What is a TSSA red tag warning ??
WHAT IS A TSSA RED TAG WARNING ??
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If your homes gas appliance, furnace, fireplace, water heater, or other gas related equipment has been tedtagged by a licensed TSSA gas technician or HVAC contractor in Ontario, you probally have , questions about what this warning tag means and how to get the red tag removed by getting your home back to safe operation.
A Warning Tag or Red Tag on your furnace means that a licensed gas fitter (TSSA certified) has found your gas equipment , being a furnace , water heater, fireplace etc, to be unsafe for operation in its current condition.
Here are a few common red tag warning answers and questions to help you know what you need to get back up working with your homes heating system. What is a red tag furnace warning tag?
A red tag, commonly known as a (product warning tag ),
will be be placed on gas appliances such as furnaces, Water
heaters, fireplace and gas piping in your home or business by
a licensed TSSA approved gas technician to show that the gas
unit is no longer safe for you or your family to
operate and has to be repaired or replaced with an appliance
that is in safe working order. Depending on the type and
seriousness of the issue at hand, the gas pipe fitter is
required by Ontario law to turn off the gas ASAP as a safety
measure to protect your home and family members.
What are the types of red tags and TSSA warning tag put on
your homes furnace and other gas appliances?
The very first is a type A warning tag. If a licensed
heating contractor has found an immediate danger, or
potential hazard , a carbon monoxide leak , or your home
furnace gets a Type A red tag and your natural gas supply
will be turned off imediately for the safety of all
The type B, TSSA red tag. These type of warning tags are
given, If the furnace does not pose an immediate danger to
the homeowner, a Type B warning tag will be applied to the
furnace and Enbridge or Enercare will told about the danger
with the furnace, water heater, fireplace, gas piping, ETC.
This redtag gives you a 30-day time limit to have the gas
equipment properly repaired or replaced by a licensed
contracting company.. If the problem is not repaired by the
date writtenon the warning tag, your natural supply gas will
be turned off by the Enbridge.
Why did the gas contractor give us a red tag ?
You have probally received a red tag because an Ontario
licensed gas technician has found a hazardous issue on your
furnace, fireplace, water heater, or gas piping system that
uses natural gas to your home.
For example, if a crack in the heat exchanger is found, it
will release carbon monoxide into your rsidence. Remember,
Carbon monoxide is an odourless and colourless gas, which can
cause serious health problems or death if goes undetected.
Why is carbon monoxide dangerour ?
Carbon monoxide is harmful and can be deadly, because it can
rapidly accumulate in the blood stream, reducing the bloods
ability to carry the needed oxygen to the bodies vital
If carbon monoxide is leaking through a crack in the heat
exchanger, there is a very good chance of it mixing with the
air that is created by the gas furnace and thus pushing
through the air vents in your homes ducting system, or water
heater venting, fireplace etc.
To prevent a carbon monoxide danger in your home of business,
the heating companies will issue a Type A red tag to your
furnace, your local utility (Enbridge gas ) and TSSA are
notified, and your natural gas supply to your home is turned
Is it possible to have my furnace repaired or do I need to
get a new one heater installed ?
Replacing your furnace or doing a repair will depends on how
dangerous the syrtem is in. If by chance you got a , (Type -
A red tag) like a crack in a heat exchanger, you will most
likely need to replace your homes furnace because the cracks
are not worth fixing compared to buying a new furnace.
But if you get a (Type B red tag) , then the issue is less of
a hazard, and it is more than likely that you should be able
to get a repair on your furnace within the 30 day red tagged
But if your homes gas furnace getting past the 20 year
range, it may be best to replace it and start getting yearly
furnace service and maintenace.
What do most people do who get a red tag at there home?
You should call a licensed TSSA contractor to inspect your
Working with natural gas systems requires safety and care.
Our licensed TSSA ontario contracting services inspect all
jobs with safety as a priority.
Getting a red tag on your furnace can be confusing and
We are here to help you with the steps you will need to take
to be safe and comfortable with you and your family.
If your furnace has been condemned, get in touch with us to
Call us today (905) 403-9914 for any questions you have about getting a TSSA reg
removed from your furnace today.
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