Getting cold because you’re noticing error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This means your furnace ignitor can’t start the flame. After five failed tries, the furnace will stop trying to ignite. It will then go into Watchguard mode for about an hour for safety reasons.
When your ignitor stops working, it’s better to count on our ACE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through rigorous training, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll determine what’s generating 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 triggered.
- Ignitor warms to as hot as 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit and ignites burner gas.
A furnace ignitor should last about three to five years before it breaks and must be changed out. It can break down sooner if you don’t replace your air filter routinely, since a clogged one can cause your furnace to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Stops Working
Your furnace will demonstrate for you there’s an issue with a red flash from its indicator light, which it uses to communicate 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 cost to mend your furnace hinges on the problem 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 pro will also make sure the ignitor is legitimately lighting the burner and that there are no blockages or cracked hoses within your home.
An ignitor often 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
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When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly trained technicians at Pardee Service Experts. We’ll repair your furnace and quickly get your heat running again.
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