Not getting heat and seeing 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 your protection.
Repairing or replacing this part is better left to the professionals at Parker Pearce Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Gaithersburg. Our NATE-certified technicians are among the elite in the industry. They’re well-prepared to take care of all of your heating needs, including repairing a furnace error.
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How a Pressure Switch Works
This part plays a prominent role as your furnace prepares to heat your house.
Here’s what goes on 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 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 tells the control board to ignite the furnace.
- Your furnace ignites and provides 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 going and the switch clicking a couple times before the furnace turns off completely. When a part isn’t working right, your furnace will turn off as a safety precaution.
Your furnace will tell you something is incorrect with a red flash from its indicator light, which it uses to present 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 Heating & Air Conditioning technician will look at other parts of your furnace first. Some other issues can also create 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 Heating & Air Conditioning
If you need furnace repair, turn to the pros from Parker Pearce Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to diagnose the fault code and fix the situation to your standards.
Call us at 301-476-4577 or schedule an appointment online today.