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Columbus West Branch Now Open!

Famous Supply, one of the largest regional wholesale only distributors of HVAC, Plumbing, PVF and Building Products is pleased to announce that we've opened our 26th branch location in Columbus, Ohio! Located at 4300 Roberts Road, Famous' newest 100,000 square foot branch has a complete inventory for local contractors. Located approximately 10-miles from Famous' Columbus East branch, located at 1356 Cleveland Ave.

Famous Supply of Columbus West features a large; 4,000 sq ft fully stocked self-service counter area, sure to be a great resource for the HVAC, Plumbing and Mechanical, Commercial, Industrial and Building Products contractors. Our pipe depot stocks pipe inventory up to 24". Faster and more efficient Express Will Call and delivery options are available to our Customers. In addition, Famous' newest branch is staffed with a knowledgeable and experienced sales and technical team.

State of Ohio certified training and product training will be offered throughout the year in our Famous University classroom. Training schedules may be found at www.famous-university.com

Bradford White 24/7 Commercial Water Heater Delivery is also available within an approximate 50-mile radius of our Columbus West branch location. Have your Bradford White commercial water heater delivered, set in place and your old water heater removed. Call 855-4HOTWTR (855-446-8987) for information.

A signature Kitchen and Bath Showroom will be coming to Famous Supply of Columbus West later this year. You can expect state-of-the-art design technology, working displays, and factory trained, non-commissioned consultants.

Bradford White Change in Water Heaters

Are you ready? The new 2015 DOE (Department of Energy) Final Rule energy efficiency mandates will require higher Energy Factor (EF) ratings on virtually all residential gas, electric, oil and tankless gas water heaters, completely altering the water heater landscape. These changes will have an impact on how water heaters are manufactured, distributed and installed, affecting manufacturers, wholesalers, installers and customers alike.

While all affected models will see an increase in the EF requirement, the most dramatic changes are in larger capacity models. The DOE established the EF requirement for residential gas and electric water heaters over 55 gallons to drive manufacturers to implement new, more energy efficient technologies. While the new rule does not require a specific technology, the only currently viable options to meet the EF requirement over 55 gallons are heat pump water heaters for electric and high efficiency condensing technology for gas water heaters.

Electric water heaters, already very efficient, will likely require more insulation. This will increase the diameter and/or height of the water heater. Additional insulation may be required for piping and fittings such as drain and T&P valves. For electric water heaters over 55 gallons, the only currently available technology able to meet the EF requirement is a heat pump water heater.

To meet the required minimum EF, gas models may require additional insulation, incorporate newer flue baffling technologies (including flue dampers), incorporate electronic ignition in lieu of the standing pilot, or any combination of these. Again, the likely impact will be an increase in the overall product size, especially in diameter. For gas water heaters over 55 gallons, high efficiency, fully condensing combustion technology will be required. This will mean that line voltage will have to be available, as well as a means for condensate disposal.

Similar challenges are faced with the oil-fired products. Much like gas products, oil-fired water heaters will likely require additional insulation or completely new combustion systems.

Learn more at www.bradfordwhite.com/doe

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Since 1933
, Famous Supply has developed a reputation for distributing high quality products, having professional and knowledgeable Associates, providing exceptional customer service and offering competitive pricing.

Famous Supply has also developed a strong reputation within the indudustry for its breadth of depth of inventory and broad product lines. We’re a family-owned business, and since family is so important to us, we feel a special commitment to the communities where we work.

Our commitment and sense of family extends to every one of our Famous Associates whose expertise includes HVAC, Plumbing, Industrial and Building Products for the residential, commercial and institutional markets.

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