Getting cold because you’re noticing error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This means your furnace ignitor can’t activate the flame. After five failed tries, the furnace will quit trying to ignite. It will then change into Watchguard mode for about an hour for safety reasons.
When your ignitor ceases working, it’s safer to rely on our ACE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through important training, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll discover what’s causing the furnace error and will fix it to your standards.
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 energized.
- Ignitor heats to as hot as 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit and ignites burner gas.
A furnace ignitor should last roughly three to five years before it breaks and must be changed out. It can stop working 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 fast flashes or an alternating slow flash as it shares a fault code.
Estimated Repair Cost for Furnace Error Code 270
The bill to fix your furnace hinges on what the issue is with it and the amount of time it takes to repair it.
Before your technician replaces your ignitor, he or she will investigate:
- 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 interferences or cracked hoses within your equipment.
An ignitor always seems to fail when you need it most, prompting an after-hours trip charge.
Here’s the typical costs to replace it:
- $200 during normal service hours
- $300 to $400 after hours
Trust the Experts at Calverley Service Experts
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly knowledgable technicians at Calverley Service Experts. We’ll fix your furnace and quickly get your heat functioning again.
Call us at 817-380-5647 or schedule an appointment online today.