Feeling a chill 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 failure, your system will not run for safety reasons.
Depend on the Experts at BW/Cook Service Experts to handle fixing this furnace error. Our ACE-certified technicians are among the best in the industry when it comes to diagnosing and repairing furnace issues.
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How a Low Pressure Switch Works
Pressure switches are a necessary part of the heating system.
Here’s how your furnace acts 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 fire.
- 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 multiple speeds—and use energy more efficiently.
What Happens When a Low Pressure Switch Fails
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 tell you there’s an issue 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 see 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 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 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.