Can Heated Floors Increase House Value?

Written by Posted On Friday, 13 January 2017 08:45

Selling your house in today’s economic climate can be quite frustrating. Simply put, the buyers are fewer than the sellers. And even where there are buyers, the influx of foreclosed homes means that home prices are down. What’s more, there are stricter limitations when it comes to mortgage lending. All this means that if you are going to sell your home, you have to ensure it fetches a really good price regardless of the prevailing circumstances. But how do you do this?

Most homeowners will choose to remodel and renovate their homes before they sell them. This ranges from new installations to painting depending on what value the sellers are aiming to give the buyer and how much capital is available for this. All this is aimed at improving the “curb appeal” of the home.

Among the key remodeling areas right before a sale are the kitchen and bathroom. As a matter of fact, these are the two most popular areas of remodeling even where a sale is not involved. While these are wise choices, if everyone in the market is doing this, it means there is no differentiation between what you are offering and what the next home seller is offering. That means you will end up getting the same low price offers as the next homeowner.

And that is where radiant floor heating systems come in. Installing heated floors in your home is a sure way to increase the value add to the new homeowner who will buy your home from you. When polled, 25 percent of potential homeowners reported that heated flooring is a luxury they look out for when selecting homes. That is, one in every 5 people looking for homes is going to put heated floors on their priority list when deciding which house they will buy.

But what’s the motivation behind the preference for heated floors? Two words: efficiency and convenience. Heated floors can provide the warmth needed for the entire home, at a less cost than central forced-air heating. You stand to spend two-thirds of what you spend on central heating if you go for heated floors. What’s more, since there are no air ducts and thus no blown air, there will be a decrease in dust mites in your home. This means you will be saving while encouraging a healthy lifestyle-which is a huge plus especially for those households whose members have allergies.

The good thing about choosing heated flooring is that you get these benefits during your stay in the home, and you increase your home resale value at the same time. This is a win-win situation for any homeowner.


Floor heating can be installed underneath virtually all types of flooring. It is low maintenance and absolutely efficient. Whether you are looking to sell your house in the near or distant future, it is a great way to pump up the price at which you will eventually sell your home, and you do not even have to break the bank to get it installed. 

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