Feeling frigid because you’re noticing error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This indicates your furnace ignitor can’t activate the flame. After five failed attempts, the furnace will halt trying to ignite. It will then change into Watchguard mode for about an hour for your protection.
When your ignitor isn’t working, it’s best to depend on our ACE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through detailed education, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll determine what’s causing the furnace error and will mend it to your satisfaction.
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 space.
Here’s how a furnace ignitor works:
- Thermostat starts call for heat.
- Furnace ignitor and blower become triggered.
- Ignitor heats to as hot as 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit and ignites burner gas.
A furnace ignitor should last approximately three to five years before it fractures and must be replaced. It can wear out sooner if you don’t replace your air filter when needed, 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 something wrong 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 bill to mend your furnace rests on what the issue is with it and how long it takes to remedy 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 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 typical costs to replace it:
- $200 during normal service hours
- $300 to $400 after hours
Trust the Experts at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly knowledgable technicians at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ll repair your furnace and quickly get your heat working again.
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