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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.
Hot Water Tanks
Hot water tanks are the lifeline of your house. Day to day living would be pretty unpleasant if you couldn’t wash your hands and dishes with hot water. And don’t even think about having to take an ice cold shower every day. It would definitely wake you up, but wouldn’t be a whole lot of fun.
The two main kinds of hot water tanks are regular and tankless.
Tankless water heaters take up very little space. They use quite a bit less energy, so you can save up to $100 a year on your bill. Tankless models heat water on demand when you turn on the faucet. The main advantage of tankless is you don’t have to keep 40 to 50 gallons of water hot in a storage tank, which is a lot more efficient.