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.


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The two main types of heaters when it comes to heating water in your home are propane and electric. Each type has pros and cons. To find which works best for you and your family, you may need to do some research. Things to consider: cost, energy efficiency, size and how many people are in your household.

Propane hot water heaters are simple to install and don’t take up a lot of space. They are more affordable than electric to run. Propane hot water heaters also bounce back quicker than electric. If you don’t want to wash dishes with cold water or take a lukewarm shower, you’ll be glad you have it.

199,000 BTU • 4.7 GPM @ 70° Rise
199,000 BTU • 5.6 GPM @ 67° Rise