville”

  1. david says:

    I live in Naperville and i want perfect air in my home clean and comfortable .If i want perfect air for my heating and cooling what should I do we have a radon issue in Naperville and I want perfect air for my kids to breath when the heating and cooling furnace starts up .How hard is it to get perfect air in my home and how long will a heating and cooling system last in the average Naperville home .I want to save money with a new furnace and air as well as have the clean perfect air we should .

  2. Naperville isn’t the only area with radon problem. Our comfort specialist can help you design a system that’s right for you. Did you know we carry the complete line of LENNOX furnaces from 80% to over 95% efficiency? We also stock Air Conditioners 13 seer to over 21 seer. With quality efficient equipment to start with, you can build a clean air system for your house that will keep your children safe. Whole house air cleaners and UV air sterilizers are my favorite add on component. Used together they eliminate airborne mold spores and other organisms also there is tax credits and rebates up to $2500.00 on select equipment that ends on 12/31/10. Give us a call. I know we can help.

  3. Ray S- Service Technician says:

    This is a copy of the MERV ratings. Notice the dramatic difference in dust-spot efficiency between 8 and 15. This is an extreme amount of dust. Well worth having a MERV 13 or 15.

    A MERV values of 8 and higher correspond to dust-spot efficiencies of more
    Than 30 percent.
    A MERV values of 13 and higher correspond to dust-spot efficiencies more
    Than 80 percent.
    A MERV values of 15 and higher correspond to dust-spot efficiencies more
    Than 95 percent.

    For the cost, a Merv 13 or 15 would be the best deal.