Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. It is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless radioactive gas formed from the decay of uranium in soil, rock, and water. When radon gas seeps into our homes and accumulates to high levels, it poses a health risk, especially when inhaled over prolonged periods. That’s where radon fans save the day.

Radon fans play a pivotal role in radon mitigation systems, ensuring that this harmful gas doesn’t find a permanent residence in our homes. Tjernlund, Fantech, RadonAway and Festa Radon have many radon fans designed for sub slab depressurization (SSD) radon mitigation systems.

How does SSD work?

  1. PVC Piping System: A series of PVC pipes are inserted into holes drilled through the slab into the soil or gravel below. Typically, only one or two holes are needed for an average-sized home, but this can vary based on the home’s design and radon levels.
  2. Radon Fan: A specialized radon fan is attached to the PVC piping system. This fan continuously operates to create a vacuum beneath the slab.
  3. Venting the Radon: The radon fan pulls radon-laden air from beneath the house and safely vents it outside, typically above the roofline, so that it’s dispersed in the atmosphere and doesn’t re-enter the home.
  4. Sealing Entry Points: To make the system more effective, other potential entry points for radon, like cracks in the foundation or gaps around service pipes, are sealed.

Why is SSD Effective?

  • Pressure Differential: By creating a negative pressure beneath the slab, radon gas is less likely to seep into the home due to the natural pressure differences. Instead of moving into your home, the radon gas is drawn into the SSD system.
  • Continuous Operation: Radon fans in SSD systems operate 24/7, ensuring a constant vacuum that continually diverts radon away from living spaces.

Choosing the Right Radon Fan

Not all homes and buildings are the same, so radon fans come in different sizes and capacities. The size and structure of your home, the degree of radon contamination, and the type of mitigation system in place all determine the kind of radon fan you’ll need.

While radon might be out of sight and out of mind for many homeowners, the dangers it poses are real. However, thanks to radon fans, we have an effective weapon in our arsenal to combat this silent threat.


Premium Venting Solutions: Primex

On September 15, 2023, in news, by Michael

In today’s fast-paced construction and renovation landscape, choosing the right products can make all the difference. Whether it’s durability, or ease of installation, we all look for solutions that meet our demands and stand the test of time. In the world of HVAC venting, one name consistently rises to the top:

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Sample of PrimexVents products

A Legacy of Quality

Primex is not just another name in the HVAC industry; it’s a benchmark of quality. With a comprehensive range of products, from roof and soffit vents to sidewall solutions, Primex covers all bases, ensuring that every home can benefit from top-tier ventilation.

4" Round Vent installed with Primex's Squeeze Elbow EB4x90

Why Choose Primex?

Durability Matters: Primex vents are crafted from UV-stabilized polymers, ensuring they withstand diverse weather conditions.

Effortless Installation: Time is money. Primex recognizes this and designs its products for easy installation, saving both time and labor costs. Their user-friendly designs mean less hassle for installers and quicker project completion times.

WG series ceiling grille installed with DC terminator diffuser collar

Diverse Range: Every home and project is unique. With Primex’s extensive product range, there’s always a venting solution that fits the specific requirements, be it a new build or a retrofit.

Leading the Way

It’s no secret that proper ventilation is crucial for a home. It ensures good air quality, prevents mold growth, and safeguards the health of the residents. By choosing Primex, homeowners are not just selecting a product; they’re choosing peace of mind.

Innovation, dedication to quality, and an unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction have positioned Primex as a leader in the HVAC venting industry. When you think of venting solutions, think Primex.

With Primex, you’re not just getting a vent; you’re getting the prime of venting solutions.


The Unsung Hero of Home Comfort

On September 6, 2023, in news, by Michael

The attic: that often-forgotten space that serves as a storehouse of memories, old furniture, and seasonal decor. Yet, beyond its storage capabilities, an attic holds the power to significantly impact our home’s comfort, energy bills, and even the longevity of our roof. And the secret to unlocking this potential? Superior attic ventilation.

The GAF Legacy

Originating from a company that has been a pillar in the roofing industry, GAF attic fans come with the guarantee of excellence. When you think of GAF, you think of quality, durability, and unparalleled industry experience. Their attic fans are no exception.

