A Red Tag in the HVAC industry is a product warning. This means that the product you have installed in your home or business is no longer safe to operate and needs to be repaired or replaced immediately. These tags are typically placed on gas appliances by licensed technicians and at times that same technician may be required by law to turn off or disable the HVAC appliance in question.
Is There More Than 1 Type of Red Tag?
There are two types of red tags that you should know about. “A” red tags are placed on appliances that pose an immediate threat to the safety of the building and the people in the immediate area.
“B” red tags are an indication of unsafe conditions. A “B” redtag provides a specified period of time to have the equipment repaired or replaced. If corrective action isn’t taken within a specific timeline, your natural gas will be turned off by the local utility.
Whether you have an “A” or “B” red tag it’s important to quickly resolve the issues. The fastest way to have them fixed is to give us a call at 416-921-0000
Why Do I Have a Red Tag?
Red Tags are placed on the appliances or piping systems in your home or building that use natural gas. It takes a licensed HVAC gas technician to identify a hazardous situation in order for a Red Tag to be issued.
One common example of the need to issue a Red Tag is if an appliance is releasing carbon monoxide into the air. Carbon monoxide (CO) is a dangerous gas that has no colour, taste, or smell. It can cause serious health problems and even death if it goes undetected.
What Do I Do When I Receive a Red Tag?
The best thing you can do is call Novel Care: 416-921-0000. Our HVAC technicians have the knowledge and experience necessary to evaluate the situation and provide you with a resolution properly and safely. That also means that you can get a free estimate for the work that’s needed to resolve the problem. Whether that means expert HVAC repairs or the replacement of equipment you can count on Novel Care.