1. PEXa Costs Less, Stable Pricing
On average, copper piping costs two-to-three times more per foot than PEXa. Because it is a based metal and traded on the world market, the price of copper also fluctuates widely from month-to-month, even week-to-week, making it a wildcard from quote to installation on any job. The proliferation of metal-salvage companies also makes copper an enticing target for job site theft.
2. 0% Mineral Buildup, Protecting Safety of Drinking Water
Aggressive water conditions create water quality issues for copper piping and can compromise structural integrity and flow performance over time. REHAU PEXa resists corrosion, erosion, pitting and scale buildup, which means no reduced flow or pinhole leaks. RAUPEX has been rigorously tested and approved for drinking water safety in accordance with all major building codes.
3. Noise-free, Energy-efficient Operation
RAUPEX’s smooth walls plus our EVERLOC+ fittings provide excellent flow characteristics, reduce pressure loss and absorb pressure surges, thus virtually eliminating the water-hammer clunking, singing and whistling so often associated with copper and CPVC pipes. And if you have ever touched a copper hot-water run, you know it’s hot! PEXa’s lower thermal conductivity delivers hot water from source to fixture with minimal heat loss/condensation, minimal wait time and maximum energy savings.
4. Color Coded for Mistake-free Installation
RAUPEX is available in blue for cold water and red for hot, making it easier to keep plumbing runs straight and prevent costly misconnections during installation. It is also easier for building owners to accurately identify piping for future alterations. Meanwhile, all copper pipe is, well, copper colored and CPVC is white!
5. Sustainable for Reduced Environmental Impact
RAUPEX PEXa requires less energy to produce and leaves a smaller overall carbon footprint than copper. This was the finding of a widely-respected study by the Flemish Institute of Technological Research. The assessment was based on all the processes associated with product life cycle, from manufacturing of raw materials to transforming them into products to transportation to installation to disposal.