Navien – Past and Present

Winter is here and the demand for Navien Tankless Water Heaters and Navien Combi units has never been higher.  However, as with the changing of the seasons, Navien has  updated some of their current model’s, as well as added a new product line.  Here’s what’s new:

Navien CH-210ASME

Navien CH-210ASME

In addition to the NR (residential) and NP (premium) models Navien now offers the NPE line of tankless water heaters.  The NPE models are most similar to the NP’s as they are both considered commercial units with a max water temp of 180 degrees.  The NPE’s, like  both the NP’s and NR’s, are manufactured as three separate model based on their max BTU output.  The 180, 210, and 240 models have a max BTU output of 150,000, 180,000, and 199,000 respectively for all three product lines.  The biggest difference between the NPE line and the others, besides its sleek new design, is the gas connection.  The NPE’s offer a 1/2″ gas connection with 2″ PVC piping, as opposed to a minimum 3/4″ connection and 3″ solid core PVC piping for both the NR and NP lines.  The addition of the NPE line now gives Navien more variety when it comes to installation capabilities, making it easier for consumers to find the perfect water heater for their home.

Navien NPE-240A

Navien NPE-240A

Aside from the water heaters Navien has also made big changes with their widely acclaimed combination boilers.  Similar to the water heaters the combi boilers are offered as 180, 210, and 240 models with the only real difference being the BTU output.  The 240 model used to be offered in both the regular version and ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) version –  the difference being the ASME models consist of higher grade internal parts making them ASME certified and more suitable for commercial applications.  In 2012 Navien discontinued production of all their regular combi boilers and shifted their resources into manufacturing ASME models only.  All combi boilers (180, 210, and 240) are now offered only as ASME certified models.  Although the price point is slightly higher, the better grade materials ensure that the units will last longer and function properly through the entire warranty period (10 years on the hear exchanger/5 years on other parts).

When it comes to providing heat for your home (radiant and domestic) Navien remains at the top  in both innovation and design.  With their high efficiency rating and industry leading warranty the Navien units are a clear choice for anyone looking for the best.  If last year was any indication 2013 should be a “hot” one for Navien water heaters and combination boilers.




Burnham Alpine Boilers

Burnham AlpineThe Burnham Alpine boiler Series are Stainless steel, gas fired condensing water boilers. Available in a standard floor mount options as well as select models available in wall mount versions.

The Burnham Boiler Alpine Series are available for use with Liquid Propane and Natural Gas, and have a 96% efficiency rating.

Also featured with this line of Burnham Boilers is the Sage 2.1 Boiler control system, with a backlit LCD touchscreen that provides diagnostics and troubleshooting information.

The Burnham Alpine Boiler series comes in 7 different sizes with a 96% efficiency rating you will find one that will work for your use. To help understand the model you may need to order i will go further in explaining the model numbers and what they mean.

For example ALP080F-2G02, the first 6 digits of this code simply refer to the model (size) of the unit, so that is an Alpine series boiler that has a BTU input rate of 80,000 as displayed by the numbers 080. The F at the end of that number represents the install type of the model. F stands for floor mounted where as if it was a W it would be wall mounted.

So now that we have a basic understanding of what the code means leading up to the – lets go into the the last 4 digits which represent the circulator thats included with the model, as well as the elevation of use for the Burnham Boiler.

ALP080F-2G02, the first two digits after the – are for the circulator, with the Burnham Alpine series we have two different circulators that are available with the units. 2G means that the Grundfos UPS 15-58 FRC Circulator is included, where as a 2T would represent the Taco 0010 Circulator being included instead.

The last two digits of the model number Represent the elevation at which this Burnham Alpine Boiler is to be used at. Below represents the two digit code and what elevation above sea level those represent.

02 = 0 – 2000 Feet above sea level

07 = 0 – 7000 Feet above sea level

27 = 2000 – 7000 Feet above sea level

70 = 7000 – 10,000 Feet above sea level

Below are some popular models in the Burnham Alpine Series.

Burnham Alpine ALP105 83,000 BTU Condensing Wall Mount Boiler 2k ALP105W-2T02

Burnham Alpine ALP150 119,000 BTU Condensing Floor MountBoiler 2k ALP150F-2T02

Burnham Alpine ALP080 63000 BTU Condensing Wall Mount Boiler 2K ALP080W-2T02

For a full selection please browse the Burnham Alpine Boilers page