Fixing Error Code 228 on Your Lennox® Furnace

Not getting heat and noticing error code 228 from your Lennox® furnace?

This means your furnace couldn’t adjust its pressure switch before turning on. As a consequence, your system will not run for your safety.

Repairing or replacing this part is a task for the professionals at Eveready Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Richmond. Our NATE-certified technicians are among the best in the industry. They’re well-qualified to handle all of your heating needs, including repairing a furnace error.

We want you to be completely satisfied with our quality furnace repair in Richmond. That’s why we back it with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee* 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 happens after your thermostat’s call for heat:

  • Your furnace’s control board starts 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 sufficient air is being pulled into the burners, it closes and commands the control board to ignite the furnace.
  • Your furnace ignites and provides heat.

What Happens When a Pressure Switch Malfunctions

When your pressure switch isn’t functioning correctly, you’ll likely hear the fan going and the switch clicking multiple times before the furnace turns off completely. When a part isn’t working right, your furnace will turn off as a safety precaution.

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 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 Eveready Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning technician will check other parts of your furnace first. Several other issues can also create the error code, like a blocked vent or cracked hose.

The price to fix 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 plan to pay between $40 to $350.

Count on the Experts at Eveready Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning

If you require furnace repair, trust the pros from Eveready Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to check out the fault code and fix the issue to your standards.

Call us at 804-548-4480 or schedule an appointment online today.


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