Vacation Homes Require Special Attention — Even When They’re Empty
When the summer it’s at its height, it’s hard to imagine ever wanting to leave this part of the North Fork. Every day is an opportunity to relax by the water, sip local wine at a vineyard or have a cookout with family and friends. Can you believe that, in only a couple of months, people will start packing up and saying goodbye to their vacation homes?
We don’t want to kill your summer vibes — we just want your home to be safe while you’re gone. It’s not too early to think about the cooler months ahead. Many homes in Eastern Long Island sit empty for months, opening them up to plumbing and heating issues.
Happily, Burt’s Reliable is here to help!
Planning for Long Absences
Right now, there are three simple steps you can take to guarantee a worry-free off-season for your summer home:
- Make sure your home’s fuel tank isn’t low. Keeping your tank mostly filled throughout warmer months lowers the potential for internal corrosion. It also ensures you have sufficient fuel to keep your home warm enough to prevent frozen pipes in the winter.
- If you haven’t already, arrange a tune-up for your heating equipment. This reduces the chances of a winter heating breakdown and will lower your heating season fuel usage.
- Contact Burt’s Reliable to set up wireless home comfort options for your vacation property.
We Keep Your Off-Season Safe and Secure
Being away from the house doesn’t mean you need to be out of control. Burt’s Reliable has a variety of products to help you keep track of your vacation property all winter. This includes the Gremlin™ tank monitor, which tracks your fuel tank levels and tells us exactly when you need a delivery. We can also install an Ecobee smart thermostat, which allows you to monitor your temperatures from your smartphone and make adjustments as needed.
Finally, our team can always help you with an emergency repair or delivery. Many customers even trust us enough to leave their keys with us. Contact us to discuss how Burt’s Reliable can be of assistance. We can take care of it!