Feeling a chill because you’re noticing error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This indicates your furnace ignitor can’t activate the flame. After five failed attempts, the furnace will halt trying to ignite. It will then switch into Watchguard mode for about an hour for your safety.
When your ignitor ceases working, it’s better to rely on our NATE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through rigorous education, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll determine 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 starts call for heat.
- Furnace ignitor and blower become activated.
- Ignitor becomes 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 dusty one can cause your furnace to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Breaks Down
Your furnace will show you there’s something wrong 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 quick 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 rests on what’s wrong with it and how long it takes to remedy 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 truly lighting the burner and that there are no blockages or cracked hoses within your home.
An ignitor always seems to fail when you need it most, resulting in an after-hours maintenance call.
Here’s the usual costs to replace it:
- $200 during normal service hours
- $300 to $400 after hours
Rely on the Experts at Abbey Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly trained technicians at Abbey Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ll repair your furnace and quickly get your heat functioning again.
Call us at 289-813-5566 or schedule an appointment online today.