Pexheat offers PEX Tubing, for use in radiant floor heating and Domestic water plumbing. Browse our catalog for tubing.
Why PEX Tubing
PEX Tube is excellent for potable water distribution systems but it has revolutionized underfloor heating since the time it has emerged in the market. PEX is made from a cross linked (stabilized) high density polyethylene (HDPE) polymer. Or popularly known as PEX. The HDPE is melted and continuously extruded into tube. PEX tubes are flexible, resistant to scale and chlorine, doesn't corrode or develop pinholes, is faster to install than metal or rigid plastic, and has fewer connections and fittings. All PEX Tubing sold at Pexheat.com goes through thorough testing before shipping. Some of our manufactures also provide "replacement" warranties if the product should fail after installation. You can feel confident using PEX tube in your next radiant floor or domestic water system installation.
PEX Tubing for Radiant Floor Heat
Radiant floor heating has been used for centuries. However, the reason for the decline of the use of radiant floor heating in homes and other dwellings in the 1900's was because many floor heating systems that were installed in the using copper tubing or steel pipe. These floor heating systems failed due to metal fatigue or chemical incompatibilities with concrete. The leaks were often difficult or impossible to find and correct. However, PEX tubing changed all this. During the 60s, researchers in Europe discovered the new polymer material called cross-linked polyethylene, or "PEX" for short. Nothing compares to the comfort and warmth of a radiant heat system in your home and hydronic floor heating systems using tubing are the most affordable easiest to install. PEX radiant floor systems heat the room by passing hot water through PEX tubes which are installed in the concrete slab, attached under the floor or installed in sleepers above the floor. Radiant heat PEX Tubing is created to high ASTM standards and usually performs 2 to 3 times the ASTM temperature/burst pressure ratings printed on the tubing and are capable of withstanding the significant temperature changes a floor heating system requires.
PEX Tubing : Advantages & Applications
PEX Tubing is very easy to install and very cost effective. It is cheaper than conventional copper plumbing, and has an exceptional track record when it comes to performance and durability. PEX tube has significant advantages over conventional metal pipes like copper, iron, or lead piping. It can also substitute for hard plastic pipe systems. It has had very positive reviews by architecture and building groups since it was launched and has gained fast acceptance by the building trades. It is currently one of the most commonly used heating pipe in the industry. All customers are more than happy with the performance and durability of PEX tubing for underfloor heating applications as well as Domestic Potable Plumbing systems.
PEX Tubing : Economical Solutions
PEX tubes are cheaper than other materials used in radiant floor heating. For example the prices of metals are all time high and are growing each passing day. PEX tubing on the other hand is cost effective as well installation time is comparatively less.
With a great combination of superior PEX Tubing products and excellent service, Pexheat is one of the renowned underfloor heating companies in the industry.