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 malfunction, your system will not run for your safety.
Trust the Experts at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to handle mending this furnace error. Our NATE-certified technicians are among the best in the industry when it comes to understanding and repairing furnace issues.
Your satisfaction is important to our team. That’s why we back our furnace repair work in Shreveport with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee* for a year.
How a Low Pressure Switch Works
Pressure switches are an essential part of the heating process.
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 exhausts combustion gases from the heat exchanger and sucks in new gas and air so the burners can start.
- When the pressure switch senses that a suitable amount of air is being pulled into the burners, it closes and tells 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 permit it to run at multiple speeds—and be more efficient.
What Happens When a Low Pressure Switch Fails
The low pressure switch may be open for a variety 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 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 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 issue it has and how long it takes to repair it.
Here are average 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 Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning
When you need furnace service, you can trust the professionals at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to work on the fault code and get your heat flowing again.
Call us at 318-588-8163 or schedule an appointment online today.