Feeling a chill because you’re seeing error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This indicates your furnace ignitor can’t start the flame. After five failed tries, 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 best to rely on our ACE-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 repair it to your standards.
We are confident in the quality of our furnace repair* for a year.
How a Furnace Ignitor Works
This part ignites natural gas, which helps warm your home.
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 roughly three to five years before it cracks and must be subbed out for a new part. It can break down sooner if you don’t replace your air filter routinely, since a dusty one can cause your heating system to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Stops Working
Your furnace will show you there’s a problem 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 quick 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 hinges on what’s wrong with it and the time it takes to correct it.
Before your technician replaces your ignitor, he or she will check:
- Gas flow
- Flame sensor current
- Air filter
Your HVAC pro 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 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 fix your furnace and quickly get your heat running again.
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