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Don’t get caught without heating oil!

heating oil delivery rhode island While winter has not been too hard on us yet here in Rhode Island, there’s still plenty of time for winter to do its worst.

That is why it is essential that your home always has the heating oil it needs to keep your home warm, safe, and comfortable. We have put together a task list of ways you can be assured that Vaughn Oil can always make a heating oil delivery when you need it.

Make sure Vaughn Oil can get to your heating oil tank

As winter brings snow and ice, shoveling and clearing your driveway and walkways can become an unpleasant task. Although inconvenient, it is necessary.

Vaughn Oil is committed to the safe delivery of heating oil. If our delivery drivers cannot safely navigate your driveway or get to your heating oil tank or fill pipe, we will unfortunately not be able to deliver your heating oil.

We ask that you please clear your driveway to a width of 10 feet. Inclines on driveways can be hazardous for large vehicles such as our delivery trucks; therefore, adding de-icer or sand is strongly recommended to provide extra traction. Thank you in advance for taking this precaution!

You also need to provide access to your fuel tank or fill line. Create a clear path that is at least one foot wide between it and your driveway. When hiring snow removal services, kindly remind them to leave this path clear while they are working. Furthermore, make sure that the tank/fill line is still visible after heavy snowfall by placing a tall pole next to it with either a bright flag or ribbon on top.

If you happen to be absent when your fuel delivery is due, please ensure that your driveway and the path leading to your tank or fill line are clear. Additionally, if there is a gate blocking access, make sure someone is available to unlock it for the delivery.

Protect your heating oil tank

Snow accumulation on outdoor heating oil tanks carries inherent risks that you should be aware of. Heavy snow can cause the legs to buckle or create cracks, and thus fuel leakage can occur. To guarantee safe removal of excessive snow build-up, use a broom only; never an ice scraper or shovel as they could damage the heating oil tank or its components.

Speaking of protecting your heating oil tank, Vaughn Oil offers Tank Secure heating oil tank protection.

Keep in touch with Vaughn Oil

If you’re a Vaughn Oil Automatic Delivery customer, we’d appreciate it if you could notify us of any extended trips away from home that last more than one week. This information is important because our calculations that determine when you’ll need more heating oil include your prior heating oil history. If we know you won’t be home and thus not using as much heating oil for that time, an unnecessary delivery may be prevented.

When it comes to reliable heating oil delivery to Rhode Island homes, Vaughn Oil can’t be beat! Become a customer today.

Vaughn Oil makes sure you always have heating oil!

heating oil use rhode island If you use heating oil in your Rhode Island home, you may be worried about heating oil pricing and heating oil supply.

You get peace of mind from Vaughn Oil with our reliable heating oil delivery, including our Automatic Delivery option where we use your usage history and the weather to accurately predict when you’ll need more heating oil and deliver it to you before you run low.

Our pricing and payment options make managing your heating oil costs easier and less worrying.

How much heating oil do I use in winter?

It all depends on the weather. Here’s an estimate of how much heating you’ll use each day based on average outdoor temperatures.

Average outdoor temperatureEstimated per-gallon usage in 1 day
 15°F 7.8
 20°F 7.0
 25°F 6.2
 30°F 5.3
 35°F 4.5
 40°F 3.7
 45°F 2.8
 50 2.0

Remember, these are estimates. You may use more or less depending on some of the factors we get into next.

What affects heating oil usage?

Several factors go into determining how much heating oil you’ll use and subsequently spend on this winter, such as:

All of these affect how much heating oil you’ll use this winter, so a prediction will be more individualized. So, don’t assume that because your best friend’s house is comparable in size to yours, they’ll have the same heating oil usage. They may have an elderly parent living with them who needs the house warmer, meaning they’ll be using heating oil, or their work schedule may require them to travel frequently, resulting in less need for heat and therefore using less heating oil.

How can I keep my heating oil usage down?

There are ways you can minimize your heating oil usage without making your home uncomfortable. Here are a few.

