Getting cold because you’re seeing error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This shows you that your furnace ignitor can’t start the flame. After five failed efforts, the furnace will stop trying to ignite. It will then change into Watchguard mode for about an hour for your safety.
When your ignitor isn’t working, it’s safer to rely on our ACE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through rigorous training, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll discover what’s causing 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 warm up your space.
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 approximately three to five years before it cracks and has to be subbed out for a new part. It can stop working sooner if you don’t replace your air filter regularly, since a dirty one can cause your heating system to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Breaks Down
Your furnace will demonstrate for you there’s a problem 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 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 rests on what the issue is with it and how long it takes to repair it.
Before your technician replaces your ignitor, he or she will check:
- Gas flow
- Flame sensor current
- Air filter
Your HVAC specialist 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 average costs to replace it:
- $200 during normal service hours
- $300 to $400 after hours
Rely on 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 functioning again.
Call us at 305-440-1505 or schedule an appointment online today.