Ignitors for Your Oil Burning Furnace

Browse the selection of oil burner ignitors at F.W. Webb for products that assist in the proper functioning of your heating system. An oil burner ignitor creates a spark next to the nozzle on an oil furnace providing power to run the system and move heat throughout your home. F.W. Webb carries additional items to power your furnace, including electronic ignitors, base plates, and transformer ignitors. Explore high-quality oil burner ignitors and other products for your heating system from R.W. Beckett, Carlin, Allanson, and other trusted manufacturers.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if my oil furnace ignitor is bad?

There are several telltale signs of a bad ignitor, including:

  • The furnace won't turn on: If your home's temperature steadily declines, check your breaker to see if it's turned on; if it's "on" but not working, this is likely an ignitor issue.
  • The furnace stops blowing: Check your air filters to see if they are clogged in any way. If not, this could be a problem with the ignitor.
  • The furnace starts and stops repeatedly: Ignitors that are at the end of their life typically cannot stay lit continuously to heat the furnace air.
  • The furnace clicks but nothing happens: The clicking sound is the ignitor trying to come on, but if nothing happens, then there is an issue.

What happens when a furnace transformer goes bad?

One of three things happens when a furnace transformer goes bad:

  • The heater won't run: If you turn up the thermostat and it doesn't get warmer, the transformer might be the culprit.
  • The circuit breaker trips: Circuit breakers trip when their quality begins to decline due to voltage surges, thus frying parts of your furnace.
  • The system hums/vibrates: While humming is common, if it becomes loud or starts to vibrate, the transformer is probably bad and will soon affect your furnace.