Getting cold because you’re seeing error code 223 from your Lennox® furnace?
This indicates your furnace’s low pressure switch is open. Due to the malfunction, your system will not function for safety reasons.
Trust the Experts at Kingston Home Services by Enercare to handle repairing this furnace error. Our ACE-certified technicians are among the brightest in the industry when it comes to understanding and repairing furnace troubles.
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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 initiates the 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 fire.
- When the pressure switch senses that a suitable amount of air is being dragged into the burners, it closes and triggers the control board to ignite the furnace.
- Your furnace ignites and heats your house.
A two-stage furnace has a few pressure switches, which allow it to run at multiple speeds—and use energy more efficiently.
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
- Plugged condensate drain
- Cracked hose
There could also be trouble with the switch itself, the inducer or the circuit board.
Your furnace will let you know there’s a problem 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 hours 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 Kingston Home Services by Enercare
When you have to have furnace service, you can call on the professionals at Kingston Home Services by Enercare to take care of the fault code and get your heat flowing again.
Call us at 613-817-1591 or schedule an appointment online today.