Not feeling heat and noticing error code 228 from your Lennox® furnace?
This indicates your furnace couldn’t regulate its pressure switch before starting. As a result, your system will not run for your protection.
Repairing or replacing this part is best left to the professionals at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Columbus. Our ACE-certified technicians are among the brightest in the industry. They’re well-prepared to take care of all of your heating needs, including repairing a furnace error.
We want you to be thoroughly satisfied with our quality furnace repair* for a year.
How a Pressure Switch Works
This part plays a critical duty as your furnace prepares to work in your house.
Here’s what goes on after your thermostat’s call for heat:
- Your furnace’s control board starts running the draft inducer blower motor. This exhausts combustion gases from the heat exchanger and pulls in new gas and air so the burners can fire.
- When the pressure switch senses that enough air is being pulled into the burners, it closes and tells the control board to ignite the furnace.
- Your furnace ignites and supplies heat.
What Happens When a Pressure Switch Breaks Down
When your pressure switch isn’t operating the way it should, you’ll likely hear the fan run and the switch clicking a couple times before the furnace shuts down completely. When a part isn’t performing right, your furnace will turn off as a safety precaution.
Your furnace will let you know something is amiss 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 notice fast flashes or an alternating slow flash as it communicates a fault code.
Estimated Repair Cost for Furnace Error Code 228
Before replacing the switch, your Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning tech will check other parts of your furnace first. Several other issues can also generate the error code, like a blocked vent or cracked hose.
The cost to fix your furnace depends on what’s defective with it and how long it takes to fix it.
If your pressure switch needs to be replaced, you can anticipate to pay between $40 to $350.
Start with the Experts at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning
If you should have furnace repair, turn to the professionals from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to check out the fault code and fix the issue to your requirements.
Call us at 614-334-3192 or schedule an appointment online today.