Getting cold because you’re seeing 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 work for your safety.
Turn to the Experts at Comfort Masters Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to take care of fixing this furnace error. Our NATE-certified technicians are among the elite 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 important part of the heating process.
Here’s how your furnace works after the thermostat starts to call for heat:
- Your furnace’s control board begins the draft inducer blower motor. This pushes out combustion gases from the heat exchanger and brings in new gas and air so the burners can start.
- When the pressure switch senses that a suitable amount of air is being pulled into the burners, it closes and tells the control board to ignite the furnace.
- Your furnace ignites and heats your home.
A two-stage furnace has several pressure switches, which permit 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 several reasons.
There could be a:
- Blocked vent
- Stopped 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 something wrong 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 notice fast flashes or an alternating slow flash as it reiterates a fault code.
Estimated Repair Cost for Furnace Error Code 223
The expense to fix your furnace depends on the issue it has and how long 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 Comfort Masters Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning
When you require furnace service, you can lean on the professionals at Comfort Masters Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to take care of the fault code and get your heat moving again.
Call us at 847-250-6729 or schedule an appointment online today.