Take care of your heating system. Regular professional maintenance keeps your home’s furnace or boiler running at its best possible energy efficiency. Each of our affordable service plans includes an annual tune-up.

Invest in a programmable or smart thermostat. Using a smart or programmable thermostat can help cut your heating costs by 10% or more, especially if you set it correctly. Here’s what the U.S. Department of Energy recommends.

Add insulation. Many older homes, unless they have been renovated, are not adequately insulated. The U.S. Department of Energy has a guide to let you know how much insulation your home should have, breaking the country up into zones.

You can count on Vaughn Oil for dependable heating oil delivery. Become a customer today!

Vaughn Oil is here to help!

heating installation rhode island These are the national averages for installing a new heating system.

Furnace: $4,697

Boiler: $5,806

There are multiple things that could make a new boiler or furnace for your home more or less expensive. Vaughn Oil is here to help, with professional heating installation done by our team of trained and skilled service technicians. Also, we can help with financing and rebates that can assist you in saving money on your new heating system. We help take care of your furnace or boiler with expert heating service, with tune-ups, repairs, and our affordable service plans.

Now, let’s take a closer look at the factors that impact the price of a new furnace or boiler.

Brand

With such a large number of boilers and furnaces available, many people feel lost trying to decide which one is the best fit for them. What’s more, it’s not enough to just go off of name recognition. You have to take several other factors into account. Here at Vaughn Oil, we will help you determine which furnace or boiler will work optimally in your home while also fitting within your budget.

Availability

The outbreak of COVID-19 has had a widespread and profound impact on supply chains all over the world, including those in the HVAC industry. The pandemic has caused shortages in labor as well as materials like copper and aluminum.

At Vaughn Oil, we understand how important it is for your home to have an efficient, well-functioning furnace or boiler. If your system is starting to show its age, you might be due for an upgrade. To make sure that you have the best possible experience, we only work with manufacturers of top-quality products. We’ll come to your house, take a look at your furnace or boiler, and give you a free estimate for a replacement—with absolutely no commitment required on your part.

Location

Depending on the size and location of your unit, the cost of installation for your new heating system may vary. If you have a large home, for example, you will need a bigger unit, which not only increases the product’s price but also makes installation more complicated. Additionally, where you place your furnace or boiler can add to how easy or difficult it is to install; thus affecting the final cost.

Changing your heating system’s energy source

Even though it might be more expensive to switch your electric furnace for an oil-powered one, you will save money in the long term because of the improved comfort and energy efficiency. You may need to add a heating oil tank to your home as well as running oil lines; there may be other modifications required as well.

Add-ons

If you have more in your home that require heating, such as an addition or a finished basement or attic, since you installed your current furnace or boiler, we will make sure that your new heating system can accommodate them. If these unfinished spaces didn’t originally come with ductwork or baseboard radiators, you will likely need to add them now though, which could increase the cost.

As we have recently learned, it is crucial to have clean, safe air in our homes. If you are replacing your furnace, you might want to think about buying indoor air quality products like an air purifier or humidifier. Although this will be additional money upfront, the better air quality in your house will be worth it.

With Vaughn Oil, you get expert heating system installation and the most reliable heating oil delivery in Rhode Island. Become a customer today!

Trust Vaughn Oil to take good care of your boiler!

boiler installation rhode island To the layperson, boilers and water heaters may appear to be quite alike since they both serve the purpose of heating water in your home.

Although boilers and water heaters may appear to be the same, they actually have different purposes. The team of professional technicians at Vaughn Oil are experts in oil-fired boiler installation, maintenance, and repairs so yours operates with maximum energy efficiency while keeping you comfortable in your Rhode Island home. Our boiler installations are guaranteed for one year.

At Vaughn Oil, our affordable service plans not only make it easy to keep up with your boiler maintenance, but they also come with coverage for many parts and labor costs, so you don’t have to worry about a costly boiler repair.

Here’s a primer on both boilers and water heaters so you have a better idea of how each work.

The Basics of Boilers

A boiler is a system that uses water to generate heat and circulate it around your home either as heated water or steam. Because the system is closed, no fresh water is required, and non-potable water can be used.

