Radon Mitigation System Benefits
Besides reducing the risk of lung cancer, radon fans offer many additional benefits:
Fan-based mitigation systems can filter out the moist air from the soil beneath your home. An active system can pull as much as a half-gallon of water per hour from beneath a slab foundation or basement.
Lower humidity has added health benefits in the form of fresher interior air and the elimination of musty smells. Decreased humidity means reduced or dampened antagonisms in the form of bacterial growth, mildew, and dust that can aggravate asthma, allergies, and other lung conditions.
Less humidity can mean decreased dehumidifier usage, if you need a dehumidifier at all. In addition, HVAC systems also run less frequently. Decreased demand for energy-hungry air conditioning systems translates to a lower electric bill and an added benefit for the environment—fewer emissions.
An attic fan is less conspicuous and more inaccessible than suction and exhaust pipes. Attic installations are protected from weather, extending the life of the system. The location moves exhaust vents away from doors and windows, making it less likely radon will re-enter the home. It can also buffer system noise.
Reduction In Cost
Radon mitigation systems that are part of new home design and construction are easier, and therefore cheaper, to install. By design, they usually require less materiel, also making them cheaper. Interior piping is easier to hide within closets and chases.
Increased Home Values
Radon mitigation system help increase home salabilty. It also eliminates protracted negotiations over who pays for the installation when a house is on the market. Our services include testing and mitigation system installation. Our certified professionals can help you find the right solution for your home. Contact us for a quote.
Radon Gas Mitigation Fan Location
Where to place your Radon Mitigation System?
The good news is there are options. Garages, attics and on the outside of the house are the only acceptable locations for fan placement. Basements and crawlspaces are considered part of the conditioned air space of the home thus not allowed. After completing a Radon Test our experts will provide you with different Radon Mitigation options and complete a second Radon Test to validate the Radon Gas Levels are within acceptable range.
Exterior fan and piping provides a cost effective means of reducing radon gases to below EPA standard and allow for the most efficient insulation.
Attic installation gives Radon fans are better protected from the elements. Radon systems create condensation within the suction and exhaust pipes. In cold environments, this condensation can freeze and effect the life of the radon vent fan. Radon fans inside attic spaces are better protected from the freeze and thaw cycle. Regarding this, can a radon fan be installed horizontally?
Radon Fans Have to be Mounted Vertically. Piping on the outside also needs to be vertical on a Radon system. A foot or two or horizontal piping is OK if really needed, but for the most part, it should go vertically up the side of the home. Would you buy a house with radon? Radon can seep into any home that is in contact with the ground. It is undetectable unless you perform a radon test. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer and according to the EPA and CDC, it kills more than 20,000 annually. It is not something you want in the home you are buying.