Getting cold 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 work for safety reasons.
Trust the Experts at Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air to take care of fixing this furnace error. Our ACE-certified technicians are among the best in the industry when it comes to understanding and repairing furnace issues.
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How a Low Pressure Switch Works
Pressure switches are a necessary part of the heating system.
Here’s how your furnace works 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 start.
- When the pressure switch senses that enough air is being pulled into the burners, it closes and tells the control board to ignite the furnace.
- Your furnace ignites and heats your home.
A two-stage furnace has more than one pressure switches, which allow it to run at various 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:
- Closed off vent
- Plugged condensate drain
- Cracked hose
There could also be trouble with the switch itself, the inducer or the circuit board.
Your furnace will tell you there’s an issue with a red flash from its indicator light, which it uses to display 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 cost to fix your furnace depends on the root problem and how long it takes to fix it.
Here are the usual 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 Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air
When you have to have furnace service, you can call on the professionals at Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air to take care of the fault code and get your heat moving again.
Call us at 210-404-4233 or schedule an appointment online today.