The components of a boiler include:

Both water and steam do an excellent job at transporting heat, giving a steadier and more evenly distributed heat than what you get with forced-air heating from furnaces. Additionally, the heat causes less drying of the skin, furniture, wood flooring and trim, and fabrics.

How does a water heater work?

There are two types of water heaters: those with a tank and tankless water heaters.

Tank water heaters use either oil, gas, or electricity to heat up water until it reaches the temperature you set. The heated water is then stored in a tank until you need it. Once the water falls below the set temperature, the reheating process begins again, ensuring that there is always hot water available when it’s needed.

The amount of hot water coming out of your shower or sink is a result of how much you rotate the handle on your faucet or the temperature setting in either your washing machine or dishwasher. By turning on your shower, for example, cold water enters and mixes with the heated water that’s already inside the pipes leading to its destination. The pressure determined by these pipes controls how this process happens.

A tankless water heater is an excellent way to reduce your energy bills. With this system, water is only heated when it’s required. You could save up to 40% on your annual water heating costs!

Now is the time to schedule your boiler’s annual tune-up so Vaughn Oil’s expert service technicians will keep your boiler running smoothly and efficiently! Contact us today to make an appointment and sign up for a service plan!

Get expert furnace service from Vaughn Oil!

furnace repair rhode island At Vaughn Oil, we want to ensure that your Rhode Island home is always comfortable. That’s why we offer oil furnace installation, maintenance, and repairs with our team of dedicated experts. We are constantly training and expanding our knowledge so that we can serve you better!

This winter, don’t worry about your furnace running out of its oil source: our delivery service will make sure it always has enough. You and your family can stay warm and comfortable all season long.

If you have a furnace in your home but don’t know much about furnaces, this article is for you. We’ve provided answers to some frequently asked questions so that you can get acquainted with your furnace.

How a furnace operates

Furnaces have been around for a long time, and they heat your home by creating and circulating warm air. The earliest models were powered by coal or wood, but now furnaces use heating oil, natural gas, propane, or electricity to generate heat. Vaughn Oil installs and maintains oil furnaces.

Your furnace turns on when you manually do it, or if the temperature in your home falls below your set temperature on the thermostat.

The burner is where your fuel is combusted. The heat exchanger is where the combusted fuel heats the air coming into the furnace through the vent. The blower fan distributes that air throughout your home using your ductwork.

How do I take care of my furnace?

You can help your furnace run efficiently and safely in two ways.

The first way to help your furnace run better and last longer is to get an annual maintenance tune-up from Vaughn Oil. Our skilled service technicians will clean and tune up every component of your furnace so that it runs at its best efficiency, which saves you money on energy costs. A tune-up also gives our technicians the chance to spot any problems and fix them before they become bigger issues that lead to needing repairs.

A service plan from Vaughn Oil not only tunes up your furnace once a year, but also covers many parts and labor costs associated with repairs, making it a wise investment.

The second way is by having a clean air filter. Your furnace’s efficiency and performance decreases when you have a dirty or clogged air filter. Dirty or clogged filters can also result in damage to parts inside your furnace. To avoid any future problems, check your filter once a month and change as needed.

How long do furnaces last?

A furnace typically lasts 10-15 years, but with regular professional tune-ups, it can last even longer.

At some point, it becomes financially responsible to replace an old furnace rather than repair it. With time, furnaces can become less efficient–particularly if they haven’t been maintained properly. By investing in a new furnace, you will gradually recoup the cost through savings on your energy bill. If furnace repair would cost more than half of what buying a replacement would, then getting a new one is the wise solution.

Now is the time to get your home’s furnace its annual maintenance tune-up ahead of winter. Contact Vaughn Oil today to schedule your appointment. And don’t forget to sign up for one of our service plans!

Count on us for reliable commercial diesel services!

diesel fuel rhode island A wide range of Rhode Island businesses rely on diesel fuels to get their jobs done, including:

While they use diesel fuels in different ways, they all need the same thing: a dependable diesel delivery provider with personal, responsive service. For many of those businesses, that company is Vaughn Oil!

