Clearing Error Code 223 on Your Lennox® Furnace

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 failure, your system will not work for your safety.

Depend on the Experts at Stevenson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to handle mending this furnace error. Our NATE-certified technicians are among the elite in the industry when it comes to understanding and repairing furnace issues.

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

How a Low Pressure Switch Works

Pressure switches are a necessary part of the heating operation.

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 fire.
  • 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 several pressure switches, which help it to run at multiple speeds—and use less energy.

What Happens When a Low Pressure Switch Acts Up

The low pressure switch may be open for several reasons.

There could be a:

  • Obstructed vent
  • Clogged condensate drain
  • Cracked hose

There could also be a problem 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 display 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 price to fix your furnace depends on the issue it has and the time 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 Stevenson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning

When you have to have furnace service, you can lean on the professionals at Stevenson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to take care of the fault code and get your heat flowing again.

Call us at 937-503-7896 or schedule an appointment online today.