Getting cold because you’re getting error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This means your furnace ignitor can’t start the flame. After five failed attempts, the furnace will halt trying to ignite. It will then change into Watchguard mode for about an hour for safety reasons.
When your ignitor isn’t working, it’s safer to depend on our NATE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through detailed training, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll discover what’s creating the furnace error and will mend 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 starts call for heat.
- Furnace ignitor and blower become activated.
- Ignitor warms to as hot as 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit and ignites burner gas.
A furnace ignitor should last about three to five years before it breaks and must 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 show 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 short flashes or an alternating slow flash as it shares a fault code.
Estimated Repair Cost for Furnace Error Code 270
The bill to mend your furnace rests on the problem with it and how long it takes to remedy it.
Before your technician replaces your ignitor, he or she will investigate:
- Gas flow
- Flame sensor current
- Air filter
Your technician will also make sure the ignitor is legitimately lighting the burner and that there are no obstructions or cracked hoses within your home.
An ignitor always seems to fail 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 Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly skilled technicians at Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts. We’ll fix your furnace and quickly get your heat running again.
Call us at 226-270-1164 or schedule an appointment online today.