Because of the tough winters on Long Island Oil burner service and repair is one of the costly home maintenance expenses for Long island home owners. Our technicians work closely with clients to do required services for your burner to eliminate costly repairs and save energy while operating your units with maximum efficiency.

How to get the most out of your Oil Burner

Portrait Of Family Relaxing On Sofa TogetherAccording to our study Home owners without a service contract pay 3 times more than the ones that have oil burner contracts which only includes a service without an oil delivery contract which may lock you to high heating oil prices therefore Service for your oil burner is crucial.

Be sure to book your appointment before a major break down occurs. Regular annual maintenance is the key to a burner that operates to its optimal capacity.

Things to do before your heating oil delivery:

Turn off your oil burner before delivery gets to your house, because during a liquid dropping  to your tank moves the sludge from the bottom of tank and your burner starts sucking oil with sludge but turning of the unit and waiting 30 minutes at least . will allow the bottom sludge to settle below the suction line and your burner will not suck the sludge through the filters, which the sludge can get the burner stuck and may stop working it may need a tune up even if you just had a tune up service there we strongly recommend this

Things to do after your oil delivery

After your delivery wait 30 minutes and turn on your burner from low heat to high slowly meaning adjust temperature to lowest degree first and higher 5 degrees at a time for every 15 minutes until expected heat level reached.

How to prevent gelling issues with an oil burner

When the temperature outdoors begins to drop below 32F your home heating oil would begin to thicken. While this processed is commonly called freezing, it is in fact gelling. Heating oil doesn’t freeze, it thickens/gels to a soft wax substance. To fix the issue most heating oil companies use a specific cold weather blend – it usually contains some kerosene in order to prevent gelling. This blend is typically a little more expensive than regular heating oil but it ensures that your heating system would run properly during the coldest of weather and it also minimizes the chance of costly repairs or maintenance.

Another option is to purchase a fuel additive and add it to your heating oil yourself. Keep in mind that you need to do this every time you receive a heating oil delivery.

The best way to minimize gelling or freezing is to limit your oil from reaching freezing temperatures. There are several ways to do this – you can build a shed around your fuel oil tank and burry the fuel line. Firstly, make sure the fuel oil tank has sufficient airflow in between your home and your oil storage tank, then build the shed with sufficient airflow between the fuel storage tank and the walls of the shed. If at all possible, consider adding a heat source in the shed because this will help prevent the oil from gelling too.