Getting chilly because you’re seeing 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 run for safety reasons.
Trust the Experts at R & M Climate Control Service Experts to take care of fixing this furnace error. Our ACE-certified technicians are among the brightest in the industry when it comes to diagnosing and repairing furnace troubles.
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How a Low Pressure Switch Works
Pressure switches are an essential part of the heating system.
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 brings in new gas and air so the burners can start.
- When the pressure switch senses that sufficient air is being brought 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 various speeds—and be more efficient.
What Happens When a Low Pressure Switch Acts Up
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 a problem 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 feature error codes. It has this red light to flash code, like Morse code.
You might notice 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 what’s wrong with it and the time 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 R & M Climate Control Service Experts
When you have to have furnace service, you can call on the professionals at R & M Climate Control Service Experts to work on the fault code and get your heat moving again.
Call us at 865-229-6176 or schedule an appointment online today.