Getting cold because you’re seeing error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This means your furnace ignitor can’t turn on the flame. After five failed tries, the furnace will quit trying to ignite. It will then switch into Watchguard mode for about an hour for safety reasons.
When your ignitor ceases working, it’s best to depend on our ACE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through important training, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll find out what’s creating 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 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 breaks and has to be changed out. It can break down sooner if you don’t replace your air filter routinely, since a clogged one can cause your heating system to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Fails
Your furnace will show you there’s an issue 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 blockages or cracked hoses within your home.
An ignitor often fails when you need it most, bringing about 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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