Feeling frigid because you’re noticing error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This shows you that your furnace ignitor can’t activate the flame. After five failed efforts, the furnace will stop trying to ignite. It will then go into Watchguard mode for about an hour for your protection.
When your ignitor stops working, it’s better to count on our NATE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through detailed education, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll discover what’s causing the furnace error and will fix it to your satisfaction.
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How a Furnace Ignitor Works
This part ignites natural gas, which helps warm your space.
Here’s how a furnace ignitor works:
- Thermostat starts call for heat.
- Furnace ignitor and blower become energized.
- Ignitor becomes as hot as 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit and ignites burner gas.
A furnace ignitor should last roughly three to five years before it breaks and needs to be subbed out for a new part. It can break down sooner if you don’t replace your air filter when needed, 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 display 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 cost to restore your furnace depends 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 look at:
- Gas flow
- Flame sensor current
- Air filter
Your HVAC specialist will also make sure the ignitor is truly lighting the burner and that there are no interferences or cracked hoses within your equipment.
An ignitor always seems to fail 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
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When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly skilled technicians at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ll repair your furnace and quickly get your heat working again.
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