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Wednesday, March 13th
During the winter months, homeowners have to worry about a higher concentration of radon in the home.
Radon levels can vary but tend to be highest during the winter when homes are being heated and the air is stagnant. Since most people don't open their windows during the winter, there's nowhere for radon to escape too which causes it to build up in the home. This makes winter the best time for radon testing.
There are a number of factors that contribute to a higher concentration of radon gas in the winter. Three of the main ones are:
All this means that the winter is perhaps the best time to test your home for radon gas. Since radon levels are likely to be higher during the winter you can expect the level to not rise much higher during the rest of the year. You are also most vulnerable to radon during the winter since you will be inside for much of it and breathing the same reheated, recirculated air.
If you're interested in testing your home for radon then you'll likely want the help of qualified radon professionals. As a network of leading radon professionals, NRD works with a variety of certified radon experts throughout North America. Contact us today to find a qualified radon inspector near you!