Feeling frigid because you’re noticing 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 switch into Watchguard mode for about an hour for your protection.
When your ignitor ceases working, it’s best to count on our NATE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through detailed education, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll find out what’s generating the furnace error and will mend it to your satisfaction.
We are confident in the quality of our furnace repair in Fort Wayne so much, we back it with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee* 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 starts call for heat.
- Furnace ignitor and blower become energized.
- Ignitor heats to as hot as 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit and ignites burner gas.
A furnace ignitor should last approximately three to five years before it breaks and needs to be replaced. It can wear out sooner if you don’t replace your air filter when needed, since a clogged one can cause your HVAC equipment to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Fails
Your furnace will tell you there’s something wrong 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 fix your furnace hinges on what’s wrong with it and how long it takes to remedy 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 obstructions or cracked hoses within your system.
An ignitor always seems to fail when you need it most, prompting an after-hours trip charge.
Here’s the usual costs to replace it:
- $200 during normal service hours
- $300 to $400 after hours
Trust the Experts at Rolf Griffin Service Experts
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly trained technicians at Rolf Griffin Service Experts . We’ll correct your furnace and quickly get your heat running again.
Call us at 260-557-1275 or schedule an appointment online today.