Navien NPE-A

    Navien’s Premium Condensing Tankless Gas Water Heater (NPE-A)

    What makes the NPE-A version different than the Navien NPE-S tankless?

    NPE-A means Advanced – With a buffer tank and re-circulation built in.

    NPE-S means Standard – No buffer tank or re-circ pump included.

    Well Navien has made a few changes and reworked a bit of the design but basically the systems reliability remains very high.  First off they have split the names and models of their tankless systems up.  The NPE-A and the NPE-S each have three units consisting of the 180, 210, and, 240. The letter A and letter S are added to the end and represent whether the system has the buffer tank and re-circulation pump (NPE-A) or if it doesn’t (NPE-S).

    Why would you need the NPE-A?

    1. Is your house large and the time it takes to get hot water from one side to the other necessitates that you have a re-circulation loop?
    2. Do you hydronically heat floors or some part of your home? The NPE-A can do small heating jobs as well.
    3. Are you planning to add heat to your bathroom floors, or maybe a towel warmer in your bathroom?
    4. If you said yes to any of the above the NPE-A is likely your best choice for a tankless.

    New Generation Navien Tankless

    Pricing and Quotes For The Navien NPE-A

    Venting, water lines, gas lines, and various other factors can change the price enough that it makes it hard to give an exact price without seeing the installation location.  We offer 100% accurate and free quotes good for 30 days.  Give us a call to schedule a tech to come out to your home today.

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    • Ultra Condensing Efficiency

      • Navien’s Condensing Technology offers the highest efficiency available.
      • Money & Energy savings over traditional water heaters.
    •  Two Stainless Steel Heat Exchangers
      • These provide the tankless with a longer life expectancy.
      •  Highly resistant to corrosion compared to copper heat exchangers.
      • Reduced minerals deposits with stainless steel.
    •  Low NOx Emissions (≤ 20ppm)
      • Newly designed burner delivers a consistent air/gas mixture improving combustion efficiency.
      • Greater efficiency reduces emissions and reduces green house gases.
      • This new tankless complies with SCAQMD 1146.2 strict NOx emissions standards.
    •  2” PVC, CPVC, Polypropylene Venting Up To 60’
      • 2” venting option allows for a flue to be pulled through the existing vent.
      • 3” vents can be used up to 150’ with standard 2” x 3” adapters.
    •  Utilize Existing 1/2″ Gas Line
      • The negative pressure gas valve and fan with dual venturi operation allows for better adaptability in low gas pressure applications.
      • These upgrades make it possible for the NPE to be installed with ½” gas lines up to 24’ long.
    •  Field Convertible
      • NPE models allow for easy convertibility from Natural Gas to Propane.
    •  Reduced Water Pressure Drop
      • Revised water path minimizes water pressure drop with a shorter distance.
      • This new design makes maintenance and service easier in the field.
    •  Intelligent Preheating Technology
      • Recognizes hot water usage patterns to intelligently provide hot water when needed.


    Residential Applications

    Heat Exchangers – 15 years

    Parts and Components – 5 years

    Labour – 1 year

    Commercial Applications

    Heat Exchangers – 10 years

    Parts and Components – 3 years

    Labour – 1 year

    Specifications For The Navien NPE-180A

    Data FieldsNPE-180A
    Heat Capacity (Input)Natural Gas15,000-150,000 BTU/h
    Heat Capacity (Input)Propane Gas15,000-150,000 BTU/h
    Energy Factor NG / LPG (DOE)0.97/0.97
    Flow Rate (DHW)35F (19C) Temp Rise8.4 GPM (32 L/m)
    Flow Rate (DHW)45F (25C) Temp Rise6.5 GPM (25 L/m)
    Flow Rate (DHW)77F (43C) Temp Rise3.8 GPM (14 L/m)
    Dimensions17.3″(W) x 27.4″(H) x 11.4″(D)
    Weight75 lbs (34kg)
    Installation TypeIndoor or Outdoor Wall-Hung
    Venting TypeForced draft direct vent
    IgnitionElectronic Ignition
    Water Pressure15-150 PSI
    Natural Gas Supply Pressure (from source)3.5″-10.5″ WC
    Propane Gas Supply Pressure (from source)8″-13″ WC
    Natural Gas Manifold Pressure (min to max)-0.04″ WC to -0.84″ WC
    Propane Gas Manifold Pressure(min to max)-0.03″ WC to -0.50″ WC
    Minimum Flow Rate0 GPM (0 L/m)
    Connection SizesCold Water Inlet3/4″ NPT
    Connection SizesHot Water Outlet3/4″ NPT
    Connection SizesRecirculation Inlet3/4″ NPT
    Connection SizesGas Inlet3/4″ NPT (Suitable for use with 1/2″ rigid gas pipe; refer to installation manual for sizing criteria)
    Power SupplyMain Supply120 V AC, 60Hz
    Power SupplyMaximum PowerConsumption200W (max 2A), 350W (max 4A) with external pump connected
    MaterialsCasingCold rolled carbon steel
    MaterialsHeat ExchangersPrimary & Secondary Heat Exchanger: Stainless Steel
    VentingExhaust– 2″ or 3″ PVC
    – CPVC
    – Polypropylene 2″ or 3″ Special Gas Vent Type BH (Class II, A/B/C)
    VentingIntake– 2″ or 3″ PVC
    – CPVC
    – Polypropylene 2″ or 3″ Special Gas Vent Type BH (Class II, A/B/C)
    VentingVent Clearances0″ to Combustibles
    Safety Devices– APS
    – Ignition Operation Detector
    – Water Temperature High Limit Switch
    – Exhaust Temperature High Limit Sensor
    – Power Surge Fuse

    Heat Exchanger

    Navien tankless water heaters utilizes dual stainless steel heat exchangers, providing 3.8 to 4.5 times longer life-expectancy and erosion resistance over the copper heat exchangers used in other tankless brands. Navien’s heat exchangers operate with relatively low water temperature, minimizing damage from hard water conditions and maintains efficiency levels. Its always important to have your tankless flushed once every 2 years or so to remove any buildup from within the heat exchangers.


    Because of Navien’s high efficiency the tankless can be vented in PVC piping. Basically excess heat is exhausted with all the combustion gasses in conventional tank systems but a Navien uses this to further heat the water. This results in significantly lower exhaust temperatures and allows for the use of PVC exhaust vent piping.

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