Feeling a chill 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 attempts, the furnace will stop trying to ignite. It will then switch into Watchguard mode for about an hour for safety reasons.
When your ignitor isn’t working, it’s better to depend on our NATE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through detailed training, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll find out what’s generating the furnace error and will repair it to your contentment.
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How a Furnace Ignitor Works
This part ignites natural gas, which helps warm up your house.
Here’s how a furnace ignitor works:
- Thermostat launches call for heat.
- Furnace ignitor and blower become energized.
- Ignitor heats to as hot as 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit and ignites burner gas.
A furnace ignitor should last approximately three to five years before it cracks and has to be replaced. It can break down sooner if you don’t replace your air filter regularly, since a dusty one can cause your furnace to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Fails
Your furnace will tell 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 short flashes or an alternating slow flash as it shares a fault code.
Estimated Repair Cost for Furnace Error Code 270
The bill to fix your furnace rests on what the issue is with it and the time it takes to remedy it.
Before your technician replaces your ignitor, he or she will investigate:
- Gas flow
- Flame sensor current
- Air filter
Your HVAC specialist will also make sure the ignitor is legitimately lighting the burner and that there are no blockages or cracked hoses within your equipment.
An ignitor often 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
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