The New Noritz Outdoor Conversion Kit For NRCP Tankless Water Heaters Has Arrived
You can now install your NRCP tankless water heater outside! In an effort to lower installation time and costs and boost flexibility for contractors and consumers. Introducing the New Noritz Outdoor Conversion Kit for the NRCP condensing unit.
The VCK-NRCP kit comes with (1) an outdoor vent cap assembly with decorative plate and packing, (2) an exhaust pipe with an adaptor and bracket, (3) a bird screen to protect the exhaust aperture, and (4) an outdoor front cover with cap and sealing, an extension cable, screws and an instruction manual.
For consumers living in warmer parts of the country, such as the south and west, the outdoor kit provides greater installation flexibility (The water heater is designed to automatically prevent freezing to temperatures of 5F°/-15°C). If they want to save space inside their homes, they can now locate the NRCP unit outside. The provided extension cable still allows the unit’s control panel to be installed inside the home for continued convenience.
Furthermore, the outdoor vent cap and cover will ensure that the elements do not damage the unit. In fact, placed outdoors, the unit has been tested to withstand 20-30 inches of water per hour—literally buckets-full.
For contractors, the outdoor conversion kit allows for reduced installation time and costs. Indoor units require venting to be run from the inside to the outside, which in turn involves additional materials and added labor. The outdoor conversion kit eliminates this extra time and cost because it allows the NRCP unit to vent directly into the open air. The aforementioned protective screen keeps birds and other small animals out.
The outdoor conversion kit adds yet another benefit to an already well-equipped water heater. A circulating pump inside the unit keeps hot water close to the outlet — such as a shower head — minimizing the wait and, therefore, the waste of unused potable water down the drain. Saving water, in this case, is extremely beneficial because recirculation also avoids wasting the energy used to heat that water. Learn more about hot water recirculation.
For more information on the NRCP unit, please visit https://www.noritz.com/blog/understanding-benefits-nrcp-line-tankless-water-heaters/
The NRCP outdoor conversion kit becomes available this month (December 2016) from Noritz. Remember also that by switching to a tankless water heater, you can qualify for sizeable federal and/or state energy rebates. Find more information about energy rebates on Noritz tankless water heaters.