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Ed Cardarelli

Dear Friends,

It may not seem like a big deal, but we’ve rebranded ourselves, updating our logo and creating a new website. This is much more than a cosmetic change. It represents the evolution of our company and helps define all that we can do for you.

Since Vaughn Oil was founded, nearly 50 years ago, we’ve been committed to keeping up with the latest technologies and expanding our services so we can always offer you the best.

Today, we offer a full range of heating services, from equipment installation, maintenance and repair to reliable deliveries of high-quality fuel. Energyefficient equipment and expert service from our certified technicians is all backed up by this promise: “Service, quality and value, guaranteed.”

We have simplified your life by creating an easy-to-navigate, secure website, which we designed to give you a better online experience and provide valuable information. Whether you want to learn more about our heating oil services, get insider tips or find answers to questions about heating systems for your home, our new website delivers.

To keep you informed of some of the services that could help you save money or increase your comfort and safety, we’ll be sending you our newsletter and other communications. Check out our site and visit our Facebook page, too!

If you need anything at all, please don’t hesitate to call us.


Ed Cardarelli
General Manager

This past January was the coldest in years. On one of those bitter days, we delivered a week’s worth of fuel in a single 24-hour stretch. Here are a few more facts:

By the numbers


increase in the number of deliveries

3 times

the number of customer calls


increase in overtime hours


increase in service and repair calls

Happy family

  1. Sign up for automatic deliveries. We’ll know when you need fuel and can adjust your schedule with the weather forecast. Last winter, folks who called for deliveries ran into trouble when the extreme cold caused them to use fuel much faster than normal.
  2. Enroll in our monthly payment plan. You’ll get predictable payments no matter how much fuel you need. Consider price protection, too: It can guard you against fuel-price surges when temperatures plunge and wholesale heating fuel prices spike.
  3. Old, inefficient heating equipment is not capable of keeping homes comfortable during extreme cold. It also wastes fuel. Contact us about your replacement options so you can save money and stay warm next winter.
  4. Make sure we have your current email address and mobile-phone number — and “like” us on Facebook, too. That way, in emergencies we’ll have multiple avenues for reaching you with advisories and updates.

Father and son

Surveys have shown that while heating oil customers have exceptionally high levels of satisfaction with the service they receive, most don’t realize all the ways today’s oil heat can enhance their comfort and save them money.

oil heat: a pathway into the future

The National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) continues to research and develop oil heating equipment and biofuel that’s cleaner and more efficient than before. The overall goal is to transition to even higher levels of biodiesel fuel that can be matched to highly efficient, groundbreaking equipment.

One ongoing research project involves transforming wood waste into a liquid for use in heating oil. A field test of this renewable fuel was just conducted last winter in Maine.

Oil heat leaf

In terms of equipment, one initiative the industry is working on is the development of an oil-fired heat pump that uses cutting-edge technology. Research is currently being conducted on this project by a team led by Dr. Thomas Butcher, director of the NORA Research & Education Center in Plainview, N.Y.

“We have a pathway into the future. We’re not an old fuel that has had its time in the sun… we can be more of a solution than you ever thought we could be.”

— John Huber, President, National Oilheat Research Alliance

Source: http://fueloilnews.com/2018/01/03/nora-in-2018/

oil heat “techs” it to the limit

Technology has brought great improvements in efficiency that have reduced annual fuel consumption by as much as 40%, saving oil heat consumers a lot of money on fuel. And because new systems burn cleanly and don’t need as much fuel, they do not pose a hazard to the environment.

Additionally, sulfur levels have been reduced dramatically, improving heating system efficiency and cleanliness and reducing emissions. This reformulated fuel also eliminates the source of most equipment breakdowns. The advent of heating oil with low sulfur content has paved the way for the next generation of compact, super-efficient boilers and furnaces.

Bioheat fuel efficient

Many gallons of heating oil now include Bioheat®, a blend of heating oil and renewable materials like vegetable oils. Because Bioheat integrates seamlessly with all heating oil systems, no changes to your heating system are necessary!

