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A basic passive radon system effectively reduces radon levels by an average of 50%, in most cases below the action level of 4 pCi/l
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A basic passive radon system effectively reduces radon levels by an average of 50%, in most cases below the action level of 4 pCi/l A RRNC home is a good investment because it is cheaper to install a passive system in construction (approx. cost $300-$500) than to retrofit an active radon system (approx. cost $1,500-$3,000) Sold: Working With Homebuyers • 33 states in the U.S. have some form of regulation or legislation pertaining to radon. • Most often that regulation pertains to real estate transactions.
After a home is complete and occupied, it should be tested to determine whether or not the passive system needs to be activated You should recommend to the homebuyer that they test the home after they move in and activate the system if the radon levels are at or above 4 pCi/L Post Occupancy Testing
Activating the System • Homes with a passive system can be upgraded to an active system with the simple installation of a special in-line fan to further reduce the radon level • This upgrade can also be used by some to control moisture in basements and crawlspaces
What To Tell Homebuyers • Let the homebuyer know that the only way of knowing if there are high levels of radon is to test • A home with a passive radon system will reduce radon levels by 50% and significantly reduces the cost of dealing with high levels of radon at a later date • The EPA strongly recommends taking action to reduce radon levels in a home that has a radon test result of 4 pCi/l or higher.
RRNC features can also decrease moisture, soil gases, molds, mildews, methane, pesticide gases, volatile organic compounds, and other Indoor Air Quality problems Sold: Working With Homebuyers • Today’s consumer is willing to pay more for a house that provides added protection for their family from indoor air quality environmental health concerns