Feeling a chill because you’re getting error code 223 from your Lennox® furnace?
This is telling you your furnace’s low pressure switch is open. Due to the issue, your system will not work for safety reasons.
Turn to the Experts at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to handle repairing this furnace error. Our NATE-certified technicians are among the elite in the industry when it comes to diagnosing and repairing furnace problems.
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How a Low Pressure Switch Works
Pressure switches are a necessary part of the heating system.
Here’s how your furnace acts after the thermostat starts to call for heat:
- Your furnace’s control board begins 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 enough air is being dragged into the burners, it closes and signals the control board to ignite the furnace.
- Your furnace ignites and heats your space.
A two-stage furnace has more than one pressure switches, which allow it to run at different speeds—and use less energy.
What Happens When a Low Pressure Switch Acts Up
The low pressure switch may be open for a couple reasons.
There could be a:
- Closed off vent
- Plugged condensate drain
- Cracked hose
There could also be trouble with the switch itself, the inducer or the circuit board.
Your furnace will tell you there’s a problem with a red flash from its indicator light, which it uses to display error codes. It has this red light to flash code, like Morse code.
You might observe fast flashes or an alternating slow flash as it replays a fault code.
Estimated Repair Cost for Furnace Error Code 223
The price to fix your furnace depends on what’s wrong with it and how long it takes to fix it.
Here are the usual replacement costs for several components that could be affected:
- Pressure switch—$40 to $350
- Inducer—$600 to $1,500
- Circuit board—$200 to $600
Call the Experts at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning
When you have to have furnace service, you can lean on the professionals at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to take care of the fault code and get your heat flowing again.
Call us at 289-273-2229 or schedule an appointment online today.