Feeling a chill because you’re noticing error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This means your furnace ignitor can’t start the flame. After five failed attempts, the furnace will quit trying to ignite. It will then change into Watchguard mode for about an hour for your protection.
When your ignitor isn’t working, it’s safer to count on our NATE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through important training, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll find out what’s creating the furnace error and will mend it to your satisfaction.
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How a Furnace Ignitor Works
This part ignites natural gas, which helps warm up your home.
Here’s how a furnace ignitor works:
- Thermostat starts 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 about three to five years before it cracks and must be replaced. It can break down sooner if you don’t replace your air filter routinely, since a clogged one can cause your furnace to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Breaks Down
Your furnace will show you there’s an issue with a red flash from its indicator light, which it uses to display 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 cost to restore your furnace depends on what’s wrong with it and the amount of time it takes to remedy it.
Before your technician replaces your ignitor, he or she will check:
- Gas flow
- Flame sensor current
- Air filter
Your HVAC pro 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 average costs to replace it:
- $200 during normal service hours
- $300 to $400 after hours
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