Feeling a chill because you’re noticing error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This means your furnace ignitor can’t turn on the flame. After five failed efforts, the furnace will halt trying to ignite. It will then go into Watchguard mode for about an hour for safety reasons.
When your ignitor isn’t working, it’s safer to rely on our NATE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through important instruction, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll find out what’s creating the furnace error and will mend it to your satisfaction.
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How a Furnace Ignitor Works
This part ignites natural gas, which helps warm your space.
Here’s how a furnace ignitor works:
- Thermostat launches call for heat.
- Furnace ignitor and blower become triggered.
- Ignitor warms to as hot as 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit and ignites burner gas.
A furnace ignitor should last approximately three to five years before it cracks and needs to be changed out. It can stop working sooner if you don’t replace your air filter when needed, since a clogged one can cause your heating system to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Stops Working
Your furnace will show you there’s something wrong with a red flash from its indicator light, which it uses to display error codes. It has this red light to flash code, much like Morse code.
You might see quick flashes or an alternating slow flash as it shares a fault code.
Estimated Repair Cost for Furnace Error Code 270
The cost to mend your furnace depends on what the issue is with it and the time it takes to remedy it.
Before your technician replaces your ignitor, he or she will look at:
- Gas flow
- Flame sensor current
- Air filter
Your technician will also make sure the ignitor is truly lighting the burner and that there are no obstructions or cracked hoses within your system.
An ignitor frequently fails when you need it most, prompting an after-hours trip charge.
Here’s the usual costs to replace it:
- $200 during normal service hours
- $300 to $400 after hours
Turn to the Experts at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly trained technicians at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ll correct your furnace and quickly get your heat working again.
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