Getting cold because you’re noticing error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This shows you that your furnace ignitor can’t activate the flame. After five failed tries, the furnace will quit trying to ignite. It will then switch into Watchguard mode for about an hour for your protection.
When your ignitor isn’t working, it’s best to count 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 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 heat your house.
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 approximately three to five years before it breaks and needs to be subbed out for a new part. It can wear out 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 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 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 what the issue is with it and the time 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 technician will also make sure the ignitor is truly lighting the burner and that there are no interferences or cracked hoses within your equipment.
An ignitor frequently 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
Trust the Experts at Falso Service Experts
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly trained technicians at Falso Service Experts. We’ll correct your furnace and quickly get your heat running again.
Call us at 315-313-6531 or schedule an appointment online today.