2010 PROCard™ PowerGuide
20 Tankless is Green
• Less expensive technology • No minimum ﬂow requirement
• Wastes energy and money (costing money to heat water even when you’re not using hot water) • Takes up valuable space • Your supply of hot water is limited by the size of the tank • Potentially can cause thousands of dollars in water damage if the tank leaks • Not environmentally friendly (60-65% eﬃcient, landﬁlls get piled up with old, bulky tanks) • Parts are not easily repairable or replaceable • Rust and sediment form inside the tank, along with the risk of legionella bacteria • Recommended maintenance requires you to empty the entire tank • Uses a pilot light, which may ignite and cause an explosion • 8-10 Years life expectancy
Noritz advanced technology is backed by over 50 years of development.
• Eliminates energy and money waste- save about 50% more on your energy costs than a tank water heater • Takes up less space since it is wall hung • Never runs out of hot water • Minimizes water damage risk since there is no tank • Does not have a pilot light or standby heat loss • Does not store and reheat water • Environmentally friendly (83-94% eﬃciency levels) • Majority of the components can be recycled • Parts can be easily replaced • Lasts longer and more durable than tank type water heaters
• Initial high cost investment • Minimum ﬂow requirement to activate unit (0.5 GPM) • Since it is an on-demand system the unit takes a few seconds to activate the burner • Will not work during power outages (back-up power systems are available)
Hot water from a traditional tank-type water heater comes from the stored water in the tank. As the hot water supply is used, cold water enters the tank to replace the hot water that was used, reducing the temperature gradually. Once 60-70% of the stored hot water is used, there will be a significant drop in temperature and can take about an hour to recover.
Although tank water heaters are insulated to some extent, they still experience standby heat loss causing the unit to constantly heat and reheat the stored water even when the hot water isn’t being used. Water heating is the second largest energy cost in the home, so heat lost from the tank is wasted energy and can add up quickly.
As years pass, traditional tank-type water heaters start to rust and build-up scale inside the tank, which is where your hot water is being stored for use. Also, there is the risk of legionella bacteria formation.
Water heating can account for 14-25% of the energy consumed in your home and is the second largest energy expense in U.S. households. It’s actually one of the least efficient appliances due to standby heat loss. With the constant storing and heating of the water in the tank, sediment begins to build-up and in time will cause a malfunction of the unit. Typically if your tank water heater warranty is near its end or already past, the sediment build-up may be at a point where it’s only a matter of time before the unit breaks down and can possibly cause major water damage.
Because of the storage tank, traditional tank-type water heaters are bulky in size. It takes up valuable space and also limits where the unit can be placed. A traditional tank-type water heater takes up to 13ft2 of space. If 1ft2 is worth $200, that’s $2,600 (13ft2 x $200) worth of space you could be saving with a Noritz. Also for some, the unit can also be unsightly.
A tankless water heater heats water on demand, so that means no storage or shortage of hot water. Imagine the luxury of always having hot showers or filling up a Jacuzzi hot tub and still having an endless supply of hot water for the rest of your needs.
With a Noritz tankless water heater, you’ll save energy and thus, money. Furthermore, you can save about half of the cost of your current water heating bills since there is no re-heating of water as with traditional water heaters.
AVERAGE YEARLY OPERATING COSTS ®
Natural Gas Condensing Tankless Heater
50 Gallon Tank Water Heaters
Propane Condensing Tankless Heater
50 Gallon Tank Water Heaters
$202 Based on FTC Energyguide 16 CFR Part 305, using prices of $1.218/therm for Natural Gas, $1.87/ gal. for LP Gas, and 10.65 cents/kWh for electricity as published in the 08/29/2007 DOE Federal Register Notice, Vol. 72 No.167.
A Noritz heats water as it passes through the unit, so you will never have to use hot water that has been stored in an old, rusty tank.
Noritz tankless water heaters are extremely durable, lasting longer than traditional tank-type water heaters, and require little maintenance over their lifetime. Noritz wants you to feel confident using our products so we back all residential heaters with one of the best warranties in the industry.
The hot water capacity of an electric tankless water heater is typically not enough for an entire house. Most larger sized electric tankless units require 240 V and over 100 Amps. As a reference, the amperage amount required by an electric tankless is about 5 times more than a typical air conditioning system in a home! Because of this, gas tends to be a more cost-effective fuel and heats water about 50% faster than most electric models, yielding a higher flow rate. Also, electric tankless water heaters do not qualify for the ENERGY STAR Program.
