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.

Editor in Chief
Martin loves working with the talented editors and writers on the Best Buy Blog as Editor-in-Chief. During his spare time he is either working on his next novel, cooking up a masterpiece in the kitchen, or adding some smart tech to his new home on Mayne Island in British Columbia.


  1. Living in Metro Vancouver, the AirThings site shows low risk. My house hasn’t been tested but I would like to do so.

  2. live in northern Manitoba, have no idea about radon in the area other than i have heard of people that have had to have remediation. i guess its there

  3. I am in Hamilton. I do not know the levels in my area and I have never had my home tested, but I would love to know as our house is pretty old.

  4. I live in London and know that my area is flagged for elevated risk of Radon. Have not had my home tested yet.

  5. I live in BC, Metro Vancouver area. I’ve had radon tested before in the house in the basement, but always open to potentially more reliable methods.

  6. I live in Genelle BC . I should probably test for radon , seeing as there was an old uranium mine just a block from my house .

  7. I live in the Kawartha Lakes and we don’t really monitor it here. Behind the 2012 study. The health unit says there is no cause for concern but these look cheap and easy to use to be proactive rather than the wait and see who gets sick approach.

  8. I live in Burnaby BC and I have no idea what radon levels are like where I am but being in an old house i’m concerned!!

  9. I live near Vancouver but unfortunately do not know what radon levels are like in my area , nor have I ever had radon levels tested in my home. All the more reason to have this device in my home!

  10. I live in Ottawa, specifically the Orleans area. We have never done a test but I’d like to have it done some time.

  11. I live in Kitchener and am not aware of how much radon is in the city or my home. I would love to test my home since it’s over 100 years old.

  12. I live in Mississauga. No idea what the levels are but have always been curious. I would place it in the basement as that is where my office is and where I spend a lot of time

  13. i live in the middle of the i don’t know wut the level of radon is in my town.+i’ve never had my place tested either.

  14. I live in Ottawa. I don’t know what the radon levels are like here and we have never have our home tested. It would be interesting to find out.

  15. We live in the Alberta Saskatchewan border and I have no idea what radon levels are like in our area and I’ve never had it tested either.

  16. We live in lloydminster and I have no idea what radon levels are like in our area and I’ve never had it tested either.

  17. We live in central Alberta and I have no idea what radon levels are like in our area and I’ve never had it tested either.

  18. I live in Beaumont, Alberta,Canada. I don’t know about radon levels in our area and I’ve never had my home tested.

  19. BC — in my area of BC levels are generally low. (BC has a map of levels based on tests done and it varies across the province). No I’ve never tested.

  20. Live in Edmonton and I understand that Alberta is not one of the provinces with the highest levels. I have never had a test done. I believe the best place for a monitor is the basement, crawl space the first floor.

  21. I live in Eastern Ontario and I think radon levels can be a concern here. I’ve never done a test but want to.

  22. Live in Montreal. No idea what the levels are but I’m paranoid about levels of Radon I’m constantly exposed to. Never had home tested as of yet.

  23. I live in saskatoon, SK! and I have no idea what our radon levels are like here… But would be very interested to know. Would be great to win one of these to find out- Lots of uranium mining in Sask and with that does come Radon!!

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