Getting cold because you’re getting error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This shows you that your furnace ignitor can’t activate the flame. After five failed attempts, the furnace will quit trying to ignite. It will then go into Watchguard mode for about an hour for your protection.
When your ignitor ceases working, it’s safer to count on our ACE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through rigorous instruction, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll discover what’s generating 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 warm up your space.
Here’s how a furnace ignitor works:
- Thermostat begins call for heat.
- Furnace ignitor and blower become activated.
- Ignitor becomes as hot as 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit and ignites burner gas.
A furnace ignitor should last roughly three to five years before it fractures and needs to be subbed out for a new part. It can wear out sooner if you don’t replace your air filter when needed, since a dusty one can cause your heating system to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Breaks Down
Your furnace will tell 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 short flashes or an alternating slow flash as it shares a fault code.
Estimated Repair Cost for Furnace Error Code 270
The price to mend your furnace rests on what’s wrong with it and the time it takes to repair 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 actually lighting the burner and that there are no obstructions or cracked hoses within your equipment.
An ignitor always seems to fail when you need it most, resulting in an after-hours trip charge.
Here’s the typical costs to replace it:
- $200 during normal service hours
- $300 to $400 after hours
Turn to the Experts at D&K Home Services by Enercare
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly trained technicians at D&K Home Services by Enercare. We’ll repair your furnace and quickly get your heat working again.
Call us at 613-707-2421 or schedule an appointment online today.