Feeling a chill 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 tries, the furnace will stop trying to ignite. It will then change into Watchguard mode for about an hour for your protection.
When your ignitor isn’t working, it’s safer to count on our ACE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through rigorous education, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll discover what’s causing the furnace error and will fix it to your standards.
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How a Furnace Ignitor Works
This part ignites natural gas, which helps heat your home.
Here’s how a furnace ignitor works:
- Thermostat begins call for heat.
- Furnace ignitor and blower become energized.
- Ignitor warms to as hot as 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit and ignites burner gas.
A furnace ignitor should last roughly 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 furnace to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Fails
Your furnace will show 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 restore your furnace depends on the problem 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 HVAC specialist will also make sure the ignitor is legitimately lighting the burner and that there are no obstructions or cracked hoses within your system.
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
Rely on the Experts at Orangutan Home Services
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly trained technicians at Orangutan Home Services. We’ll repair your furnace and quickly get your heat running again.
Call us at 602-906-0111 or schedule an appointment online today.