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[Best Buy] Airthings Wave 2 Wireless Radon Gas Detector, $199.99

Bestbuy has the Airthings Wave 2 Wireless Radon Gas Detector on sale for $199.99 after a $50 discount.

They also the the Airthings House Kit Smart System Bundle for $349.99 after a $50 discount.
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Good deal. Same price on amazon.ca https://www.amazon.ca/Airthings-Dashboa ... B07WWV7K3K
I have the RadonEye with the same certified sensor. I would get this Airthings if I was buying now.

Airthings plus will give you TVOC and CO2 monitoring as well, but it's not on sale, $299.
https://www.amazon.ca/Airthings-Indoor- ... B07JB8QWH6
or $253cad with import fees from .com https://www.amazon.com/Airthings-2930-Q ... B07JB8QWH6
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What do you do when radon level reads high?
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k847848 wrote: What do you do when radon level reads high?
You can install a mitigation system
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k847848 wrote: What do you do when radon level reads high?
Short term you open some windows, or turn on exhaust vent.
Long term you need to do radon abatement, which is sealing any cracks in the basement, and installing a fan that pulls out the radon below your slab and exhausts it outside.
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My city charges 5$ for radon detectors. I’m all for detectors but this is the type of thing that u either have or u dont.u dont need to continuously monitor it.
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Things that I never think about ... but I probably should.

Is radon related to godzilla? Mothra? ....
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thesubmitter wrote: My city charges 5$ for radon detectors. I’m all for detectors but this is the type of thing that u either have or u dont.u dont need to continuously monitor it.
Truth.

We've had our overpriced Corentium detector for 2 years now and only needed to monitor when we were at about 1200 bq/m3 in basement, 700-800 on first and second floor. Now that it's been stable at 5-25 and 5-10 on 1/2 for the last year, I just let the thing sit in the basement and walk by it every so often to see it's still the same. At one point I was hoping there'd be a detector compatible with ST but it doesn't matter.
miss_swan wrote: Things that I never think about ... but I probably should.

Is radon related to godzilla? Mothra? ....
Green Lantern. It's what gave Ryan Reynolds his super powers to nearly kill his career.
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thesubmitter wrote: My city charges 5$ for radon detectors. I’m all for detectors but this is the type of thing that u either have or u dont.u dont need to continuously monitor it.
It depends.

Some cities dont supply them. You have to buy them for $50 then pay a lab test and wait 3 months.

So you end up paying around $100 anyway, or you could pay $200 for this and monitor short term + long term levels.... and lend it to friends or sell it recoup some of your money.
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thesubmitter wrote: My city charges 5$ for radon detectors. I’m all for detectors but this is the type of thing that u either have or u dont.u dont need to continuously monitor it.
That's great for people in your city, many cities don't subsidize it. For me, my levels vary from 20 to 250+ bq/m3, so I know when to air out the house. Long term I need to mediate it with a ventilation fan, but until then this works well.
If you get the Wave Plus it also monitors TVOC and CO2, so buying it is a no brainer, even if you fix your radon levels.
ReanuKeeves wrote: Truth.

We've had our overpriced Corentium detector for 2 years now and only needed to monitor when we were at about 1200 bq/m3 in basement, 700-800 on first and second floor. Now that it's been stable at 5-25 and 5-10 on 1/2 for the last year, I just let the thing sit in the basement and walk by it every so often to see it's still the same. At one point I was hoping there'd be a detector compatible with ST but it doesn't matter.

Green Lantern. It's what gave Ryan Reynolds his super powers to nearly kill his career.
You could probably sell it for 50-75% of what you paid for it.
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Leaf_CrAzY wrote: It depends.

Some cities dont supply them. You have to buy them for $50 then pay a lab test and wait 3 months.

