Vaughn Oil heating system specialists in Rhode Island: Frequently asked questions

We have compiled a list of some of the most common questions we receive with regard to our service. If you do not find the answer to your question here, call our office directly to get answers.

Q: How do I read my new monthly billing statement?
A: Click on one of the PDF links below to view instructions on how to read your billing statement:

Q: What areas of Rhode Island do you service?
A: We serve all of Rhode Island, including Central Rhode Island, Northern Rhode Island, Smithfield, Johnston, Gloucester, North Providence and all other areas.

Q: What are your office hours?
A: If you have an after-hours request or an emergency, there is always someone on call to help, 24/7.
Vaughn Oil’s Office hours:
Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm (winter season)

Vaughn Oil’s Service hours:
Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Q: What happens if I have an emergency and need to speak to someone right away?
A: We always have a representative on-call 24 hours a day, every day of the year including weekends and holidays. Call and we will put you in touch with our emergency service technician.

Q: How long does it take to get emergency service?
A: While we do our best to provide fast, expedient service, there are many variables that might affect our ability to get to your location quickly. These might include power outages, bad weather, distance or widespread emergencies that have resulted in an overabundance of calls. Under normal circumstances, we should be able to reach you within a few hours.

Q: Does my heating system really need a yearly tune-up?
A: Yearly tune-ups are always highly recommended. Every manufacturer has its own maintenance schedule and it is important to make sure the schedule is followed in order to prevent your warranty from being voided. Plus, not maintaining your equipment regularly can often lead to costly repairs down the road. Regular service will keep your heating system running as it should, which will save you a lot of money—not only on service calls but on fuel costs as well. Proactive tune-ups are much less expensive than fixing a problem when it occurs. Our service plans include yearly tune-ups, so you might want to consider that.

Q: Do you do your own heating system installations or do you outsource to other companies?
A: Vaughn Oil uses only our own highly trained technicians to do our installations. This is why we can feel confident about guaranteeing our work!

Q: I would like an estimate. How long will this take?
A: Call our office today to set up a visit. Our technicians will come to your location at a time that is convenient for you.

Q: How can I choose the heating system that’s right for me?
A: Our technicians use scientific methods to determine what size system is right for your home or business. Once we complete our inspection, we can tell you what our recommendations are and help you choose the system that’s right for you.

Q: How long will it take to get my new heating system installed and operational?
A: In many cases, we can complete your installation in one day. We aim to minimize the disruption to your life and help you get back to normal as quickly as possible. However, every job and every situation is different so we prefer to address this issue on a job-by-job basis. At your initial site inspection, the technician should be able to give you a rough estimate on how long the installation will take.