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Fall Is Coming: Time for Your Heating System Check-Up

Officially, there is still almost another month of summer left – but unofficially, with Labor Day coming right up, we all know that autumn’s cool days and nights will soon be upon us…

Myths and facts

Mythbusters: Heating Oil Edition

Americans have been using heating oil to heat their homes since the 1920s – yet it remains a poorly understood fuel.

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Six Questions to Ask a Prospective Rhode Island Heating Oil Contractor

If you’re looking for a heating contractor to upgrade or service a heating oil system in your Rhode Island home, it pays to do your homework so you can separate the legitimate candidates from the also-rans.

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What Is the Difference between a Furnace and a Boiler

Most people refer to their home heating system as a furnace, but that’s not always true: it could also be a boiler.

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Protect against Unpredictable Heating Oil Prices with Smart Pay Plus from Vaughn Oil

In today’s unpredictable world, it pays to cover all your bases when it comes to getting the best value for your heating oil delivery dollar.

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Refer a Friend and Earn a $50 Vaughn Oil Credit for Both of You!

If you’re having a good experience as a Vaughn Oil customer, why not recommend us to someone you know for a chance to earn credit for both of you?

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Not All Preventive Maintenance Is Created Equal…

We often talk on this blog about how important routine annual maintenance is to protecting your home heating system investment.

Why Your Heating Oil Is Cleaner and Greener Than Ever

If you have been looking for a cleaner, more eco-friendly way to heat your Rhode Island home but don’t want to convert your existing heating oil-fired furnace or boiler to propane, you’re in luck: starting this summer, all oil heat dealers in New England – including Vaughn – will be delivering Ultra-Low Sulfur Heating Oil (USLSHO) […]

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Beat the Rush: Why Now Is the Perfect Time to Schedule Your Annual Heating System Maintenance

Summer is achingly close here in Rhode Island – which means it’s the perfect time to tackle your heating system tune-up.

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What Is AFUE?

We use a lot of acronyms in the home heating business, but some are more important than others.

Take AFUE, for example.