Feeling frigid because you’re seeing error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This shows you that your furnace ignitor can’t turn on the flame. After five failed tries, the furnace will quit trying to ignite. It will then change into Watchguard mode for about an hour for your safety.
When your ignitor stops working, it’s best to depend on our ACE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through detailed training, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll find out what’s creating the furnace error and will mend it to your standards.
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How a Furnace Ignitor Works
This part ignites natural gas, which helps warm up your house.
Here’s how a furnace ignitor works:
- Thermostat begins call for heat.
- Furnace ignitor and blower become energized.
- 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 breaks and has to be subbed out for a new part. It can break down sooner if you don’t replace your air filter routinely, since a dirty one can cause your furnace to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Breaks Down
Your furnace will demonstrate for you there’s something wrong 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 quick 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 depends on what’s wrong with it and the 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 interferences or cracked hoses within your home.
An ignitor often fails 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
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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 repair your furnace and quickly get your heat working again.
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