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How can I lower my heating bill?

“How can I lower my heating bill?” It’s probably the question that our customers ask most, and we understand why: keeping a home comfortable through a lengthy Eastern Long Island heating season isn’t cheap. There are, of course, the usual suspects when it comes to making your home energy efficient during the heating season, with […]

Murphy's Law

Be Prepared: The Importance of Routine Heating Maintenance

If something can go wrong, it usually will – and almost always at the worst time.

To most people, that sentiment is known as Murphy’s Law – but in the heating oil world, we call it “business as usual,” especially here in the Northeastern U.S., where Mother Nature can be a little…shall we say…unpredictable.

Service heating system before winter

Service Your Furnace or Boiler Before Winter Arrives

We’ve had a mild early fall so far in Eastern LI – good news if you’re a fan of summer, not so good if you’re a leaf peeper. With cold temps staying away for now, you can put off your annual heating maintenance a little longer, right?

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 delivery or heating oil equipment repair and maintenance services, why not send them our way and get a $50 account credit to your account for the trouble?

Preparing for cooler weather

4 Ways You Can Prepare Your Heating System for Winter

Fall is here, and even though the trees are still mostly green here in Eastern Long Island, we all know that temperatures will eventually drop and leave us reaching for the heat setting on our thermostat.

Closing up your summer vacation home

10 Tips for Closing Your Long Island Summer Vacation Home

All good things must come to an end, including summer. And although we’ve had a great run of warm weather here in Eastern LI the last few weeks, it is still time to shut down our summer vacation homes.

Heating oil tank gauge

How Much Oil Does a 275 Gallon Tank Hold?

Did you know that your “full” heating oil tank isn’t actually full?

Heating oil tank

What Is the Shelf Life of Heating Oil?

Most of us buy our fuel oil in larger quantities throughout the year so our heating system is ready for action when we need it most in our Eastern LI home. While scheduling our heating oil deliveries this way seems smart in theory, it only works if heating oil has a long enough “shelf life” to sit in your storage tank until it’s needed.

Ready for fall

6 Ways to Get Ready for Fall in Your Long Island Home

We’re into the second week in September, and things are already starting to cool down here in the North Fork and East End of Long Island.

Reduce heating costs

6 Ways You Can Reduce Your Heating Costs This Fall & Winter

Using Natural Heating Oil® (also known as Bioheat®) with a B20 biofuel blend from Burt’s Reliable can be one of the best ways to save money on heating bills in your North Fork or East End home this fall and winter.