Feeling frigid because you’re getting error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This means your furnace ignitor can’t activate 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 ceases working, it’s best to count on our ACE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through important training, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll discover what’s generating the furnace error and will repair 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 warms to 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 stop working sooner if you don’t replace your air filter when needed, since a dusty one can cause your HVAC equipment to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Fails
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 price to fix your furnace rests 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 specialist will also make sure the ignitor is truly lighting the burner and that there are no obstructions or cracked hoses within your home.
An ignitor frequently fails when you need it most, resulting in 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 trained technicians at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ll correct your furnace and quickly get your heat working again.
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