The Lions recorded their second MLS win in their sixth outing with a 2-0 result at Providence Park in Oregon to move up to third place on the Eastern Conference table following a couple of unlucky 1-0 loses in recent times.
The expansion club dominated their past two home games against both Vancouver Whitecaps and DC United but were beaten 1-0 by late goals and Heath feels this triumph in Portland is a good reward for those positive performances.
"Overall, I'm a firm believer of 'you get out what you put in,' and these guys have put so much in during the past few weeks with not a lot of reward," he said.
"Today, I thought the guys got a bit of payback for maybe DC or Vancouver.
"This is a terrific place to come and play football. These are the environments that you want to come and play in, and I'm just so pleased for our players."
A first-half chested effort from Cyle Larin, who opened his MLS scoring account, and a late penalty from Kaka allowed Orlando City to take home maximum points to take their season record to two wins, two draws and two defeats.