Feeling frigid 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 efforts, the furnace will stop trying to ignite. It will then switch into Watchguard mode for about an hour for your safety.
When your ignitor ceases working, it’s safer to rely on our ACE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through rigorous training, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll determine what’s generating the furnace error and will mend 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 warm 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 about three to five years before it cracks and needs to be replaced. It can wear out sooner if you don’t replace your air filter routinely, since a dirty one can cause your furnace 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 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 mend your furnace hinges on what’s wrong with it and the amount of 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 actually lighting the burner and that there are no blockages or cracked hoses within your system.
An ignitor frequently fails when you need it most, bringing about an after-hours trip charge.
Here’s the average costs to replace it:
- $200 during normal service hours
- $300 to $400 after hours
Rely on the Experts at A1 Chesney Service Experts
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly trained technicians at A1 Chesney Service Experts. We’ll correct your furnace and quickly get your heat working again.
Call us at 587-315-5271 or schedule an appointment online today.