So you end up paying around $100 anyway, or you could pay $200 for this and monitor short term + long term levels.... and lend it to friends or sell it recoup some of your money.
Not only that, but it's even more if you want to check different areas or homes. Then you can lend it to family/friends or sell it used, so you might even end up ahead.
It's also nice to see how levels vary with weather/seasons and house conditions.
You also get to good data within 48 hours, vs waiting 3 to 9 months.
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I did some research on radon and saw that it normally worse in the winter time when everyone closes their windows and that it could be a health threat, if you don't know about it. So I bought one of these detectors 2 years ago, put it in the basement and after watching the readings over that winter I was happy, the readings would vary from 10 to 100, but typically around 40 -50. Then spring time came and I stopped paying attention to it. The next winter happened and I looked up the readings and to my surprise it showed most days over the previous summer I was getting readings of 200 to 300, but it had dropped back down with the return of the cold winter weather. I watched it all winter and the readings were always good and under 100. This summer I watched it again the readings spiked up to the 200-300 range again. I would open a window in the basement and it would drop below 100 again after the window was open for 8 or 10 hours. I started to just leave that basement window open all the time because every time I closed the window the radon would go up within 12 hours.

I closed my window last night for the 1st time in a few weeks and this morning its reading 170, so I opened the window again and its slowly dropping back down. I was thinking of getting another radon detector to see if this one is working, but the way it reacts to the basement window being open or closed, makes me think its detecting something? I have no idea why my radon levels are so low in the winter and high in the summer.

For reference, Health Canada says no Radon is safe, but under 200 is ok. The EU also says no Radon is safe, but under 100 is ok. Airthings says under 150 is ok.
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Possibility of a price match with Home Depot to bring it down to $179.10 since Home Depot has it for $249 currently
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Test in the winter multiple points in the house. If it just reaches 200 sometimes it is probably not harmful. This is something that is harmful over long exposure
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thesubmitter wrote: My city charges 5$ for radon detectors. I’m all for detectors but this is the type of thing that u either have or u dont.u dont need to continuously monitor it.
No it changes. The rain pushes radon out of the ground. This thing also lets you get and idea of what the radon levels in different locations in your house. It might be high in the basement near the sump pump but acceptable in the living room and bedrooms.
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I have the airthings at home and you would be surprise how much radon level fluctuate.
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coolangattic wrote: I did some research on radon and saw that it normally worse in the winter time when everyone closes their windows and that it could be a health threat, if you don't know about it. So I bought one of these detectors 2 years ago, put it in the basement and after watching the readings over that winter I was happy, the readings would vary from 10 to 100, but typically around 40 -50. Then spring time came and I stopped paying attention to it. The next winter happened and I looked up the readings and to my surprise it showed most days over the previous summer I was getting readings of 200 to 300, but it had dropped back down with the return of the cold winter weather. I watched it all winter and the readings were always good and under 100. This summer I watched it again the readings spiked up to the 200-300 range again. I would open a window in the basement and it would drop below 100 again after the window was open for 8 or 10 hours. I started to just leave that basement window open all the time because every time I closed the window the radon would go up within 12 hours.

I closed my window last night for the 1st time in a few weeks and this morning its reading 170, so I opened the window again and its slowly dropping back down. I was thinking of getting another radon detector to see if this one is working, but the way it reacts to the basement window being open or closed, makes me think its detecting something? I have no idea why my radon levels are so low in the winter and high in the summer.

For reference, Health Canada says no Radon is safe, but under 200 is ok. The EU also says no Radon is safe, but under 100 is ok. Airthings says under 150 is ok.
USA limit is 150bq/m3, so that's probably why Airthings says that.
I have similar readings and symptoms as you. I think the higher summer readings are due to a couple factors. 1, the ground is frozen, so maybe the radon doesn't flow up as well. 2, my mid efficiency furnace and hot water tank suck a lot of air out of the basement.
I plan on installing an ERV, to also help improve fresh air with less CO2. If that doesn't help enough with Radon, I'll install a sub-slab ventilation fan.
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It’s $253 US on Amazon.com, total in cart was $343 CAD
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engineered wrote: Short term you open some windows, or turn on exhaust vent.
Long term you need to do radon abatement, which is sealing any cracks in the basement, and installing a fan that pulls out the radon below your slab and exhausts it outside.
Can I just skip the monitoring and install that fan instead?

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