NPE-180A2 premium features and benefits
2" PVC venting up to 75 feet
Low exhaust gas temperatures allow use of PVC (including schedule 40 PVC), CPVC, polypropylene (rigid and flexible) and stainless steel venting saving time and costs.Vent Installation Detector (VID) for added safety.
Dual Venturi for field gas conversions. Dual Venturi system creates better combustion control and turndown ratio.
ComfortFlow® NPE-A2 built-in recirculation system
The patented ComfortFlow® system is the first to include a buffer tank, recirculation pump and fine-tuned controls into a tankless water heater.
Dual stainless steel heat exchangers for added durability.
EZNav™ Multi-line control with built-in intuitive software.
1/2" gas pipe capability up to 24' (subject to local codes). Cuts installation time, no need to install new gas lines for retrofit applications.
17.3" W x 27.4" H x 13.2" D (43.9cm W x 69.6cm H x 33.5cm D)
- NSF(Standard 5)
- Low Lead(<0.25%)
- SCAQMD 1146.2(NOx, <20ppm)
- AHRI Number
- Energy star certified
- Uniform Energy Factor(UEF)
- MAX GPM(67°F Rise)
- 4.3 GPM (16.3 l/m)
Annual Energy Consumption* (Residential)
- Natural gas(Therms/Year)
- 196 gal (741.9 l)
- Natural Gas Estimated Operating Cost**
- Propane Estimated Operating Cost**
|35 °F (19.4 °C) rate||8.4 GPM (31.8 l/m)|
|40 °F (22.2 °C) rate||7.4 GPM (28 l/m)|
|45 °F (25 °C) rate||6.5 GPM (24.6 l/m)|
|50 °F (27.8 °C) rate||5.9 GPM (22.3 l/m)|
|55 °F (30.6 °C) rate||5.3 GPM (20.1 l/m)|
|60 °F (33.3 °C) rate||4.9 GPM (18.5 l/m)|
|65 °F (36.1 °C) rate||4.5 GPM (17 l/m)|
|70 °F (38.9 °C) rate||4.2 GPM (15.9 l/m)|
|75 °F (41.7 °C) rate||3.9 GPM (14.8 l/m)|
|80 °F (44.4 °C) rate||3.7 GPM (14 l/m)|
|85 °F (47.2 °C) rate||3.5 GPM (13.2 l/m)|
|90 °F (50 °C) rate||3.3 GPM (12.5 l/m)|
|100 °F (55.6 °C) rate||2.9 GPM (11 l/m)|
|110 °F (61.1 °C) rate||2.7 GPM (10.2 l/m)|
|120 °F (66.7 °C) rate||2.5 GPM (9.5 l/m)|
|130 °F (72.2 °C) rate||2.3 GPM (8.7 l/m)|
|140 °F (77.8 °C) rate||2.1 GPM (7.9 l/m)|
|Natural gas||10,000 - 150,000 BTU/h|
|Propane||10,000 - 150,000 BTU/h|
Lower HERS home index score
U.S. Green Building Council LEED Points
|Water Heater||1 Point|
|Heat Capacity (input)||Natural gas||10,000 - 150,000 BTU/h|
|Propane||10,000 - 150,000 BTU/h|
|Efficiency ratings||UEF (NG & LP)||0.95|
|Flow rate (DHW)||35°F temp rise||8.4 GPM (31.8 l/m)|
|45°F temp rise||6.5 GPM (24.6 l/m)|
|67°F temp rise||4.3 GPM (16.3 l/m)|
|Dimensions||17.3" W x 27.4" H x 13.2" D (43.9cm W x 69.6cm H x 33.5cm D)|
|Boiler weight||73 lbs (33.1 kg)|
|Installation type||Indoor or outdoor wall-hung|
|Venting type||Forced draft direct-vent|
|Water pressure||15-150 PSI (1.055-10.545 kg/cm2)|
|Natural gas supply pressure (from source)||3.5 " WC to 10.5 " WC|
|Propane gas supply pressure (from source)||8 " WC to 13 " WC|
|Natural gas manifold pressure (min-max)||-0.03 " WC to -0.55 " WC|
|Propane gas manifold pressure (min-max)||-0.02 " WC to -0.55 " WC|
|Minimum flow rate||0.5 GPM (1.893 l/m), < 0.01 GPM (0.04 l/m) option*|
|Connection sizes||Cold water inlet||3/4"|
|Hot water outlet size||3/4"|
|Power supply||Main supply||120V AC, 60 Hz|
|Maximum power consumption||200 W (max 2 A), 350 W (max 4 A) with external pump connected|
|Materials||Casing||Cold rolled carbon steel|
Primary heat exchanger: stainless steel
|Venting||Exhaust||2" or 3" PVC, CPVC, approved polypropylene and stainless steel 2" or 3" special gas vent type BH (Class II, A /B/C)|
|Intake||2" or 3" PVC, CPVC, approved polypropylene and stainless steel 2" or 3" special gas vent type BH (Class II, A /B/C)|
|Vent clearances||0" to combustibles|
|High elevations||10,100 feet for both NG or LP gas. Please refer to Installation Manual for additional details and instructions.|
|Safety Devices||Flame rod, APS, ignition operation detector, water temperature high limit switch, exhaust temperature high limit sensor, power surge fuse, burner high limit fuse, vent installation detector (VID)|
*Available for NPE-A2 models configured in an optional ComfortFlow® recirculation mode. Energy consumption will increase when the system is configured for recirculation.
Navien reserves the right to change specifications at any time without prior notice.
Can I use ½” gas pipe with the NPE-2 condensing gas tankless water heater?
