Getting cold 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 malfunction, your system will not function for your safety.
Trust the Experts at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to deal with repairing this furnace error. Our ACE-certified technicians are among the best in the industry when it comes to understanding and repairing furnace troubles.
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How a Low Pressure Switch Works
Pressure switches are an important part of the heating system.
Here’s how your furnace acts after the thermostat initiates the call for heat:
- Your furnace’s control board begins the draft inducer blower motor. This gets rid of combustion gases from the heat exchanger and brings in new gas and air so the burners can ignite.
- When the pressure switch senses that enough air is being brought 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 help it to run at various speeds—and use less energy.
What Happens When a Low Pressure Switch Fails
The low pressure switch may be open for a variety reasons.
There could be a:
- Blocked vent
- Clogged condensate drain
- Cracked hose
There could also be an issue with the switch itself, the inducer or the circuit board.
Your furnace will let you know there’s something wrong with a red flash from its indicator light, which it uses to feature error codes. It has this red light to flash code, like Morse code.
You might notice fast flashes or an alternating slow flash as it repeats a fault code.
Estimated Repair Cost for Furnace Error Code 223
The cost to fix your furnace depends on what’s wrong with it and the hours it takes to remedy it.
Here are average 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 trust the professionals at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to handle the fault code and get your heat flowing again.
Call us at 925-364-5427 or schedule an appointment online today.