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.


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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