Not getting heat and noticing error code 228 from your Lennox® furnace?
This shows your heating system couldn’t correct its pressure switch before starting. As a reaction, your system will not run for safety reasons.
Repairing or replacing this part is best left to the Experts at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Ravenna. Our ACE-certified technicians are among the brightest in the industry. They’re well-qualified to handle all of your heating needs, including repairing a furnace error.
We want you to be absolutely satisfied with our quality furnace repair* for a year.
How a Pressure Switch Works
This part plays a critical role as your furnace prepares to work in your home.
Here’s what goes on after your thermostat’s call for heat:
- Your furnace’s control board begins running the draft inducer blower motor. This pushes out combustion gases from the heat exchanger and pulls in new gas and air so the burners can fire.
- When the pressure switch senses that plenty of air is being pulled into the burners, it closes and commands the control board to ignite the furnace.
- Your furnace ignites and creates heat.
What Happens When a Pressure Switch Fails
When your pressure switch isn’t working the way it should, you’ll likely hear the fan going and the switch clicking a few times before the furnace turns off completely. When a part isn’t functioning right, your furnace will turn off to protect you.
Your furnace will let you know something is wrong with a red flash from its indicator light, which it uses to exhibit error codes. It uses this red light to flash code, like Morse code.
You may note short flashes or an alternating slow flash as it transmits a fault code.
Estimated Repair Cost for Furnace Error Code 228
Before replacing the switch, your Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning tech will investigate other parts of your furnace first. A handful of other issues can also create the error code, like a congested vent or cracked hose.
The cost to remedy your furnace depends on the issue with it and how long it takes to fix it.
If your pressure switch needs to be replaced, you can expect to pay between $40 to $350.
Count on the Experts at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning
If you need furnace repair, reach out to the technicians from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to diagnose the fault code and fix the problem to your standards.
Call us at 330-236-4793 or schedule an appointment online today.