With so many energy efficient water heaters on the market today, there’s no reason you should ever run out of hot water.
Midway Heating Company installs a variety of conventional storage-style water heaters from Reliance and tankless water heaters from Navien in Portland Oregon homes.
You may not know you can save money on energy costs by upgrading your water heater as a 10-year old water heater may only have an efficiency factor of 53%.
Midway offers a variety of electric and gas water heaters (storage-style and tankless) in varying capacities so we'll find the right model to fit your hot water needs and budget.
Please note that while Midway Heating installs new water heaters, we do not repair them.
When it comes time to replace your water heater, you need to consider several practical items, such as where your water heater is located. It might be in very tight quarters so you’ll have to be careful that your new water heater will fit in that same space.
Tankless water heaters have no storage tank as they heat water on demand while a conventional water heater has a storage tank of hot water ready for use (the size of the tank differs from model to model).
Both types of water heaters have their advantages and depending on the size of your family and your hot water needs, we can recommend a model that’s right for your household and budget.
Reliance has an automatic self-cleaning turbulence feature that keeps sediment inside the tank moving so nothing builds up inside the tank or on the electrical components. This mean your water heater runs at peak efficiency so you pay less for your hot water.
Most water heaters will get a buildup of lime and other sediments in the bottom of the tank and on the electrical elements. As sediment builds up, there’s less room in the tank to store hot water and it works less efficiently because the electrical heating elements are coated. In addition, sediment eats away at the tank’s lining which can cause the tank to start leaking over time.
For these reasons, Reliance water heaters deliver a better value to Portland homeowners because they’re durable, work more efficiently than others on the market and save you money.
Tankless water heaters are more expensive though they can last up to 2 times longer than a storage-style water heater so over the lifetime of the unit, they may be a better value.
You will also want to consider the type you have now as if you currently have an electric water heater, you may want to stay with an electric model as you would need to convert to gas for a Navien tankless model.
Depending on where you live, you may not be hooked up to or have access to natural gas and bringing a line to your home can be costly.