Envirotemp Water Heater Reviews: Comparison To Other Brands

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Envirotemp Water Heater Review (2024 Update)

The Envirotemp water heater is a popular choice for homeowners seeking an environmentally-friendly and cost-effective solution for their hot water needs. This review examines the specifications, features, and how it compares to other models on the market.


  • Price: $429.00
  • Capacity: 40 gallons
  • Fuel type: Natural gas
  • Features: Easy pilot light igniter, 2-inch foam insulation
  • Dimensions: 61 inches tall, 19.75-inch diameter
  • Warranty: 3-year (from the manufacturing date)

Choosing the Right Water Heater Size

Water heater size is measured in gallons, indicating the amount of hot water readily available. A household of 1-2 people typically requires a 23-36 gallon water heater, while 3-5 people need a 40-50 gallon unit . Consider your hot water usage habits when selecting the appropriate size.

Natural Gas vs. Electric Water Heaters

Natural gas water heaters have higher upfront costs and installation fees compared to electric models. However, they offer lower monthly utility bills and often recoup the initial cost difference within a year . Gas water heaters are safe and popular, but ensure your home has a natural gas line before purchasing.


Installing a water heater requires electrical and plumbing expertise, and may necessitate permits. It is recommended to hire a professional to ensure safe and correct installation .

How the Envirotemp Water Heater Compares

  1. A.O. Smith Signature 40-Gallon Natural Gas Water Heater ($419.00)

    • Safety features to reduce fire risk
    • Easy-to-use ignition system
    • LED indicator for system status updates
    • 34,000 BTUs, 36 GPH recovery rate
  2. Westinghouse WER052C2X055N06 52-Gallon Electric Water Heater ($715.00)

    • Higher capacity and longer warranty (6 years)
    • 5,500 watts for faster recovery
    • 71 gallons of hot water in the first hour
    • More expensive upfront cost and higher monthly bills
  3. Rheem Performance 40-Gallon Natural Gas Water Heater ($414.00)

    • 36,000 BTUs, 68 gallons of hot water in the first hour
    • Cost-effective and easy-to-start ignition
    • 6-year warranty
    • Some reported quality issues and defects

Pros and Cons of the Envirotemp Water Heater


  • Adequate capacity for 2-4 people
  • Environmentally-friendly and efficient insulation
  • Cost-effective
  • Easy-to-use ignition and thermostat with vacation setting
  • Slim design for smaller spaces
  • Pilot light window for monitoring


  • Lower BTUs and GPH compared to some competitors
  • Reported quality issues by some customers
  • More expensive than budget electric models
  • Requires natural gas availability and professional installation


The Envirotemp water heater receives a 4 out of 5-star rating for its environmentally-conscious design, cost-effectiveness, and adequate capacity for small to medium-sized households. While it may have lower BTUs and GPH compared to some competitors, it offers a balance of features and affordability. As with any gas appliance, professional installation is crucial for safety and optimal performance.


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