Product Spotlight - February 2020

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Due to their efficiency and energy-saving features, tankless water heaters are becoming sought-after house appliances. Navien, a longtime producer of condensing tankless heaters, recently took its first step into the noncondensing market by introducing its Premium Noncondensing (NPN) series tankless water heaters. The NPN is offered in two series: the NPN-U (universal) and NPN-E (exterior), both of which will be available in 160,000 Btu/h, 180,000 Btu/h and 199,900 Btu/h models for either natural gas or liquid propane.

The NPN series offers NaviTech technology that includes a stainless steel heat exchanger and an advanced stainless steel burner with the same very low NOx level as the company’s popular NPE condensing water heater model. The NPN-U series offers indoor and outdoor operation within the same unit and includes an integrated control panel within the cover of the unit. Both the NPN-U and NPN-E have recirculation control built into their circuit boards and are designed with a pin-to-pin matching configuration for easy retrofit installations.

“Extensive research, development and testing have gone into the development of the NPN unit,” says Brett Butler, senior brand specialist for Navien. “With proven technology from Navien, the NPN includes a water adjustment valve and mixing valve, air pressure sensor, and more eco-friendly low NOx Navien-designed burner. It is an improved tankless water heater for the noncondensing market.”

Additional features of the 0.81 UEF NPN series include Wi-Fi remote-control capability with NaviLink that provides a remote system that allows the user to adjust the water temperature, turn the system on or off, and monitor system status. Units also offer low noise levels for quiet operation and a sleek, space-saving and lightweight design. According to Butler, the feedback from those who have already used the new unit has been encouraging.

“Our Navien contractors who have seen the new NPN series are all excited about Navien’s known product reliability entering the noncondensing tankless water heater category,” he says. “The stainless steel heat exchanger and the NPN-U’s indoor/outdoor installation ability are both firsts for the industry.”

Multiple Navien units can be connected (cascaded) to meet high water demands. Like all tankless systems, the NPN series poses zero risk of a water heater flood that can cause costly damage to a home. 800-519-8794; .



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