Not feeling 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 your safety.
Repairing or replacing this part is better left to the technicians at Niagara Home Services by Enercare in the Niagara Region. Our ACE-certified technicians are among the elite in the industry. They’re well-prepared 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 part as your furnace prepares to heat your home.
Here’s what happens after your thermostat’s call for heat:
- Your furnace’s control board begins running the draft inducer blower motor. This exhausts 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 signals the control board to ignite the furnace.
- Your furnace ignites and supplies heat.
What Happens When a Pressure Switch Fails
When your pressure switch isn’t functioning the way it should, you’ll likely hear the fan going and the switch clicking multiple times before the furnace switches off completely. When a part isn’t functioning right, your furnace will turn off to protect you.
Your furnace will show you something is wrong 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 notice short 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 Niagara Home Services by Enercare tech will look at other parts of your furnace first. A handful of other issues can also generate the error code, like a clogged 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 plan to pay between $40 to $350.
Trust the Experts at Niagara Home Services by Enercare
If you should have furnace repair, turn to the pros from Niagara Home Services by Enercare to understand the fault code and fix the problem to your requirements.
Call us at 289-273-2229 or schedule an appointment online today.