Feeling frigid because you’re getting error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This indicates your furnace ignitor can’t start the flame. After five failed attempts, the furnace will halt trying to ignite. It will then change into Watchguard mode for about an hour for your safety.
When your ignitor ceases working, it’s best to depend on our NATE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through important education, 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 heat your home.
Here’s how a furnace ignitor works:
- Thermostat starts call for heat.
- Furnace ignitor and blower become activated.
- Ignitor warms to as hot as 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit and ignites burner gas.
A furnace ignitor should last about three to five years before it fractures and has to be replaced. It can break down sooner if you don’t replace your air filter when needed, since a clogged one can cause your furnace to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Fails
Your furnace will tell you there’s something wrong with a red flash from its indicator light, which it uses to communicate error codes. It has this red light to flash code, much like Morse code.
You might see quick flashes or an alternating slow flash as it shares a fault code.
Estimated Repair Cost for Furnace Error Code 270
The price to fix 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 HVAC pro will also make sure the ignitor is legitimately lighting the burner and that there are no obstructions 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 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 knowledgable technicians at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ll correct your furnace and quickly get your heat functioning again.
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