Red Tagged Furnace Or Water Heater

    Red Tag Removal

    In Ontario we have a system where a technician can red tag your water heater, furnace, or other system in order to maintain safety.  A technician’s responsibility is to always ensure that safety remains the number one priority to the home owners.  A red tag is effectively a shut down notice that says your water heater or furnace is out of venting code or has some other serious issue.GTA red tagged furnace

    Red Tag Reasons

    • Carbon monoxide leak or levels present
    • Gas leakage (propane/natural gas)
    • Improper combustion within combustion chamber
    • Potential fire hazard
    • Electrical hazard
    • Other

    Types of Red Tags

    When a technician determines that your water heater or furnace is operating in an unsafe manner they have one of two options.  The first is called an A tag; this is for the most serious of issues and will require the technician to shut off the gas supply and shut down the dangerous system.  The second option they have is to issue a B tag; this gives the home owner 45 days to fix the problem or replace the system.  The technician is required by law to notify the gas utility or supply company that a red tag has been issued.

    Once the utility company receives this information they will write to the home owner with the appropriate steps to take.  When the situation has been corrected the technician who the homeowner hired to rectify the situation will notify the gas utility company of the corrective action.  Your red tagged furnace or red tagged water heater can then be safely and legally used again.

    If the homeowner decides not to go ahead and fix a red tagged furnace or water heater the gas company will simply turn your homes gas supply off.  Then, of course, you will be charged a reconnection fee to have the gas turned back on.

    Avoid All These Red Tag Issues

    Tankless water heaters are subject to red tag issues as much as any other furnace or conventional water heater.  If you’re purchasing a system with the lowest quote the likelihood the installer is taking some short cuts to get you a rock bottom price is quite probable. 

    If you have a system that has been red tagged in your home give us a call and we can address your situation quickly bringing your heat or hot water back online.


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