Feeling a chill 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 attempts, the furnace will stop trying to ignite. It will then go into Watchguard mode for about an hour for your protection.
When your ignitor ceases working, it’s best to count on our ACE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through rigorous training, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll find out what’s causing the furnace error and will mend 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 heat your space.
Here’s how a furnace ignitor works:
- Thermostat starts call for heat.
- Furnace ignitor and blower become triggered.
- Ignitor heats to 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 changed out. It can wear out sooner if you don’t replace your air filter routinely, since a dusty one can cause your furnace to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Stops Working
Your furnace will demonstrate for you there’s a problem with a red flash from its indicator light, which it uses to exhibit 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 bill to mend your furnace hinges 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 investigate:
- Gas flow
- Flame sensor current
- Air filter
Your HVAC specialist will also make sure the ignitor is truly lighting the burner and that there are no blockages or cracked hoses within your system.
An ignitor frequently fails 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 Winnipeg Supply Service Experts
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly knowledgable technicians at Winnipeg Supply Service Experts. We’ll correct your furnace and quickly get your heat functioning again.
Call us at 204-800-0613 or schedule an appointment online today.