Noritz NRC83 Tankless Water Heater

The Noritz NRC83 has a maximum 8.3 GPM with an Energy Star .92 Energy Factor with natural gas and .94 with LP gas. This whole-house tankless water heater will easily meet the demands of homes with 1-2 bathrooms, though you’ll get greater capacity in warm climates than you will in cold climates. It will handle the demand of water being used at 2 locations at the same time.

This Noritz NRC83 tankless water heater review gives you information you can use to evaluate this model for your home or business. Use all the tankless water heater reviews on this site to compare models and their features.

The Noritz NRC83 is powered by a 157,000 BTU burner that can keep hot water flowing continuously at an impressive rate. This is actually the smallest of the Noritz Eco Tough tankless heaters, a series that includes the Noritz NRC111 (11.1 GPM) and the Noritz NRC98 (9.8 GPM). Check out those units if your home has 3-4 bedrooms and you’ve got a very active household. All Eco Tough water heaters are suitable for light-commercial duty too.

This Energy Star efficiency is achieved using Noritz condensing technology. The escaping exhaust gases travel through a second heat exchanger where more heat is drawn out and used to preheat the incoming water. The result is cool exhaust that can be vented through standard PVC. Side-exhausting through a wall rather than having to run pipe through the roof cuts down on time and cost. Your professional installer will get the job done more quickly with fewer materials, and that will save you money.

The Noritz NRC83 has a remote controller to make it easy to adjust the temperature from a distance. It comes with a mounting kit so that you can anchor it to any wall for added convenience. Noritz backs this unit with the same warranty that covers the other Eco Tough models, a 12-year heat exchanger warranty, 5-year parts warranty and 1-year labor warranty. When you maintain this unit as directed, and clean it periodically, it should last 15-20 years and possibly more.

There is little to complain about with this model, though it is fairly expensive. The tradeoff is much lower energy use and bills along with greater durability. It will last twice as long as many tank-style hot water heaters while saving you hundreds of dollars a year in energy costs. If you’ve got a 1-2 bedroom home and want the on-demand convenience and energy savings of a whole-house tankless water heater, the Noritz NRC83 should meet or exceed your expectations.

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