Water Heater Installation and Repair in Portland, Oregon

Being in hot water never sounded so good!

Water heaters are essential to your home’s comfort, energy costs, longevity, and comfort are all vital factors when selecting the right product. After all, no one wants to run out of hot water, especially mid-shower! At The Heating Specialist, we offer a wide range of options and solutions that can stand up to the demanding needs of your family. We specialize in tankless (also called on-demand) and indirect fire water heaters by State, A.O. Smith, and Navien.

Looking for a new energy-efficient water heating option? Contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation.

The Heating Specialist – keeping our customers’ water hot since 1981!


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Don’t worry! We provide emergency service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! The Heating Specialist is here to provide fast, effective, and economical solutions.

What is a water heater?

A water heater is a large tank that heats the water in a home or business through electricity or natural gas. Conventional water heaters heat the water to a specified temperature and then store it at that temperature until it’s needed. While this type of water heater is great at providing you with hot water, they’re not very efficient. That’s why we recommend and install the following systems:

  • Tankless hot water heaters: Also called on-demand water heaters, these systems generate hot water only when it’s needed. By not storing hot water in a tank, homeowners can save serious money and energy. Tankless water heaters don’t need a storage tank. Instead, when the hot water tap is turned on, cold water is heated through electricity or a gas burner. This gives you a fast constant supply of hot water, making them the perfect choice for large families. You’ll never run out of hot water again.
  • Indirect fire energy efficient water heaters: Although these systems do need a storage tank, they’re still much more efficient than traditional hot water heaters. Heat transfer coils, which run between a furnace or boiler and the tank, are used to heat water. Fluid in the coils heats and cools the water. This system, especially if used with an efficient heat source, can be one of the most affordable ways of providing hot water.

Is it time to replace your water heater?

Sign #1: Running out of hot water
This is a big one. If you’re not generating enough hot water, then you might need a new system – consider an energy-efficient tankless water heater!

Sign #2: Strange noises
A water heater can potentially make several different noises. Sometimes this might mean it needs a tune-up but it can indicate the need for a more significant repair or even a replacement.

Sign #3: Leaking Damaged tank
Leaks or rust aren’t always a worst-case scenario but it might mean that you need a repair. If the tank itself is significantly damaged, it’s often more cost-effective to replace it.

Sign #4: Old age
Hot water heaters can last anywhere from 10-20 years, depending on the type. We always recommend being proactive about replacing a water heater to prevent water damage.

Like with all HVAC, a repair might not be worth it in cases of old equipment. Our tech will help you evaluate the pros and cons of a repair versus a replacement.


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The Heating Specialist for your hot water needs

With 40 years of experience, we are experts when it comes to energy-efficient water heaters. We’ll provide recommendations that align with your home’s hot water needs and your budget. To learn more or to request an estimate for your Portland home or business, contact The Heating Specialist today.

Why Choose The Heating Specialist?

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