Since the beginning of COVID-19, Blue Ridge Energy made the decision to suspend disconnects, waive late fees and offer special payment plans to assist our members and customers during this difficult time. While the decision had already been made to extend these special circumstances until August, Gov. Cooper issued a new Executive Order 142 on May 30 outlining the same timeline. We encourage everyone (including Flexpay members) to continue paying your energy bill to avoid a large balance at the end of this crisis. Call us at 1-800-451-5474 to set up a special payment plan.

Electric Fireplace Inserts

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So, what are electric fireplace inserts, anyway? They’re a safe, energy efficient, affordable option to gas logs and regular wood burning fires. They give you realistic flame effects, without the downsides of gas or wood burning. There are three kinds of inserts: built-in, log set, and plug-in.

Based on the size of your room, you’ll need to decide which type of heater you’d like in your electric fireplace insert. There are two kinds: fan-forced or infrared heaters. Fan-forced are perfect for smaller areas, usually in the 400-square foot ballpark. An infrared heater is used for bigger square footage, more in the 1,000-square foot sized area.