Feeling a chill because you’re seeing error code 223 from your Lennox® furnace?
This means your furnace’s low pressure switch is open. Due to the issue, your system will not function for your safety.
Turn to the Experts at Strogen's Service Experts to take care of mending this furnace error. Our NATE-certified technicians are among the brightest in the industry when it comes to understanding and repairing furnace problems.
Your satisfaction is critical to our business. That’s why we back our furnace repair work in Rochester with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee* for a year.
How a Low Pressure Switch Works
Pressure switches are a necessary part of the heating operation.
Here’s how your furnace starts 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 sucks 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 signals the control board to ignite the furnace.
- Your furnace ignites and heats your space.
A two-stage furnace has a few pressure switches, which allow it to run at different speeds—and use less energy.
What Happens When a Low Pressure Switch Malfunctions
The low pressure switch may be open for a variety reasons.
There could be a:
- Obstructed vent
- Plugged condensate drain
- Cracked hose
There could also be trouble with the switch itself, the inducer or the circuit board.
Your furnace will let you know 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 repeats a fault code.
Estimated Repair Cost for Furnace Error Code 223
The expense to fix your furnace depends on what’s wrong with it and the time it takes to remedy 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 Strogen's Service Experts
When you require furnace service, you can call on the professionals at Strogen's Service Experts to take care of the fault code and get your heat flowing again.
Call us at 603-923-4570 or schedule an appointment online today.