Getting chilly because you’re getting error code 223 from your Lennox® furnace?
This is telling you your furnace’s low pressure switch is open. Due to the issue, your system will not work for your safety.
Turn to the Experts at D & K Heating Service Experts to deal with mending this furnace error. Our ACE-certified technicians are among the elite in the industry when it comes to recognizing and repairing furnace problems.
Your satisfaction is essential to our business. That’s why we back our furnace repair* 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 gets rid of combustion gases from the heat exchanger and sucks in new gas and air so the burners can fire.
- When the pressure switch senses that sufficient air is being dragged into the burners, it closes and triggers the control board to ignite the furnace.
- Your furnace ignites and heats your space.
A two-stage furnace has several pressure switches, which help it to run at different speeds—and use energy more efficiently.
What Happens When a Low Pressure Switch Acts Up
The low pressure switch may be open for a variety reasons.
There could be a:
- Closed off vent
- Plugged condensate drain
- Cracked hose
There could also be an issue with the switch itself, the inducer or the circuit board.
Your furnace will tell you there’s a problem with a red flash from its indicator light, which it uses to display 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 reiterates a fault code.
Estimated Repair Cost for Furnace Error Code 223
The price to fix your furnace depends on the root problem and how long 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 D & K Heating Service Experts
When you need furnace service, you can lean on the professionals at D & K Heating Service Experts to handle the fault code and get your heat working again.
Call us at 613-707-2421 or schedule an appointment online today.