Although radiant heat flooring has a higher upfront cost, the long-term benefits and potential payback make it worth the investment. When looking at the Oregon tax rebates, the 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’s often billed as an improvement to one specific room or the home as a whole and could be the upgrade that makes the transaction happen, especially in a competitive market.
Often, realtors will advertise radiant floor heating as a low-maintenance, high-efficiency upgrade in a home. Investment in efficiency improvements can be especially effective in markets like the Portland, Oregon metro area where “green options like radiant heat 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 an $80 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 consistent, 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.