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 efforts, the furnace will stop trying to ignite. It will then change into Watchguard mode for about an hour for your protection.
When your ignitor stops working, it’s best to count on our ACE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through detailed training, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll find out what’s generating the furnace error and will mend 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 heat your space.
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 cracks 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 clogged one can cause your HVAC equipment to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Stops Working
Your furnace will show you there’s a problem 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 fast flashes or an alternating slow flash as it shares a fault code.
Estimated Repair Cost for Furnace Error Code 270
The cost to mend your furnace rests on what the issue is with it and how long 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 HVAC pro will also make sure the ignitor is truly lighting the burner and that there are no blockages or cracked hoses within your home.
An ignitor often fails when you need it most, resulting in an after-hours trip charge.
Here’s the average costs to replace it:
- $200 during normal service hours
- $300 to $400 after hours
Turn to the Experts at Jack Nelson Service Experts
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly knowledgable technicians at Jack Nelson Service Experts. We’ll correct your furnace and quickly get your heat functioning again.
Call us at 918-212-8927 or schedule an appointment online today.