Heater or Furnace Red Tagged or Shut Down?
Reasons for Furnace or Heating Shut Down
- Dangerous Carbon Monoxide Levels
- Gas Leakage
- Improper Combustion
- Fire Hazard
- Electrical Hazard
*Ultimately a well trained technician has the responsibility to shut down any unsafe appliance once he enters into work upon the appliance, assuming in cannot be repaired at the time of service, or is decided unrepairable by technician or home owner. Many utility providers do not offer repair at the the time of red tagging or shut down of a furnace or other heating appliance and will tell the customer to call a heating and air conditioning contractor.
A Question of Authority
A technician and his employer has a certain amount of liability, and of course conscience, when dealing with hazardous equipment. A technician should never leave any equipment operating in a dangerous manor in affect upon life or property.
Well trained technicians follow federal, local and international policies and guidelines from government organizations, utility companies and manufacturers to determine the safe operation of heating and air conditioning equipment and other appliances.