Feeling a chill because you’re noticing error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This indicates your furnace ignitor can’t start the flame. After five failed tries, the furnace will halt trying to ignite. It will then go into Watchguard mode for about an hour for safety reasons.
When your ignitor ceases working, it’s better to count on our ACE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through rigorous education, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll find out 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 home.
Here’s how a furnace ignitor works:
- Thermostat starts 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 approximately three to five years before it breaks and has to be replaced. It can break down sooner if you don’t replace your air filter routinely, since a dirty one can cause your heating system to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Breaks Down
Your furnace will show you there’s a problem 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 short flashes or an alternating slow flash as it shares a fault code.
Estimated Repair Cost for Furnace Error Code 270
The bill to mend your furnace hinges on what’s wrong with it and the amount of 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 HVAC pro will also make sure the ignitor is legitimately lighting the burner and that there are no obstructions or cracked hoses within your home.
An ignitor always seems to fail 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
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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 running again.
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