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Programmable thermostat

Programmable Thermostats: A No-Brainer Energy Saver for Your North Fork or East End Home

If you don’t have a programmable thermostat, you’re missing out on one of the best bang-for-the-buck ways to cut down on your monthly energy bills – especially in the dead of summer.

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An Important Reason to Schedule a Heating Oil Delivery Today

Summer is fast approaching, so heating oil is probably the last thing on your mind as you gear up for a little well-earned R&R at your Eastern Long Island vacation home. But before you pack up the family truckster and head to the North Fork, there are two heating system tasks you should consider tackling.

Vacation home

Memorial Day Is Coming – Time to Get Your Summer Home Ready

Memorial Day is creeping up on us here in Eastern Long Island, and if you have a summer home the time is fast approaching to get that getaway squared away.

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.

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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?

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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?

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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.