The Igniter Kit has been shipping to OEMs and dealers for a couple months now. We've been pretty busy and haven't had the chance to fully update the website yet. In the coming days a listing of the new features of the V3 thermostats will be added, a general announcement of the additions and changes to our product line up for this season, and a page for the new Igniter. We will also be updating the manuals that are linked on the various product pages. Likely will start a documentation/media page with our old manuals and the new ones, our various sales and informational literature, our videos and pictures, and other such stuff.
I can tell you the list price for the Igniter Kit is $245.
I'll also admit, we have been "slow rolling" the release of the Igniter in the retail market, which is the primary reason for the delay in the 2008-2009 product line up announcement and why the web site hasn't been fully updated yet. It isn't because we're concerned about the reliability of the Igniter itself, but rather because we're wrestling with how to deal with the fact that to install it one has to drill holes into their grate, a warranty busting move if there ever was one. And if the holes somehow get drilled incorrectly it is a problem that may not be easily remedied by the customer. And with manufacturers as busy as they are, they may be understandably slow to provide repairs or replacements. We provide a drilling template that is taped to the grate along with detailed installation instructions, but given the difficult position a customer can be left in should a mistake be made we've been reticent about talking about it, advertising it, or really pushing it in the retail market so far.
I'd certainly like to hear any suggestions or comments you guys have on this issue.
That all said, we're taking orders through dealers and OEMs. If you accept the installation and warranty risk, are confident you can drill properly aligned and straight holes of up to 1/2" in size into your grate (use of a drill press is a big bonus), we encourage you to inquire through those channels for the time being. If you don't have a local dealer you can call us to order direct at list price. Expect some hesitance from Neil when you talk to him.