Feeling a chill because you’re noticing 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 safety reasons.
Trust the Experts at Barlow Service Experts to handle repairing this furnace error. Our NATE-certified technicians are among the elite in the industry when it comes to recognizing and repairing furnace troubles.
Your satisfaction is important to our team. That’s why we back our furnace repair work in the Wasatch Front region with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee* for a year.
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 pushes out combustion gases from the heat exchanger and pulls in new gas and air so the burners can start.
- When the pressure switch senses that enough air is being dragged into the burners, it closes and tells 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 multiple speeds—and use energy more efficiently.
What Happens When a Low Pressure Switch Malfunctions
The low pressure switch may be open for a couple 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 let you know 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 repeats a fault code.
Estimated Repair Cost for Furnace Error Code 223
The cost to fix your furnace depends on the issue it has 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 Barlow Service Experts
When you have to have furnace service, you can lean on the professionals at Barlow Service Experts to handle the fault code and get your heat moving again.
Call us at 801-436-8985 or schedule an appointment online today.