Getting chilly because you’re getting 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 function for your safety.
Trust the Experts at Becht/Givens Service Experts to take care of fixing this furnace error. Our NATE-certified technicians are among the elite in the industry when it comes to recognizing and repairing furnace troubles.
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How a Low Pressure Switch Works
Pressure switches are an essential part of the heating process.
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 gets rid of combustion gases from the heat exchanger and sucks 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 signals the control board to ignite the furnace.
- Your furnace ignites and heats your house.
A two-stage furnace has several pressure switches, which allow it to run at different speeds—and be more efficient.
What Happens When a Low Pressure Switch Malfunctions
The low pressure switch may be open for several reasons.
There could be a:
- Obstructed vent
- Stopped condensate drain
- Cracked hose
There could also be a problem with the switch itself, the inducer or the circuit board.
Your furnace will show you there’s a problem 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 observe 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 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 Becht/Givens Service Experts
When you require furnace service, you can trust the professionals at Becht/Givens Service Experts to work on the fault code and get your heat flowing again.
Call us at 502-785-8230 or schedule an appointment online today.