40 Gallon Electric Water Heater - 9 Year Warranty

40 Gallon Electric Water Heater - 9 Year Warranty

Model: E2H40RD045V    Lowe's Item* #: 437499


  • Dual 4500-watt elements, stainless steel lower and copper upper heating elements
  • 2" of environmentally friendly polyurethane foam insulation reduces heat loss for maximum efficiency, saves money
  • Ceramic tank lining and aluminum anode rod protect tank from corrosion, for long tank life
  • Factory installed temperature and pressure relief valve ensures safe operation
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Product Dimensions
Weight:99 lbs.
Configuration and Overview
Capacity:40 Gallons
Family Size:3
Energy Star Certified:No
Energy Factor:0.92
Annual Cost of Operations:$573
LCD Display:No
Self Cleaning:Yes
Warranty Tank:9 Years
Warranty Parts:9 Years
Warranty Labor:1 Year
Max Wattage:4500
Emissions Standards:No Emissions
Foam Insulation:2 inches
Water Connection Location:Top
Water Connection Size:3/4 inch
T&P Relief Valve:Yes
40 Gallon Electric Water Heater - E2H40RD045V 4.5 5 55 55
Great replacement electric heater We had a niece getting married, and a house full of family. Of course the old heater died. Went to Lowes, bout this heater, 30min install. Everyone had hot water for the weekend. Great product. Fit and finish is superb. July 19, 2014
this product was easyto install This is our second whrilpool heater, The only thing I can say is that it only lasted 8 years We do have hard water but we also have an water softner. It just started leaking on the bottom around the flange. Thanks for standing behind your product. July 17, 2014
Easy to install The shipping package made it a cinch to install. Cutting on the dotted lines removed the outer box, leaving the base, and made it easy to roll the water heater onto its mount. Electrical and plumbing connections were very straightforward. Just 30 minutes from filling the tank, we had hot water. July 17, 2014
This is my third whirlpool waterheater, and all have provided excellent service. This water heater is an exact replacement for my old whirlpool water heater which lasted 14 years and it was warranted for 9 years. I hope to get another 14 years out of this new whirlpool. June 10, 2014
Attractive water heater The installation for this water heater went smoothly. Thus far, the performance has been great. Plenty of hot water. No leaking from the heater yet. Seems to be just as designed. I like the shorter hot water heater; it is more attractive than the slimmer, taller water heater that was removed. June 1, 2014
Good product, life is about 10-15 yrs Easy to install and the fit is perfect for the space i needed to put it in. May 30, 2014
Electris Water Heater So far so good, installed yesterday and had warm water in about 30 minutes, hot enough do do Landry in about 1 1/2 hours, another unit that just does what it is suppose to do with out any attention May 20, 2014
seems to have good quality and was an easy installation Just installed this water heater so it is too soon to know how it will perform over time. At this point the only reason for not giving it a 5 star review is because it is brand new an hasn't earned higher marks...yet. It replaced one that was 34 years old and only needed element replacement once during it's lifetime. This unit does appear to be well constructed and better insulated than the old one. So I am expecting to save a little on energy consumption. The water lines in my house are rigid copper. I used compression fittings instead of soldering which made the installation a lot easier and quicker. I can't rate higher than a 3 on features because this is not a feature packed unit. I chose to stay with this basic model over the ones with electronic controls because this technology is basically proven and pretty much trouble free. Heating elements and thermostats are easily replaceable. If it lasts as long as it's predecessor it will likely be the last one I ever need. May 18, 2014
barn3 Since we just installed the unit this morning I cannot justifiably make any evaluations at this time. I will say the most important stat effecting my decision to purchase this unit was the 9-year warranty offered. I am retired and reliability is very important and even though the warranty period does not reflect reliability, it does provide a level of confidence that the product has been manufactured with higher standards than the lesser warranty products. Also, throughout my lifetime whirlpool products have been purchased and provided good service. May 15, 2014
Very easy to install... I wanted to replace my old unit with the same thing but could not find one in the time that i could do the job. Did the research and this unit was just as good if not better.With a better warranty. May 13, 2014

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