Getting cold because you’re getting error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This shows you that your furnace ignitor can’t start the flame. After five failed tries, the furnace will stop trying to ignite. It will then switch into Watchguard mode for about an hour for your protection.
When your ignitor stops working, it’s better to count on our ACE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through detailed instruction, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll determine what’s creating the furnace error and will fix it to your satisfaction.
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 heat your house.
Here’s how a furnace ignitor works:
- Thermostat begins call for heat.
- Furnace ignitor and blower become energized.
- Ignitor becomes 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 must be subbed out for a new part. It can break down sooner if you don’t replace your air filter regularly, since a dusty one can cause your HVAC equipment to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Fails
Your furnace will tell you there’s an issue 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 quick flashes or an alternating slow flash as it shares a fault code.
Estimated Repair Cost for Furnace Error Code 270
The price to fix your furnace hinges on the problem with it and the time it takes to correct it.
Before your technician replaces your ignitor, he or she will look at:
- Gas flow
- Flame sensor current
- Air filter
Your technician will also make sure the ignitor is legitimately lighting the burner and that there are no blockages or cracked hoses within your home.
An ignitor always seems to fail when you need it most, resulting in an after-hours trip charge.
Here’s the typical costs to replace it:
- $200 during normal service hours
- $300 to $400 after hours
Turn to the Experts at Coastal Service Experts
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly knowledgable technicians at Coastal Service Experts. We’ll fix your furnace and quickly get your heat running again.
Call us at 912-208-2399 or schedule an appointment online today.