Feeling frigid because you’re seeing error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This means your furnace ignitor can’t start the flame. After five failed attempts, the furnace will quit trying to ignite. It will then go into Watchguard mode for about an hour for your safety.
When your ignitor ceases working, it’s best to rely on our NATE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through important education, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll determine 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 launches 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 cracks and needs to be changed out. It can wear out sooner if you don’t replace your air filter regularly, since a dirty one can cause your furnace to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Stops Working
Your furnace will show you there’s a problem 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 bill to mend your furnace rests on what’s wrong with it and the amount of time it takes to repair it.
Before your technician replaces your ignitor, he or she will check:
- Gas flow
- Flame sensor current
- Air filter
Your technician will also make sure the ignitor is actually lighting the burner and that there are no obstructions 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 usual costs to replace it:
- $200 during normal service hours
- $300 to $400 after hours
Turn to the Experts at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly trained technicians at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ll fix your furnace and quickly get your heat functioning again.
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