Getting cold 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 change into Watchguard mode for about an hour for safety reasons.
When your ignitor ceases working, it’s safer to rely on our NATE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through rigorous education, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll determine what’s causing the furnace error and will repair it to your contentment.
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How a Furnace Ignitor Works
This part ignites natural gas, which helps heat your house.
Here’s how a furnace ignitor works:
- Thermostat launches call for heat.
- Furnace ignitor and blower become triggered.
- Ignitor warms to as hot as 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit and ignites burner gas.
A furnace ignitor should last approximately 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 when needed, since a dusty one can cause your HVAC equipment to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Stops Working
Your furnace will show you there’s something wrong with a red flash from its indicator light, which it uses to display 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 price to restore your furnace hinges on the problem with it and the amount of time 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 blockages or cracked hoses within your home.
An ignitor always seems to fail when you need it most, resulting in an after-hours maintenance call.
Here’s the average 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 correct your furnace and quickly get your heat running again.
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