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How to protect yourself from radon in the winter

Idaho Radon Services
December 5, 2023
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radon in winter

In the cold winter months, many Idahoans spend more time indoors to avoid the elements. Unfortunately, radon levels also surge indoors during the winter months, and Idaho residents need to make sure they are taking precautions to stay safe and healthy.

Why radon increases in the winter

When the ground freezes over, less radon can rise outside, and it therefore rises in higher concentrations indoors. Additionally, because the warmth in homes rises, it creates a phenomenon called “the stack effect” that pulls more air from the soil and into the home to equalize air. As if that wasn’t enough, to keep the chilly air outside, windows and doors stay shut tight, and the stack effect can increase even more. 

How to reduce radon in your home

It’s not uncommon for Idaho winters to last 5–6 months, which means there’s a significant amount of the year where radon exposure can increase. The most important thing you can do for the health of you and your loved ones is to test your home for radon. Our team at Idaho Radon Services offers a free test to all Idaho residents within 120 miles of Boise. All you need to do is fill out the form on this page! If your home tests high, we recommend installing a radon mitigation system to lower your home’s radon levels, and our team is happy to provide you with a free estimate. 

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