Feeling a chill because you’re seeing error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This means your furnace ignitor can’t start the flame. After five failed tries, the furnace will halt trying to ignite. It will then change into Watchguard mode for about an hour for safety reasons.
When your ignitor stops working, it’s better to depend on our NATE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through important training, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll determine what’s causing the furnace error and will repair it to your standards.
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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 launches call for heat.
- Furnace ignitor and blower become activated.
- Ignitor becomes as hot as 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit and ignites burner gas.
A furnace ignitor should last roughly three to five years before it fractures and has to be subbed out for a new part. It can stop working sooner if you don’t replace your air filter regularly, since a dusty one can cause your HVAC equipment to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Breaks Down
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 fix your furnace depends 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 look at:
- 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 obstructions or cracked hoses within your home.
An ignitor always seems to fail when you need it most, resulting in an after-hours service call.
Here’s the average costs to replace it:
- $200 during normal service hours
- $300 to $400 after hours
Trust the Experts at Mountainwest Service Experts
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly trained technicians at Mountainwest Service Experts. We’ll fix your furnace and quickly get your heat working again.
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