Getting cold because you’re seeing error code 223 from your Lennox® furnace?
This means your furnace’s low pressure switch is open. Due to the failure, your system will not run for your protection.
Depend on the Experts at Mountainwest Service Experts to handle repairing this furnace error. Our NATE-certified technicians are among the brightest 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 system.
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 exhausts combustion gases from the heat exchanger and pulls in new gas and air so the burners can start.
- When the pressure switch senses that sufficient air is being dragged into the burners, it closes and triggers the control board to ignite the furnace.
- Your furnace ignites and heats your space.
A two-stage furnace has more than one pressure switches, which help it to run at various speeds—and use less energy.
What Happens When a Low Pressure Switch Acts Up
The low pressure switch may be open for a couple reasons.
There could be a:
- Closed off vent
- Clogged condensate drain
- Cracked hose
There could also be an issue 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 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 repeats 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 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 Mountainwest Service Experts
When you require furnace service, you can lean on the professionals at Mountainwest Service Experts to work on the fault code and get your heat working again.
Call us at 385-399-0280 or schedule an appointment online today.