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 Hotwater Heaters

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Electric hotwater heaters are very popular in many homes across America. While the upsides tend to outweigh the downsides, there are some cons.

Because electric hotwater heaters only hold between 20 and 80 gallons, you can run out of hot water in the middle of your shower, or while washing the dinner dishes. They also take time to warm up the water before it is hot again. This can be inconvenient, especially if you’re in a rush.

Electric water heaters often don’t allow as much water to flow through as other types of water heaters. They must constantly keep the water hot, so that it’s ready when needed, which expends a lot of energy.