Feeling a chill because you’re getting error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This means your furnace ignitor can’t activate the flame. After five failed efforts, the furnace will halt trying to ignite. It will then switch into Watchguard mode for about an hour for safety reasons.
When your ignitor stops working, it’s safer to count on our ACE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through detailed training, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll discover what’s generating the furnace error and will repair 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 house.
Here’s how a furnace ignitor works:
- Thermostat starts 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 cracks and must be subbed out for a new part. It can break down sooner if you don’t replace your air filter regularly, since a clogged one can cause your furnace to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Fails
Your furnace will tell you there’s something wrong 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 cost to fix your furnace depends on the problem with it and the amount of time it takes to correct it.
Before your technician replaces your ignitor, he or she will investigate:
- 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 frequently 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 Peachtree Service Experts
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly knowledgable technicians at Peachtree Service Experts. We’ll fix your furnace and quickly get your heat working again.
Call us at 678-235-9699 or schedule an appointment online today.