Getting cold because you’re seeing 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 work for your safety.
Turn to the Experts at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to take care of repairing this furnace error. Our NATE-certified technicians are among the brightest in the industry when it comes to diagnosing and repairing furnace problems.
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How a Low Pressure Switch Works
Pressure switches are a necessary part of the heating process.
Here’s how your furnace works after the thermostat initiates the 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 fire.
- When the pressure switch senses that sufficient air is being dragged 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 a few pressure switches, which help it to run at different speeds—and be more efficient.
What Happens When a Low Pressure Switch Acts Up
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 an issue with the switch itself, the inducer or the circuit board.
Your furnace will show 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 notice fast flashes or an alternating slow flash as it repeats a fault code.
Estimated Repair Cost for Furnace Error Code 223
The expense to fix your furnace depends on the root problem and the time 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 Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning
When you have to have furnace service, you can trust the professionals at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to take care of the fault code and get your heat flowing again.
Call us at 352-414-4006 or schedule an appointment online today.