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.

Gas Hot Water Heaters

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Gas hot water heaters are popular with home owners because they save space and are easy to install. They are also cheaper to operate than electric. Propane hot water heaters recover faster than electric, which comes in handy if you have a big family and don’t want to get stuck taking a frosty shower.

Generally, a 40 gallon propane heater will produce the same amount of hot water as a 50-gallon electric heater. Believe it or not, propane hot water heaters can actually give you cleaner water. Over time, the tank where electric water heaters store water gets dirty. But propane water heaters offer clean, germ-free water. So, if you’re dirty, and want to take a cleaner shower, gas is the way to go.