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Check Your Radon Reduction System

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WHY DO THIS?


This invisible, odorless and tasteless gas causes more than 20,000 deaths a year in the United States alone. If you have a radon reduction system in place, it’s important to check it once a year to make sure it’s working effectively removing this poisonous gas from your house!

15 MINUTES
MEDIUM

How To:

  1. 1

    If you’ve tested your home for radon and have high levels (4 pCi/L or higher) you should have a radon reduction system.

  2. 2

    Look at the warning device on your system to make sure it is working correctly.

  3. 3

    Check the fan and make sure that it is working. Fans will not last forever and will need to be repaired or replaced after 5-10 years. Replacing the fan in the system will cost around $250, including parts and labor.

  4. 4

    If you use a heat recovery ventilator to increase ventilation, make sure that you are changing the filter twice a year. Replacement filters cost between $5 and $15. Remember that, like a fan, a heat recovery ventilator should run constantly for the system to work correctly.

  5. 5

    Inspect the outside exhaust vents from your system to make sure that leaves and and other debris are not clogging the pipe.

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