Feeling a chill because you’re seeing error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This shows you that your furnace ignitor can’t turn on the flame. After five failed efforts, the furnace will stop trying to ignite. It will then go into Watchguard mode for about an hour for your protection.
When your ignitor isn’t working, it’s best to rely on our NATE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through detailed training, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll determine what’s creating 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 up your home.
Here’s how a furnace ignitor works:
- Thermostat starts 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 needs to be subbed out for a new part. It can stop working sooner if you don’t replace your air filter routinely, since a dirty one can cause your heating system to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Fails
Your furnace will demonstrate for 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 fast 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 depends on the problem 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 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 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
Turn to the Experts at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly trained technicians at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ll correct your furnace and quickly get your heat running again.
Call us at 925-364-5427 or schedule an appointment online today.