Getting chilly because you’re seeing error code 223 from your Lennox® furnace?
This means your furnace’s low pressure switch is open. Due to the failure, your system will not run for your protection.
Turn to the Experts at Strand Brothers Service Experts to deal with fixing this furnace error. Our NATE-certified technicians are among the best in the industry when it comes to recognizing and repairing furnace troubles.
Your satisfaction is important to us. That’s why we back our furnace repair work in Austin with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee* for a year.
How a Low Pressure Switch Works
Pressure switches are an important part of the heating operation.
Here’s how your furnace acts after the thermostat starts 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 pulls in new gas and air so the burners can fire.
- When the pressure switch senses that sufficient air is being brought 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 a few pressure switches, which help it to run at multiple speeds—and be more efficient.
What Happens When a Low Pressure Switch Acts Up
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 an issue with the switch itself, the inducer or the circuit board.
Your furnace will show 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 how long 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 Strand Brothers Service Experts
When you have to have furnace service, you can trust the professionals at Strand Brothers Service Experts to take care of the fault code and get your heat flowing again.
Call us at 512-592-3072 or schedule an appointment online today.