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New NCB-H & NFC-H Series

Condensing Tankless Combi-Boilers

Navien combination boilers provide endless hot water, as well as whole house heating for small and large homes

Navien offers two premium combi-boiler series: NCB-H and NFC-H. Both are high efficiency and high capacity, with NFC-H having larger heating output.

NCB-H Series

NCB-H combi boilers offer homeowners higher turndown ratios, wider BTU ranges, longer venting for more flexible installation, an all-new easy-to-use multi-line LCD display with improved controls and intuitive navigation, and an upgraded domestic hot-water module.

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NCB-H Series

Navien NCB-H tankless condensing combi-boiler

NFC-H Series

NFC-H high-efficiency condensing fire tube combi-boiler offer all the features of our NCB-H series plus the highest heating and DHW performance ever built into one compact combi-boiler system.

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NFC-H Series

 Navien NFC-H tankless combi-boiler
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Navien NCB-H Series

Space heating up to 150,000 BTU/h  |  DHW up to 210,000 BTU/h

 

Navien NFC-H Series

Space heating up to 199,900 BTU/h  |  DHW 210,000 BTU/h

NAVIEN GAS COMBI BOILER FEATURES

The ultimate
high efficiency combi-boilers
do it all... from the smallest apartments to larger homes

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the NCB-H Series

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the NFC-H Series

Navien NCB-H and NFC-H tankless combination boilers side by side

BENEFITS OF NAVIEN TANKLESS COMBI-BOILERS

Hot Water Innovation
Homeowners Can Trust

 

  • stainless steel heat exchangers used in NCB-H and NFC-H tankless combi boilers

    Durable heat exchangers

    Navien combi-boiler heat exchangers are built with durable stainless steel to resist corrosion more effectively than copper for a longer service life.

  • domestic hot water stainless steel flat plate heat exchanger for on demand combi boiler

    Low run cost

    A separate stainless steel flat plate heat exchanger for DHW creates one of the highest flow rates for any combi‑boiler in the industry. (5.4 GPM @ 70º temperature rise)

  • person at airport using NaviLink app to control combi-boiler over Wi-Fi

    Remote temperature control

    The NaviLink™ Wi-Fi control system provides access to NCB-H and NFC-H condensing combi-boilers from anywhere in the world

  • tankless combi boiler PVC exhaust vent

    Multiple venting options

    Low exhaust gas temperatures allow the use of PVC, CPVC, polypropylene (rigid and flexible) & stainless steel venting, reducing installation time and costs. The combi system can use 2" venting for up to 60', or 3” venting for up to 150'.

  • woman and man watching TV with tankless combi-boiler mounted on the wall nearby

    Low noise levels

    Installations in or near media rooms, recreation rooms or any living areas of the house are possible with the quiet- running Navien combination boiler and tankless hot water heaters.

  • mercury thermometer alongside digital thermometer displaying 72.5°F

    Precise temperature control

    The sophisticated gas flow control system provides a high turndown ratio, reducing energy waste and excessive combi-boiler cycling while enhancing temperature control for DHW. (NFC-H 11:1 for heating and DHW; NCB-H 6:1 heating, 11:1 DHW)

Combi-Boilers FAQ's

A combi (combination) boiler is designed to heat a building; using hot water (similar to a boiler), and also heat the domestic hot water (DHW) on demand. By having home heating and hot water in one unit, the combi will save space in your home and also save on the initial installation (compared to separate appliances).

A tankless combination boiler provides both space heating and on-demand domestic hot water. In heating mode, water from the space heating system will flow through the heat exchanger and out to the system (similar to a standard boiler). When a domestic hot water demand (open faucet) occurs, water flows through a separate heat exchanger in the combi unit, and a valve inside the unit diverts heating water over to the DHW heat exchanger. Space heating water is used to heat domestic hot water until the demand ends. At the end of the DHW demand, the combi system will switch back to supply space heating. Learn more about how combi-boilers work.

No: inside the combi-boiler is a heat exchanger that separates the space heating flow from the domestic water flow, so the water in the heating system is isolated from the domestic hot water. The only thing that happens in the heat exchanger is heat from the higher temperature space heating water is transferred to the lower temperature domestic water.

Since the combi boiler provides both space heating and domestic hot water all in one unit, it can provide space savings over two or more units. Tankless combi boilers also can provide endless hot water in DHW mode, similar to a tankless water heater. Combi boilers may also reduce installation costs by reducing the number of appliances, possibly reducing the number of wall or roof penetrations required for exhaust and intake piping, and may reduce some of the gas piping requirements.

Combi-boilers do not have any additional installation requirements; compared to installing a condensing boiler and tankless water heater. In fact, compared to installing two separate appliances, the combination gas boiler and hot water heater installation may even have fewer requirements.

When a DHW (domestic hot water) demand happens in a Navien combi boiler, the unit switches from space heating mode over to DHW mode. Referred to as DHW Priority, the unit will allocate its full capacity to heating domestic hot water until demand stops, providing endless hot water. While in DHW Priority mode, space heating is disabled. With a long shower or any extended DHW run-time, the home may cool by a few degrees, but the chances of the home freezing are extremely low.

Combi boilers instantly prioritize heating hot water when there's demand (running a faucet, shower or dishwasher for example). How long it takes the hot water to flow depends on the temperature rise (the difference between the groundwater temperature in your region) and length of piping from the combi boiler to the faucet. Learn more about on-demand/instant hot water heaters.

The heating size of the tankless boiler and water heater is determined by calculating the heat loss of the home, based on the size of the structure, the insulation value of materials, and door/window sizes. Since combi boilers also provide domestic hot water, the flow demand of the hot water fixtures also needs to be calculated to determine the maximum DHW flow required. A combi boiler size is chosen by ensuring that the unit can satisfy both demands. Typically with a combi boiler, the BTU input will be higher for the DHW demand than for the heating load. A qualified contractor can perform a heat loss evaluation and help recommend a proper combi boiler size.

Please see the following attachment on where you can locate your serial number.

1. Locating Serial Number

To reset your Navien combi boiler, press the Back button (back arrow) on the front panel. If resetting the boiler doesn't solve the issue, refer to the troubleshooting section of your user manual or contact Technical Support.

The applicable period for this labor allowance for all tankless combi boiler 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.

Because our tankless combi boilers involve 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.

Navien does not dispatch field technicians directly, but you can use our service locator to find an authorized Navien service technician near you.

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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Explore Tankless Combi-boiler Applications

Navien combi boilers can provide whole house heating for small to large homes, and endless hot water for up to 3 showers and a dishwasher at the same time. With heat inputs up to 199,000 BTU/H, our combi boilers are also compatible with a variety of whole house-heating systems including: 

  • Finned tube baseboards

  • Cast iron baseboards

  • Radiant floor heating

  • Fan coils

  • Radiators

  • Air handlers

Lower energy bills, easier on the planet

 
Navien condensing stainless steel heat exchangers recover extra heat that would be lost in non-condensing combi boilers. The result is a reduction in energy consumption, lower CO2 emissions and low exhaust temperatures allowing the use of less expensive venting materials such as Schedule 40 PVC.

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