Does Radiant Heat Add Value to a Home?

Radiant floor heating has a variety of potential benefits including added home value and tax incentives. In Oregon, specifically, there are a few different tax rebates and discounts available for ductless installation and smart thermostats.

Although radiant heat flooring has a significant upfront cost, the long-term benefits and potential payback make it worth the investment. When looking at the Oregon tax rebates, potential increase in home value and other benefits, it makes that price tag much more manageable. 

How Radiant Floor Heating is Viewed in a Home Sale

While there aren’t clear numbers on the physical added value, many prospective homebuyers see radiant floor heating as a value upgrade (much like a renovated kitchen or bathroom). It can be sold as an improvement to a room of a home or the home as a whole and could be pegged as that upgrade that makes the transaction happen, especially in a competitive market. 

Oftentimes, realtors will advertise radiant floor heating as a low-maintenance, high-efficiency upgrade in a home. This can be especially effective in markets like the Portland, Oregon metro area where efficiency and “green” options are must-haves for many buyers. 

Are There Any Oregon Tax Incentives for Radiant Heat Installation?

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. Energy Trust of Oregon also offers a $100 instant coupon for qualifying thermostats. Businesses installing radiant heat may have additional incentives available to them. 

Radiant heat flooring can be a good choice for Oregon homeowners looking to add the comfort of even, sustainable heat to their remodel or new build without the worry of long-term maintenance and significant ductwork. 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. 

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