Feeling a chill because you’re seeing error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This shows you that your furnace ignitor can’t activate the flame. After five failed efforts, the furnace will halt trying to ignite. It will then switch into Watchguard mode for about an hour for your safety.
When your ignitor stops working, it’s best to count on our ACE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through rigorous education, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll find out what’s generating the furnace error and will mend it to your contentment.
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How a Furnace Ignitor Works
This part ignites natural gas, which helps heat your space.
Here’s how a furnace ignitor works:
- Thermostat launches call for heat.
- Furnace ignitor and blower become triggered.
- 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 needs to be changed out. It can wear out sooner if you don’t replace your air filter when needed, since a dirty one can cause your heating system 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 exhibit 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 price to mend your furnace depends on the problem with it and the amount of time it takes to correct it.
Before your technician replaces your ignitor, he or she will investigate:
- Gas flow
- Flame sensor current
- Air filter
Your technician will also make sure the ignitor is actually lighting the burner and that there are no interferences or cracked hoses within your system.
An ignitor often fails 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
Rely on the Experts at Stallion Heating Plumbing Air Conditioning
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly skilled technicians at Stallion Heating Plumbing Air Conditioning. We’ll correct your furnace and quickly get your heat functioning again.
Call us at 215-278-9690 or schedule an appointment online today.