Ignitor Life Expectancy and Replacement Cost?
I have a service contract with a very reputable local HVAC company. Two years ago, they replaced my ignitor, which was still working, but was about to go bad. Then a couple of days ago the heat went out which I noticed at about midnight. That night it was -5 degrees outside, and so I called the emergency number of my HVAC company. They were wonderful about coming to my house quite quickly in the middle of the night. The repair guy said my ignitor was bad, showed it to me where it looked damaged, and replaced it. The furnace is now working perfectly.
I have two issues:
(1) shouldn't an ignitor last longer than 2 years? I thought 4-6 was typical. And if so, does the company owe me some kind of credit for the amount I paid for this second replacement?
(2) when the ignitor was replaced 2 years ago, the company charged me $40 for the part. When they replaced it a couple of days ago, they charged me $105. The repair guy showed me his pricing sheet which was divided between a price for people under service contract and a price for non-customers. So the price listed for an ignitor for current customers under contract was indeed $105. Why has the price almost tripled in 2 years? And should I object to the company about that price too, when I call about my point (1) above?
Do I have a leg to stand on for either of these two issues? TIA.