Fixing Error Code 223 on Your Lennox® Furnace

Getting cold because you’re seeing error code 223 from your Lennox® furnace?

This means your furnace’s low pressure switch is open. Due to the issue, your system will not run for your protection.

Trust the Experts at McElroy Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to take care of mending this furnace error. Our NATE-certified technicians are among the elite in the industry when it comes to diagnosing and repairing furnace troubles.

Your satisfaction is essential to our team. That’s why we back our furnace repair work in Grand Island with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee* for a year.

How a Low Pressure Switch Works

Pressure switches are an essential 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 brings in new gas and air so the burners can fire.
  • When the pressure switch senses that a suitable amount of air is being pulled into the burners, it closes and signals the control board to ignite the furnace.
  • Your furnace ignites and heats your house.

A two-stage furnace has a few pressure switches, which permit it to run at various speeds—and use less energy.

What Happens When a Low Pressure Switch Fails

The low pressure switch may be open for a variety reasons.

There could be a:

  • Obstructed vent
  • Clogged 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 something wrong 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 notice 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 root problem and the time it takes to fix 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 McElroy Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning

When you require furnace service, you can trust the professionals at McElroy Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to work on the fault code and get your heat working again.

Call us at 308-210-4398 or schedule an appointment online today.


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