Feeling a chill because you’re noticing error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This means your furnace ignitor can’t activate the flame. After five failed efforts, the furnace will stop 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 best to count on our NATE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through important education, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll discover what’s generating the furnace error and will fix it to your satisfaction.
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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 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 breaks and has to be subbed out for a new part. It can break down 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 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 quick 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 hinges on what the issue is 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 pro will also make sure the ignitor is truly 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 maintenance call.
Here’s the typical costs to replace it:
- $200 during normal service hours
- $300 to $400 after hours
Rely on the Experts at Neal Harris Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly trained technicians at Neal Harris Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing. We’ll correct your furnace and quickly get your heat functioning again.
Call us at 816-787-0500 or schedule an appointment online today.