Feeling a chill because you’re seeing error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This indicates your furnace ignitor can’t turn on the flame. After five failed attempts, the furnace will halt trying to ignite. It will then go into Watchguard mode for about an hour for your safety.
When your ignitor isn’t working, it’s safer to rely on our ACE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through important instruction, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll discover what’s causing 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 heat your house.
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 about three to five years before it fractures and must be changed out. It can wear out sooner if you don’t replace your air filter regularly, since a dirty one can cause your HVAC equipment to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Breaks Down
Your furnace will show you there’s something wrong with a red flash from its indicator light, which it uses to display 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 mend your furnace hinges 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 pro will also make sure the ignitor is actually lighting the burner and that there are no obstructions or cracked hoses within your system.
An ignitor always seems to fail when you need it most, prompting an after-hours trip charge.
Here’s the usual costs to replace it:
- $200 during normal service hours
- $300 to $400 after hours
Turn to the Experts at Knochelmann Service Experts
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly skilled technicians at Knochelmann Service Experts. We’ll correct your furnace and quickly get your heat running again.
Call us at 859-905-0834 or schedule an appointment online today.