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You can save up to 10% on your heating bill by simply turning down your thermostat by 1 degree

Frequently Asked QUESTIONS

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Can I add different makes of chimney to my existing chimney system?

No, chimney components from different manufacturers cannot be combined. Code dictates that a chimney system must be comprised of components as certified by one manufacturer. Futhermore, most components are designed in such a way as not to fit correctly if matched with another system's components,  rendering it not only uncertified but extremely unsafe.

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Uponor Plumbing Sytems

Uponor Plumbing Sytems

What is PEX? An Uponor plumbing system features Engel-method crosslinked polyethylene (PEX) tubing. This is a flexible plastic tubing product that has been used for more than 35 years in radiant floor heating, plumbing and fire safety systems.
PEX is classified into three categories: • PEX-a (Engel or peroxide method) • PEX-b (Silane method) • PEX-c (Electron beam or radiation method)
The PEX tubing industry considers Engel-method PEX-a tubing superior because the crosslinking is done during the manufacturing process when polyethylene is in its amorphic state (above the crystalline melting point). Because of this, the degree of crosslinking reaches around 85%, resulting in a more uniform product with no weak links in the molecular chain.
The properties in PEX-a tubing make it the most flexible PEX on the market, allowing for the tightest bend radius available — as little as 3½" for ½" tubing. Its flexibility also greatly reduces the instance of kinked tubing. However, because of the thermal memory of PEX-a, if a kink does occur, a simple shot from a heat gun returns the tubing to its original shape.

Key Benefits :

  • Corrosion resistant
  • Free of metal contaminants
  • Resists pitting and scale buildup
  • Dampens rushing water noise
  • Eliminates water hammer and singing pipes
  • Retains heat in hot-water lines
  • Resists condensation on cold-water lines
  • NSF International Certification for water purity

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