Noritz CB Series Review

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Explore the combination boilers from Noritz CB series, designed for water and space heating in residential homes. Built as the indoor models only, CB series is found in two sizes; CB199 and CB180. Both models are designed with the condensing and tankless technology, that can be installed only indoor, utilizing direct vent (DV) system.


Noritz CB models overview

Noritz CB boilerNoritz CB boilers come as; CB199-DV that operates with the power ranging from 18,000 BTU to the maximum of 199,000 BTU (Turndown Ratio of 6.7) and water flow of 9.3 GPM, and the smaller CB180-DV model that is able to produce up to 180,000 BTU (Turndown Ratio of 5.6) and water flow of 9.1 GPM.

High hot water delivery rate ensures an effective whole house water and space heating using the radiator, baseboard, and radiant hydronic systems. Both models are recommended for homes with up to 4 baths.


Generating hot water for space heating

Noritz CB boilers are also designed for space heating allowing the maximum gas input of 120,000 BTU for the CB199 model, and 100,000 BTU for the CB180 models, reaching the temperatures from 100 F to 180 F.

Efficient heating

Both combination boilers utilize three stainless heat exchangers; primary, secondary and DHW plate heat exchanger, and with the help of condensing technology are able to produce high 95% efficiency, making the units Energy Star compliant and great energy savers. And with the built-in outdoor temperature reset control the temperature settings automatically change when the outside temperature change, therefore improving the efficiency and performance.

Internal pump

The boilers are equipped with the internal circulation pump for the heating loop to ensure sufficient water flow through the heat exchanger and the system.

Control panel

The control panel located at the front of the unit allows easy control and monitoring of the heating parameters. The function buttons allow users to turn the unit ON, OFF or cancel, dial button to set and change the DHW and heating temperature and large display to show the temperature, time, heating mode, icon display and error codes during failure.


As the CB water heaters are built for the indoor use only, the venting system for removing the exhaust gases out is a must. The units are factory built to utilize the DV system with the PVC and CPVC pipes, 2" or 3" in diameter and maximum 100 ft. in length, while with the appropriate kit these are capable of using the single vent (SV).

Safety features

The Noritz CB series uses the following safety features:

  • Flame rod
  • Automatic overheat protection device

  • Gas leak detector sensor

  • Water leak detector sensor

  • Exhaust temperature sensor

  • Pressure sensor low water cutoff

  • Heating supply temperature sensor

  • Freeze protection (using the internal pump and burner)


Noritz CB combination boilers come with the 10-year warranty on the heat exchangers. These models are recommended for homeowners who prefer having one high-efficient unit to supply hot water and provide space heating. The models are the great solution for those homeowners wanting to replace an old, tank-type water heater while taking the advantage of the easy handling and installation and saving the floor space for other use.

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