We provide customized bulk delivery of both on-road and off-road diesel to businesses, municipalities, filling stations, and school districts all over Rhode Island. We have a large fleet of delivery vehicles, quality fuel, and the most competitive diesel pricing around!

If you are new to diesel fuels, we have put together some basic information about diesel and how it’s used.

How are diesel fuels made?

Diesel fuel is a distillate fuel. The majority of diesel fuel made and used in the United States is made from refined crude oil at petroleum refineries and is ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD), containing 15 parts per million (PPM) or fewer.

The U.S. produced 1.63 billion barrels (68.35 billion gallons) of ULSD in 2021.

The nation is also continuing to grow when it comes to developing biodiesels, which you see in our Bioheat® fuel heating oil we deliver.

Diesel is named for Rudolf Diesel, whose invention of the compression ignition engine in the 19th century was revolutionary for its superior thermal efficiency.

The difference between on-road & off-road diesel

There is no chemical difference between the two types of diesel fuel. The only difference is how they’re used. On-road diesel is used for vehicles that are used on public roadways, such as trucks, buses, and shuttles. This makes the on-road diesel subject to the federal excise tax. Off-road diesel is used in equipment not used in transportation, such as backhoes, bulldozers, diesel-powered generators, and farm equipment. Since it is not being used in transportation, there is no excise tax for off-road diesel. To distinguish it from on-road diesel, off-road diesel is dyed red, the same color as your home’s heating oil. This prevents it from being dispensed to on-road vehicles to evade the excise tax. Penalties for this include steep fines for each offense. In Rhode Island, the penalty is $10 for each gallon or $1,000 per violation.

How is diesel fuel used?

Diesel fuels are used in a wide range of ways.

Many area hospitals, health care facilities, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other institutions rely on diesel-powered standby generators to power lights, HVAC, and lifesaving medical equipment.

Diesel is used in the public sector for school buses, snowplows, and road maintenance vehicles and equipment.

Our local farms depend on diesel tractors and other equipment to prepare the soil for planting, harvesting, and more.

If you are looking for diesel fuel services you can trust for your Rhode Island business, contact Vaughn Oil to learn what we can do for you!

Dear customers,

On October 5, OPEC announced it was slashing production by two million barrels a day. Within just three days, our suppliers had increased the cost of heating oil by 70 cents per gallon. That’s right, 70 cents per gallon. Ridiculous!!

This is not just impacting heating oil. Expect natural gas, electricity, and gasoline to move higher too. Of course, this is not simply about supply and demand. We’ve learned that when prices move this far, this fast, you can always see the fingerprints of Wall Street firms that jump in to take advantage of the momentum to make a quick buck (or should we say millions of bucks.) It frustrates the heck out of us.

Of course, things can turn around just as quickly. We saw prices spike in spring only to drop by over a dollar in summer. We are hoping for the best, but there are just too many variables to know where things will go from here.

A few things to bear in mind:

  1. We hate high prices and volatility just as much as you do. It hurts our customers, hurts our company, and makes planning very difficult.
  2. This year supply issues could become problematic. While we have excellent relationships with our suppliers, it is imperative that you go on (or stay on) automatic delivery. This way, if we go on “allocation” from suppliers, have drivers out sick because of COVID or face severe weather, we can manage capacity better and keep you warm.
  3. Don’t be surprised by big bills. If you’ve already signed up for our Monthly Smart Pay Payment Plan, you made a smart move! If you haven’t, it is not too late. If you’d just like to know how much you used last year, so you can project this year’s bills more accurately, call us. This is going to be painful, but it will be helpful to be able to plan for it.
  4. If you are having trouble keeping up with your payments, it is critical that you call us as soon as you realize there’s an issue. We can work with you, but only if you communicate with us early.

I will try to keep you informed as events unfold. There are many things we can’t control. But we will always prioritize our existing customers over new ones. We will go the extra mile to keep you safe and warm. And we will be there when you need us.


