Benefits of a Home Standby Generator Include:

  • Delivers power quickly and automatically during a blackout
  • Allows homeowners to operate their homes, including heating and cooling systems, televisions, computers, and other appliances
  • Allows homeowners to maintain comfort and safety levels during emergenciesITEM ID: GEN 7043
  • Protects the home from dangerous voltage fluctuations and surges when the power returns
  • Operates safely during man-made and natural disasters
  • Affords homeowners peace of mind by ensuring their loved ones are safe during times of emergency

Generac Guardian Series Standby Generators

Mobile Link™ Remote Monitoring FREE with every Guardian Series Home standby generator Allows you to monitor the status of your generator from anywhere in the world using a smartphone, tablet, or PC. Easily access information, such as the current operating status and maintenance alerts. Connect your account to your authorized service dealer for fast, friendly and proactive service. With Mobile Link, you are taken care of before the next power outage.

Up to whole house protection with the 200-amp, NEMA 3R (aluminum outdoor enclosure) smart switch.

5 Year Limited Warranty for automatic standby generators.

ITEM ID:  GEN 7039True Power™ Technology delivers best-in-class power quality with less than 5 percent total harmonic distortion for clean, smooth operation of sensitive electronics and appliances.

Generac generators and engines are engineered and assembled in the USA.

Generac's G-Force Engine is a purpose-built, pressure-lubricated engine capable of handling the rigors of generator use, resulting in power that’s more reliable and requires less routine maintenance than any competitive engine. 

Quiet-Test™ Self-Test Mode runs at a lower RPM for a five or twelve minute test, making generators significantly quieter than other brands while consuming less fuel.

24/7/365 Customer Support Team standing by all day, every day from our headquarters in Wisconsin to answer any questions you might have.

Our RhinoCoat™ powder-coated finish helps make corrosion-resistant aluminum perfect for all weather conditions.Generac 7039 Inside2

Generac’s Evolution™ Controller features a multilingual LCD display that allows users to monitor battery status and track maintenance intervals to ensure your generator is always in top operating condition.

What Temperature Should a Water Heater Be Set?

Your water heater accounts for approximately 18% of your home’s energy bill. If your water heater is set too high, your energy bill will unnecessarily high each month. On the reverse side, if your water heater is set too low your water may not get hot enough causing short showers, or worse, be at risk of growing bacteria.  If you have a water heater with a tank, you are paying to keep the water in the tank hot around the clock. Even at 3 a.m., when everyone in the house is fast asleep, your water heater is warming the water for your use. You can save a little energy and money by decreasing the water heater’s burden. 

Don’t set your water heater to anything below 120 degrees, as diseases, particularly Legionnaires' Disease, can develop in the stagnant water inside the water heater, which is quite dangerous.

What is the best temperature range for your water heater? The EPA recommends 120 degrees for several reasonsITEM ID:  AME E6N-40R

1)  It’s hot enough to keep diseases at bay

2)  It’s not too hot to cause scalding burns

3)  It will supply enough hot water for most small families and is relatively energy-efficient.

    • ITEM ID: AME G6240T40However, the best setting for you could vary based on a few factors.

Factors That Affect Hot Water Temperature Setting

These factors are not affected by the kind of plumbing you have (PEX, PVC or copper), how the water is heated (gas or electric) or even if you a tankless water heater.

  • Homeowners with a dishwasher that does not pre-heat the water may want to set their water heater to 140 degrees.ITEM ID: AME GT-140-NIH
  • Elderly homeowners or those with small children may want to keep the temperature at 120 degrees. Elevated water temperatures can quickly burn children.
  • Homes with occupants who have a suppressed immune system or respiratory disease should keep the hot water set to 140 degrees.
  • In general, for those who live alone, aim for a lower temperature in the acceptable range since the demand for hot water is less and it saves money.
  • For those who live in a large household, aim for a higher temperature to accommodate the increased demand for hot water.
  • If you want to save money, for every 10 degrees you turn down the water tank thermometer, you can save 3 to 5 percent on your energy bill.

Still undecided? Set it at 120 degrees and increase the temperature in small increments until you find the perfect shower temperature.

What are Some Factors to Consider when purchasing a Bathroom Exhaust Fan?

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1) Size of your bathroom

One of the most important decisions that you will need to make when it comes to choosing the right bathroom exhaust fan concerns the size of your bathroom. Since bathroom exhaust fans are sized and rated by their ability to move air in a certain amount of cubic feet per minute (CFM), make sure it's one that will be adequate for the size of your bathroom.  A fan that's too small won't remove moisture and odors efficiently and will need to run longer, increasing wear on the motor. 

