Noritz NR50 Review

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Noritz NR50 tankless water heater as the smallest unit of all condensing and non-condensing models, is designed and recommended for homes with one to one and a half bathrooms, also condominiums, apartments and cottages. It is ideal for budget oriented families and those who prefer them installed and safely hanging outdoor, on the outside wall.

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Noritz NR50 is small but with the thermal efficiency of 83% and energy factor 0.82 for both natural and propane gas, is high efficient unit and Energy Star approved. The on-demand water heating and high energy factor are what are saving the energy and money.

Its high performance, single flame burner is capable to heat water efficiently in both warmer and colder regions, but since the freeze protection system is optional it is strongly recommended to buy it from Noritz if installing in the colder, northern areas.


Features review

  • Noritz NR50 is the small and compact water heater that installs on the wall, saving you the floor space for other purpose. Dimensions are approximately 21" x 14" x 7".

  • Cheaper to buy and install since there is no venting required.

  • No standby pilot... it uses the automatic ignition device.

  • No need to change the gas line as it is using the most common size of 1/2".

  • Heating is instantaneous.
  • Modulating burner allows power adjustment.

  • Safety features include: automatic air regulator, thermal fuse, flame rod, overheating and lighting prevention device.

  • Warranty: 12 years on the heat exchanger.

Specification

Models
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Specifications
NR50-OD
outdoor
Power
(Btu/hr)
19,000-120,000
Water Flow
(GPM) @ 30 F rise
5.0
Energy Factor
EF
0.82
Min. Water Flow
(GPM)
0.5
Activation rate
(GPM)
0.4
Temp. settings
(F)
100-150
Electric consumption
(Watts)
139
Weight
(pounds)
33



(Photos courtesy of Noritz)

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