Getting cold because you’re seeing 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 go into Watchguard mode for about an hour for your safety.
When your ignitor ceases working, it’s best to rely on our NATE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through important training, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll determine what’s creating the furnace error and will fix 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 begins 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 cracks and must be subbed out for a new part. It can break down 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 Stops Working
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 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 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 system.
An ignitor frequently fails when you need it most, resulting in 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 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.