Feeling a chill because you’re noticing error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This means 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 your safety.
When your ignitor ceases working, it’s best to rely on our ACE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through important training, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll determine what’s creating 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 home.
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 about 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 regularly, since a dusty one can cause your heating system to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Breaks Down
Your furnace will tell 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 fast flashes or an alternating slow flash as it shares a fault code.
Estimated Repair Cost for Furnace Error Code 270
The cost 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 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 Abbey Air Home Services by Enercare
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly trained technicians at Abbey Air Home Services by Enercare. We’ll fix your furnace and quickly get your heat functioning again.
Call us at 289-813-5566 or schedule an appointment online today.