Feeling a chill because you’re seeing error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This means your furnace ignitor can’t activate the flame. After five failed tries, the furnace will stop trying to ignite. It will then change into Watchguard mode for about an hour for safety reasons.
When your ignitor isn’t working, it’s better to depend on our ACE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through detailed education, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll discover what’s generating 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 your house.
Here’s how a furnace ignitor works:
- Thermostat begins call for heat.
- Furnace ignitor and blower become energized.
- Ignitor warms to as hot as 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit and ignites burner gas.
A furnace ignitor should last roughly three to five years before it fractures and must be subbed out for a new part. It can break down sooner if you don’t replace your air filter regularly, since a clogged one can cause your furnace to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Stops Working
Your furnace will tell 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 short flashes or an alternating slow flash as it shares a fault code.
Estimated Repair Cost for Furnace Error Code 270
The cost to fix your furnace depends on what’s wrong 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 actually lighting the burner and that there are no obstructions or cracked hoses within your equipment.
An ignitor frequently fails when you need it most, prompting an after-hours trip charge.
Here’s the typical costs to replace it:
- $200 during normal service hours
- $300 to $400 after hours
Trust the Experts at Stevenson Service Experts
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly trained technicians at Stevenson Service Experts. We’ll correct your furnace and quickly get your heat working again.
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