Feeling frigid because you’re getting error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This means your furnace ignitor can’t turn on the flame. After five failed efforts, the furnace will quit trying to ignite. It will then switch into Watchguard mode for about an hour for your safety.
When your ignitor ceases working, it’s best to depend on our ACE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through rigorous training, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll determine what’s creating the furnace error and will repair it to your standards.
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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 energized.
- Ignitor becomes as hot as 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit and ignites burner gas.
A furnace ignitor should last about three to five years before it breaks and must be subbed out for a new part. It can wear out sooner if you don’t replace your air filter when needed, since a dusty one can cause your HVAC equipment 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 communicate 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 restore your furnace rests on what’s wrong with it and how long it takes to remedy 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 actually lighting the burner and that there are no blockages or cracked hoses within your system.
An ignitor frequently fails when you need it most, bringing about an after-hours trip charge.
Here’s the typical costs to replace it:
- $200 during normal service hours
- $300 to $400 after hours
Rely on the Experts at All American Air Service Experts
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly knowledgable technicians at All American Air Service Experts. We’ll correct your furnace and quickly get your heat functioning again.
Call us at 386-310-2061 or schedule an appointment online today.