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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.
Generators For Sale
In the market for a generator? There are multiple places where generators are for sale. Your local hardware store is almost certain to carry a wide selection of them, or at least can order one for you. They may be a seasonal item, brought out on the showroom floor during spring and summer storm season, or in the winter when the likelihood of ice storms is high. Be sure you do your research, or talk to the salesman to learn the pros and cons of each kind of generator. Different generators can power different numbers of appliances, depending on how powerful they are. Some generators can power entire homes.
Of course, you can also buy a used generator. As with buying anything used, this has advantages and disadvantages. The biggest advantage is the savings in money. The original owner already took the hit for the marked-up price of the generator at retail. As long as it is in good working order, this is a great way to pick up a dependable generator that could last for many years to come, for an affordable price. Of course, the old saying “Buyer beware” also applies to buying a used generator. You just never know what you’re going to get. There’s no way of knowing how well they were maintained or operated. There’s no way to know if they are the original parts or if they were replaced with cheap, shoddy ones. So yes, buying a used generator can work out to be a wonderful deal, but it can also turn out to be a nightmare.