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 stop trying to ignite. It will then change into Watchguard mode for about an hour for your safety.
When your ignitor ceases working, it’s better to count on our ACE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through rigorous instruction, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll determine what’s generating the furnace error and will fix it to your contentment.
We are confident in the quality of our furnace repair* for a year.
How a Furnace Ignitor Works
This part ignites natural gas, which helps warm 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 breaks and needs to be replaced. It can break down 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 Fails
Your furnace will show you there’s a problem 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 price 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 truly lighting the burner and that there are no obstructions or cracked hoses within your home.
An ignitor often fails when you need it most, bringing about an after-hours trip charge.
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
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly knowledgable technicians at Roland J. Down Service Experts . We’ll fix your furnace and quickly get your heat running again.
Call us at 518-417-2938 or schedule an appointment online today.