Feeling a chill because you’re seeing error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This shows you that your furnace ignitor can’t start the flame. After five failed tries, 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 best to count on our ACE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through important training, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll discover what’s causing the furnace error and will fix it to your standards.
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 your house.
Here’s how a furnace ignitor works:
- Thermostat launches 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 about three to five years before it fractures and needs to be replaced. It can wear out 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 Fails
Your furnace will show you there’s a problem 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 short flashes or an alternating slow flash as it shares a fault code.
Estimated Repair Cost for Furnace Error Code 270
The bill to restore your furnace depends on what’s wrong with it and the 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 legitimately lighting the burner and that there are no blockages or cracked hoses within your home.
An ignitor always seems to fail 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 Donelson Air Service Experts
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly knowledgable technicians at Donelson Air Service Experts. We’ll fix your furnace and quickly get your heat working again.
Call us at 615-953-9885 or schedule an appointment online today.