Airthings monitors provide insight into the air quality of your home. You can only learn some things with special technology. Airthings provides the tech that sees what you can’t. For example, Radon levels in your home have no odour and the bad effects on your body from Radon exposure take a long time to develop. Only with these insights can you take action before things like Radon can hurt you. In this contest Best Buy and Airthings will equip two winners with great Airthings monitors.

Is the air in your home as clean as you need to be

This is a question that most of us can’t answer without a monitor to detect the presence of harmful gases or particulates in the air. Airthings monitors are designed to inform homeowners about a range of conditions in your home. For example, they can tell you the concentration of Radon gas in your home.

Most people are unaware that Radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Fewer people smoke these days, which is reducing the number of new lung cancer cases in Canada. However, Radon exposure is not something you can “just say no” to; you first need to know when it’s there. Radon is a natural byproduct of the constant process of radioactive decay that occurs all over the world in the Earth’s crust. Under your home, radon gas is produced and seeps up. It can then become trapped in your home, increasing to unsafe levels unless you act accordingly.

What can you do about Radon

Is the radon levels in your home safe? Unsure? The first thing to do is to get a device that can detect Radon. The blog team has reviewed several Airthings monitors over the past few years and we found that they are easy to set up and the information they provide about the air quality in your home is easy to understand. We also sent an Airthings Radon detector across the country to get readings in many cities where writers on the team live. The results varied dramatically; the highest levels (from our tests) were observed in southern Ontario.

But no matter where you live in Canada, your home may have higher Radon levels than you would prefer. Testing the radon levels is the first step. Health Canada recommends you do this during colder months when windows are more likely closed—so now is a great time to get a monitor. If radon levels are high, you may need to hire a contractor who can identify areas of your home that can be sealed (e.g., cracked foundation, ground level pipes, etc).

Which Airthings monitor is best for your home? We recently sent two different models to Shelly and Myriam for reviews in English and French. Each of the two winners of this contest will get both of those monitors. You could put one in the hallway near the bedrooms and one in the living room (areas of the home where your family spends most of their time). Think about that, then enter the contest.

How to enter

Entering this contest is easy and you can enter in two different ways.

  1. In a comment below, tell us in what area of Canada you live (general area or city is fine) and if you know what the radon levels are like in your area of Canada and if you ever had your home tested.
  2. In a comment beneath the review article on the blog, tell us where in your home you would put each of the two prizes if you win.

What you can win

At the end of this contest, we will randomly select two winners. Each winner will get an Airthings View Plus Air Quality Monitor and an Airthings View Smart Radon Monitor.

This contest runs from Oct 31st to Nov 13th.

Remember you can enter in two different way. Your friends and relatives will also want to know if the air quality is safe in their homes, so share this contest with them too.

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Good Luck.

534 COMMENTS

  1. I am happy to announce the winner(s) of the Airthings Air quality monitors:

    Janice C – Lorette West, MB
    Tim N – Halifax, NS

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  3. I live in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada & have never had my home tested/checked for radon. I now know how important it is to have it checked to prevent lung cancer from radon gas which can occur when you have a basement &/or items such as granite counter tops.

  4. I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba and I have never had our levels
    tested and don’t know what my local area levels would be.

  5. I live in Toronto, Ontario. I have never tested for Radon levels. I don’t know the levels in my local area or in my home

  6. I live in Toronto Ontario and I have never had the levels
    Tested and don’t know what my local area levels would be.

  7. I live in Barrie Ontario, Radon has been a big issue in the UK for many years but was not aware it was a problem here as well

  8. I live in Hamilton Ontario and I have never had the levels
    Tested and don’t know what my local area levels would be.

  9. I live in Newfoundland, and based on a 2015 survey population-weighted percentage of Canadians living in homes with radon percentages above 200 Bq/m3. Newfoundland is at 5.1% – 10%.

  10. I live in Ottawa, ON. I do not know what the radon levels are like in my area of Canada and I never had my home tested. Would like to know though.

  11. I live in Toronto, Ontario. I have never tested for Radon levels. I don’t know the levels in my local area or in my home

  12. I live in Toronto, Ontario. I have never tested for Radon levels. I don’t know the levels in my local area or in my home

  13. I live in Toronto, Ontario. I have never tested for Radon levels. I don’t know the levels in my local area or in my home

  14. I live in Toronto.
    I haven’t tested my home for radon yet; I don’t know what the radon levels are like. I’ve always wondered, though.

  15. I live in BC; I do not know what the radon levels are like in my area of Canada and I have never had my home tested.

  16. I live in Toronto and do not know what the Radon levels are in my area. I have never had my home tested for Radon.

  17. I live in the Greater Toronto Area and I don’t know what the radon levels are like in my area and haven’t had my home tested.

  18. I live in Toronto, Ontario. I have never tested for Radon levels. I don’t know the levels in my local area or in my home. This would be a very useful prize!

  19. New to living in Southern Ontario and found out radon levels can be high in my area, so testing is on the to do list!

  20. I live in the Niagara region and I don’t actually know what the radon levels are like here. I had my previous home tested in another province but I should get my new home checked.
    I’d put the radon detector in my basement and the air quality monitor in my bedroom. I wasn’t aware of these products, they are really interesting.

  21. Living in SW Sask.,I hear about Radon in advertising etc, so would be interested in having a means of monitoring so we can see if we need to have it taken care of.

  22. I live in Saskatchewan and would like to know the levels of Radon in my home. (A friend is dealing with Radon management right now.)

  23. I live in North Vancouver, BC and a few years ago, our city was flagged as having homes that were testing 5x the level of radon as is found the average home. As far as I am aware, my house has not been tested.

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