 A 50-square foot or smaller bathroom needs a 50 CFM fan. For bathrooms between 50 and 100 square feet, estimate approximately 1 CFM per square foot.  If your bathroom is larger than 100 square feet, tally the CFM requirements for the individual fixtures to estimate your needs. Plan for 50 CFM for each toilet, tub or shower and 100 CFM for a jetted tub.

The Broan 678 (pictured on the left) is a 50 CFM, 2.5 Sones, Vent/Light Combination.

2) Installation

Once you have chosen where you want the bathroom fan to be located, you will need to choose a model with the appropriate size duct adapter for your home’s ductwork.  As venting into the attic will cause moisture problems, it is important to always install bathroom fans so that they vent air outside of the home through the ductwork and the nearest soffit.

3) Exhaust Fan FeaturesBroan 655

Many bathroom fans on the market today come with different features that might be ideal for your specific needs. Some of the features that newer models may offer include integrated lights, built-in heaters, and motion sensors.

4) Level of Noise

In considering bathroom exhaust fans, you will want to pay close attention to the sone rating (the measurement of sound).  One sone is about equal to the sound of a refrigerator.

The Broan 655 (pictured on the right) is a 70 CFM, 4.0 Sones, 1300W Heater/Vent/Light combination.


BroanFG500NS5)  Upgrading your Grille without replacing the Exhaust Fan

Is your current exhaust fan still working, but you need to upgrade the grille?  The Broan FG500NS is a unique lighted ventilation fan grille which allows you to upgrade your non-lighted ventilation fan or tired incandescent fan/light into a sleek fan/light with bright, efficient LED lighting quickly and easily. This lighted grille is designed with fewer ventilation slots to stay clean longer and is a crisp, bright white to coordinate with today’s popular ceiling paint colors.  Installation in only 5 minutes!

 Kitchen and Bath Showroom in Our Jackson Store


Whether you are a homeowner outfitting an entire house, a professional referring your customers, or a do-it-yourselfer replacing a single faucet, our kitchen and bath showroom is the perfect fit for all of your needs.Faucets

Let our knowledgeable showroom consultant work with you to create the bath and kitchen of your dreams.

BR Supply showroom plumbing tubs showers faucets toilets brizo maax

We offer a wide selection of freestanding tubs, faucets, sinks and everything in between to make your kitchen, bar, laundry, and bath exactly what you have been wanting.

We partner with our clients to achieve a beautiful, yet functional space that fulfills your needs while staying within your budget.

Our showroom is located within our Jackson store at 1133 US 45 Bypass.  The showroom is open Monday - Friday from 8 am until 5 pm, and Saturday by appointment. 


Question:  Does BR Supply stock electric tankless water heaters?


In addition to gas and electric tank water heaters and gas tankless water heaters, we also stock electric tankless water heaters.  There are several advantages of tankless water heaters.  Heat water instantly where you use it, so you don’t have to waste water waiting for the water to heat up.  Tankless water heaters last longer than any other water heater, lasting over 20 years while other heaters only last 10-15. Water Heater storage tanks can rust but since Eemax water heaters are tankless you have no rust issues over time. Heats water instantly when you want it, instead of having to keep water hot 24/7.  This means no standby heat loss. Tankless water heaters generate instant hot water without a storage tank, but the water flow rate can be lower so get the tankless water heater that can handle your needs.EEM HA018240

With the Eemax HomeAdvantage II line (we currently stock 3 sizes), you can bring home all of the performance and quality that have made Eemax tankless water heaters the proven choice for plumbing professionals around the world.  Eemax tankless water heaters are up to 90% smaller than a water heater tank, letting you put them anywhere you need hot water. You’ll get endless hot water on demand, any time you want it!  HomeAdvantage II’s advanced heating technology gives you hot water faster and more reliably without wasting energy. With its patented self-modulating technology, it only uses the necessary amount of energy to heat the water needed, nothing more. All of these factors come together to create big impact that’s good for you and good for the environment.



The LavAdvantage line of tankless water heaters by Eemax are the latest innovation in thermostatic water heating technology. Designed to easily replace old flow-controlled heaters in the field, these electric point-of-use units offer you multi-directional mounting, enhanced temperature control, and incredibly efficient heating.



With the Eemax AutoBooster, homeowners have the opportunity to transform their water heating infrastructure for the better. AutoBooster provides more hot water by getting 45 percent more capacity from a conventional storage tank water heater.  The Eemax AutoBooster installs directly onto the hot water outlet of a tank water heater. AutoBooster senses the temperature of the tank’s outlet and starts heating when the tank’s outlet temperature drops below the AutoBooster’s set activation point.  AutoBooster is not a replacement for ITEM ID: EEM HATB007240your existing water heater – rather, it works with your tank to heat water when your tank alone cannot keep up with demand.  When an AutoBooster is installed on an existing electric water heater tank, there’s no additional electrical infrastructure. Additional wiring may be required for a gas tank installation.