A red tag in the HVAC industry is basically 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” red tag 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 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?

The best thing you can do is call Novel Care: 416-921-0000. 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 Novel Care.

With the days getting shorter and the temperature slowly starting to inch closer and closer to that freezing mark, you’ll want to take care of a few things around the house before winter arrives. While most people have a checklist in mind for the spring and fall months, there isn’t a specific date you need to worry about. Just make sure you follow these straightforward fall and winter HVAC tips to get the most out of your furnace and air conditioner.

What You Need To Know About Fall And Winter HVAC Tips

When it comes to getting the most out of your HVAC systems, maintenance is key. Start with the basics and switch out your air filters. This should be done every few months to help make sure that your systems are receiving enough airflow. The better the airflow, the better the performance. Plus, a well-kept air filter means the air in your home is a bit cleaner too, which is good for your overall health – especially if you have allergies.

Another common fall and winter HVAC tip to follow should be to book regular maintenance checkups for both your heating and cooling system. It might seem odd to call a professional to look at your air conditioner at the end of a hot summer, but it’s always good practice to make sure there are no surprises next summer. And before you flip on that furnace, it doesn’t hurt to book some maintenance either. Imagine if you left your car in the garage all summer and then started it up in the winter to go for a ride. Avoid any surprises by having a professional sign off on things if you can.

Last but not least, you should make sure your thermostat is working properly. While it is recommended to have a smart thermostat, it’s not always in the budget. However, most thermostats allow you to program the temperature. Make sure it’s not working too hard by keeping things cooler during the day while you’re at work or out of the house. You can set the thermostat to warm your home closer to the time when you’ll be there the most. This saves your furnace from overworking and keeps energy costs a bit lower.

Novel Care Can Help With Fall And Winter HVAC Tips And Maintenance

As you’ve already seen, most of these fall and winter HVAC tips you can handle yourself, but maintaining an air conditioner or furnace takes a professional. Our team has over 30 years of experience helping homeowners and business owners alike in Toronto and the GTA with their HVAC needs. We’ve seen and repaired it all, so feel free to give us a call at 416-921-0000 to book any maintenance you might need. We’re even available 24/7 in case of an emergency. Rest assured that when it comes to your HVAC, we’re always here to help.