Paul Bunyan Plumbing & Drains know how important hot water it to your family. A water heater is a vital part of any home, providing hot water for cooking, cleaning, and bathing. Having an efficient hot water heater can help homeowners save energy, money, and water. Paul Bunyan Plumbing & Drains only employs expert plumbers who are skilled in troubleshooting – and solving – water heater issues for all known makes and models.  There are several options available to homeowners looking to purchase a water heater, including conventional water heaters and tankless water heaters. Paul Bunyan Plumbers will help you decide which option is best for you and your home.



Paul Bunyan Plumbers will:

  • Help explain the difference between gas and electric water heaters
  • Keep you informed of any updates to the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act, which mandates higher efficiency ratings on most gas, electric and oil water heaters
  • Help you decide which type of water heater install will work best for your home
  • Discuss the benefits of energy efficient water heaters
  • Show you solar powered and tankless water heater options
  • Discuss options for insulating your water heater
  • Explain energy factor and how it affects you
  • Ensure you know all the options available to you regarding rebates, coupons, and savings


If your current water heater isn’t providing hot water fast enough or if it is leaking, you may want to consider investing in a new one. Plus, older water heaters do not run efficiently. This leads to high utility bills, less effective dishwashing, and unreliable heat for your baths and showers. Here are Paul Bunyan’s common signs that your water heater may need to be replaced.

  • Age (older than 10 years)
  • Leaking
  • Family usage
  • Noise problems
  • Temperature problems
  • Energy usage

If you suspect any of these problems or if your family is growing and you require a larger tank, it may be time for a new water heater. Paul Bunyan Plumbers understand that water heater installation is a big investment for your home, so we’re proud to offer financing options, discounts, and coupons for everyone we work with.

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Though tankless water heaters are gaining popularity, conventional water heaters are the most common hot water heater in homes and businesses today. Also called storage water heaters, the conventional water heater stores water in a tank, usually somewhere between 20 and 80 gallons. Fuel sources vary but may include gas, electric, or propane. The benefits of choosing a conventional water heater include:

  • No fans or pumps to burn out
  • Low upfront costs
  • Reliable over decades of use
  • Easy installation
  • Less power/gas requirements
  • Utilizes solar power if necessary

Tankless water heaters are known to conserve energy; however new conventional water heaters are becoming more efficient every year. Many newer models have thicker insulation, motorized dampers to reduce heat loss, and an Energy Factory of at least 0.67, making them an affordable and energy-efficient option.


A tankless water heater, also called an on-demand water heater, is a small, compact appliance that heats water on an as-needed basis. Unlike a traditional water heater, a tankless water heater does not store water in a tank. Instead water heats as it passes through the appliance, allowing for an immediate, continuous hot water supply.


If you’re looking to improve energy efficiency, then it’s time to consider a tankless water heater. It only heats water when you need it, unlike conventional models, which constantly heat and refill a large tank of hot water. Families in smaller homes or with only one shower will benefit the most from a tankless water heater.

Helping you understand which type is optimal for your home is our goal. Paul Bunyan Plumbing & Drains employs plumbers who are dedicated to clean water and learning the very newest plumbing technologies. The best option will depend on your location, space, heating capabilities, size, and more. Paul Bunyan Plumbers will take an in-depth look with you at tankless water heaters and so you can make the best choice for your home and your family.


A tankless hot water heater is known for having many benefits, including its energy-efficiency and long lifespan. Other benefits include:

  • Compact size
  • Low cost to operate
  • Unlimited hot water when operating within capacity
  • Extended equipment life (up to 20 years)
  • Tank will not break or rupture
  • Energy Star approval
  • Federal and state energy rebate options

An enormous person like Paul Bunyan needs a lot of hot water. With a conventional water heater once you’ve used what’s in the tank, you need to wait a long time for more hot water. With a tankless water heater, you won’t run out of water! We won’t say never because each system has some capacity limitation, but just like Paul Bunyan, it’s BIG! So, look forward to running the dishwasher, doing the laundry, and showering – all at the same time – without running out of hot water.


Whether you’re interested in a more energy-efficient water heater or are experiencing problems with your current water heater and want to upgrade, our plumbers have the tools and knowledge necessary for tankless water heater installation. Paul Bunyan Plumbers always timely, professional, and knowledgeable. Plus, we always treat our customer’s homes like our own (or better!).

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