What Is A Red Tag?

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One of the most important things to understand when you have a commercial building is the severity of receiving a red tag on one of your commercial HVAC appliances. A red tag can be placed on your commercial gas appliance by a licensed HVAC technician and requires immediate attention to prevent damage, rising costs and even the ensure the safety of the people in your building. If the issue that caused the placement of the red tag is severe enough, the technician that placed it might have to turn off the gas appliance, the gas to the appliance to the gas to the building. This is likely in order for the safety of the people in the building and the next technician to work on the gas appliance.

How Many Types Of Red Tags Are There?

There are two types of red tags. The first type of red tag is an “A”, which sounds pretty simple but it’s important to understand what it means. “A” red tags are placed on appliances that pose a threat to the safety of the people that live, work and play in your building and need to be addressed immediately.

The other type of red tag is a “B” red tag, which is an indication of unsafe conditions that often require fixing within a specific time period. Whether your commercial gas appliances need repairs to bring them up to code or need to be replaced altogether to ensure your building is safe, they need to be addressed in the time indicated on the red tag. If the time period isn’t followed the gas to your building may be shut off by the municipality in your area.

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 647-547-4049.

Why Did I Get A Red Tag?

Red Tags are placed on commercial gas appliances or gas systems when those units are in need of immediate repairs or replacement. A red tag is placed on a commercial gas appliance by a licensed commercial HVAC technician when a hazardous situation is evident and needs to be resolved.

One simple example of why a red tag might be placed is if your commercial gas appliance is leaking carbon monoxide gas. Carbon monoxide is a dangerous gas that has no odour or colour, and can lead to severe sickness and even death. It might receive an “A” red tag from the HVAC technician on site and the gas to the building will likely be turned off in order to make the environment safe until repairs can take place.

What Do I Do When I Receive A Red Tag?

The best thing you can do is call Air Conditioner Pro647-547-4049. Our HVAC technicians have the knowledge and experience necessary to properly and safely evaluate the situation and provide you with a resolution. That also means that you get a free estimate for the work that’s needed in order to resolve the problem. Whether that means expert HVAC repairs or the replacement of equipment you can count on Air Conditioner Pro.