Lennox Furnace Error Code 270 Solved in Albany

Feeling frigid because you’re seeing error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?

This indicates your furnace ignitor can’t start the flame. After five failed attempts, the furnace will stop trying to ignite. It will then change 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 instruction, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll find out 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 space.

Here’s how a furnace ignitor works:

  • Thermostat launches 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 approximately three to five years before it cracks and has to be replaced. 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 tell you there’s an issue 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 cost to fix your furnace rests on what’s wrong 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 technician will also make sure the ignitor is actually lighting the burner and that there are no blockages or cracked hoses within your home.

An ignitor always seems to fail when you need it most, bringing about an after-hours service call.

Here’s the usual costs to replace it:

  • $200 during normal service hours
  • $300 to $400 after hours

Rely on the Experts at Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning

When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly knowledgable technicians at Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ll repair your furnace and quickly get your heat running again.

Call us at 518-417-2938 or schedule an appointment online today.


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