Getting chilly because you’re seeing error code 223 from your Lennox® furnace?
This means your furnace’s low pressure switch is open. Due to the failure, your system will not work for your safety.
Trust the Experts at Atmostemp 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 recognizing and repairing furnace issues.
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How a Low Pressure Switch Works
Pressure switches are a necessary part of the heating operation.
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 sucks in new gas and air so the burners can start.
- When the pressure switch senses that enough air is being pulled into the burners, it closes and signals the control board to ignite the furnace.
- Your furnace ignites and heats your home.
A two-stage furnace has more than one 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 a couple reasons.
There could be a:
- Closed off 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 tell you there’s something wrong 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 notice fast flashes or an alternating slow flash as it replays 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 the usual 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 Atmostemp Service Experts
When you have to have furnace service, you can trust the professionals at Atmostemp Service Experts to take care of the fault code and get your heat working again.
Call us at 856-310-4824 or schedule an appointment online today.