Fixing Error Code 223 on Your Lennox® Furnace

Feeling a chill because you’re getting 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 work for your safety.

Turn to the Experts at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to take care of mending this furnace error. Our NATE-certified technicians are among the best in the industry when it comes to recognizing and repairing furnace issues.

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

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 pushes out combustion gases from the heat exchanger and brings in new gas and air so the burners can fire.
  • When the pressure switch senses that sufficient air is being pulled into the burners, it closes and triggers the control board to ignite the furnace.
  • Your furnace ignites and heats your home.

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

What Happens When a Low Pressure Switch Acts Up

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 a problem 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 display 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 the root problem and the time it takes to repair 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 Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning

When you have to have furnace service, you can lean on the professionals at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to work on the fault code and get your heat moving again.

Call us at 866-397-3787 or schedule an appointment online today.