Feeling a chill because you’re seeing error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This means your furnace ignitor can’t turn on the flame. After five failed attempts, the furnace will quit trying to ignite. It will then go into Watchguard mode for about an hour for your safety.
When your ignitor stops working, it’s better to rely on our NATE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through rigorous instruction, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll discover what’s generating the furnace error and will fix it to your standards.
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How a Furnace Ignitor Works
This part ignites natural gas, which helps warm your house.
Here’s how a furnace ignitor works:
- Thermostat begins call for heat.
- Furnace ignitor and blower become activated.
- 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 cracks and must be subbed out for a new part. It can wear out sooner if you don’t replace your air filter routinely, since a dusty one can cause your furnace to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Fails
Your furnace will show you there’s an issue with a red flash from its indicator light, which it uses to exhibit 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 fix your furnace depends on what the issue is with it and the time it takes to correct 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 blockages or cracked hoses within your system.
An ignitor often 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
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 fix your furnace and quickly get your heat running again.
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