Noritz NRC98-DVLP Tankless Water Heater

Editor rating

5.0/5 on November 1, 2016

User's rating

5 reviews


  • Tankless water heater
  • Excellent quality
  • Advanced safety controls
  • User-friendly features
  • Multiple water pressures to choose from
  • 12-year warranty
  • No standby heat loss
  • Flexible installation
  • Compact, stylish design


  • Expensive
  • Lack of lifetime guarantee


The NRC98-DVLP water heater is one of the best water heaters in the business. It's dependable, versatile, and multifunctional making it the perfect choice for larger homes.

Noritz’s NRC98-DVLP water heater is an indoor, propane gas-powered hot water generator that’s built to last. Encased in highly durable metal construction, this water heater boasts of 0.94 DOE energy factor as well as stable temperature control so the water temp is always nice and hot every time. The NRC98-DVLP also provides a range of water pressures for your enjoyment in the bath.

The NRC98-DVLP doesn’t come with a lifetime warranty, unfortunately, but Noritz does offer a 12-year warranty and 5 years guarantee on parts on top of the 1-year labor. At close to $1,500, we feel that Noritz can do better than this we do agree that the NRC98-DVLP is highly durable. This product is proudly made in Japan and it does exactly what’s advertised. The quality is truly impressive and the compact design makes the NRC98-DVLP a stylish water heater that’ll put out years of enjoyment. This water heater has a built-in PVC adapter as well as CPVC piping for flexible installation.

For the downside, there are not many issues to complain about except the price and the lack of lifetime warranty. We don’t have any problems shelling out a couple of thousand dollars for a quality water heater but we feel that Noritz should at least throw in a lifetime warranty to keep customers’ minds at ease.

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