Best Thermostat Settings for Winter

How Low You Can Go and How Much You Can Save With energy prices surging as we head into another winter, it can be mighty tempting to give your furnace or boiler a rest by dropping your thermostat setting quite a bit at night so you save money on heat. Or you may think about […]

Protecting Your Eastern Long Island Vacation Home

What We Can Do—and What You Can Do Too! During the cold weather seasons, most vacation homes on the East End and North Fork are either lightly used or closed up completely. For the sake of convenience, many customers (about 2,000 strong) trust us with their house keys so we can gain access to their […]


Why Your Bills Are Going Up Dear Valued Customer, Once again, we’re seeing energy prices surge across the board. We know how painful that can be for our customers. It’s painful for us, as well. What’s Going On? Gasoline has risen more than a dollar more per gallon vs. a year ago. Natural gas prices […]

Is It Time to Replace Your Thermostat?

Use Our Cheat-sheet to Help You Decide Your thermostat is an integral part of your heating and cooling system. It not only helps you control the temperature in your home, but it’s also key to keeping heating and cooling costs manageable. So it’s important that your thermostat is working well. Most thermostats last about 10 […]

What Makes Bioheat® Fuel Different?

5 Facts You About Biofuel that Might Surprise You One of the biggest changes in heating oil in recent years has been the development of ultra-low sulfur heating oil. On its own ultra-low sulfur heating oil burns more cleanly than traditional heating oil. When it’s mixed with biofuels, the result is a cleaner-burning heating fuel […]

Are Your Plans Changing? Let Us Know

Keep Us in the Loop to Avoid Runouts One thing that we’ve all gotten used to over the past year-and-a-half is change. A lot of people spent more time in their homes on the North Fork of Long Island. For some, it was the ability to work remotely and spread out in a summer home […]

Plumbing Tips From the Experts at Burt’s Reliable

We help you keep your plumbing running smooth For decades, Burt’s Reliable has been providing top-quality plumbing services to homes here in the North Fork. We help with everything from vacation home maintenance to kitchen and bath renovations to everyday repairs. Over the years, we’ve developed close relationships with our customers and give them the […]

Is It Time to Replace My Heating Oil Tank?

Heating Oil Tanks Are Built to Last—But Not Forever You probably don’t think about your heating oil tank very often, except when you need fuel. And that’s fine: heating oil tanks are built to last a long time. But eventually, they need to be replaced. So how long should your oil storage last? The honest […]

Things You Should Know About Kerosene

What’s It Good For? Have any of the recent storms left you in the cold or dark thanks to power outages? Kerosene could have kept the lights on for you. From Calverton to Cutchogue and from Manorville to Mattituck, residents of Long Island’s North Fork count on Burt’s Reliable to keep them comfortable in their […]

Before You Close Your Vacation Home: A Checklist

Summer’s passing quickly here in the East End, and soon it will be time to close down your seasonal Long Island getaway for the year. Just be sure to take care of all the little things you need to do to avoid bigger headaches later! Here’s a quick checklist of things to do to prevent […]