Getting cold because you’re seeing error code 223 from your Lennox® furnace?
This indicates your furnace’s low pressure switch is open. Due to the malfunction, your system will not run for your safety.
Turn to the Experts at Wesley Wood Service Experts to take care of fixing this furnace error. Our ACE-certified technicians are among the best in the industry when it comes to recognizing and repairing furnace problems.
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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 starts 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 sucks in new gas and air so the burners can start.
- When the pressure switch senses that enough air is being pulled into the burners, it closes and triggers the control board to ignite the furnace.
- Your furnace ignites and heats your home.
A two-stage furnace has a few pressure switches, which help it to run at different speeds—and use energy more efficiently.
What Happens When a Low Pressure Switch Fails
The low pressure switch may be open for several reasons.
There could be a:
- Closed off vent
- Stopped condensate drain
- Cracked hose
There could also be an issue with the switch itself, the inducer or the circuit board.
Your furnace will show you there’s something wrong with a red flash from its indicator light, which it uses to exhibit 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 what’s wrong with it and how long it takes to fix 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 Wesley Wood Service Experts
When you have to have furnace service, you can lean on the professionals at Wesley Wood Service Experts to work on the fault code and get your heat flowing again.
Call us at 484-401-7577 or schedule an appointment online today.