If you’ve been advised by a radon specialist to utilize a radon mitigation system in your home or building due to high radon levels, naturally the key purpose for this system will be removing this radon and its risks from your breathing air. Did you know, however, that installing a radon system also often comes with several other tangential benefits, both to home or building owners and related systems?
It’s true, and at Absolute Radon Safety, we’re here to ensure that clients have a full range of information regarding their radon mitigation system – from its primary purposes through any other benefits and solutions it may offer. In addition to removing radon from your air, which other key benefits do radon mitigation systems often provide to homes or buildings? Here are several to keep in mind.
First and foremost, in today’s day and age of increased environmental awareness, many home and building owners are interested in reducing their overall energy consumption. With a radon mitigation system, this is absolutely possible – thanks to the fact that they draw air from the soil around your building’s foundation, rather than using forced-air systems that require more energy to run.
In addition, because radon mitigation systems often help decrease humidity levels in your home or building, this also works to reduce energy costs – since high humidity requires more energy use for air conditioning systems.
Non-Radon Health Benefits
While the main health benefit of a radon mitigation system is its ability to reduce potential health risks from radon inhalation, you may also notice a range of other non-radon health benefits after installation. This is because these systems also work to filter out allergens and other pollutants that can build up in the air over time – so you’ll enjoy improved air quality and less contamination.
In addition, that same decrease in humidity that we mentioned above will also help to reduce the amount of dust and other particulates – meaning that air quality in your home or building will be improved even further. It will also decrease the risks of mold or mildew build-up, which can bring its own health risks.
Finally, radon mitigation systems are also relatively quiet – so there will be no loud, annoying air conditioners running throughout the day and night. This makes for a much more peaceful (and healthy) environment in your home or building!
Cost Reduction for New Buildings
One key initiative that’s becoming more and more popular in the construction realm, particularly in areas like Colorado that are known to have higher radon levels, is to integrate radon mitigation systems into new buildings from the start. This can be done in several ways, such as sealing the foundation with air-tight mudsills, installing a passive radon mitigation system, and more.
Not only does this help to reduce health risks from radon inhalation (which may be more of a concern for occupants in these areas), but it can also save money over time. This is because installing a system after construction has already been completed will mean more effort and expense on the part of the building or home owner, since it requires extensive renovation. Integrating a system from the start, however, can be done relatively quickly and cost-effectively for all involved.
Increased Home Value
Down similar lines, installing a radon mitigation system – either in existing buildings or new ones – can often lead to an increase in home value. This is especially true if you live in an area with higher levels of radon, as potential buyers will be more aware of the risks and less likely to purchase homes without a mitigation system already in place.
In this way, you can easily and cost-effectively increase the overall value of your home or building – letting you make a much higher return on investment when it comes to selling time.
Value of Attic Installation
This area technically counts as an improvement in radon mitigation system setup and technology over the years, but is still worth mentioning: The increase of systems that utilize attic installation. In the past, there were many scenarios where attic installation wasn’t feasible – either due to the nature of the home or building itself, the particular soil type in the area, or other factors.
Nowadays, however, more and more systems are being designed with attic installation as a top priority – meaning that homeowners and building owners have much more flexibility in terms of system location. This can reduce installation time, cost, and overall complexity – making it a win-win situation for all involved.
This also has a major impact on aesthetics. No one likes looking at radon exhaust vents in common areas like patios or driveways, and attic installation helps to keep these systems out of sight – preserving the overall look of your home or building.
As you can see, there are many clear benefits to installing a radon mitigation system beyond just reducing risks from high radon levels. Whether it’s improved air quality for occupants, cost-savings for new builds, an increase in home value, or the ability for attic installation – investing in a radon system can be well worth it for all involved. So don’t wait to take action on this important decision – find your nearest radon specialist today and learn more about how you can start taking advantage of these great benefits right away!
At Absolute Radon Safety, we work with customers throughout the Denver area to ensure that their homes are safe and healthy for everyone inside. Contact us today to learn more about our radon mitigation services, and how we can help you protect your family from high levels of this dangerous gas!