Getting cold because you’re seeing error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This indicates your furnace ignitor can’t start the flame. After five failed efforts, the furnace will stop trying to ignite. It will then go into Watchguard mode for about an hour for safety reasons.
When your ignitor isn’t working, it’s safer to depend on our ACE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through rigorous education, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll discover 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 warm up your space.
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 about three to five years before it fractures and needs to be changed out. It can stop working sooner if you don’t replace your air filter regularly, since a dirty one can cause your HVAC equipment to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Fails
Your furnace will tell 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 fast 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 amount of 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 actually lighting the burner and that there are no obstructions or cracked hoses within your system.
An ignitor frequently fails 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 knowledgable technicians at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ll correct your furnace and quickly get your heat running again.
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