Feeling a chill because you’re getting error code 223 from your Lennox® furnace?
This indicates your furnace’s low pressure switch is open. Due to the issue, your system will not function for your protection.
Turn to the Experts at Fras-Air/General Service Experts to deal with fixing this furnace error. Our NATE-certified technicians are among the elite in the industry when it comes to understanding and repairing furnace issues.
Your satisfaction is critical to our team. That’s why we back our furnace repair work in Hillsborough with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee* for a year.
How a Low Pressure Switch Works
Pressure switches are an essential part of the heating process.
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 brings in new gas and air so the burners can fire.
- When the pressure switch senses that sufficient 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 use energy more efficiently.
What Happens When a Low Pressure Switch Acts Up
The low pressure switch may be open for a variety 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 tell you there’s an issue 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 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 the root problem and the hours it takes to remedy 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 Fras-Air/General Service Experts
When you need furnace service, you can trust the professionals at Fras-Air/General Service Experts to take care of the fault code and get your heat moving again.
Call us at 908-448-2154 or schedule an appointment online today.