Getting cold because you’re getting error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This shows you that your furnace ignitor can’t activate the flame. After five failed attempts, the furnace will quit trying to ignite. It will then switch into Watchguard mode for about an hour for your safety.
When your ignitor stops working, it’s safer to depend on our ACE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through important education, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll determine 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 home.
Here’s how a furnace ignitor works:
- Thermostat begins call for heat.
- Furnace ignitor and blower become energized.
- Ignitor becomes 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 has to be changed out. It can break down sooner if you don’t replace your air filter routinely, since a dusty 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 communicate error codes. It has this red light to flash code, much like Morse code.
You might see short flashes or an alternating slow flash as it shares a fault code.
Estimated Repair Cost for Furnace Error Code 270
The cost to mend your furnace depends on what’s wrong with it and the time it takes to repair 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 truly lighting the burner and that there are no obstructions or cracked hoses within your equipment.
An ignitor always seems to fail when you need it most, bringing about an after-hours trip charge.
Here’s the typical costs to replace it:
- $200 during normal service hours
- $300 to $400 after hours
Trust the Experts at Niagara Home Services by Enercare
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly knowledgable technicians at Niagara Home Services by Enercare. We’ll fix your furnace and quickly get your heat running again.
Call us at 289-273-2229 or schedule an appointment online today.