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Tankless Water Heaters And Cold Shots of Water

NAVIEN

The Navien Advantage

Only Navien tankless heaters offer “Comfort Flow” Technology to eliminate cold water shock associated with other tankless systems. Navien’s unique buffer tank in conjunction with the recirculation pump assures faster delivery of continuous heated water and no shots of cold water.

Navien was also first to offer dual stainless steel heat exchangers, rather than copper. This extends the life of the unit by resisting corrosion. Also backed by the industry’s strongest residential warranty, 15 years on the heat exchanger, 5 years on parts, 1 year on labor. The units are also LP/NG convertible.

Efficiency

Unlike systems that waste energy to heat large tanks of water. Navien tankless units utilize 99 cents on every dollar to heat your water. Unlike the conventional tank system, it only fires up when hot water is needed allowing great utility savings and a lower impact on the environment. Navien tankless heaters even reduce CO2 output by 1,216.8 lbs.* per year compared to the traditional tank type heaters. This would equal to saving 62 gallons of gasoline in your car.

The NPE-240A  is the best residential tankless unit, it has a 199,000 BTU rating. Meaning your unit will heat up more efficiently and have better water distribution. For instance while in the shower you will have the same continuous hot water and pressure even if someone decides to use the washer at that point in time. Units with a lower rating of BTU’s will have issues with GPM (gallons per minute) and keeping continuous hot water flow to all fixtures. Therefore making the NPE-240A the only unit we like to install.

Addition Features

The NPE-A series offer a couple different addons which give your unit an upper hand on efficiency and personal comfort.

First being the Navien Hot Button, The Hot Button activates the recirculation pump and gas-fired burner to heat up the water in the supply lines. Compared to the pump running 24/7 or on a timer. This gives you hot water when you need, rather than waiting for it to make its way to your shower, tub, etc. This add-on accessory saves you water and money.

Next, The H2Air kit utilizes the NPE-A pump to circulate the hot water for the use in a hydronic air handler. This removes the need to purchase an additional circulating pump for the heating system. Designed for both retrofit and new construction residential applications. The H2Air Kit consists of an add-on controller that allows for space heating and DHW system integration between NPE-A series tankless water heater models and a hyrdronic air handler. Also compatible with single or dual-stage thermostats.

Last but surely not least, The Navi Link wifi remote control system. This will enable customers to use their smart phones or tablets to control the temperatures remotely, access usage data and receive diagnostic notifications on all Navien products (NPE-A, NPE-S, NCB-E, NHB). Existing installations/stock may require the purchase of a new main PCB (control board) and front control panel.

 

Navien® Tankless Water Heaters

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Navien®

The Leader in Condensing Tankless Technology

In 2006, Navien, Inc. was established to open new markets in the United States and Canada for parent company KD Navien. Navien has since become one of the fastest growing companies in the home comfort sector in North America, providing condensing tankless gas water heaters and condensing combi boilers. Navien’s products possess state-of-the-art technology, high efficiency and reliable quality, making it the leader in the marketplace for tankless technology.

Navien has achieved international recognition for its sophisticated engineering and robust designs. Backed by more than thirty years of experience with advanced water heating technology, Navien will continue its mission to provide high quality products that are beneficial to both customers and the environment. 

Navien Water Heaters

Energy Factor & Heat Exchanger

The average Energy Factor is 0.82, however, Navien water heaters have an extremely high Energy Factor that ranges between 0.95 to 0.97. This is the result of the condensing technology that uses the flue heat to increase the temperature of cold incoming water in one of the two stainless steel heat exchangers. The NPE series is the most efficient tankless water heater in the industry, with ultra condensing technology that delivers cooled exhaust gas and high performance up to 0.98 EF.

Due to the high quality of heat exchangers, Navien provides a 15-year warranty. The heat exchanger is made of stainless steel and is the place where the main burner is heating water. The stainless steel allows the longevity of the unit, economical and reliable work, and also resists corrosion better than copper to provide longer life.

Venting

All Navien water heaters are designed as the indoor – direct and non-direct vents and outdoor models that use 1/2″ gas connections and 2″ PVC venting. This can help to cut the installation time in half. As the heat is “stolen” from the flue gasses, its temperature gets lower so it exits the vent pipe with lower temperature than the conventional tankless units making the venting system economical and easier to install. The indoor-type water heater utilizes the concentric and two pipe system, installed horizontally or vertically, with the length up to 100 feet.

