Feeling a chill because you’re noticing error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This means your furnace ignitor can’t activate the flame. After five failed attempts, the furnace will stop trying to ignite. It will then switch into Watchguard mode for about an hour for your protection.
When your ignitor stops working, it’s best to rely on our NATE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through important instruction, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll determine what’s generating the furnace error and will fix it to your contentment.
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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 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 cracks and has to be replaced. It can wear out sooner if you don’t replace your air filter regularly, since a dusty one can cause your furnace to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Fails
Your furnace will show 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 fast flashes or an alternating slow flash as it shares a fault code.
Estimated Repair Cost for Furnace Error Code 270
The cost to mend your furnace hinges on what the issue is with it and the 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 actually lighting the burner and that there are no interferences or cracked hoses within your equipment.
An ignitor frequently fails when you need it most, resulting in an after-hours trip charge.
Here’s the usual costs to replace it:
- $200 during normal service hours
- $300 to $400 after hours
Rely on the Experts at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly skilled technicians at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ll correct your furnace and quickly get your heat working again.
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