Armstrong furnaces pilot light
Pilot lights can be a major cause of residential heating system problems. If a pilot light goes out, it can lead to complete system failure. Learn about the benefits of a pressure switch for Armstrong furnaces.
The constant pilot flame (or heat) is what helps to regulate the furnace’s burners and keep them at optimum temperature. The heat produced by the flame is what makes the air inside the furnace hotter than at room temperature, which in turn heats your home’s interior. However, when there is no pilot light or that pilot light goes out, this process stops because there isn’t enough heat being produced and your furnace will not be able to function properly.
A pilot light is a safety feature that is primarily used to regulate the flow of energy to the burner. It typically needs an external energy source and operates with a constant flame and can be ignited by simply turning on its switch or button, which then starts the airflow through the burners.
A pilot light is an indicator lamp on a gas stove, gas fireplace, or gas oven. Pilot lights are lit and then turned off automatically when the main burner, the part of the appliance that actually turns on and off, is lit or turned off. When a pilot light goes out, it needs to be relit.
A pressure switch is an electrical switch that controls the opening and closing of a circuit in response to changes in pressure. They are used in many appliances such as clothes washers and dryers, dishwashers, cooking equipment, and furnaces such as Armstrong furnaces among others. Pressure switches control how much gas is being supplied to various appliances by regulating when valves open and close in response to changes in pressure which controls the flow of gas through them.
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