Feeling a chill because you’re seeing error code 270 from your Lennox® furnace?
This means your furnace ignitor can’t activate the flame. After five failed efforts, the furnace will halt trying to ignite. It will then switch into Watchguard mode for about an hour for your protection.
When your ignitor isn’t working, it’s safer to depend on our NATE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through detailed training, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll find out what’s generating the furnace error and will mend it to your satisfaction.
We are confident in the quality of our furnace repair in Pierre 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 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 about three to five years before it breaks 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 furnace to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Breaks Down
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 bill to restore your furnace hinges on the problem with it and the amount of time it takes to repair it.
Before your technician replaces your ignitor, he or she will check:
- Gas flow
- Flame sensor current
- Air filter
Your technician will also make sure the ignitor is legitimately lighting the burner and that there are no blockages or cracked hoses within your system.
An ignitor frequently fails when you need it most, bringing about an after-hours service call.
Here’s the usual costs to replace it:
- $200 during normal service hours
- $300 to $400 after hours
Rely on the Experts at Peitz Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly trained technicians at Peitz Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ll fix your furnace and quickly get your heat working again.
Call us at 605-223-0307 or schedule an appointment online today.