Getting cold 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 function for your protection.
Trust the Experts at Komfort Air to handle repairing this furnace error. Our ACE-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 an important part of the heating system.
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 gets rid of 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 space.
A two-stage furnace has a few pressure switches, which help it to run at multiple speeds—and use energy more efficiently.
What Happens When a Low Pressure Switch Malfunctions
The low pressure switch may be open for several reasons.
There could be a:
- Blocked 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 something wrong 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 reiterates a fault code.
Estimated Repair Cost for Furnace Error Code 223
The expense 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 Komfort Air
When you have to have furnace service, you can lean on the professionals at Komfort Air to handle the fault code and get your heat working again.
Call us at 704-705-8135 or schedule an appointment online today.