Getting chilly because you’re seeing error code 223 from your Lennox® furnace?
This is telling you your furnace’s low pressure switch is open. Due to the failure, your system will not run for safety reasons.
Depend on the Experts at Church Services to handle repairing this furnace error. Our NATE-certified technicians are among the best in the industry when it comes to diagnosing 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 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 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 home.
A two-stage furnace has more than one pressure switches, which permit 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 variety reasons.
There could be a:
- Obstructed vent
- Clogged condensate drain
- Cracked hose
There could also be a problem with the switch itself, the inducer or the circuit board.
Your furnace will show you 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 observe 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 hours 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 Church Services
When you have to have furnace service, you can trust the professionals at Church Services to handle the fault code and get your heat flowing again.
Call us at 713-396-3760 or schedule an appointment online today.