Getting cold because you’re noticing 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 safety.
Trust the Experts at Neal Harris Service Experts to deal with repairing this furnace error. Our NATE-certified technicians are among the best in the industry when it comes to recognizing and repairing furnace problems.
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How a Low Pressure Switch Works
Pressure switches are a necessary part of the heating system.
Here’s how your furnace starts after the thermostat begins to call for heat:
- Your furnace’s control board begins the draft inducer blower motor. This exhausts combustion gases from the heat exchanger and pulls in new gas and air so the burners can ignite.
- When the pressure switch senses that a suitable amount of air is being dragged into the burners, it closes and triggers the control board to ignite the furnace.
- Your furnace ignites and heats your house.
A two-stage furnace has several pressure switches, which help it to run at multiple speeds—and use energy more efficiently.
What Happens When a Low Pressure Switch Fails
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 let you know 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 price to fix your furnace depends on the issue it has and the hours 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 Neal Harris Service Experts
When you have to have furnace service, you can call on the professionals at Neal Harris Service Experts to handle the fault code and get your heat working again.
Call us at 816-787-0500 or schedule an appointment online today.