How to Replace Ignitions in Furnaces?

Answer Furnaces fueled by gas operate with a modular ignition system that plugs into a small electrical socket for power. The thin metal tip of the igniter heats until it reaches a preset level, opening t... Read More »

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How to Replace an Automatic Spark Ignitor on Rheem Furnaces?

The Rheem gas furnace uses an electronic igniter with a wiring harness to deliver a spark through the igniter tip. The furnace valve opens to ignite gas for warming the building. Over time the igni... Read More »

Types of Electronic Ignitions?

Electronic ignition systems first came into wide use in the 1970s. They were originally created to improve vehicle emissions but turned out to provide much greater horsepower and torque in vehicle ... Read More »

How old are furnaces?

Ancient furnaces have been discovered that date as far back as 2050 BC, although older furnaces are believed to have existed. They were used for the purpose of metalworking, manipulating materials ... Read More »

How do gas furnaces work?

A comfortably warmed home provides welcomed relief on a cold day. Combustible gases like natural gas, methane or propane are used to heat air and a furnace forces this warmed air into the rooms of ... Read More »