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.

Fireplace Tools

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Much has changed in the fireplace industry over the last several years. But perhaps the one thing that has changed the least, is fireplace tools. Most fireplace tools come in 5-piece tool sets. They often include a poker, a shovel for scooping ashes, tongs for moving logs around, and a brush for sweeping bark pieces, or other debris. Other tools include a bellow for pumping oxygen into the fire to make it stronger and to produce more heat.

Tools come in a wide spread of designs, colors and materials that they are made from. It’s easy to choose one that fits best into your home’s décor. There are also a wide variety of different kinds of racks for stacking logs of wood by the fireplace, so you don’t have to keep going outside to your outdoor wood pie and letting a blast of cold air in. Chimney cleaning brushes are also a useful tool for keeping your chimney clean, and as a result, safe.