Keeping you in the loop about fuel prices

Posted: May 26, 2022

We know many of you are looking at energy cost increases and wondering when this will end, and we don’t blame you. Our goal is to keep you in the loop as much as possible, even though the situation remains very fluid.

Last week, our suppliers again raised prices by more than 65 cents per gallon over a few days. The reasons are complicated and seem to be affecting heating oil and diesel fuel much more than gasoline.

The driving factor is that heating oil in our area is in short supply now. In fact, if you look at prices on the commodities exchanges, they show heating oil at a dollar less than we can get it! That never happens. It’s called “basis blowout” and reflects a disconnect between the markets and actual supplies.

Good News and Bad News

The good news is that the supply issues are happening because the markets expect heating oil prices to go lower by a fair amount over the next several months. Fuel suppliers are reluctant to purchase fuel now and get stuck with higher-priced product. The bad news is that it is causing prices to be artificially higher now, and no one really knows for sure what will happen with the Ukraine war. By the way, we are seeing the same kind of surges in natural gas and electric costs.

What we are doing about it

We decided to hold off most deliveries except for those customers who seemed to be running low. It didn’t help that we’ve had an unusually cold spring, and people are still using their heat. Beyond that, we want to urge people to get on our budget billing program, which allows us to spread your fuel payments over 11 months. If prices stay high next year, it will be much easier to manage your bills if you don’t have to pay for all of your deliveries in just five months of fall and winter.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call our office. We are here for you.


Shocking Spike in Fuel Prices

Updated March 11, 2022

Unsurprisingly, we’ve been getting many calls around two connected issues: the surge in fuel prices and supply concerns. People are astounded by how much prices have risen and how fast. So are we. They are also concerned that there will be interruptions in supply that will cause them to run out of fuel. 

The Russian invasion of Ukraine shocked energy markets, sending crude oil to record territory.  

To give you a sense of how this affects your heating oil price, in early March, we received notice at night from our suppliers that their prices were going up 20 cents per gallon the next day. The next day, prices went up three more times—a total of 60 cents in just 24 hours. Prices continued to surge—a total of $1.25 in one week. Normally, they might change 5 cents in a week. 

What’s Coming Next?

We don’t know where things will go from here. One thing we can tell you is that we hate this as much as you do. Some people are under the misconception that when prices rise, we make more money. The opposite is true. People cut back usage. They have trouble paying their bills, and our receivables skyrocket. It is an awful mess for everyone.

One thing you can count on is that we will not let you run out. We have been in business for many years and have very strong relationships with suppliers and financial institutions. We are already getting calls from customers who are with other companies that can’t say the same. These customers are unable to get deliveries for 20 days out. You don’t have to worry about that with us.

If you are having trouble paying your bill, talk to us before it becomes a problem. Many times, we can work out something to give you more time, especially if you’ve been with us a while. We can also set you up on a monthly payment plan.

Nothing will make us happier than when prices start dropping. Until then, trust us to look out for you, and let’s pray for the people of Ukraine.  

Jennifer Borsare
General Manager

Vaughn Oil delivers cleaner burning Bioheat® fuel!

bioheat for homes rhode island For many years, heating oil had a reputation for being “dirty.” Not anymore, thanks to the introduction of Bioheat® fuel!

You can get heating oil delivery of Bioheat® fuel to your Rhode Island home or business with Vaughn Oil, which delivers only Bioheat® fuel.

Bioheat® fuel is a blend of ultra-low sulfur heating oil and biodiesels that create a cleaner burning fuel that is better for the environment, better for your heating system, and better for your bank account!

We’ve put together some common questions people have about Bioheat® fuel so you can learn more about it.

What is biodiesel?

Biodiesel is a fuel made with natural and renewable resources. The biodiesels used in Bioheat® fuel include:

The development of biodiesel options continues. Switchgrass, a biofuel crop, can help protect the environment when cultivated on low-value agricultural land, according to new research from Michigan State University.

