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Kerosene Q&A

Kerosene Q&A

Kerosene heaters can be a great space-heating alternative (as long as you have a reliable kerosene supplier in the North Fork). But how much do you know about the fuel, or the equipment it powers?

How safe is Natural Heating Oil®?

How Safe Is Natural Heating Oil®?

Heating oil has been keeping people warm since the 1920s – a testament to the effectiveness of this king of the Btus. But how does heating oil – especially Natural Heating Oil, or Bioheat® – stack up against other fuels when it comes to safety?

Minimize the risk of a heating oil run-out

Two Ways to Minimize the Risk of a Heating Oil Run-Out

Running out of heating oil during a Long Island winter is no fun – apart from the obvious discomfort of not having enough heat to keep your family safe and comfortable, it also creates a risk for frozen or bursting water pipes, which can cause thousands of dollars in damage to your East End or North Fork home.

Frozen pipe

Avoiding and Dealing With Frozen Water Pipes

Frozen water pipes can be an inconvenience at best and a disaster at worst for your East End or North Fork, LI home, causing problems that range from structural damage to mold growth.

Home comfort resolutions

Home Comfort Resolutions for 2020

A New Year – check that, a new DECADE – has arrived, which means it’s time once again to make your New Year’s Resolutions.

Q & A

Kerosene Heater Q&A

A kerosene space heater can be a useful tool to warm your home or trailer, but like any appliance you have to know how to use it properly and safely.

Can you install a mini split heater in a house with an oil furnace?

Heating oil is a great way to heat your home: it provides more BTUs per gallon than any fuel around, and new Bioheat® and Ultra Low Sulfur Heating Oil (USLSHO) varieties deliver all that comforting heat while drastically reducing most harmful emissions. But there are times when even the most efficient oil-fired furnace or boiler can’t […]

Thermostat setting for winter

What Thermostat Setting Is Best for Winter?

According to a study by the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, about ninety percent of Americans say they’ve rarely (or never) programmed their thermostat because they’re not sure how to do it.

Need help with heating bills this winter? Assistance is available

At Burt’s Reliable we do all we can to take the stress out of heating season, with convenient services and easy ways to pay for your heating oil. But sometimes bill paying can be a challenge – if you have recently lost a job, for example, or if you’re struggling to make ends meet in […]

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Help Us Keep Your Fuel Deliveries Coming This Winter

Burt’s Reliable delivery drivers are the best in the business: they’re out there in all kinds of weather and hazardous conditions to make sure your family stays comfortable for the duration of the Long Island heating season.