Getting cold because you’re noticing error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This indicates 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 ceases working, it’s safer to depend on our ACE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through detailed training, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll find out what’s causing 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 house.
Here’s how a furnace ignitor works:
- Thermostat begins 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 about three to five years before it breaks and must be replaced. It can stop working sooner if you don’t replace your air filter when needed, since a dirty one can cause your HVAC equipment to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Stops Working
Your furnace will tell you there’s something wrong 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 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 hinges on the problem with it and the time it takes to correct it.
Before your technician replaces your ignitor, he or she will check:
- 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 obstructions or cracked hoses within your equipment.
An ignitor frequently fails when you need it most, prompting an after-hours trip charge.
Here’s the usual costs to replace it:
- $200 during normal service hours
- $300 to $400 after hours
Rely on the Experts at Epperson Service Experts
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly knowledgable technicians at Epperson Service Experts. We’ll fix your furnace and quickly get your heat functioning again.
Call us at 843-619-3781 or schedule an appointment online today.