Getting cold 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 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 best to count on our NATE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through detailed 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 home.
Here’s how a furnace ignitor works:
- Thermostat launches call for heat.
- Furnace ignitor and blower become triggered.
- 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 changed out. It can wear out sooner if you don’t replace your air filter routinely, since a dusty one can cause your furnace to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Stops Working
Your furnace will show you there’s something wrong with a red flash from its indicator light, which it uses to exhibit 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 restore your furnace rests on the problem with it and how long it takes to remedy it.
Before your technician replaces your ignitor, he or she will check:
- 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 home.
An ignitor frequently fails when you need it most, bringing about an after-hours service call.
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 functioning again.
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