Feeling frigid because you’re seeing error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This means 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 safety reasons.
When your ignitor ceases working, it’s better to count on our NATE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through important education, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll find out what’s generating 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 space.
Here’s how a furnace ignitor works:
- Thermostat launches 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 about three to five years before it cracks and needs to be changed out. It can wear out 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 Breaks Down
Your furnace will show 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 bill to fix your furnace depends on what’s wrong with it and the amount of time it takes to remedy it.
Before your technician replaces your ignitor, he or she will look at:
- 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 blockages or cracked hoses within your equipment.
An ignitor always seems to fail when you need it most, prompting an after-hours trip charge.
Here’s the typical costs to replace it:
- $200 during normal service hours
- $300 to $400 after hours
Turn to the Experts at Atmostemp Service Experts
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly knowledgable technicians at Atmostemp Service Experts. We’ll fix your furnace and quickly get your heat functioning again.
Call us at 856-310-4824 or schedule an appointment online today.