Feeling a chill because you’re seeing 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 run for your safety.
Depend on the Experts at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to take care of 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 essential part of the heating operation.
Here’s how your furnace works after the thermostat begins to 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 fire.
- When the pressure switch senses that enough air is being pulled into the burners, it closes and tells the control board to ignite the furnace.
- Your furnace ignites and heats your house.
A two-stage furnace has more than one pressure switches, which help it to run at multiple speeds—and be more efficient.
What Happens When a Low Pressure Switch Malfunctions
The low pressure switch may be open for several reasons.
There could be a:
- Closed off vent
- Clogged condensate drain
- Cracked hose
There could also be trouble 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 display 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 price to fix your furnace depends on the root problem and the time it takes to fix it.
Here are expected 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 require furnace service, you can call on the professionals at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to work on the fault code and get your heat flowing again.
Call us at 540-302-8645 or schedule an appointment online today.