Getting chilly because you’re seeing error code 223 from your Lennox® furnace?
This means your furnace’s low pressure switch is open. Due to the malfunction, your system will not run for safety reasons.
Depend on the Experts at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to take care of mending this furnace error. Our NATE-certified technicians are among the elite in the industry when it comes to diagnosing and repairing furnace problems.
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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 begins 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 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 house.
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 Acts Up
The low pressure switch may be open for a couple reasons.
There could be a:
- Obstructed vent
- Plugged condensate drain
- Cracked hose
There could also be trouble 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 exhibit 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 replays a fault code.
Estimated Repair Cost for Furnace Error Code 223
The cost to fix your furnace depends on the issue it has and the hours it takes to repair 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 need furnace service, you can lean on the professionals at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to work on the fault code and get your heat flowing again.
Call us at 303-647-5853 or schedule an appointment online today.