½” gas pipe can be used when installing a NPE-2 condensing gas tankless water heater as long as it is sized appropriately.
Pipe size, length of gas pipe, and pressure drop are all factors that affect gas delivery.
Please refer to the National Fuel Gas Code gas pipe sizing table to ensure you have sufficient gas supply for the unit.
Does the NPE-2 condensing tankless gas water heater have to be the first appliance off the gas meter?
No, it is not required that the NPE-2 condensing tankless gas water heater be the first appliance off the gas meter.
It can be installed using the existing infrastructure and can go in place of a traditional tank water heater so long as the gas line is sized appropriately and can deliver sufficient gas supply to the unit.
What type of venting can I use for the NPE-2 condensing tankless gas water heater?
The NPE-2 is approved to be vented with 2”vent material (maximum length of 75 feet, maximum of 6 elbows, and reduce 8 linear feet per 90° elbow). 3” vent material can also be used (maximum length of 150’, maximum of 8 elbows, and reduce 5 linear feet per 90° elbow).
Approved vent materials are PVC Schedule 40, CPVC Schedule 80, Approved Polypropylene, and stainless steel.
Can I use PVC with the NPE condensing tankless gas water heater?
Yes, with the NPE condensing tankless gas water heater you can use PVC Schedule 40, which allows for zero inch clearance to combustibles.
Does the NPE-2 condensing tankless gas water heater include a remote?
Yes, the NPE-2 has built in display and control allowing for simple and easy operation.
What is ComfortFlow technology?
ComfortFlow technology is a proprietary system that incorporates a buffer tank and recirculation pump.
The buffer tank will reduce “cold water sandwich” effects commonly found with tankless products and the recirculation pump will minimize the amount of time required for delivery of hot water to fixtures.
Can the NPE-2 be mounted outdoors?
Yes, the NPE-2 can be mounted outdoors using the Navien Outdoor Vent Kit.
It is recommended the unit only be mounted outdoors in mild climates.
Please follow proper instruction procedures outlines in installation manual.
Is the NPE-2 gas field convertible?
Yes, the NPE-2 is gas field convertible.
The default gas type for the unit will be Natural Gas (NG). To convert the unit for LP use, please use gas conversion kit supplied with unit.
This should only be performed by a qualified service agency in accordance with Navien America’s instructions.
Is there commercial model available for the NPE-2 series?
The NPE-2 is approved for use in residential, commercial, and heating (combination only) applications.
If used in commercial or heating application, the warranty will be adjusted to 8 years on the heat exchanger, 5 years on any other parts, and 1 year labor.
What are Navien Technical Support (800-519-8794) hours of operation?
Monday - Friday
Pacific - 4am-8pm
Mountain - 5am-9pm
Central - 6am-10pm
Eastern - 7am-11pm
Saturday - Sunday - Holidays
Pacific - 5am-5pm
Mountain - 6am-6pm
Central - 7am-7pm
Eastern - 8am-10pm
Where are your offices located in the U.S. and Canada?
Navien Inc. (Headquarters)
Irvine, California 92618
Phone: 800-519-8794, 949-420-0430
Navien America Inc. (Branch Office)
325 Route 70 East
Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08034
Phone: 800-519-8794 Fax: 856-354-5099
Navien America Inc. (Branch Office)
346 Millway Ave. Unit 7
Vaughan, ON L4K 3W1
Phone: 800-519-8794 Fax: 905-532-9976
Where do I locate the Serial Number of my unit?
Please see the following attachment on where you can locate your serial number.
What is the warranty on Navien products?
Details about our residential warranty for Navien’s NPE series tankless water heater, NCB series combi-boiler and NHB series condensing boiler can be found here.
Details about our commercial warranty for Navien’s NPE series tankless water heater and NHB series condensing boiler can be found here.
What are the terms of Navien's labor warranty?
The applicable period for this labor allowance for all water heater models is One (1) year from the effective date.
The payment and amount of any payment are subject to approval at Navien’s sole discretion.
The labor allowance will be paid based on Navien’s schedule of labor allowances.
I am a homeowner and have a problem with my unit. If I call technical support, can they walk me through troubleshooting my unit?
Because our product involves water, electricity, and gas, there is only a limited amount of troubleshooting that can be done with a homeowner/end-user.
We recommend contacting your original installer or a Navien Service Specialist (NSS) to troubleshoot the unit.
NOTE: Charges will apply for service calls outside of 1 year labor period and/or non-warranty issues. Please see terms of our labor warranty.
Does Navien have Field Technicians available to service my unit?
Because our product involves water, electricity, and gas, there is only a limited amount of troubleshooting that can be done with a homeowner/end-user. We recommend contacting your original installer or a Navien Service Specialist (NSS) to troubleshoot the unit. NOTE: Charges will apply for service calls outside of 1 year labor period and/or non-warranty issues. Please see terms of our labor warranty.
I have no error codes on my remote, yet my unit will not produce hot water. What should I do?
The issue is most likely the flow sensor inside the unit is not spinning properly.
We recommend opening and closing the pressure relief valve (should be located near the outlet of the unit). Depending on amount of debris affecting the flow sensor, this may help temporary. We recommend contacted your original installer or an NSS to service the sensor.
I think there is a part that needs to replaced, how do I get a new part shipped out to me?
If you feel like there is an issue with your unit, please have someone contact Navien Technical Support while in front of the unit with your Serial Number ready. We recommend that a license contractor, original installer, or NSS contact is the person who calls us, so we may do in depth troubleshooting to determine if there is a part failure.
Navien Technical Support will be unable to send out parts without registration of product (Serial Number, Date of Installation, Homeowner Information, and Installer Information).
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