Burner 

There is an eco-friendly gas burner designed to allow a dramatic reduction in CO2 and NOx gases mainly due to the optimal premixing of the air and gas.

Water Flow  

Navien water heaters from the “A” series are designed with the ComfortFlow technology so no minimum water flow is needed for the units activation. These models are equipped with the recirculation pump and 0.5 gallon buffer, so the temperature fluctuation is reduced and comfort is increased.

Model Selection

Navien designs two types of water heaters including gas and combi-boilers. The gas tankless water heaters are available as the NPE series. These are used for heating portable water only. The gas combi-boilers are also designed for home space heating.

Navien NPE-Standard Series

Some advantages to consider:

  • More output for the money. With high efficiency condensing technology, NPE-S units deliver more BTUs where it counts, resulting in greater flow rates than comparable units.
  • Lower installation costs for you. You can typically install a NPE-S in half the time of other tankless units — usually within 4 hours, with more flexibility and lower material costs.
  • Lower operating costs for the homeowner. Industry leading 0.99 EF can save you more on the yearly operating costs.

 

 

NPE-180S NPE-210S NPE-240S
  • Max Input : 150,000 BTU/H
  • Indoor/Outdoor Installation
  • Residential/Commercial
  • ½” gas pipe capable up to 24’
  • Filed convertible gas system
  • Ultra condensing efficiency .99EF
  • Dual stainless steel heat exchangers
  • Low NOx emissions (≤ 20ppm)
  • SCH 40, 2” venting up to 60’
  • Cascading capable
  • Max Input : 180,000 BTU/H
  • Indoor/Outdoor Installation
  • Residential/Commercial
  • ½” gas pipe capable up to 24’
  • Filed convertible gas system
  • Ultra condensing efficiency .99EF
  • Dual stainless steel heat exchangers
  • Low NOx emissions (≤ 20ppm)
  • SCH 40, 2” venting up to 60’
  • Cascading capable
  • Max Input : 199,900 BTU/H
  • Indoor/Outdoor Installation
  • Residential/Commercial
  • ½” gas pipe capable up to 24’
  • Filed convertible gas system
  • Ultra condensing efficiency .99EF
  • Dual stainless steel heat exchangers
  • Low NOx emissions (≤ 20ppm)
  • SCH 40, 2” venting up to 60’
  • Cascading capable

Warranty

Type Labor Parts Heat Exchanger
Residential 1 year 5 years 15 years
Commercial or Combi* 1 year 3 years 8 years

Navien NPE-Advanced Series

Models NPE-180A, NPE-210A and NPE-240A from Korean manufacturer, Navien are ultra-efficient water heaters, made for on-demand heating of potable water in residential and light commercial applications, and also for space heating.

A Navien Condensing water heater decreases no less than 964 lbs of CO2 per year compared to a conventional tank-type water heater and 324 lbs compared to a conventional tankless-type water heater.

NPE-180A NPE-210A NPE-240A
  • Max Input : 150,000 BTU/H
  • Indoor/Outdoor Installation
  • Residential/Commercial
  • ComfortFlow™ Technology
  • ½” gas pipe capable up to 24’
  • Filed convertible gas system
  • Ultra condensing efficiency
  • Dual stainless steel heat exchangers
  • Low NOx emissions (≤ 20ppm)
  • SCH 40, 2” venting up to 60’
  • Cascading capable
  • Max Input : 180,000 BTU/H
  • Indoor/Outdoor Installation
  • Residential/Commercial
  • ComfortFlow™ Technology
  • ½” gas pipe capable up to 24’
  • Filed convertible gas system
  • Ultra condensing efficiency
  • Dual stainless steel heat exchangers
  • Low NOx emissions (≤ 20ppm)
  • SCH 40, 2” venting up to 60’
  • Cascading capable
  • Max Input : 199,900 BTU/H
  • Indoor/Outdoor Installation
  • Residential/Commercial
  • ComfortFlow™ Technology
  • ½” gas pipe capable up to 24’
  • Filed convertible gas system
  • Ultra condensing efficiency
  • Dual stainless steel heat exchangers
  • Low NOx emissions (≤ 20ppm)
  • SCH 40, 2” venting up to 60’
  • Cascading capable

