November is Radon action month. Did you know that radon gas that seeps up from radioactive elements deep underground can collect in your home? You can’t smell it, taste it, or see it either. And radon is deadly, leading to more cases of lung cancer than any other cause for non-smokers. To help raise awareness of the dangers of radon, Best Buy is giving away 2 sets of Airthings monitors in this contest.
How can you be sure the air in your home is safe?
Your home is your sanctuary, a place you relax and unwind, enjoying time with your family. The last thing you need is a silent, odourless, invisible pest; and there is no nastier pest than radon gas. In Canada alone, over 3000 people die each year due to illnesses caused by radon (takeactiononradon.ca). That’s more than from car accidents!
Radon gas is a naturally occurring product of radioactive elements in the soil. It gets into our homes from the ground, and since it is heavier than air, it can collect in our homes and concentrate to hazardous levels. You can act to reduce it if you know it’s a problem in your home. Airthings smart monitors can measure the radon levels continuously and send those reading right to an app on your phone. In addition, the newest Airthings Wave Plus can measure radon, CO2, and other harmful substances for added protection (One of the prizes for this contest includes a Wave Plus!).
Radon levels are different all over the country
Last year, I sent one Airthings Wave monitor to writers across the country; the readings were then published in a review by Brad Moon on our blog. As you can see from the graph (reproduced here), radon levels vary a lot from place to place.
Best Buy has many kinds of smart technology designed to make your home safer. There are smart cameras, smart lights, smart sensors, and more. Using a monitor designed to detect radon is one way to keep your home safe. And, since placement is so important, you might need more than one if your home has multiple levels. That’s why we are giving each winner of this contest two monitors: so the air you breathe in your home can be safer.
How to enter
Entering is easy, but you can only enter once. First look at the smart home section of Best Buy’s website, then tell us another product (besides Airthings radon monitors) that you think would increase the safety of your home.
What you can win
At the end of this contest, we will select two (2) winners from all eligible entries. One person will win an Airthings Wave Plus and an Airthings Wave, the other person will receive an Airthings Wave and an Airthings Corentium Radon Gas Monitor.
This contest runs from November 28th to December 12th.
Remember, you can only enter once, but tell your family about the risks posed by radon gas so they too can act to protect their home.
Win Airthings radon detectors Contest Rules and Regulations
I am very happy to announce the winners of the Airthings contest:
Glenda C. – Ottawa, ON.
Lisa B. — Calgary, AB.
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I’ve always thought about getting cameras for my house. My neighbour across the street had their front door kicked in well they were away about 8 months back. Since then I’ve been worried and been thinking of upgrading security around my home.
Wow! Nice gear! I Absolutely require a Leak & Freeze unit ! It’s -27c out there today !
It would sure make us sleep better at night if we
had these installed.
NOT SURE I UNDERSTAND WHAT THESE ITEMS ARE FOR BUT IT WILL BE A LEARNING EXPERIENCE IF I WIN THEM
OT SURE I UNDERSTAND WHAT THESE ITEMS ARE FOR BUT IT WILL BE A LEARNING EXPERIENCE IF I WIN THEM
Google Nest Hello Wi-Fi Video Doorbell
Some Nanoleaf smart lights would make it look like there’s someone home while I’m out and look really good too.
Three NEST smoke/fire/carbon monoxide detectors could provide the right safety and coverage for my home
I would love to make our home safer
Thanks for the chances to win
Nest IQ outdoor camera, a big fan of Nest products
Arlo Pro 3 Wire-Free Indoor/Outdoor Security System with 4 Bullet 2K Cameras – Black would be great to cover the front, back and outside & inside the garage with the cameras.
The Ring Alarm Starter Wireless Security Kit
Smart locks and video doorbells
The Ring Alarm Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Listener would definitely be another product to make our home safe
Nest IQ outdoor camera
Defender 4K security system
A Nest IQ outdoor camera! Thanks for the awesome contest, #BestBuyCanada!
nest fire alarm
A google nest would be great.
Amazon Echo Show 5 & Ring Wi-Fi Video Doorbell Pro
good for home security
nest fire alarm
I am so glad that Best Buys knows what we all could use around our house. Living in a 95 year old house (yes – that is true). I sure could use that Honey Wireless Leak and Freeze Detector. I am also very excited about the Airthings Wave and the Airthings Corentium Radon Gas Monitor – that is also another very important tool to have especially when one lives in an ‘antique house” – like I do. I just love all of your giveaways. Thank you.
I think an August smart lock would be awesome, can’t think how many times I forgot my keys in the car and had to walk back outside in the cold to get them hahaha
I live in a home that could really benefit from the Honeywell Wireless Leak and Freeze Detector. I’m always nervous about cracks and leaks that I can’t always see.
Wow! Could really use this, thank you!
I’m dying to get some Nest IQ outdoor cameras!
I think the Honeywell Wireless Leak & Freeze Detector to monitor leaks on water heater that Best Buy sells Is an important detector to have for safety in the home from water leaks and water damage. Keep bugging my husband about getting one for our home!
video door bell
Google Nest Protect Wi-Fi Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarm
I like the Honeywell Wireless Leak & Freeze Detector to monitor leaks from the water heater in the basement.
A smart lock and the Ring Wi-Fi Video Doorbell Pro – Bilingual would be great security additions to our home.
A smart lock would definitely help improve home security!
I’m dying to get some Nest IQ outdoor cameras!
I definitely think the Arlo Pro Wire-Free Security System with 6 HD Cameras would increase the safety of my home from unwanted “visitors”.
Smart locks and video doorbells plus other home security options are Best Buy items I’m looking at.
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