Getting chilly 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 safety reasons.
Turn to the Experts at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to handle fixing this furnace error. Our NATE-certified technicians are among the best in the industry when it comes to recognizing 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 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 pulls in new gas and air so the burners can start.
- When the pressure switch senses that a suitable amount of air is being brought into the burners, it closes and tells the control board to ignite the furnace.
- Your furnace ignites and heats your home.
A two-stage furnace has more than one pressure switches, which permit it to run at different speeds—and be more efficient.
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
- Stopped condensate drain
- Cracked hose
There could also be trouble with the switch itself, the inducer or the circuit board.
Your furnace will show you there’s an issue 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 see fast flashes or an alternating slow flash as it reiterates 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 repair 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 require furnace service, you can trust the professionals at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to work on the fault code and get your heat moving again.
Call us at 801-871-8425 or schedule an appointment online today.