Feeling a chill because you’re noticing error code 223 from your Lennox® furnace?
This indicates your furnace’s low pressure switch is open. Due to the malfunction, your system will not function for your safety.
Turn to the Experts at Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts to deal with repairing this furnace error. Our ACE-certified technicians are among the brightest in the industry when it comes to understanding 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 starts after the thermostat begins 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 ignite.
- When the pressure switch senses that sufficient air is being pulled into the burners, it closes and tells the control board to ignite the furnace.
- Your furnace ignites and heats your house.
A two-stage furnace has several 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 couple reasons.
There could be a:
- Obstructed 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 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 reiterates a fault code.
Estimated Repair Cost for Furnace Error Code 223
The expense to fix your furnace depends on the root problem and the hours it takes to remedy 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 Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts
When you need furnace service, you can lean on the professionals at Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts to take care of the fault code and get your heat moving again.
Call us at 226-773-3357 or schedule an appointment online today.