Condensing Technology Noritz condensing units utilize a dual heat exchanger, a fusion of stainless steel and copper heat exchangers. The 100% stainless steel component captures the residual heat from the exhaust temperature to preheat the incoming water before it runs through the main copper heat exchanger. This results in dramatic reduction of carbon dioxide and increases the heater's efficiency level to over 93%.
Super Heat Exchanger The heat exchanger was re-engineered to increase thermal efficiency. The piping is 25% thicker to help prevent condensation and erosion to ensure a longer life.
Resin Coated PC Board The addition of a protectant coat to the PC board provides greater durability allowing a Noritz tankless water heater to last longer, even when exposed to the elements. Also, the on-board memory chip stores the error code history for easy maintenance monitoring to ensure your heater runs efficiently.
Unmatched Flow Capabilities
Noritz is the only tankless manufacturer which allows you to connect and control up to 24 units together. With only one system controller our heaters can be connected for an unmatched flow of 316.8 GPM and 9.1 million Btuh. Through this advanced technology Noritz can meet the flow requirements of even the most demanding applications.
Lexus Precision Craftsmanship
Noritz takes pride in its craftsmanship. We only use the finest materials to provide you with the highest level of performance. Our manufacturing process allows us to have direct product quality control. We manufacture all our own major components and we are the only tankless manufacturer in the industry to have implemented the NPS Just-In-Time production line system, the same system used by Lexus/ Toyota.
Broadest Selection Noritz has the broadest selection of tankless water heaters in the industry. We are confident that you will find the perfect unit for all your needs. In addition, we also have the most complete line of venting and accessories for our tankless water heaters to make installation as simple as possible.
Tankless Water Heater Comparison NPS PRODUCTION SYSTEM: Noritz is the only tankless manufacturer that uses a production system based on Toyota’s TPS style quality control.
WIDEST SELECTION: Noritz has the widest selection of tankless models to choose from. Which means that you will find the perfect sized unti for your application.
25% THICKER COPPER PIPING: Noritz offers heaters that have the only TRUE commercial duty rated heat exchanger. STAINLESS STEEL: Tankless industry’s first stainless steel casing on all commercial ASME accredited units.
(as of 01/2010)
YES! Highest Quality Control All major components are manufactured by Noritz.
YES! Most Models YES! Commercial Grade
Model Series: NR98, NRC111, NR111, NC199, NCC199, NC250, NC380, NH150, NH199
YES! Stainless Steel
Commercial Series: NCC199, NC250, NC380
LARGEST MULTI-SYSTEM: The largest capacity tankless set-up in the
industry. With a single system controller, up to 24 units can be linked to work together and automatically rotate the primary unit to even the wear and tear.
SPACE HEATING: Noritz offers units specifically designed for hydronic heating with digital temperature settings. Such application include floor, baseboard heat, snow melt, and radiator heating.
MOST TANKLESS SHOWROOMS: The most end user tankless showrooms in the U.S. featuring Always Hot Events.
YES! 24 Units @ 9.1 mil btuh
316.8 GPM= Enough for 126+ showers at once!
YES! Space Heating Boilers Models: NH150-DV, NH199-DV
YES! Demo Showrooms CA, GA, IL, TX, NY
Continued Growth Noritz has topped worldwide tankless sales year after year over other tankless companies. This continuous growth is due to Noritz’s commitment to developing tankless technology. Noritz’s first gas-fired water heater.
Noritz has been developing and manufacturing the finest gas operated water heating products in the world since 1951 and is the number one manufacturer in the world for tankless technology. Increased environmental awareness, with the conservation of energy and space worldwide, has encouraged Noritz to expand globally.
• Shower- 2.5 GPM each • Sink- 1.5 GPM each • Dishwasher- 2 GPM • Washing machine- 2 GPM • Hot tub- 6 GPM • High-ﬂow showerhead- 4 GPM
Sizing Reference Model
Summer Water Supply 70˚F
Flow Chart NRC111
Maximum Temperature Stability
Temp Rise (˚F)
Winter Water Supply 45˚F
Installing a Noritz Heater
The remote controller features a temperature lock-out function which allows you to select the level of safety required for your family. With a Noritz, you donâ€™t have to worry about scalding water coming out of your faucet and burning children or the elderly.
