Getting cold because you’re seeing 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 go into Watchguard mode for about an hour for your safety.
When your ignitor ceases working, it’s better to depend on our ACE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through detailed education, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll determine what’s creating the furnace error and will mend it to your contentment.
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How a Furnace Ignitor Works
This part ignites natural gas, which helps warm your home.
Here’s how a furnace ignitor works:
- Thermostat begins 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 breaks and needs to be changed out. It can stop working sooner if you don’t replace your air filter routinely, since a dusty one can cause your heating system to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Stops Working
Your furnace will show you there’s an issue 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 quick flashes or an alternating slow flash as it shares a fault code.
Estimated Repair Cost for Furnace Error Code 270
The cost to restore your furnace hinges on what the issue is with it and the amount of time it takes to remedy 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 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, bringing about 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 Broad Ripple Service Experts
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly skilled technicians at Broad Ripple Service Experts. We’ll repair your furnace and quickly get your heat running again.
Call us at 317-527-0271 or schedule an appointment online today.