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People often wonder what the advantages & disadvantages of having a radon mitigation system are. There are several advantages as well as disadvantages to having a radon mitigation system.

The advantages to a radon mitigation system hinge on the system being installed correctly by a licensed radon mitigation professional, as well as the system operating properly. If these two criteria are met, the primary advantage is an obvious one. You will have lower in-home radon levels. If you have an active system that is “sub-slab-suction” design or has incorporated a vapor barrier over the bare soil, a secondary advantage is a much lower level of humidity or dampness inside the building. In many cases, the reduced humidity is so great, people have been able to get rid of their humidifier. They saw how dry their basement became after switching on their mitigation system.

Some disadvantages to having a radon mitigation system include having a small energy increase, causing energy bills to go up. This is because an active design requires energy to run the small fan. However, most fans only draw about 50 watts. You may also experience a small loss of conditioned air. In poor installations, you may be able to hear the fan running. This complaint is one of the least heard & is generally easy to fix.

The good news about the disadvantages is that they are much outweighed by the advantages. Most people would agree that the peace of mind of breathing in clean air & creating a safer home for their families is worth a slightly increased electric bill each month. Most often, the disadvantages can be fixed by correcting poor installations, using energy star rated appliances to reduce energy costs, & making sure insulation and cracks are sealed to keep in conditioned air.

Trinity Electrical & Radon Mitigation is licensed, bonded & insured in the installation of radon mitigation systems. Give us a call today to schedule yours – 630499-1492

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