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Vacation Home Prep Checklist For The Season Ahead

10 To-dos For Your Second Home Nearly a month of spring 2021 is behind us – which means we’re one step closer to the end of the school year and Memorial Day weekend. If you own a second home, it’s time to start getting it in shape for your eventual arrival in the coming weeks. Here’s […]

Fix Uneven Heating And Cooling In Your Home

Many of us who own forced air heating and cooling systems have problems with uneven temperatures in our homes, whether the problem occurs from room to room or from one level of your house to another. Some of us deal with the problem by keeping sweaters handy as you move from one area of the […]

Preparing Your A/C For The Warmer Months Ahead

Spring is here, and before you know it the days will start to get warmer and hotter here in Long Island (a welcome change for many of us!). In the coming weeks, it will be time to start thinking about getting your central A/C in shape for the season to come. Here are five things […]

Why We Sell Natural Heating Oil® (a.k.a. Bioheat® Fuel)

If you use heating oil to heat your eastern Long Island home, chances are you’ve at least heard of Bioheat® Fuel (known here at Burt’s Reliable as Natural Heating Oil). But how much do you really know about this great fuel, and how does it differ from conventional “No.2” home heating oil? Let’s take a […]

Will Call Customers: Keep An Eye On Your Tank Gauge!

Temperatures have been all over the board this winter here in eastern Long Island – one week we’re in the 50s, the next week in the 20s. In our experience, when temperatures vary that much from week to week, it’s easy to lose track of how much heating oil we’re using – and that can cost […]

How Long Will The Oil In My Tank Last?

One question our customers often ask is “how long will my tank of heating oil last?” The answer to that question depends on a number of factors – some of which you may know, and some of which none of us can predict. Some of the major contributors to the speed of your oil consumption […]

How To Avoid Carbon Monoxide Problems

If you have oil-fired heating equipment in your Long Island home, it emits at least some carbon monoxide (CO) as it runs; if your equipment is working correctly, and your home is properly vented, that carbon monoxide will never pose a problem. However, if carbon monoxide is allowed to accumulate in your home, it can […]

Don’t Forget To Claim Your NY State Clean Fuel Tax Credit!

If you haven’t heard, New York State is well on its way to being a national leader in clean energy, with a mandate of 100 percent clean power by 2040 – which turns out to be great news for you if you use Bioheat® Fuel in your eastern Long Island home. In case you didn’t know […]

Uneven Heating In Your Home? Here Are 8 Solutions

Many of us have problems with uneven heating in our homes, either because we have a problem room or more generally because sections of the home are too hot (usually upstairs, since hot air rises) or too cold. While you could tolerate the problem, it’s also possible to solve it – or at least to […]

“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 […]