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, Gov. Cooper also issued a new Executive Order 142 on May 30. 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 or ask us about crisis assistance from the In This Together Relief Fund.

Wood Stove Inserts

There’s just something very unique about a wood stove. It’s a throwback to a simpler time when hard work and a person’s word really meant something. Wood stove inserts continue that storied tradition. Wood stove inserts can be vented into chimneys made of masonry, or a factory-built metal system.

Installing a stainless-steel liner from the top of the stove to the top of the chimney is the way to go. It is the most efficient method, and is the easiest to clean. It’s also a good way to extend the life of your chimney because the liner guards against heat deterioration. It is very important to have them cleaned regularly and to also have them inspected periodically. When you are looking into the different ways to warm your home, definitely consider wood stove inserts.