Feeling frigid because you’re getting error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This indicates your furnace ignitor can’t activate the flame. After five failed efforts, the furnace will halt trying to ignite. It will then go into Watchguard mode for about an hour for your protection.
When your ignitor isn’t working, it’s safer to depend on our NATE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through important education, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll find out what’s creating the furnace error and will fix it to your contentment.
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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 begins call for heat.
- Furnace ignitor and blower become activated.
- 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 breaks and needs to be replaced. It can wear out sooner if you don’t replace your air filter when needed, since a dusty one can cause your heating system 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 display error codes. It has this red light to flash code, much like Morse code.
You might see fast flashes or an alternating slow flash as it shares a fault code.
Estimated Repair Cost for Furnace Error Code 270
The cost to restore your furnace rests on what’s wrong with it and the time it takes to remedy it.
Before your technician replaces your ignitor, he or she will investigate:
- 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 blockages or cracked hoses within your system.
An ignitor frequently fails when you need it most, bringing about an after-hours trip charge.
Here’s the average costs to replace it:
- $200 during normal service hours
- $300 to $400 after hours
Turn to the Experts at Fras-Air/General Service Experts
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly skilled technicians at Fras-Air/General Service Experts. We’ll repair your furnace and quickly get your heat running again.
Call us at 908-448-2154 or schedule an appointment online today.