Getting cold because you’re noticing error code 223 from your Lennox® furnace?
This means your furnace’s low pressure switch is open. Due to the issue, your system will not function for safety reasons.
Turn to the Experts at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to take care of repairing this furnace error. Our ACE-certified technicians are among the elite in the industry when it comes to understanding and repairing furnace issues.
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How a Low Pressure Switch Works
Pressure switches are an important part of the heating process.
Here’s how your furnace works after the thermostat starts to call for heat:
- Your furnace’s control board begins the draft inducer blower motor. This pushes out combustion gases from the heat exchanger and pulls 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 home.
A two-stage furnace has several pressure switches, which allow it to run at multiple speeds—and use energy more efficiently.
What Happens When a Low Pressure Switch Acts Up
The low pressure switch may be open for several reasons.
There could be a:
- Obstructed vent
- Clogged condensate drain
- Cracked hose
There could also be a problem with the switch itself, the inducer or the circuit board.
Your furnace will tell you 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 observe fast flashes or an alternating slow flash as it reiterates a fault code.
Estimated Repair Cost for Furnace Error Code 223
The expense to fix your furnace depends on the root problem and the time 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 330-305-2799 or schedule an appointment online today.