According to a comprehensive report conducted by Brookhaven National Laboratory and presented to Congress by the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA), biofuel blends containing 20% or more Bioheat produce lower greenhouse gas emissions than natural gas!

cold winter, warm oil-heated homes

Shortly after the official start to winter, hundreds of records were broken along the Eastern Seaboard when a historic cold spell numbed millions of people from the Florida Panhandle all the way up into Maine.

Energy needed to heat a typical home

looking on the bright side

The silver lining is that such frigid temperatures reinforced the value of owning an oil-heated home. That’s because oil generates nearly 140,000 Btu’s of heat for every gallon burned and warms a home evenly and efficiently. To put that in perspective, you would have to burn about 40% more natural gas to receive the heating equivalent of heating oil. That’s just one reason fewer people are switching to natural gas!

Because of oil heat’s impressive efficiency, homeowners enjoy high comfort levels and great value — no matter how cold it gets. If someone is looking to find the warmest homes in your neighborhood next winter, chances are good it will be the ones heated with oil.

Of course, homeowners who take advantage of the latest oil heat technology increase their odds of having the warmest, most comfortable home on the block.

how efficient is oil heat?

Oil heat is efficient and more economical than ever! The latest oil heating systems are small, smart and super-efficient and can save you, on average, about 30% on your annual heating costs. Here are six more quick points about oil heat efficiency.

  1. New oil heat systems have efficiency ratings as high as 95%! This provides oil-heated homes with more warmth for less fuel.
  2. Compared with 25 years ago, homeowners now need an average of 500 gallons less oil to heat their homes each year. That’s because new oil heating systems are much more efficient than those from a generation ago.
  3. New oil heating systems are much smaller than older ones. The average boilers and furnaces today are powerful, yet compact — similar in size to a three-drawer filing cabinet.
  4. Oil-fired water heaters provide unlimited hot water at low cost. Not only does an oil water heater save huge amounts of money over its lifetime, it is also perfect for homes with a high demand for hot water.
  5. Many new oil boilers use energy-saving controls that greatly reduce fuel usage during mildly cold weather and provide a more even heat with fewer temperature swings.
  6. High-efficiency oil furnaces feature variable speed motors that use about 80% less electricity than older motors and provide more consistent airflow and temperatures.

Spring is the best time of the year to buy heating equipment. Prices will never get lower, and scheduling installations is super easy. Contact us now to take advantage of these great opportunities:


Save up to $1,000! Rebates are available while funds last. Call us today!

Kevin Freeland and Jose Vargas

Our family of employees is growing. The word must be getting around, because many new customers have joined us. To provide you with service, quality and value, guaranteed, we’ve hired some great people recently. They underwent their baptism of fire this past winter, and came through with flying colors! Help us welcome them.

Kevin Freeland, service technician, and Jose Vargas, delivery driver

Laptop homepage

We think you’re going to love our new website. Our goal was to make it easy for you to manage your account and find the information you need.

The new site is easy to navigate and makes working with us simpler than ever. You can now order fuel, request a service appointment, find troubleshooting tips and more.

You’ll also have access to more detailed information about money-saving programs like our monthly payment plan and price protection options. Browse and let us know what you think!

Tell people about us!

Please visit our Facebook page to post a review and let us know how we’re doing. We love it when you “like” us!



Get 24/7 access to your account!

You can now download our app (available for IOS and Android) to have 24-hour access to your account, so you can pay bills, look up information and schedule service when it’s convenient for you. Just search for Vaughn Oil in the App store or Google Play Store to get started.

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Your Go-To Company for Warmth, Safety and Savings

If your car needs a repair, it’s a good feeling knowing “you’ve got a guy” who can be trusted to get the job done right—at a fair price. Many Rhode Islanders feel the same way about their home comfort needs. They want to be able to say, “I’ve got a guy” who will: Vaughn Oil does all of that—and much more—for you!