Not getting heat and seeing error code 228 from your Lennox® furnace?
This indicates your furnace couldn’t adjust its pressure switch before turning on. As a result, your system will not run for your protection.
Repairing or replacing this part is better left to the Experts at Roland J. Down Service Experts in Albany. Our ACE-certified technicians are among the brightest in the industry. They’re well-qualified to handle all of your heating needs, including clearing a furnace error.
We want you to be completely 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 warm your space.
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 enough 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 Malfunctions
When your pressure switch isn’t working the way it should, you’ll likely hear the fan going and the switch clicking a couple times before the furnace switches off completely. When a part isn’t working right, your furnace will turn off to protect you.
Your furnace will let you know something is amiss 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 see fast flashes or an alternating slow flash as it passes on a fault code.
Estimated Repair Cost for Furnace Error Code 228
Before replacing the switch, your Roland J. Down Service Experts tech will check other parts of your furnace first. Several other issues can also cause the error code, like a clogged vent or cracked hose.
The cost to remedy 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 plan to pay between $40 to $350.
Count on the Experts at Roland J. Down Service Experts
If you require furnace repair, trust the pros from Roland J. Down Service Experts to understand the fault code and fix the problem to your requirements.
Call us at 518-417-2938 or schedule an appointment online today.