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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.
While many large generators can power entire homes, small generators can really come in handy too. Sometimes you just need help powering a few smaller appliances until power is restored. Small generators can also really come in handy when you are tailgating at sporting events, or maybe need to run a booth at a fair, carnival, or farmer’s market. Small generators may not be able to power an entire home, but they can still keep space heaters, window unit air conditioners and other small appliances running long enough to keep you either warm or cool until power is restored.
Small generators also tend to be much quieter than bigger models. Not to mention more portable and easier to move around different parts of the house. Talk to your local appliance store or hardware store about which sized generator is right for you and your needs. Some people need much larger and more powerful generators, while some people only need a small generator. There is no right or wrong answer, it just depends on your circumstances.