Feeling frigid because you’re noticing error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This means your furnace ignitor can’t start the flame. After five failed attempts, the furnace will quit trying to ignite. It will then switch into Watchguard mode for about an hour for your safety.
When your ignitor stops working, it’s better to count on our NATE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through detailed instruction, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll determine what’s creating the furnace error and will repair 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 energized.
- 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 breaks and needs to be changed out. It can break down sooner if you don’t replace your air filter routinely, since a clogged one can cause your HVAC equipment to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Fails
Your furnace will demonstrate for you there’s an issue 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 quick flashes or an alternating slow flash as it shares a fault code.
Estimated Repair Cost for Furnace Error Code 270
The price to fix your furnace rests on the problem with it and the amount of time it takes to remedy it.
Before your technician replaces your ignitor, he or she will investigate:
- Gas flow
- Flame sensor current
- Air filter
Your HVAC specialist will also make sure the ignitor is actually lighting the burner and that there are no interferences or cracked hoses within your system.
An ignitor frequently fails when you need it most, bringing about an after-hours maintenance call.
Here’s the average costs to replace it:
- $200 during normal service hours
- $300 to $400 after hours
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When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly trained technicians at D.A. Bennett Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ll correct your furnace and quickly get your heat running again.
Call us at 518-205-3324 or schedule an appointment online today.