PC Board (Image below)
Flushing is a basic maintenance procedure to keep your unit running in peak operating condition by removing built-up sediment. To flush the unit a solution of Lime-A-Way, CLR or water mixed with vinegar can be used.
(Ask your installer for more details).
• Factory trained installers by qualiﬁed Noritz instructors • Have received training on Noritz products, sizing, installations and service • PROCard Members can be found on the oﬃcial Noritz website
• Dedicated Noritz technical support team to help any troubleshooting problems that might arise
• Noritz’s nationwide Factory Trained Service Representatives
SILVER CERTIFIED Installer
GOLD CERTIFIED Installer PLATINUM CERTIFIED Service Rep
Any 1 training course completed Any 2 training courses completed Any 3 training courses completed & become a Factory Trained Service Representative* A member of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association Qualified to perform commercial installations Qualified to perform residential installations Showroom facility available *Contact Technical Service if you would like to become a Factory Trained Service Representative.
One of the best warranties in the industry Noritz offers a 12-year residential warranty on the heat exchanger and a 5-year warranty on parts and 1-year reasonable labor*.
Warranty ENERGY STAR Credits & Rebates
*Labor will be paid to an authorized Noritz Service Representative on pre-approved warranty repairs.
Noritz America is proud to offer our customers tankless water heaters with the ENERGY STARâ„˘ label. What is ENERGY STAR? Products that earn the ENERGY STAR use less energy and prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. With energy costs and global warming top-of-mind for consumers, Noritz America is committed to offering solutions that help consumers conserve energy and improve the quality of our environment. The World's No. 1 Manufacturer of Tankless Water Heater Systems Now Has the Largest Selection of Energy Star Models Available on the Market ENERGY STAR qualified gas tankless water heaters provide hot water on demand, plus a whole lot more. The typical household spends $1,900 a year on energy bills. With ENERGY STAR, you can save nearly $600 on energy bills. By choosing Noritz ENERGY STAR qualified tankless water heaters, you can save more than $100 per year on gas bills compared to a standard storage model.
Federal Tax Credit The Federal tax credit allows homeowners who install any of our qualifying models to claim 30% of the full purchase and installation price up to a maximum of $1500. In order to take advantage of the one-time Federal tax credit, homeowners must install a qualifying unit by December 31, 2010.
Local Utility Rebates Many local utility companies are recognizing the benefits of tankless water heaters and are encouraging this through their rebates. Currently the highest available rebate is $525! Unfortunately, not all utility companies are offering rebates yet, but many are joining in.Check with your installer or noritz.com/1500 for available current rebates.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) tankless water heaters with an .82 Energy Factor are expected to save a consumer approximately $108 in annual energy costs compared to a typical gas storage water heater. Energy Factor is a measurement of relative energy efficiency for a water heater; the higher the Energy Factor, the more energy efficient the water heater.
Reduce Global Warming
In five years, the DOE states that Americans can save $780 million in utility costs, avoid 4.2 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions and achieve cumulative energy savings of more than 3.9 billion kilowatt-hours and 270 million therms natural gas by using high efficiency water heaters.
Noritz units are drastically smaller than a storage tank. The main components of Noritz tankless water heaters are recyclable and every part is replaceable. Therefore, Noritz significantly reduces the amount of waste material that ends up in landfills every year.
*NR98-SV unit and a 40-gal tank (conventional).
66 lbs Noritz is the first tankless water heater manufacturer to introduce tankless hydronic boilers. The NH Series consists of two models, the NH199-DV and the NH150-DV. These units share the same features as with our other heaters; energy efficiency, environmentally friendliness, and of course, the water is always hot whenever you need it.
Energy Efficient & Space Saving Baseboard Radiator
Noritz Fully Modulating Burners Noritz tankless boilers, the NH series, have borrowed the full-modulation burner technology from its tankless water heaters and applied the same technology. Full-modulation gives excellent turn down ratios and tracking of system demand. This equals less wasted energy and better comfort for the homeowner. The Noritz boiler is equipped with a fully modulating burner that tracks the needs of the system precisely and provides only the amount of energy required to maintain the systemâ€™s set point. This reduces the amount of times the boiler has to turn on and off, dramatically reducing wear and tear on moving parts in the system such as thermostatic controls, pumps and automatic valves. Zone controls and valves also have to work less. Overall, this highly efficient methodology can equate to less fuel consumption to satisfy the same demand! In combination with a highly efficient heat exchanger, Noritz uses this technology to provide the utmost in operating efficiency.
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