Many things can affect the cost of a radon reduction system, causing it to vary according to the home’s design, size, foundation, construction materials and the local climate.
Radon reduction systems average costs nationally are $1,200 with a range from $800 to $2500 common depending on house and market conditions. Fan warranties are typically 5 years, and the life spans of the fans typical range from 10-15 years.
Another part of the radon reduction cost can depend upon what is required to conceal the system and maintain the aesthetic value of the home. For example, a retrofit system routed outside the house can reduce radon quite well, but it may not be as visually pleasing as one routed through an interior closet.
In addition, the operating costs include electricity for the fan (similar to running a 60-90 watt light bulb continuously), and potential additional costs for heating and cooling some percentage of air drawn out of the home by the radon system. This source of air can be minimized by effective sealing work.
Though it may seem pricey to have a radon reduction system installed, it’s important to note that radon professionals typically have stringent licensing & education programs they must follow.
The state of Illinois requires both radon measurement professionals & radon mitigation/radon reduction professionals to obtain a license through IEMA. The IEMA website has a list of contractors that have met these requirements.
Not only does the IEMA require licensing, the EPA also recommends that you hire a contractor that is either state or nationally certified. When searching for a radon contractor for your home, it is important to obtain information about their training & credentials. It is also important to always ask for:
1) A list of references from previous jobs.
2) Their proof of certification, including an agreement to follow protocols &code of ethics mandated by the state.
3) Ask for proof of insurance, including workers’ compensation.
4) Also, ask for a concise contract that details the work.
If you have any questions about the costs of a radon reduction system, give Trinity Radon a call: 630-499-1492