Feeling frigid because you’re noticing error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This shows you that your furnace ignitor can’t start the flame. After five failed efforts, the furnace will stop 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 find out what’s causing 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 warm your home.
Here’s how a furnace ignitor works:
- Thermostat launches call for heat.
- Furnace ignitor and blower become energized.
- 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 fractures and needs 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 dirty one can cause your HVAC equipment 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 cost to mend 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 investigate:
- Gas flow
- Flame sensor current
- Air filter
Your HVAC pro will also make sure the ignitor is truly lighting the burner and that there are no obstructions 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 usual costs to replace it:
- $200 during normal service hours
- $300 to $400 after hours
Rely on the Experts at Barlow Service Experts
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly knowledgable technicians at Barlow Service Experts. We’ll correct your furnace and quickly get your heat running again.
Call us at 801-436-8985 or schedule an appointment online today.