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Refer a friend

Get a $50 Credit on Your Account When You Refer a Friend to Burt’s Reliable!

If you’re a satisfied Burt’s Reliable customer and know someone who could benefit from our heating oil services, why not send them our way and get a $50 account credit for yourself?

Air conditioning

Tax Refund on the Way? Why Not Upgrade Your Home Cooling System?

Buying an air conditioner might not seem like the sexiest of the things you can do with the money you got back from Uncle Sam this spring – but when it comes to improving your quality of life this summer, it may just be the best way.

Earth day

Natural Heating Oil® – Your Earth Day Heating Oil

April 22, 2019 will mark the 49th annual Earth Day – an event set aside to recognize eco-friendly ideas and celebrate cleaner, greener ways to live on our one precious planet.

Spring

Spring – A Great Time to Replace Your Heating Oil Tank

Most older heating oil tanks have a maximum lifespan of about 25 years, which means if your home was built in or before 1995, it is probably due – or maybe even overdue – for a replacement.

Carbon monoxide

Carbon Monoxide Safety Reminders

You probably know that carbon monoxide is dangerous. But do you know what causes a build-up of the potentially deadly gas in your home – or what to do if you or a family member experiences signs of carbon monoxide poisoning?

Child hugging cat

Comparison: Forced Air vs. Radiant Heat

How you heat your home has a big impact on how comfortable you are – and how much you will pay to stay warm every month. But how do you choose among your many options if you’re planning to install a heating system for your newly-built or renovated North Fork or East End home?

Jumping with money

Hey, Biofuel Users: Don’t Forget to Claim Your Clean Fuel Tax Credit!

We New Yorkers do everything big – even energy conservation: the Empire State has plans in place to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent in the next 11 years.

Listening

Why Is My Furnace Making a Strange Noise?

If you have owned your heating oil furnace for a while, you probably know the normal purrs and hums that it makes when it’s operating the way it ought to.

Basement heating system

Is This the Last Year for Your Furnace?

A properly maintained heating oil furnace could last 15 years or more. But eventually, parts will wear down and efficiency will suffer – and if you wait too long to replace it, you will end up spending more money on heating repairs than the furnace itself is actually worth.

Temperature adjusted to high

Your Water Heater Works Harder in Winter, Too

Your furnace or boiler is tasked with keeping your LI home warm throughout the long, cold winter, so it makes sense that these workhorses are under more pressure to do their job during this time of year than any other.