Getting cold because you’re getting 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 quit trying to ignite. It will then change into Watchguard mode for about an hour for your protection.
When your ignitor isn’t working, it’s better to rely on our ACE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through important instruction, 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 begins 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 roughly three to five years before it cracks and must be replaced. It can stop working sooner if you don’t replace your air filter regularly, since a dusty one can cause your heating system to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Breaks Down
Your furnace will show 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 restore your furnace hinges on the problem with it and the time it takes to correct it.
Before your technician replaces your ignitor, he or she will look at:
- Gas flow
- Flame sensor current
- Air filter
Your HVAC pro will also make sure the ignitor is truly lighting the burner and that there are no obstructions or cracked hoses within your equipment.
An ignitor always seems to fail when you need it most, prompting 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 Climate Control Service Experts
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly skilled technicians at Climate Control Service Experts. We’ll correct your furnace and quickly get your heat working again.
Call us at 251-202-7503 or schedule an appointment online today.