Not sensing any heat and seeing error code 228 from your Lennox® furnace?
This shows your HVAC equipment couldn’t correct its pressure switch before starting. As a result, your system will not run for your protection.
Repairing or replacing this part is best left to the professionals at BW/Cook Service Experts in Elkhart. Our ACE-certified technicians are among the best in the industry. They’re well-equipped to work on 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 part as your furnace prepares to warm your space.
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 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 creates 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 start 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 for your safety.
Your furnace will show you something is incorrect with a red flash from its indicator light, which it uses to display 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 communicates a fault code.
Estimated Repair Cost for Furnace Error Code 228
Before replacing the switch, your BW/Cook Service Experts tech will investigate other parts of your furnace first. A handful of other issues can also create the error code, like a blocked vent or cracked hose.
The bill to remedy your furnace depends on what’s defective 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.
Trust the Experts at BW/Cook Service Experts
If you should have furnace repair, trust the professionals from BW/Cook Service Experts to check out the fault code and fix the problem to your standards.
Call us at 574-218-6404 or schedule an appointment online today.