New Home Efficiency from the Ground up: PEX Plumbing

Like most industries, the home building industry continues to innovate and improve upon home building standards. American Life Homes strives to utilize the best home building practices and incorporates the highest quality materials. We build homes that you love and we build them to last. One way we put this to practice is in the use of PEX plumbing in every home.

What is PEX?

colorful-PEX-Plumbing-PipesPEX, Cross-linked polyethylene, is swiftly replacing copper in residential plumbing and growing in popularity among builders and consumers in the know. Home builders and re-modelers  love PEX for its ease of installation and reliability; while homeowners appreciate its resistance to corrosion, and the virtual elimination of leaks.

PEX is easy to spot with its colorful piping, but aside from their bright color, PEX is a very durable plumbing choice, with less chance of future leaks and reliability lasts a lifetime!

Benefits of a PEX Plumbing System

PEX-tubingCorrosion Resistant. PEX does not corrode.  It is unaffected by acidic water, and PEX resists the scale build-up common with copper pipes.
Quiet. PEX pipes are very quiet, you’ll enjoy the fast flow of water, without hammering or excess noise.
Temperature Stability. PEX is resistant to extreme high and low temperatures and PEX is more resistant to freeze-breakage than copper or rigid plastic pipe.
Leak Resistant. PEX plumbing installations because of its flexibility,requires fewer fittings than rigid piping. This means there is less likelihood for leaks to occur at joint connections.
Energy Efficient. PEX tubing does not transfer heat as readily as copper, and so conserves energy, further reducing utility bills!

American Life Homes’ plumbing systems feature PEX-a tubing, which is considered the superior and most flexible tubing type. With a life expectancy of more than 100 years, you can rest assured that your new home will the worry-free haven you want it to be.

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