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Can My Heating Oil Freeze?

How to protect your heating oil If you use heating oil to keep your home warm and have an outdoor heating oil tank, you might be concerned whether it’ll freeze. At -16°F, heating oil begins to freeze. However, it does not freeze the same way that water does. It doesn’t harden into ice. Instead, it […]


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 […]

Why Are The Odd Smells Coming From My Vents?

Follow your nose to protect your furnace According to that darned groundhog, winter’s going to be sticking around here in Rhode Island for several more weeks. That means you’re going to be relying heavily on your furnace to keep you and your home warm and safe. Maintaining your furnace properly with annual maintenance tune-ups performed […]

What Size Heating Oil Tank Do I Need?

Vaughn Oil has you covered! Heating oil tanks are made to withstand the elements and last a long time. However, they will eventually need to be replaced. If your Rhode Island home’s heating oil tank is over 20 years old, it’s time to start thinking about replacing it. You don’t want to be caught off […]

Why You Need To Change Your Furnace Air Filter

Enjoy more comfort and energy savings! Changing the air filter for your home’s furnace is a simple and quick procedure that you should do on a regular basis. Make a reminder on your calendar to change the air filter every month. If you have dogs, cats, or other furry pets, do it more frequently. Pets’ […]

How Long Does Heating Oil Last?

If you’re looking for an efficient and reliable way to heat your home or business heating oil is a very strong choice. It is affordable, stable and non-explosive. You are also able to buy it over the course of the year, which keeps you nice and prepared for Rhode Island’s cold season. However, storing heating […]

Maintain Your Commercial Boiler

Let Vaughn Oil Help Many businesses here in Rhode Island use boilers to power their office heating systems. Boilers are powerful and efficient and are great for keeping large spaces such as offices warm. Unlike some commercial HVAC systems, they do so without blowing dirt and dust around. There are two types of boilers: A […]

Looking to Save Money on Heating Oil?

Here’s How You Can! Don’t panic! Yes, it’s cold during the winter here in Rhode Island, which means you’ll be using your heat more often and your thermostat will most likely be set to higher temperatures at times. However, that does not mean that you have to spend huge amounts of money on heating oil. […]

An Improperly Installed Furnace

What are the signs and risks? Are you concerned about your furnace? Do you think it’s not working properly? Do you find yourself wondering if it was installed properly? Yes, an improperly installed furnace can certainly be fixed or replaced, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t risks in the lead up to a replacement. […]

How Efficient Are Oil Fueled Furnaces?

What you need to know There are multiple different options when it comes to how you can heat your home. One of those options is to use natural gas. Another is to use heating oil. Heating oil is the more efficient option. Let’s take a look at why. Heating oil’s efficiency We can all appreciate […]