Feeling a chill because you’re getting error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This shows you that your furnace ignitor can’t start the flame. After five failed attempts, the furnace will quit trying to ignite. It will then change into Watchguard mode for about an hour for your safety.
When your ignitor ceases working, it’s safer to depend on our ACE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through detailed education, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll find out what’s causing the furnace error and will fix it to your satisfaction.
We are confident in the quality of our furnace repair* for a year.
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 triggered.
- Ignitor heats 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 replaced. It can break down sooner if you don’t replace your air filter when needed, since a dirty one can cause your heating system to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Stops Working
Your furnace will show you there’s something wrong with a red flash from its indicator light, which it uses to exhibit error codes. It has this red light to flash code, much like Morse code.
You might see quick 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 the issue is with it and how long it takes to correct 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 often fails when you need it most, bringing about an after-hours trip charge.
Here’s the usual costs to replace it:
- $200 during normal service hours
- $300 to $400 after hours
Trust the Experts at Teays Valley Service Experts
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly skilled technicians at Teays Valley Service Experts. We’ll fix your furnace and quickly get your heat functioning again.
Call us at 304-760-5088 or schedule an appointment online today.