Getting cold because you’re noticing 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 work for your protection.
Trust the Experts at Chief/Bauer Service Experts to take care of fixing this furnace error. Our NATE-certified technicians are among the elite in the industry when it comes to recognizing 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 exhausts combustion gases from the heat exchanger and sucks in new gas and air so the burners can start.
- When the pressure switch senses that sufficient air is being pulled 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 a few pressure switches, which allow it to run at multiple speeds—and use less energy.
What Happens When a Low Pressure Switch Fails
The low pressure switch may be open for a couple reasons.
There could be a:
- Closed off vent
- Plugged condensate drain
- Cracked hose
There could also be trouble with the switch itself, the inducer or the circuit board.
Your furnace will show you there’s a problem 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 see fast flashes or an alternating slow flash as it replays a fault code.
Estimated Repair Cost for Furnace Error Code 223
The cost to fix your furnace depends on what’s wrong with it and how long it takes to remedy it.
Here are expected 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 Chief/Bauer Service Experts
When you require furnace service, you can call on the professionals at Chief/Bauer Service Experts to take care of the fault code and get your heat working again.
Call us at 217-689-2469 or schedule an appointment online today.