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 failure, your system will not work for your protection.
Turn to the Experts at Midway Services 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 issues.
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 process.
Here’s how your furnace starts 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 brings in new gas and air so the burners can start.
- When the pressure switch senses that a suitable amount of air is being brought 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 more than one pressure switches, which help it to run at various 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:
- Blocked vent
- Clogged 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 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 price to fix your furnace depends on the root problem and the hours 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 Midway Services
When you need furnace service, you can lean on the professionals at Midway Services to handle the fault code and get your heat moving again.
Call us at 727-219-2471 or schedule an appointment online today.