Radon fans help get rid of radon

A radon fan is a special type of fan that can be put into a home to get rid of radon gas. It works to create negative air pressure under a house’s foundation so that the radon that is there can’t rise up into the house and instead is released outside and rendered harmless. These fans are normally pretty quiet, so won’t usually disturb normal activities.

Radon fans can run even under conditions that are moist or wet. This is good since any air they pull from the soil normally is very high in moisture. These fans are meant to run 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you need to choose a radon fan that is energy efficient. A radon fan needs to be of a durable type because they are often put into areas such as a garage, attic, or even onto the side of a building.

Choosing a Radon Fan

When you choose a radon fan to get rid of the radon in your home, you need to know the square footage of your house so that you can buy the right kind of fan. You also need to know the level of radon contamination in your home since different kinds of fans work to clear different amounts of radon.

Some of the other things you need to know are if the radon fan will have to pull the air out from under the home, what kind of dirt or soil is under the house (i.e. is it clay, gravel or sand?), will you need a drain tile system, and will the fan be installed indoors or outdoors? You also need to know what type of slab or other foundation type that your home has.

Types of Radon Fans

Here are some of the types of radon fans to choose from. Some can be installed by the home owner, but it is always a good idea to get the advice of a specialized radon mitigation system expert for best results in choosing and installing a radon fan.

These are some of the type of radon fans: