Feeling a chill because you’re noticing error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This shows you that your furnace ignitor can’t activate 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 safety.
When your ignitor ceases working, it’s better to depend on our NATE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through important training, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll discover what’s generating 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 warm your house.
Here’s how a furnace ignitor works:
- Thermostat begins call for heat.
- Furnace ignitor and blower become activated.
- Ignitor heats to 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 must be replaced. It can break down sooner if you don’t replace your air filter routinely, since a dirty one can cause your HVAC equipment 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 fast flashes or an alternating slow flash as it shares a fault code.
Estimated Repair Cost for Furnace Error Code 270
The price to mend your furnace rests on what’s wrong with it and the time 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 pro 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 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
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