Feeling a chill because you’re getting error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This indicates your furnace ignitor can’t turn on the flame. After five failed attempts, the furnace will quit trying to ignite. It will then go into Watchguard mode for about an hour for your protection.
When your ignitor isn’t working, it’s best to depend on our NATE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through rigorous education, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll find out what’s creating the furnace error and will mend it to your standards.
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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 launches 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 breaks and has to be changed out. It can wear out sooner if you don’t replace your air filter regularly, since a dirty one can cause your HVAC equipment to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Stops Working
Your furnace will show you there’s a problem 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 bill to mend your furnace hinges on the problem with it and how long it takes to correct it.
Before your technician replaces your ignitor, he or she will check:
- Gas flow
- Flame sensor current
- Air filter
Your technician will also make sure the ignitor is actually lighting the burner and that there are no interferences or cracked hoses within your equipment.
An ignitor always seems to fail when you need it most, resulting in 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 A-PLUS Service Experts
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly skilled technicians at A-PLUS Service Experts. We’ll fix your furnace and quickly get your heat functioning again.
Call us at 301-747-3140 or schedule an appointment online today.