Resolving Error Code 223 on Your Lennox® Furnace

Getting chilly because you’re noticing 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 work for your safety.

Depend on the Experts at BW/Cook Service Experts to handle repairing this furnace error. Our NATE-certified technicians are among the best in the industry when it comes to understanding and repairing furnace problems.

Your satisfaction is essential to our team. That’s why we back our furnace repair work in Elkhart with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee* for a year.

How a Low Pressure Switch Works

Pressure switches are a necessary part of the heating system.

Here’s how your furnace starts after the thermostat initiates the 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 ignite.
  • 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 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 Malfunctions

The low pressure switch may be open for a variety reasons.

There could be a:

  • Blocked vent
  • Clogged condensate drain
  • Cracked hose

There could also be trouble 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 feature 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 price to fix your furnace depends on the issue it has and the hours 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 BW/Cook Service Experts

When you need furnace service, you can call on the professionals at BW/Cook Service Experts to work on the fault code and get your heat moving again.

Call us at 574-218-6404 or schedule an appointment online today.