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Since the beginning of COVID-19, Blue Ridge Energy has worked to assist our members during this difficult time. With the expiration of Gov. Cooper's Executive Orders 124 and 142, Blue Ridge remains committed in our efforts by continuing to suspend disconnects and waiving penalty and late fees for electric members until October. However, we encourage everyone with a past due balance (including Flexpay members) to call us by August 31 at 1-800-451-5474 to set up a special payment plan or ask us about crisis assistance from the In This Together Relief Fund.
When you’re considering whether or not to install fireplace inserts, it helps to first fully understand what they are. A fireplace insert is similar to if you modified a wood stove to fit inside a masonry fireplace. It is a firebox encased by a steel shell and has insulated glass to trap the heat. Some have a blower to push warm air into the room through vents.
With fireplace inserts, simply push a button, and the flames start right up. Heck, some of them can even be turned on by remote control. Inserts boost fuel efficiency and increase how much heat is put out. Not to mention adding a beautiful design element to any room.