Getting cold because you’re getting error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This indicates your furnace ignitor can’t activate the flame. After five failed attempts, the furnace will halt trying to ignite. It will then go into Watchguard mode for about an hour for your safety.
When your ignitor stops working, it’s safer to rely on our ACE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through important instruction, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll find out what’s creating the furnace error and will repair it to your satisfaction.
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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 launches 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 breaks and needs to be replaced. It can stop working sooner if you don’t replace your air filter routinely, since a dirty one can cause your furnace to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Stops Working
Your furnace will show 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 bill to fix your furnace rests on what’s wrong with it and the amount of time it takes to repair it.
Before your technician replaces your ignitor, he or she will check:
- 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 home.
An ignitor often fails when you need it most, prompting 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 Boehmers/Cronin Emery Home Services by Enercare
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly knowledgable technicians at Boehmers/Cronin Emery Home Services by Enercare. We’ll fix your furnace and quickly get your heat functioning again.
Call us at 519-804-1617 or schedule an appointment online today.