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.

 

 

 

Mr. Steam

Mr. Steam towel warmers, both extremely innovative and efficient, are truly the Rolls Royce of towel warmers, this much we have learned.   The W216 in polished chrome, which is part of Mr. Steam’s 200 Series of towel warmers, has been a fantastic addition to our new bathroom.  The unit is extremely sturdy and the top notch craftsmanship of welded steel is evident, plus it’s super quiet and efficient, running off of a standard 120v household circuit.  We have a wall model that works exceptionally well with our bathroom however you can also choose from floor and pivoting models as well.  When considering your next towel warmer, make it a Mr. Steam towel warmer!

As far as residential steam generators, the Mr Steam MS 400 steam generator is nothing short of an amazing unit.    Why not feel like you’re on vacation 365 days a year?  The Mr. Steam MS400E affords us the opportunity of having a personal spa in our in the comfort of our own home.  Having the luxury of being able to end the day with a stress-reducing, relaxing steam shower is truly amazing!  Another great Mr. Steam generator model is the Mr. Steam MS225E.  Mr. Steam also offers a large variety of matching AromaSteam heads in many finish options (polished brass, polished chrome,  polished nickel, stain nickel, oil rubbed bronze, antique brass, matte black) which evenly distribute steam and essential aroma oils, and easy to use Mr. Steam Butler packages, both square and round options available, including LED digital displays for programmable time and temperature.  Another super cool feature is their HomeWizard technology, which allows you to activate your steam generator remotely with an iPod, iPad, smart phone or desktop computer!  Also, their AutoFlush system drains the unit automatically, no activation required.  Ideal locations for the steam generators are usually heated attics or basements, vanity cabinets and closets.  What’s also fantastic about Mr. Steam is that they live up to their reputation in the industry, offering top-notch customer and technical service, as they are readily available to help with operating and installation questions.

Home Perfect is also having a limited time sale on Mr. Steam – Use Coupon Code STEAM16 for 16% Off

Brizo Faucets I am in Love with You

You know that feeling you get when you see something amazing for the first time? That wonder and amazement? That is how I felt the first time I picked up a Brizo catalog.  There are SO many collections to suit all design preferences whether contemporary, traditional or transitional.

Brizo Talo Stainless SteelWhen looking at Brizo Faucets, the first faucet that comes to mind is the Brizo Talo single handle kitchen faucet. This amazing floral inspired design is a striking centerpiece to your sink area. Avalable with Brizo’s Smart Touch® technology, you may set the temperature and flow before hand and then simply turn it on with a light touch to the faucet from your wrist, forearm.  This is a revolutionary feature because it allows you to turn on the faucet without getting it dirty or creating unsanitary conditions.  The part number for this amazing faucet is 64003LF an it comes in five different finishes: Chrome, Stainless, Venetian Bronze, Brilliance Brushed Bronze, and Brilliance Polished Nickel.

So I bought my Brizo Faucet (in Stainless Steel) and paired it with an Elkay Sink. The sink i bought was an Elkay EFU221510 zero radius single bowl sink. I wish I was lying when I say that I kissed my granite countertop when the job was done. The combination was stunning.  I could not be happier with my kitchen after this renovation.

Toto Neorest – A Tribute

I’ve been using Toto toilets in my home for years, which is why I always recommend them to my customers.  I purchased my first Toto toilet based on a friend’s recommendation.  He assured me I would be very happy with the Japanese made product.  Innovative design, precise engineering and water saving technology places Toto ahead of the competition.Toto Neorest 550

Just last Christmas I purchased a Toto Neorest 550 MS980CMG High Performance Dual Flush One-Piece Toilet (as a gift to myself).  It has made going to the bathroom a whole new experience.  The cleaning and heating features make using the toilet a pleasure.  I also really like the dual-flush technology, which saves a lot of water.  Plus, when I walk into the bathroom, the toilet automatically opens, which is really cool.  Now when I wake up in the morning I actually look forward to getting out of bed because using my Toto Neorest toilet is so awesome!

Sandy Times

Lower Manhattan During Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy was the most devastating storm to ever hit the NY region.  As a result, thousands if not millions of people are still without power and many have lost their homes.  I’m fortunate enough to have emerged relatively unscathed.  I hope that you and your loved ones were not affected negatively by this terrible storm.  At Home Perfect, we’re here to help you through the relief period. Should you need a Sump Pump, water heater or anything else that can make life more convenient at a time like this, don’t hesitate to give us a call.  If you lost power and have a flooded basement,  I would recommend ordering:

Zoeller 503 Home Guard Backup Pump 503-0005

We also have a wide variety of water heaters in stock if your current heater has failed and are without hot water.  While disasters like Sandy are tragic, it’s times like these that people pull together and are at their best.  We embody this principle at Home Perfect and wish to let you know that we are here for you if you need us.  Thank you for your continued business.

Delta Touch Faucets – Touch2o Technology Turns Faucet On & Off

A Delta Touch Faucet is a fantastic innovation for your kitchen.  Delta Touch2o Faucets bring water with the ease of a simple touch.  Here are a few we love!

“At Delta® faucet, we believe there are better ways to experience water. This conviction goes beyond design to incorporate smart thinking that anticipates people’s needs.”

Delta Faucets has certainly lived up to that line. They have always been one of the major faucet & shower brands when its come to Kitchen Faucets and Bath Faucets products. Now Delta has changed the game and introduced a new way of “experiencing water” with its Touch2O Technology.

Turn on a Kitchen Faucet or Bathroom Faucet  with just a simple touch anywhere on the handle or spout. Don’t you hate when your hands are dirty – why bring your handle or knobs into the mess?! Just touch the spout or handle. You control water temperature and flow with the handle. Touch2o faucets even remember the temperature you like!  Once you turn it on the temperature of the water is the same as the last time you used it.  Delta Touch Faucets do use batteries so make sure you always have an extra pair ready because you’re going to find yourself just touching your faucet repeatedly because of how cool it is. I do it every day.  ;)

Let me elaborate further – I’m a huge foodie and I love to cook.   when I’m in the kitchen I either have my hands covered in sauce or some type of mix.   Its crazy how nobody has been able to invent something like this until now.  Something a lot of people do on a regular basis, which is why these have soared immensely in popularity. I give Delta Faucet Company’s new Touch2O Technology Two ( clean ) Thumbs Up!

We here at Homeperfect are always making sure our customers get the latest and greatest. So of course we have Delta’s entire Touch2O product line at the lowest prices possible. Here are the ones that get my vote:

 

- Julio