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What Is New York’s Clean Heating Fuel Credit?

The average Burt’s Reliable customer saves $150 on their taxes! What does the start of the year mean to you? New Year’s resolutions? Lots of holiday leftovers in the fridge? We know that many homeowners on the North Fork and East End of Long Island start fretting about tax time as soon as the calendar […]

How Often Should My HVAC Be Serviced?

As Suffolk County’s most trusted HVAC service provider, Burt’s Reliable knows the heating and cooling systems of eastern Long Island. Homeowners often ask us how necessary regular maintenance is for their heating and cooling equipment. Let’s discuss the importance of regular HVAC service and what can happen if you skip it. How often do I […]

Drain Cleaning Frequently Asked Questions

Get those clogged drains flowing yourself or with a professional plumber Clogged drains are one of the most common plumbing services the Burt’s Reliable team handles. Bathroom sinks, showers, garbage disposals and utility rooms —drains constantly need to be cleaned somewhere. There’s something incredibly frustrating about dealing with a stopped drain. Many homeowners want to […]

The Difference Between Fuel Oil and Heating Oil

Don’t get confused about which fuel heats your home Going all the way back to 1917, Burt’s Reliable has provided heating oil to homes throughout the North Fork and East End of Long Island. In fact, we provide many types of fuel, from home heating oil to on-road diesel. You might hear the expression fuel […]

What is Diesel Fuel?

5 key facts to understanding what diesel is and how it’s used Unless you manage a fleet of large vehicles or run a farm or construction site, you might only think about diesel when you notice it listed at the gas pump. In the U.S., pretty much all private passenger vehicles run on unleaded gasoline. […]

How Much Does A Plumber Cost?

Plumbing costs can vary depending on the job and the worker You might not think about your home’s plumbing every day. After all, most of your pipes are hidden behind walls and ceilings. But that can change quickly when you notice an unexpected drip from above or water stars pooling around your water heater. When […]

What Size Heating Oil Tank Do You Need?

Three steps for determining the right tank for your house When was your home’s heating oil tank installed? Since oil tanks can serve a home for over 30 years, there’s a decent chance that your tank was put in long before you bought your home. Many of our North Fork customers don’t know how old […]

Shocking Spike in Fuel Prices

On October 5, OPEC announced it was slashing production by two million barrels a day. Within just three days, our suppliers increased the cost of heating oil by 70 cents per gallon. That’s right, 70 cents per gallon. This is not just impacting heating oil. Expect natural gas, electricity, gasoline and propane to move higher […]

What is Bioheat® Fuel?

Everything you need to know about efficient, eco-friendly heating oil With every passing year, the harmful effects of climate change become more and more apparent. All the concerning news about the health of our planet can feel overwhelming. What can families in Suffolk County do to help the environment? At Burt’s Reliable, we are as […]

Should You Get a Heating System Tune-Up Every Year?

You can often wait until you’ve used 1,000 gallons of heating oil With summer drawing to a close and cold weather on the horizon, we are starting to get more calls about scheduling annual tune-ups. The early fall is an excellent time to schedule yearly service for your boiler or furnace. The colder the weather […]