Getting cold because you’re noticing error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This shows you that your furnace ignitor can’t turn on the flame. After five failed attempts, the furnace will quit trying to ignite. It will then change into Watchguard mode for about an hour for safety reasons.
When your ignitor stops working, it’s best to depend on our NATE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through rigorous instruction, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll find out what’s generating the furnace error and will repair it to your satisfaction.
We are confident in the quality of our furnace repair in Elkhart 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 heat your home.
Here’s how a furnace ignitor works:
- Thermostat starts 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 breaks and must be subbed out for a new part. It can wear out 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 demonstrate for you there’s something wrong 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 quick flashes or an alternating slow flash as it shares a fault code.
Estimated Repair Cost for Furnace Error Code 270
The bill to fix your furnace depends 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 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 interferences or cracked hoses within your home.
An ignitor frequently fails when you need it most, bringing about an after-hours trip charge.
Here’s the typical costs to replace it:
- $200 during normal service hours
- $300 to $400 after hours
Rely on the Experts at BW/Cook Service Experts
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly trained technicians at BW/Cook Service Experts. We’ll correct your furnace and quickly get your heat working again.
Call us at 574-218-6404 or schedule an appointment online today.