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In Ontario, red tags on gas appliances indicate that there is a safety issue or concern with the appliance, and it has been deemed unsafe for use. When a technician from the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) inspects a gas appliance and finds a safety concern, they will place a red tag on the appliance to indicate that it cannot be used until the issue has been resolved.

The red tag system is part of Ontario’s Gas Safety Regulation and is designed to ensure that gas appliances are safe to use and do not pose a risk to the public. If you see a red tag on a gas appliance in Ontario, it is important to not use the appliance until it has been inspected and repaired by a licensed technician.

It’s important to note that attempting to remove a red tag yourself or using an appliance that has been tagged as unsafe can result in fines and potential legal consequences. Always consult a licensed technician to address any concerns with your gas appliances.

A technician’s responsibility is to always ensure that safety is the number one priority for the homeowners.

A red tag is a shutdown notice that says your water heater or furnace is shut down due to some of the reasons described here.

A Safety Violation means that your equipment/appliances that use natural gas may be unsafe. During a service call, a certified gas technician may place a Safety Violation notice on your natural gas equipment if it’s not operating safely. Depending on the concern, your natural gas may be turned off for your safety until the equipment has been fixed.

Red Tag Reasons

  • Electrical hazard
  • Overheating Appliance
  • Lack of combustion air
  • Gas Leaks on the piping system
  • CO leak or levels present in a home
  • Gas piping not up to code
  • Other


Types of Red Tags

When a technician determines that your water heater or furnace is operating in an unsafe manner they have one of two options.

The first is called an A tag; this is for the most serious of issues and will require the technician to shut off the gas supply and shut down the dangerous system.

The second option they have is to issue a B tag; this gives the home owner 42 days to fix the problem or replace the system.

The technician is required by law to notify the gas utility or supply company that a red tag has been issued.

Once the utility company receives this information they will write to the home owner with the appropriate steps to take.

When the situation has been corrected?

The technician who the homeowner hired to rectify the situation will notify the gas utility company of the corrective action.

Your red-tagged furnace or red-tagged water heater can then be safely and legally used again.

If the homeowner decides not to go ahead and fix a red-tagged furnace or water heater the gas company will simply turn your home’s gas supply off.

Then, of course, you will be charged a reconnection fee to have the gas turned back on.

Avoid All These Red Tag Issues.

If you’re buying a system with the lowest quote, the likelihood the installer is taking some short cuts to give you a cheap rate is quite higher.

If you have a system that has been red-tagged, give us a call and we can take care of the issues and have your appliance running back up in a safe and code-compliant manner

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