Feeling a chill because you’re seeing error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This shows you that your furnace ignitor can’t turn on the flame. After five failed attempts, the furnace will stop trying to ignite. It will then go into Watchguard mode for about an hour for your safety.
When your ignitor isn’t working, it’s safer to depend on our NATE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through rigorous instruction, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll determine what’s generating 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 heat your home.
Here’s how a furnace ignitor works:
- Thermostat begins call for heat.
- Furnace ignitor and blower become energized.
- Ignitor becomes as hot as 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit and ignites burner gas.
A furnace ignitor should last about three to five years before it breaks and must be replaced. It can wear out sooner if you don’t replace your air filter regularly, since a dusty one can cause your HVAC equipment to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Fails
Your furnace will demonstrate for you there’s something wrong with a red flash from its indicator light, which it uses to communicate error codes. It has this red light to flash code, much like Morse code.
You might see fast flashes or an alternating slow flash as it shares a fault code.
Estimated Repair Cost for Furnace Error Code 270
The cost to restore your furnace rests on the problem with it and the amount of time it takes to repair it.
Before your technician replaces your ignitor, he or she will check:
- Gas flow
- Flame sensor current
- Air filter
Your technician will also make sure the ignitor is actually lighting the burner and that there are no obstructions or cracked hoses within your equipment.
An ignitor often fails when you need it most, resulting in an after-hours trip charge.
Here’s the average costs to replace it:
- $200 during normal service hours
- $300 to $400 after hours
Rely on the Experts at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly skilled technicians at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ll repair your furnace and quickly get your heat working again.
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