3 added benefits to installing a radon mitigation system in your home
Installing a home radon reduction system isn’t just about radon; there are other benefits to consider.
Invisible and undetectable by smell or taste, radon creeps in through the cracks of your home’s foundation, comes up through the pipes in your home’s plumbing system, and seeps in through air ducts, windows, and crevices.
Knowing the potentially harmful consequences of radon’s toxicity, it’s not surprising that radon reduction systems have become a top priority for many home owners- and real estate home buyers.
Radon level disclosure is typically required when a residential home goes into escrow. If not required by law, smart buyers will usually ask for radon testing and, if necessary, radon mitigation.
The great news is that radon reduction systems are affordable, easy to install, and have other benefits too. The following is a list of added benefits:
- Lower humidity levels – fan-based mitigation systems can filter out the moist air from the soil beneath your home; as much as a half- gallon of water per hour from underneath a slab foundation or basement! Decreased humidity lowers the risk of antagonisms such as bacterial growth, mildew, and dust that can aggravate asthma, allergies, and other lung conditions.
- Positive environmental impact – lowered humidity levels reduce or eliminate the need for a dehumidifier. HVAC systems also run less frequently. Energy- consuming air conditioning systems are used less frequently, leading to lowered utility bills and fewer environmental emissions.
- Increased home values – A radon mitigation system can help increase the value of your home and make salability easier. Taking a proactive stance on this also reduces negotiations if you put your house on the market.
It’s impossible to know if high levels of radon exist in your home without testing. Where and when you might find unsafe radon levels is impossible to predict. Your neighbor’s house might have acceptable levels, while yours are off the chart. Get your home tested for radon; if levels are higher than they should be, install a radon reduction system that will allow you to enjoy the benefits of protecting your family, saving money, lowering humidity, reducing antagonistic allergens, and increasing your home’s value.