Feeling a chill because you’re seeing error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This means your furnace ignitor can’t activate the flame. After five failed tries, the furnace will quit 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 better to count 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.
We believe in the quality of our furnace repair* for a year.
How a Furnace Ignitor Works
This part ignites natural gas, which helps heat your house.
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 roughly 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 heating system to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Fails
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 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 system.
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 Levy & Son Service Experts
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly trained technicians at Levy & Son Service Experts. We’ll repair your furnace and quickly get your heat working again.
Call us at 469-250-0932 or schedule an appointment online today.