Feeling frigid because you’re seeing error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This indicates your furnace ignitor can’t turn on the flame. After five failed attempts, the furnace will halt trying to ignite. It will then change into Watchguard mode for about an hour for your safety.
When your ignitor ceases working, it’s safer to count on our ACE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through important education, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll discover 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 warm up your space.
Here’s how a furnace ignitor works:
- Thermostat starts call for heat.
- Furnace ignitor and blower become activated.
- Ignitor heats to as hot as 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit and ignites burner gas.
A furnace ignitor should last roughly three to five years before it breaks and needs to be changed out. It can stop working sooner if you don’t replace your air filter when needed, since a dirty one can cause your heating system to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Fails
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 restore your furnace rests on what’s wrong with it and the amount of time it takes to correct 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 truly lighting the burner and that there are no blockages or cracked hoses within your home.
An ignitor often fails 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
Turn to the Experts at TML Service Experts
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly knowledgable technicians at TML Service Experts. We’ll correct your furnace and quickly get your heat working again.
Call us at 208-488-4892 or schedule an appointment online today.