Radiant heat flooring is worth the investment! Yes, it does come with some upfront costs, but when you weigh that price tag against all the potential benefits, the choice is easy. The increase to your home’s comfort and value, as well as a few Oregon tax incentives, are just a few of the reasons to make this initial investment.
Open concept floor plans are all the rage in today’s homes, but they can be difficult to heat using forced air and vents. Radiant heat creates a much more uniform temperature, which allows you to find your perfect comfort zone. Furthermore, vents create noise and blow dust and allergens around your home. Radiant heat concentrates heat in the flooring and allows it to gently rise to heat the entire area. No noise, no dust.
Many prospective homebuyers see radiant heat flooring as a value upgrade. Much like a renovated kitchen or bathroom, it can be sold as an improvement to an existing home. In a competitive market, it can even end up being the thing that cinches the deal.
Oftentimes, realtors will advertise radiant heat flooring as a low-maintenance, high-efficiency upgrade in a modern home. This can be especially effective in markets like Portland, where environmentally efficient options are must-haves for many buyers.
Tax Incentives and Cost Saving
According to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE), Portland General Electric (PGE) offers a $200 instant discount for a heat pump installation, an $800 incentive for a ductless heat pump, and $50-$100 for a smart thermostat. Additionally, the Energy Trust of Oregon offers a $100 instant coupon for qualifying thermostats, and businesses installing radiant heat may have even more incentives available to them.
This is all in addition to the monthly savings that radiant heat flooring already offers. Most estimates say homeowners can save about 15% on heating bills due to the efficiency of heated floors. An entire bathroom can be heated for about the amount of electricity it takes to run a freezer.
Radiant heat flooring can be a good choice for Oregon homeowners looking to add the luxury and comfort of even, sustainable heat to their remodel or new build without the worry of long-term maintenance. It’s certainly worth the investment early in the process and is seen as an added value by many prospective buyers and realtors.
If you’re considering radiant floor heating, trust the decade of experience behind the experts at The Earth Heating. Call (503) 788-7777 to learn more and schedule an appointment for a free quote and consultation.