Noritz Introduces Concentric-Vented, 180,000 BTU/h Tankless Water Heater, Featuring Eco-Friendly Design
Targeting one and two-bath homes, new whole-house NR83-DVC offers lower emissions; reduced lead, chrome and cadmium content; and easier recyclability
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA (July 20, 2010)—The NR83-DVC, the newest addition to the Noritz line of whole-home residential tankless water heaters, allows professional plumbing installers to make an even stronger environmental statement to cost-conscious homeowners looking to shrink their monthly fuel bills as well as their carbon footprints.
Like other tankless water heaters, the new concentric-vented NR83-DVC saves energy (Energy Factor: 0.82) and protects the environment by heating water strictly on demand, while offering a longer product life cycle than storage tank-type models. In addition, it promises lower emissions, reduced electrical consumption, smaller amounts of potentially hazardous construction materials, and easier recyclability of those materials and components once the product is removed from service.
Greener than ever: The eco-friendly design of the NR83-DVC includes the following green improvements over the previous generation of tankless water heaters:
In addition, Noritz has affixed specific alpha codes to various plastic components within the NR83-DVC to help identify their material makeup when it is time to recycle the unit. For example, the polystyrene PCB cover is labeled “OS.”
“Noritz is committed to investing in technologies and products that will reduce the burdens on our environment, including atmospheric pollution,” says Bob Hitchner, Vice President - Business Development & Marketing for the Noritz America Corporation./
“We are also committed to providing our distributors and their contractor customers with the most complete lineup of whole-house tankless products on the market. The NR83-DVC allows us to achieve both goals, giving professional contractors even more options to meet the needs of their customers.”
Product specifications: With inputs ranging from 18,000 BTU per hour to 180,000 BTU/H and flow rates from 0.5 gallons per minute to 8.3 GPM, the NR83-DVC is designed specifically for one-bathroom homes in the Northeast, the Midwest and Canada, as well as two-bath residences in the Southeast and Southwest. At a 45°F rise in temperature, the unit will operate at a flow rate of 6.7 GPM, delivering water temperatures from 100°F to 140°F.
“The intermediate size of this unit enables the contractor to offer smaller homes a more affordable tankless solution, while meeting all of a household’s daily hot-water needs,” Hitchner explains.
Measuring a compact 23.6 inches x 13.8 inches x 9.4 inches, the 49-pound water heater offers these important features:
Available at supply houses nationwide in early September, the new NR83-DVC is eligible for a federal tax credit of up to $1,500. “We are targeting a late summer launch,” says Hitchner, “to give contractors and their customers plenty of time to purchase and install the NR83-DVC before the tax credit possibly expires at year-end.”
For more information on the new NR83-DVC tankless water heater and other Noritz products, visit www.noritz.com
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NORITZ AMERICA CORPORATION, a subsidiary of Noritz Japan, has corporate offices in Fountain Valley, Calif., as well as in Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago and Hawthorne, N.Y. Offering a full line of tankless water heaters to meet the hot water demands of residential and commercial applications. Noritz supports its products with a national network of skilled representatives and employees who are committed to providing the finest products and services to our communities by helping consumers live in a more comfortable, efficient and healthy lifestyle.
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