Pelletier's Home Inspection
Alfred Leo Pelletier, CMI, HI 36
Home Inspector State of Rhode Island
Providence 02901, West Warwick 02893, Coventry 02816, Rhode Island
State of Florida Licensed Home Inspector HI 36
Comprehensive, Four-Point, Pre-Listing Home Inspections
401-585-4951 *Rhode Island
www.pelletierson.com
Yellow or orange in the flame
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On a natural gas appliance, the color of the flame is a good indicator of incomplete
combustion. The flame should always burn blue, not orange or yellow. If the flame is
not blue, it may be a sign that the appliance needs adjusting or cleaning. Appliances
should always be checked and adjusted by a qualified technician.
These pictures are from an actual inspection I performed and the
reason I'm sharing them is because of the importance of the
matter is and can be a deadly concern.
Yellow or orange in the flame indicates combustion is not complete due to lack of air. This can cause soot to build up on
the heat exchanger reducing its efficiency. Worse, it can also cause the creation of carbon monoxide, which can be
deadly if it seeps into the home. Therefore it is important to keep gas combustion equipment well maintained and tuned-
up.