Feeling a chill 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 tries, the furnace will stop trying to ignite. It will then switch into Watchguard mode for about an hour for safety reasons.
When your ignitor ceases working, it’s safer to count on our NATE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through important training, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll determine what’s generating the furnace error and will repair it to your contentment.
We are confident in the quality of our furnace repair in Jacksonville 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 home.
Here’s how a furnace ignitor works:
- Thermostat starts call for heat.
- Furnace ignitor and blower become triggered.
- Ignitor warms to as hot as 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit and ignites burner gas.
A furnace ignitor should last approximately three to five years before it cracks and must be replaced. It can stop working sooner if you don’t replace your air filter regularly, since a dirty one can cause your HVAC equipment to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Breaks Down
Your furnace will tell 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 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 the issue is with it and how long it takes to repair it.
Before your technician replaces your ignitor, he or she will look at:
- Gas flow
- Flame sensor current
- Air filter
Your HVAC pro will also make sure the ignitor is truly lighting the burner and that there are no interferences or cracked hoses within your system.
An ignitor always seems to fail when you need it most, bringing about an after-hours trip charge.
Here’s the usual costs to replace it:
- $200 during normal service hours
- $300 to $400 after hours
Rely on the Experts at Air Engineers Service Experts
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly knowledgable technicians at Air Engineers Service Experts. We’ll correct your furnace and quickly get your heat working again.
Call us at 904-450-5672 or schedule an appointment online today.