Feeling a chill because you’re noticing error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This shows you that your furnace ignitor can’t start the flame. After five failed attempts, the furnace will halt trying to ignite. It will then switch into Watchguard mode for about an hour for your safety.
When your ignitor isn’t working, it’s safer 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 mend it to your satisfaction.
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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 activated.
- Ignitor warms to as hot as 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit and ignites burner gas.
A furnace ignitor should last roughly three to five years before it breaks and must be replaced. It can break down sooner if you don’t replace your air filter regularly, since a clogged one can cause your HVAC equipment to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Breaks Down
Your furnace will tell 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 bill to restore your furnace hinges on the problem with it and how long it takes to repair 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 legitimately lighting the burner and that there are no interferences or cracked hoses within your system.
An ignitor always seems to fail when you need it most, prompting 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 Chief/Bauer Service Experts
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly knowledgable technicians at Chief/Bauer Service Experts. We’ll correct your furnace and quickly get your heat working again.
Call us at 217-689-2469 or schedule an appointment online today.