Feeling a chill because you’re seeing error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This means your furnace ignitor can’t start the flame. After five failed attempts, the furnace will halt trying to ignite. It will then go into Watchguard mode for about an hour for your safety.
When your ignitor ceases working, it’s better to rely on our NATE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through detailed education, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll determine what’s generating the furnace error and will fix it to your contentment.
We are confident in the quality of our furnace repair in Columbia 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 your space.
Here’s how a furnace ignitor works:
- Thermostat starts call for heat.
- Furnace ignitor and blower become triggered.
- Ignitor becomes 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 has to be subbed out for a new part. It can stop working sooner if you don’t replace your air filter regularly, since a clogged one can cause your HVAC equipment to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Breaks Down
Your furnace will tell 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 fast 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 the issue is 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 HVAC specialist 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 frequently 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 Midland Air Service Experts
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly skilled technicians at Midland Air Service Experts. We’ll correct your furnace and quickly get your heat functioning again.
Call us at 803-399-7208 or schedule an appointment online today.