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Noritz expands eco-friendly (and tough) water heaters

The Noritz NRC83 tankless water heater

Fountain Valley, Calif.-based Noritz expanded its ecoTough Series of gas-fired residential condensing tankless water heaters with the new NRC83.

The Energy Star-rated unit is designed for smaller homes and multi-family dwellings. Available in both indoor (the two-pipe, direct vent NRC83-DV) and outdoor (NRC83-OD) models, the new wall-mounted units have an energy factor (EF) of 0.92 for natural gas and 0.94 with liquid propane -- approximately 30 points higher than a standard, storage tank-type, gas-fired water heater.

“We believe the NRC83 will also be an attractive option for apartment developers, owners and managers, as well as for owners of vacation homes with smaller hot-water needs,” said Jay Hassel, VP sales and marketing for the Noritz America Corp.

Featuring a gas-consumption range of 16,000 BTU per hour to 157,000 BTUh, the NRC83 Residential Condensing Tankless Water Heater is engineered to meet the domestic hot water needs of smaller northern residences with one bathroom, as well as southern homes with two baths. With flow rates from 0.5 gallons per minute to 8.3 gpm and temperature settings from 100°F to 140°F, the new NRC83 protects the environment by heating water strictly on demand, while offering a longer product life cycle than storage tank-type models.

The high-efficiency, low-NOx Eco-Burner has a nitrogen-oxide emissions level that is within 20 parts per million, which will comply with the new South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) regulations that went into effect on Jan. 1, 2012.