Red Tag – Unsafe Conditions
(As presented by UGI Heating, Cooling & Plumbing)
Your HVAC technician just ‘red-tagged’ your equipment. Why was this done and what does it mean?
“But another HVAC company was here and did not red-tag my equipment.”
At UGI Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, we are especially concerned with safety and striving to raise the bar regarding safety for both you, our valued customer and our employees. By “Red Tagging” your equipment, our field technician has determined that corrective measures need to be applied to ensure the safety of you and your family. A Red Tag means that the issue can be corrected once the appropriate measures have been completed.
A note about Carbon Monoxide:
Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas and poisonous gas that burns with a pale-blue to yellow flame, produced when carbon burns with insufficient air. Any fuel – natural gas , propane, oil, kerosene, wood, coal or charcoal – can produce Carbon Monoxide when there is insufficient air for the combustion process.
Assessing the Potential Presence of Carbon Monoxide (CO)
1. Do you have a Carbon Monoxide Detector that has alarmed?
2. Are any members of the household ill with the following symptoms: headache, fatigue, shortness of breath, nausea, dizziness? Do these symptoms improve when they leave the house?
3. Have you noticed moisture/condensation on your walls and windows, other than in bathrooms or above your kitchen sink?
4. Is there any water streaking, rusting, debris or soot on chimney, vents, or equipment?
5. Have you smelled any unfamiliar burning odors from your fuel burning equipment?
6. Are many of your houseplants dying?
7. Have any pets become sluggish or ill?
If you answered yes to any of the above could indicate the potential presence of CO. You should call an expert immediately to assess the situation and to ensure that you and your family are safe in your home.