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“Don’t Worry, We’ll Take Care Of It”

At Burt’s Reliable, we take great pride in providing reliable heating oil deliveries to our Long Island neighbors throughout the winter – and in keeping families safe and comfortable as we continue to social distance this year. But sometimes the weather here in the North Fork will have your furnace or boiler working overtime to provide […]

Need Help With Heating Bills? Assistance Is Available

It’s been quite a year for all of us – one full of challenges that have had a great impact on our lives. For many, that impact has taken the form of financial hardships that make paying for basic bills more difficult than usual. If you think you will have trouble paying your heating bill […]

Types Of Programmable Thermostats

If you don’t have a programmable thermostat, getting one is a smart move: if you use it correctly, it will often pay for itself in the first year you own it. If you plan to invest in a programmable thermostat, it’s helpful to know what kind of features are available. One feature that distinguishes one […]

Professional Furnace Maintenance Keeps You Safe

Modern furnaces are not just incredibly efficient, they’re also incredibly safe and reliable – in large part because they are built with safety controls and features that prevent or warn of problems before they become dangerous. But that doesn’t mean that hazards can’t still occur: in fact, a malfunctioning furnace can create problem situations that […]

How To Read Your Heating Oil Tank Gauge

With the way 2020 is going, you really don’t want to tempt fate by letting your heating oil levels get too low. If you’re a Burt’s automatic heating oil delivery or Gremlin Tank Monitoring customer, that won’t be a problem, since we keep track of your fuel for you. But if you’re a will call […]

Should I Repair Or Replace My Furnace Or Boiler?

Deciding whether to repair or replace an oil-fired furnace or boiler is not a fun question to answer – but it’s one that you will more than likely have to face at some point in your home-owning life. Sometimes the choice is easy – especially if you have an older system that is performing poorly. But […]

Natural Heating Oil® Saves You Money With Uncle Sam

In a year where money is tight for many of us, we need to do what we can, where we can to save it. While following energy saving tips and installing high efficiency heating equipment are two great ways to start, one of the best and simplest ways to save money during the winter is […]

How To Avoid Heating Oil Run Out This Fall And Winter

Let’s face it, life can get busy these days – and when it does, it’s easy to forget something simple like checking the fuel levels in your heating oil tank. The only problem is running out of heating oil can become a costly or potentially even dangerous problem for you. Besides the inconvenience of a cold […]

What makes Natural Heating Oil (Bioheat®) different than “regular” heating oil?

What Makes Natural Heating Oil (Bioheat®) Different Than “Regular” Heating Oil?

If you use heating oil to heat your Eastern LI home, you’ve probably at least heard of Bioheat.® But how much do you really know about this revolutionary energy source, and how is it different than conventional “No.2” home heating oil?

Things you should know about modern aboveground oil tanks

Modern Aboveground Oil Tanks: What You Should Know

If you own a Long Island home that was built in or before 1990 that still has its original heating oil tank, chances are it’s overdue for a replacement.