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The Benefits of Radon Mitigation Beyond Clean & Healthy Air

The Benefits of Radon Mitigation Beyond Clean & Healthy Air

When it comes to keeping the air quality in our homes safe, relying on a reputable radon mitigation company is vital. Many of my clients don’t realize that addressing high radon levels provides benefits beyond the improvement of air quality, though. 

Here are some ways that you’ll benefit from having radon mitigation completed other other than the primary goal of healthier air:

  • Preservation of property value
  • Enhanced energy efficiency
  • Improved quality of life

Let’s go into how having your radon levels reduced can help with all of these.

Preservation of Property Value

Having higher-than-acceptable radon levels can significantly impact your property values. Many buyers will request a radon test; people are becoming more aware of the health risks associated with radon exposure. By investing in a radon mitigation system, you are taking a proactive measure to address buyers’ concerns and making your home more marketable. 

When listing your home, having a system in place makes it more attractive to buyers, as it’s one less thing they’ll need to worry about. It can even give you a competitive edge over other properties in your area without radon systems in place. 

In addition, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that your buyers aren’t going to come back asking for a price reduction after a radon test comes back high. You already know the air quality is good, so there’s no need to be concerned about radon problems surfacing during the inspection period.

Enhanced Energy Efficiency

While you might think a radon mitigation system will add to your electric bills due to the fans in use, the opposite often occurs. Let me explain:

A depressurization system, which uses a fan to create negative pressure under your home, can reduce airflow through the foundation. This can prevent cold air from leaching in during the winter. Not only does this lower your utility bills by requiring less heating, but it can also help your HVAC system last longer since it’s not fighting against the infiltration of the cold air in your basement or lower level. 

Of course, any way you can reduce your energy consumption can reduce your carbon footprint, which is better for the environment as a whole.

Improved Quality of Life

While you can’t measure your quality of life the way you can measure your radon levels, knowing that you have addressed your radon problem and have a mitigation system in place that’s keeping you and your family safe can lead to greater peace of mind. You’ll feel better knowing that not only are you safe but you’re also reducing your family’s risk of developing lung cancer decades from now.

Particularly if you have a family member who will one day smoke or who has another predisposition to developing cancer, you will know you did everything you could to prevent radon-associated lung cancer during the period of time they live in your home. This can add to their quality of life as well as your own.


The primary reason to have your home tested for radon and have a radon mitigation system installed is to keep radon out of the home and to improve your overall air quality and future health. It’s important to also keep in mind the other benefits, though, and these include a boosted property value, better energy efficiency, and peace of mind. Give me or my team a call to schedule radon testing now if you haven’t had it done recently, and we’d be happy to walk you through your options if you do have high radon levels.