Slash Those Energy Bills

One of the primary advantages of GAF attic fans is energy efficiency. By effectively driving out the stifling heat of summer and the moisture of winter, they ensure your home’s cooling and heating systems work optimally, leading to considerable energy savings. The result? Reduced monthly bills and a greener home!

QUICKCONNECT™ Wi-Fi Technology

Master Flow® QUICKCONNECT™ provides simplified control of your vent so that you can efficiently and effectively manage excess attic heat and moisture. Designed for the modern homeowner, QUICKCONNECT™ seamlessly integrates with select GAF attic fans, allowing for intuitive control right from your smartphone. Whether you’re on the go or in the comfort of your living room, adjust and monitor your attic’s ventilation with a few simple taps.

Roof’s Best Friend

The benefits of a GAF attic fan extend beyond just temperature regulation. By maintaining optimal moisture levels, these fans protect your roof from potential damage caused by mold, mildew, and structural weakening. Essentially, with a GAF fan in place, you’re also ensuring a longer life for your roof.

Harness the Power of the Sun

With growing concerns about sustainability and environmental responsibility, GAF’s solar-powered attic fans are a game-changer. By leveraging solar energy, these fans operate without drawing power from the grid, making them a cost-effective and eco-friendly choice for modern homeowners.

Seamless Installation

Though these attic fans are technologically advanced, they don’t come with the baggage of complicated installation. Designed with user-friendliness in mind, homeowners often find their setup to be straightforward.

Thermostat and Thermostat/Humidistat combo

Thermostat/humidistat combo Unit
Thermostat Unit

Some of the GAF attic fans come with an adjustable thermostat which will turn the fan on when the attic reaches a certain temperature.

The more advanced GAF attic fans come with a thermostat/humidistat combo unit which will turn the fan on when the attic reaches a certain temperature OR when the attic hits a certain humidity, ensuring moisture elimination and temperature control.

Whether you’re aiming to reduce those soaring summer energy bills or combat the unseen moisture enemies lurking in your attic, GAF provides a reliable ally. By choosing GAF, you’re not just selecting a product; you’re making an investment in the future well-being of your home. Don’t let your attic be an afterthought.

Transform your attic into a front-line defender of home comfort and efficiency.


The future of cool with MRCOOL

On September 1, 2023, in news, by Michael

MRCOOL’s DIY products, have been designed with the homeowner in mind. These products bring together a blend of user-friendliness, efficiency, and technology.

The MRCOOL Quick Connect system, combined with their precharged lines, revolutionizes the HVAC installation process. Homeowners benefit from a streamlined setup without the need for specialized tools or professional charging, removing the need for a costly professional install and making climate control solutions both efficient and hassle-free.

The All-Rounder: MRCOOL’s Universal Series

Ever found yourself torn between the energy efficiency of ductless mini-splits and the comprehensive air delivery of traditional systems? The Universal Series eliminates that dilemma.

Versatility at Its Best: Whether you have an existing duct system or are looking for a ductless solution, the Universal Series caters to both. Now, you don’t have to compromise on your home’s architectural integrity or settle for less-than-perfect air distribution.

High Efficiency, Low Bills: With impressive SEER ratings, this series doesn’t just promise performance—it ensures your energy bills stay pocket-friendly.

Smart Comfort: Integrated with advanced smart technology, the Universal Series can be effortlessly paired with your smartphone. This means comfort is just a tap away!

Simplicity Meets Efficiency: DIY Mini-Splits

For the homeowners who love to take matters into their hands, MRCOOL’s DIY mini-splits are a dream come true.

Truly DIY: Say goodbye to hefty professional installation fees. With the Quick Connect Line Set, installing your HVAC system is as easy as setting up a home appliance.

Compact & Powerful: Don’t be fooled by their sleek design. These mini-splits pack a punch when it comes to cooling and heating, ensuring every corner of your room feels just right.

Eco-Friendly: Energy efficiency is at the core of MRCOOL’s DIY mini-splits. With high SEER ratings, you’re not just saving money—you’re contributing to a greener planet.

For those not interested in the DIY line, MRCOOL also offers a professional installation option.*

*Professional installation not included

The future of HVAC is here, and it’s flexible, efficient, and smart. Whether you’re a DIY enthusiast or someone seeking a versatile HVAC solution, MRCOOL’s Universal Series and DIY mini-splits are set to redefine your home comfort experience.

Embrace the next generation of home climate control today.