red tag

So, you’ve heard of a red tag or have received a red tag on one of the gas appliances in your commercial building, but what does it mean? A red tag means that the commercial gas appliance you have installed isn’t safe and needs to be replaced or repaired immediately. Red tags are put on appliances by licensed commercial HVAC technicians, who can also be required by law to actually disable the appliance that has the red tag on it.

Is There More Than One Type Of Red Tag?

There are two types of red tags in the commercial HVAC industry. There are “A” red tags and “B” red tags. “A” red tags are placed on commercial HVAC appliances that pose an immediate threat to the safety of the building and the tenants in the building. These often result in gas appliances being turned off. “B” red tags are placed on appliances and systems that have created unsafe conditions. These red tags also carried time periods with them where equipment needs to be repaired or replaced within a specific timeframe. If action isn’t taken then the gas to your commercial building will be turned off. Regardless of the letter of your red tag, it’s important to have the problems taken care of immediately. The best way to do that is to call a company like Commercial HVAC. We have the knowledge and experience with commercial HVAC systems that will ensure your systems are operating safely, properly and efficiently. Give us a call at 416-727-5016

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 and experienced commercial 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 is a dangerous gas that has no colour, taste or small. It has the ability to cause serious health problems and even death if it goes undetected.

What Do I Do When I Receive A Red Tag?

A red tag on your commercial HVAC appliance isn’t a joke and shouldn’t be ignored. The best thing you can do when you get one is to call Commercial HVAC at 416-727-5016. Our commercial HVAC technicians have the knowledge and experience necessary to properly evaluate your situation, understand the conditions of and the reasons for the red tag and provide advice and services to resolve it. Whether that means expert HVAC repairs or the replacement of equipment you can count on Commercial HVAC.