Feeling a chill because you’re getting error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This shows you that your furnace ignitor can’t start the flame. After five failed efforts, the furnace will halt trying to ignite. It will then change into Watchguard mode for about an hour for your protection.
When your ignitor ceases working, it’s best to rely on our ACE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through important instruction, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll find out what’s causing the furnace error and will repair it to your satisfaction.
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How a Furnace Ignitor Works
This part ignites natural gas, which helps heat your space.
Here’s how a furnace ignitor works:
- Thermostat begins 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 breaks and must be replaced. It can stop working sooner if you don’t replace your air filter routinely, since a dirty one can cause your heating system to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Fails
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 short 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 depends on the problem 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 specialist will also make sure the ignitor is legitimately lighting the burner and that there are no blockages or cracked hoses within your system.
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
Rely on 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 working again.
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