We have a second home that we use approximately 1 week/month year-round, and more in the summer. When we purchased the home in 2019, it was tested at 9pCi/L, and a remediation system was installed before closing, with subsequent testing at 1.4pCi/L. I'm wondering if there's a point to running the system full-time, when we are only there part time (and especially now when our normal schedule isn't likely to happen for an extra month or two). When we are not there, this system is the major energy consumer in the house, at approximately 2.5-3 kWh/day. I have the ability to programmatically turn the system off and on, and I'm thinking I could either run it part-time (say 6h/day) or not at all, turning it on full-time several days or even a week before our anticipated arrival. Given that the un-remediated readings were modest, it seems the risk doing this should be low.
- Will having the system on, then off possibly create higher levels than previously existed (for example, because the continuous suction has created new pathways for it)?
- Would running the system on a daily cycle be more effective by sweeping whatever is seeping out of the group up more regularly?