Getting cold 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 go into Watchguard mode for about an hour for your safety.
When your ignitor ceases working, it’s better to depend on our NATE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through detailed instruction, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll discover what’s generating the furnace error and will fix it to your contentment.
We are confident in the quality of our furnace repair in La Porte 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 house.
Here’s how a furnace ignitor works:
- Thermostat begins call for heat.
- Furnace ignitor and blower become energized.
- 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 breaks and must be changed out. It can stop working sooner if you don’t replace your air filter when needed, since a clogged one can cause your HVAC equipment 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 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 fix your furnace hinges 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 investigate:
- Gas flow
- Flame sensor current
- Air filter
Your HVAC specialist will also make sure the ignitor is actually lighting the burner and that there are no obstructions or cracked hoses within your home.
An ignitor always seems to fail 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
Rely on the Experts at Finch Air Conditioning & Heating
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly skilled technicians at Finch Air Conditioning & Heating. We’ll repair your furnace and quickly get your heat working again.
Call us at 281-407-9478 or schedule an appointment online today.