Feeling a chill because you’re seeing error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This indicates your furnace ignitor can’t activate 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 protection.
When your ignitor isn’t working, it’s best to count on our NATE-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 contentment.
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How a Furnace Ignitor Works
This part ignites natural gas, which helps warm your home.
Here’s how a furnace ignitor works:
- Thermostat launches 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 fractures and needs to be replaced. It can stop working sooner if you don’t replace your air filter when needed, since a dusty one can cause your furnace to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Stops Working
Your furnace will demonstrate for you there’s a problem 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 fast flashes or an alternating slow flash as it shares a fault code.
Estimated Repair Cost for Furnace Error Code 270
The price to mend your furnace rests on what’s wrong with it and the amount of time it takes to remedy it.
Before your technician replaces your ignitor, he or she will check:
- Gas flow
- Flame sensor current
- Air filter
Your HVAC specialist will also make sure the ignitor is actually 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 service call.
Here’s the typical costs to replace it:
- $200 during normal service hours
- $300 to $400 after hours
Rely on the Experts at Levy & Son Service Experts
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly skilled technicians at Levy & Son Service Experts. We’ll repair your furnace and quickly get your heat running again.
Call us at 469-250-0932 or schedule an appointment online today.