Getting cold because you’re seeing 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 switch into Watchguard mode for about an hour for your safety.
When your ignitor isn’t working, it’s best to depend on our NATE-certified technicians. They’ve gone through detailed training, so you can rest easy knowing they’ll discover what’s creating the furnace error and will repair it to your contentment.
We are confident in the quality of our furnace repair in Knoxville 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 launches call for heat.
- Furnace ignitor and blower become activated.
- Ignitor heats to as hot as 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit and ignites burner gas.
A furnace ignitor should last about three to five years before it fractures and needs to be subbed out for a new part. It can stop working sooner if you don’t replace your air filter routinely, since a dusty one can cause your furnace to short cycle.
What Happens When a Furnace Ignitor Fails
Your furnace will tell you there’s an issue 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 restore your furnace rests on what the issue is with it and how long it takes to correct it.
Before your technician replaces your ignitor, he or she will investigate:
- Gas flow
- Flame sensor current
- Air filter
Your technician will also make sure the ignitor is truly 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
Trust the Experts at R & M Climate Control Service Experts
When you need Expert furnace repair, you can rely on our highly trained technicians at R & M Climate Control Service Experts. We’ll fix your furnace and quickly get your heat functioning again.
Call us at 865-229-6176 or schedule an appointment online today.