Not feeling heat and noticing error code 228 from your Lennox® furnace?
This shows your HVAC equipment couldn’t correct its pressure switch before turning on. As a reaction, your system will not run for your safety.
Repairing or replacing this part is better left to the professionals at Chief/Bauer Service Experts in Champaign. Our ACE-certified technicians are among the elite in the industry. They’re well-qualified to work on all of your heating needs, including repairing 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 duty as your furnace prepares to heat 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 enough 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 working the way it should, you’ll likely hear the fan run and the switch clicking a couple times before the furnace switches off completely. When a part isn’t functioning right, your furnace will turn off as a safety precaution.
Your furnace will show you 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 note quick flashes or an alternating slow flash as it transmits a fault code.
Estimated Repair Cost for Furnace Error Code 228
Before replacing the switch, your Chief/Bauer Service Experts Expert will check other parts of your furnace first. Some other issues can also create the error code, like a congested vent or cracked hose.
The bill to repair 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 anticipate to pay between $40 to $350.
Count on the Experts at Chief/Bauer Service Experts
If you need furnace repair, reach out to the pros from Chief/Bauer Service Experts to check out the fault code and fix the issue to your requirements.
Call us at 217-689-2469 or schedule an appointment online today.