Feeling frigid because you’re getting error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This shows you that your furnace ignitor can’t turn on 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 safety reasons.
When your ignitor stops working, it’s safer to depend on our ACE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through important instruction, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll discover what’s causing the furnace error and will fix it to your contentment.
We are confident in the quality of our furnace repair* for a year.
How a Furnace Ignitor Works
This part ignites natural gas, which helps warm up your home.
Here’s how a furnace ignitor works:
- Thermostat launches call for heat.
- Furnace ignitor and blower become triggered.
- Ignitor warms to as hot as 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit and ignites burner gas.
A furnace ignitor should last approximately three to five years before it fractures and has 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 Stops Working
Your furnace will demonstrate for you there’s a problem 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 restore your furnace rests on the problem with it and the time it takes to repair it.
Before your technician replaces your ignitor, he or she will check:
- Gas flow
- Flame sensor current
- Air filter
Your technician 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 trip charge.
Here’s the usual costs to replace it:
- $200 during normal service hours
- $300 to $400 after hours
Turn to the Experts at Golden Seal Service Experts
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly skilled technicians at Golden Seal Service Experts. We’ll repair your furnace and quickly get your heat working again.
Call us at 630-246-2698 or schedule an appointment online today.