Noritz NRCP Series Review

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Review of the Noritz NRCP series, the ecoTough series that includes two models NRCP1112 and NRCP982 utilizing superior features such as the built-in recirculation pumps for faster hot water delivery and greater comfort.

Noritz NRCP

Noritz NRCP1112 and NRCP982 are equipped with the tankless and condensing technology that provides superior water heating, and are designed with the two-pipe direct vent system that is also convertible to a single vent, allowing a great flexibility in the indoor installation.

These two models are recommended for residential water heating; NRCP982 for use in homes with the 2-3 bathrooms and NRCP1112 for use in 3-4 bath homes.

High energy factors of 0.95 is found on both models either using natural or propane gas, but this is not all, they also come with the maximum water flow rate of 11.1 GPM, found on NRCP1112 models and 10.1 GPM found on NRCP982 models.

Noritz NRCP remote controller

The most advanced feature is the control panel found at the front of the unit for the easy and convenient use.

It consists of the several functional buttons and large LCD display screen to control/adjust/display parameters such as time, temperature, water flow, operational and status icons, error codes and history, programming to use the recirculation system...

The small and compact design of approximately 28"x17"x15" allows space saving and wall installation, and thanks to the sealed combustion chamber, installation almost anywhere inside the house.

If the Noritz NRCP water heaters are installed in cold places such as garage, unheated basement or crawl space, the freeze protection of -30F keeps them safe from freezing temperatures.

The main drawback of the NRCP series is that the models are not compatible with the quick-connect system that allows linking two heaters into one system, which is very useful in high-demanding homes.

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Features review

  • Primary and secondary heat exchangers made of stainless steel.

  • Built-in recirculation pump that delivers hot water fast, and can be used in internal and external recirculation modes.
  • Direct electronic ignition for fast and reliable start.

  • PVC, CPVC or PP venting system with the lengths of maximum 100 feet.

  • Remote control for easy temperature control and adjustment, including flow rate and advanced diagnostics.

  • Temperature adjustments from 100 to 140F in 9 settings.

  • Safety features include; freeze protection, high limit switch, flame sensor, temperature lockout, electric ignition, water and gas leak detector.

  • Acceptable noise level of less than 60 dB.

  • Standard 3/4" gas and water connections.

  • 12-year warranty on heat exchangers and 5 years on other parts.

Specifications

Models
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Specifications
NRCP1112 NRCP982
Gas Input
(BTUs)
18,000 – 199,900 18,000 – 180,000
Water Flow
(GPM)
0.5-11.1 0.5-9.8
Energy Factor
EF
0.95 0.95
Temp. settings
(F)
100-140 (5F intervals) 100-140 (5F intervals)
Electric consumption
(Watts)
172 172
Max. vent length
(ft)
100 100
Size
(inch)
28x17x15 28x17x15
Weight
(lbs)
85 85

Summary

The comparison table and features review shows that both models from Noritz NRCP series are almost the same, except the gas input rate and power and maximum flow rate.



(Photos courtesy of Noritz)

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