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Furnace installation

Five Problems Caused by Poor Furnace Installation

A big-box hardware store will often sell you on an oil-fired furnace by telling you about its vaunted 90+ AFUE (fuel efficiency) rating.

Water heater troubles

Why Do Water Heaters Fail?

On average, a conventional storage-type water heater will last about 8 to 12 years, according to (and others) – about half as long as a furnace or boiler.

Winter checklist

To-Do List for Your Oil-Fired Boiler

Winter is almost here, which means your boiler and radiators or baseboards are about to run the gauntlet of another Rhode Island winter.

How much heating oil will I use this winter?

Planning ahead is a good thing during winter in New England, and one of the most important considerations when it comes to keeping your family warm and comfortable is to have a sense of how much heating oil you’re going to need for the season. The problem is that with so many variables in the […]


Troubleshoot Your Heating System Before You Call for Service

Bitter weather has stayed way from Rhode Island so far this fall, so chances are your home heating system has yet to be put to the test in late 2019.

Home heating oil

Should I Buy a Home That Uses Heating Oil?

Two of the most overlooked factors when it comes to comparing homes for purchase here Rhode Island are also two of the most important: the kind of heating system the home uses, and the type of fuel that powers it.

Home warmth

Avoid Heating Oil Run-Outs with Automatic Delivery from Vaughn Oil

It’s easy to forget about checking the gauge on your heating oil tank, especially with all we have on the go these days.

Heating oil delivery

How Do I Prepare for a Home Heating Oil Delivery?

At Vaughn Oil, we take great pride in delivering your heating oil on time in any Rhode Island weather – but we can’t do that without your help!

Office heating system

Winter Is on the Way – Is Your Office Heating System Ready?

A no-heat emergency at home can be a real problem in the dead of a Rhode Island winter, but you can usually find someplace warm and safe to stay while you schedule heating equipment repairs.

Does heating oil provide the best heat for your home?

A home heating system can have a dramatic affect on both your comfort and energy costs, especially here in Rhode Island where we rely on heat for eight months a year. The good news is that there are many options for heating our homes here in the Northeastern U.S. But when it comes to providing […]