Feeling a chill 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 malfunction, your system will not function for safety reasons.
Depend on the Experts at Jack Nelson Service Experts to deal with repairing this furnace error. Our ACE-certified technicians are among the best in the industry when it comes to recognizing and repairing furnace troubles.
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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 acts after the thermostat initiates the 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 fire.
- When the pressure switch senses that a suitable amount of air is being dragged 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 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 couple reasons.
There could be a:
- Obstructed vent
- Stopped condensate drain
- Cracked hose
There could also be a problem with the switch itself, the inducer or the circuit board.
Your furnace will tell you 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 observe 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 what’s wrong with it and the time it takes to fix 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 Jack Nelson Service Experts
When you have to have furnace service, you can trust the professionals at Jack Nelson Service Experts to work on the fault code and get your heat flowing again.
Call us at 918-212-8927 or schedule an appointment online today.