Not feeling heat and receiving error code 228 from your Lennox® furnace?
This shows your furnace couldn’t adjust its pressure switch before starting. As a reaction, your system will not run for your protection.
Repairing or replacing this part is best left to the technicians at Parker Pearce Service Experts in Gaithersburg. Our ACE-certified technicians are among the elite in the industry. They’re well-equipped to take care of all of your heating needs, including fixing 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 prominent part as your furnace prepares to warm your home.
Here’s what happens after your thermostat’s call for heat:
- Your furnace’s control board commences running the draft inducer blower motor. This drains combustion gases from the heat exchanger and brings 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 tells the control board to ignite the furnace.
- Your furnace ignites and creates heat.
What Happens When a Pressure Switch Breaks Down
When your pressure switch isn’t operating correctly, you’ll likely hear the fan going and the switch clicking a few 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 incorrect with a red flash from its indicator light, which it uses to display 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 Parker Pearce Service Experts technician will look at other parts of your furnace first. Some other issues can also cause the error code, like a clogged vent or cracked hose.
The bill to repair your furnace depends on what’s wrong 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 Parker Pearce Service Experts
If you need furnace repair, turn to the pros from Parker Pearce Service Experts to diagnose the fault code and fix the situation to your standards.
Call us at 301-476-4577 or schedule an appointment online today.