Feeling a chill because you’re getting 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 function for your safety.
Trust the Experts at All American Air Service Experts to take care of mending this furnace error. Our ACE-certified technicians are among the best in the industry when it comes to understanding and repairing furnace problems.
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How a Low Pressure Switch Works
Pressure switches are an essential part of the heating system.
Here’s how your furnace works after the thermostat begins 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 ignite.
- When the pressure switch senses that enough air is being dragged into the burners, it closes and signals 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:
- Blocked vent
- Plugged 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 a problem 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 reiterates a fault code.
Estimated Repair Cost for Furnace Error Code 223
The price to fix your furnace depends on what’s wrong with it 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 All American Air Service Experts
When you need furnace service, you can trust the professionals at All American Air Service Experts to take care of the fault code and get your heat moving again.
Call us at 386-310-2061 or schedule an appointment online today.