red-tagged furnace

February 27, 2014

Red-Tagged Furnace or Water Heater? Now What?

Learning that you have a red-tagged furnace or water heater isn’t good news because it usually means that the appliance isn’t safe to operate. For example, gas furnaces can develop cracks in the heat exchanger that can emit carbon monoxide (CO) into your home’s air supply. while a water heater that’s not venting properly can do the same. CO is a serious health hazard because it can be lethal with prolonged or heavy exposure. When a plumber or HVAC contractor […]
March 19, 2013

Using the Right Expert to Diagnose a Red-Tagged Furnace Makes All the Difference

If your HVAC contractor red-tagged your furnace, would you trust his or her judgment call? Red-tagging, which often occurs as a result of a cracked heat exchanger, is an expensive problem and should be treated with careful consideration. By educating yourself on what constitutes a red-tagged furnace, you can feel confident in your contractor’s decision and take steps to remedy the situation. When should a furnace be red-tagged? When a furnace is red-tagged — or taken out of commission — […]