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 isn’t working, it’s best to count on our ACE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through detailed instruction, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll determine what’s causing the furnace error and will repair it to your contentment.
We are confident in the quality of our furnace repair* for a year.
How a Furnace Ignitor Works
This part ignites natural gas, which helps heat your house.
Here’s how a furnace ignitor works:
- Thermostat begins 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 roughly three to five years before it cracks and needs to be changed out. It can break down sooner if you don’t replace your air filter regularly, since a clogged one can cause your HVAC equipment to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Stops Working
Your furnace will demonstrate for 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 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 equipment.
An ignitor frequently fails when you need it most, resulting in 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 D.A. Bennett Service Experts
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly trained technicians at D.A. Bennett Service Experts. We’ll correct your furnace and quickly get your heat running again.
Call us at 518-205-3324 or schedule an appointment online today.