Feeling frigid because you’re seeing error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This indicates your furnace ignitor can’t activate the flame. After five failed tries, the furnace will halt trying to ignite. It will then switch into Watchguard mode for about an hour for safety reasons.
When your ignitor ceases working, it’s better to rely on our NATE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through important training, 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 heat your house.
Here’s how a furnace ignitor works:
- Thermostat launches call for heat.
- Furnace ignitor and blower become activated.
- 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 subbed out for a new part. It can wear out sooner if you don’t replace your air filter regularly, since a clogged one can cause your furnace to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Stops Working
Your furnace will show 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 fast 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 what’s wrong with it and how long it takes to repair it.
Before your technician replaces your ignitor, he or she will look at:
- Gas flow
- Flame sensor current
- Air filter
Your HVAC specialist 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 often fails when you need it most, resulting in an after-hours repair call.
Here’s the typical costs to replace it:
- $200 during normal service hours
- $300 to $400 after hours
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When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly trained technicians at Comfortech Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ll repair your furnace and quickly get your heat working again.
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