Signs It’s Time To Replace Your Radon Fan
If the results of your home radon test indicate elevated indoor radon levels, a mitigation system with a fan will help reduce those levels. Once you’ve installed the fan, it will run for several years with minimal need for maintenance. However, you will eventually need to replace your radon fan, but what are the signs that it’s time to put in a new one?
When working properly, radon fans make very little noise. If you suddenly start to hear loud vibrations, or a grinding or squealing noise, the bearings inside the fan are likely worn down. When that happens, you can install a new radon replacement fan—preferably the same size and model as your old one.
High Energy Bills
Even though radon fans run 24/7, they don’t use a great deal of power. A 60-watt radon fan, for example, uses approximately 30 watts of power in a typical installation.
If your energy bills are getting higher for no apparent reason, your radon fan may not be functioning at its best. As these fans age and wear out, they can use more power to keep venting radon out of your home.
Elevated Radon Levels
Radon mitigation experts recommend retesting your home for radon every 2 to 4 years. These test results can give you an idea of how well your radon mitigation system is working. If your most recent test indicates indoor radon levels above 4.0 pCi/L, your fan likely isn’t venting radon as it should.
Your Fan’s Age
How long ago did you buy and install your radon fan? Most radon mitigation fans last between 5 and 10 years. If you know it’s been nearly a decade since you put in your radon fan, keep an eye out for the above warning signs—replacement time could be closer than you think.
While your radon fan is designed to provide years of continuous and reliable radon mitigation, it will need to be replaced at some point. Be on the lookout for these signs it’s time to replace your radon mitigation fan, especially if it’s several years old. Should you need a new fan for your radon mitigation system, browse the selection available at Festa Radon Technologies.