Warranty

Type Labor Parts Heat Exchanger
Residential 1 year 5 years 15 years
Commercial or Combi* 1 year 3 years 8 years

Navien NHB Condensing Boilers

As the leader in condensing technology, Navien has already reinvented the water heating industry with the award-winning NPE tankless water heaters and the NCB combi-boilers. The new NHB boiler series is the next in line of innovations from Navien. All NHB boilers have Navien’s advanced burner system, an industry-leading AFUE of 95% and turn down ratios up to 15:1. Now available in four sizes NHB‑55, NHB‑80, NHB‑110 and NHB‑150.

NHB-55 NHB-80 NHB-110 NHB-150
  • Max Input : 55,000 BTU/H
  • Indoor Installation only
  • Residential/Commercial
  • ½” gas pipe capable up to 24’
  • Super condensing efficiency
  • Dual stainless steel heat exchangers
  • SCH 40, 2” PVC venting up to 60’
  • TDR up to 7:1
  • Integrated Controls
  • Max Input : 80,000 BTU/H
  • Indoor Installation only
  • Residential/Commercial
  • ½” gas pipe capable up to 24’
  • Super condensing efficiency
  • Dual stainless steel heat exchangers
  • SCH 40, 2” PVC venting up to 60’
  • TDR up to 10:1
  • Integrated Controls
  • Max Input : 110,000 BTU/H
  • Indoor Installation only
  • Residential/Commercial
  • ½” gas pipe capable up to 24’
  • Super condensing efficiency
  • Dual stainless steel heat exchangers
  • SCH 40, 2” PVC venting up to 60’
  • TDR up to 11:1
  • Integrated Controls
·        Max Input : 150,000 BTU/H

·        Indoor Installation only

·        Residential/Commercial

·        ½” gas pipe capable up to 24’

·        Super condensing efficiency

·        Dual stainless steel heat exchangers

·        SCH 40, 2” PVC venting up to 60’

·        TDR up to 15:1

  • Integrated Controls

Warranty

Type Labor Parts Heat Exchanger
Residential 1 year 5 years 15 years
Commercial or Combi* 1 year 3 years 10 years

Navien NCB Condensing Gas Combination Boiler 

Navien NCB is the first high-efficiency tankless condensing combination boiler with the capacity to supply both heat and domestic hot water for larger homes–enough hydronic heat for a whole house, plus hot water to run two showers and a dishwasher all at the same time.

The Navien NCB saves installation time and reduces call backs. In addition, the NCB takes up 80% less space than a traditional floor standing boiler and tank water heater. You can now have more room, save energy and enjoy all the hot water you need, whenever you want it.

NCB-180 NCB-210 NCB-240
  • Max Input : 150,000 BTU/H
  • Indoor Installation only
  • Residential only
  • ½” gas pipe capable up to 24’
  • Automatic water filling system
  • Super condensing efficiency
  • Dual stainless steel heat exchangers
  • SCH 40, 2” PVC venting up to 60’
  • Integrated Controls
  • Max Input : 180,000 BTU/H
  • Indoor Installation only
  • Residential only
  • ½” gas pipe capable up to 24’
  • Automatic water filling system
  • Super condensing efficiency
  • Dual stainless steel heat exchangers
  • SCH 40, 2” PVC venting up to 60’
  • Integrated Controls
  • Max Input : 199,900 BTU/H
  • Indoor Installation only
  • Residential only
  • ½” gas pipe capable up to 24’
  • Automatic water filling system
  • Super condensing efficiency
  • Dual stainless steel heat exchangers
  • SCH 40, 2” PVC venting up to 60’
  • Integrated Controls

Warranty

Type Labor Parts Heat Exchanger
Residential Single Family Use Only

1 year

5 years

10 years

Why Tankless?

Tankless water heaters take up very little space, can be mounted on any exterior wall, and offer nearly endless hot water. Since Navien Condensing tankless water heaters only provide hot water when you need it and can provide an endless supply of hot water, you never have to worry about running out of hot water no matter how many hot water draws you have in a row.

A tankless water heater can be powered by electricity, natural gas, or propane. Depending on your location and what resources are available to you, you want to try and go with the more economical choice and determine what is most likely going to save you more money in the long run.