Getting cold because you’re getting error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This indicates your furnace ignitor can’t start the flame. After five failed tries, the furnace will halt 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 better to count on our ACE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through important instruction, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll determine 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 starts call for heat.
- Furnace ignitor and blower become triggered.
- 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 breaks and needs to be replaced. It can stop working sooner if you don’t replace your air filter when needed, since a clogged one can cause your furnace to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Fails
Your furnace will demonstrate for you there’s a problem 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 short flashes or an alternating slow flash as it shares a fault code.
Estimated Repair Cost for Furnace Error Code 270
The price to mend your furnace rests on what’s wrong with it and the amount of time it takes to remedy 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 truly lighting the burner and that there are no blockages or cracked hoses within your equipment.
An ignitor often fails when you need it most, bringing about 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 repair your furnace and quickly get your heat running again.
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