Not getting heat and receiving error code 228 from your Lennox® furnace?
This means your HVAC equipment couldn’t regulate its pressure switch before turning on. As a consequence, your system will not run for safety reasons.
Repairing or replacing this part is a task for the Experts at D&K Home Services by Enercare in Belleville. Our ACE-certified technicians are among the elite in the industry. They’re well-qualified to handle all of your heating needs, including clearing 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 heat your space.
Here’s what occurs after your thermostat’s call for heat:
- Your furnace’s control board commences running the draft inducer blower motor. This exhausts 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 supplies heat.
What Happens When a Pressure Switch Malfunctions
When your pressure switch isn’t operating correctly, you’ll likely hear the fan start and the switch clicking multiple times before the furnace turns off completely. When a part isn’t functioning 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 exhibit error codes. It uses this red light to flash code, like Morse code.
You may see short 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 D&K Home Services by Enercare tech will look at other parts of your furnace first. A handful of other issues can also cause the error code, like a blocked vent or cracked hose.
The cost to fix 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.
Start with the Experts at D&K Home Services by Enercare
If you should have furnace repair, reach out to the professionals from D&K Home Services by Enercare to diagnose the fault code and fix the issue to your satisfaction.
Call us at 613-707-2421 or schedule an appointment online today.