This not only provides a new source for the biodiesels used in Bioheat® fuel, but it also helps our nation’s farmers as it may provide added revenue from parts of their land that were otherwise unproductive.

What is the environmental benefit of Bioheat® fuel?

Using Bioheat® fuel helps the environment in multiple ways. The most obvious way is in the dramatic reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. As higher levels of biodiesels are used, the greater the reduction becomes. Bioheat® fuel is a major part of the heating oil industry’s drive to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by the year 2050.

The more biodiesels are used in Bioheat® fuel, the less we depend on drilling for oil both here and abroad.

By converting these products into biodiesels for Bioheat® fuel, waste is being kept out of landfills.

Are there different kinds of Bioheat® fuel?

The only difference in Bioheat fuels is the amount of biodiesel in them. Here’s how to have an idea of how much of your Bioheat fuel is biodiesel.

Often, a Bioheat fuel supplier will list the percentage of biodiesel in their fuel with the letter B followed by a number. That number is the percentage of biodiesels in the fuel. There are also different names depending on the percentage of biodiesel.

Bioheat® fuel: Blends ranging from 2% to 5% biodiesel (B2–B5)

Bioheat Plus® fuel: Blends ranging from 5% to 20% biodiesel (B5–B20)

Bioheat Super Plus® fuel: Blends with 20% biodiesel and above (B20+)

Does Bioheat® fuel save me money?

Yes, and in more than one way! First, because Bioheat® fuel burns much cleaner than traditional No. 2 heating oil, your home’s furnace or boiler runs much more efficiently so you will save money on your home heating costs. Second, because Bioheat® fuel leaves fewer deposits on heat registers, wear and tear on your heating system is reduced. You’ll have fewer breakdowns and repair bills, and the life expectancy of your heating system could be extended by several years!

Keep your Rhode Island home warm while protecting the environment with reliable delivery of Bioheat® fuel from Vaughn Oil! Become a customer today.

Vaughn Oil’s tune-ups help keep your furnace going strong all winter long!

heating service rhode islandVaughn Oil urges customers to contact us now to book a furnace maintenance tune-up for their home before the temperatures drop, and our service department gets busier.

If you make an appointment for a tune-up right away, it’s simpler to schedule and you won’t have to wait long.

Another option for maintaining your furnace is to sign up for one of Vaughn Oil’s affordable service plans. First of all, every one of our service plans includes an annual maintenance check for your furnace so that it will run smoothly. But that’s only the beginning. You also get priority service, discounts on parts and labor for repairs, the option of adding your home’s water heater to the plan, and Loyalty Credits for consecutive years of enrollment!

Why do I need a tune-up of my furnace?

By having Vaughn Oil perform your furnace’s annual maintenance tune-up, you’re not only ensuring its ability to make it through another winter in Rhode Island, but also gaining other advantages!

Cut your heating costs. By keeping your heating system in good working order, you can help it run at peak efficiency and save money on heating oil expenses.

Keep your furnace going longer. It’s critical to keep up with regular maintenance if you want your heating system to function effectively and last a long time.

Keep the warranty valid. Many furnace manufacturers make a requirement for regular professional maintenance in your furnace’s warranty. Your furnace’s warranty may be invalidated if you don’t get an annual tune-up. A voided warranty means you’ll be responsible for all future repair costs.

Should I repair or replace my furnace?

If you’re not sure whether to repair or replace your old furnace, our staff of professionals can assist. We’ll provide an honest evaluation and assist you in making a sound decision based on your needs.

In certain cases, repairing your furnace may be the best solution. If it’s less than seven years old, repairs are generally easier and less expensive. If you want to stay in your house for another year or two, repair may be the best option. Finally, a brand-new furnace might not be within your budget.
There are times, however, when replacing your furnace is the correct decision.

Age and condition. The average life expectancy of a furnace is 10 years. You might need to upgrade your furnace if it’s 10 years old or more, and you don’t regularly service it.

Repair bills. Replacing your furnace may initially seem like the more expensive option, but if repairs would exceed half the cost of a new installation, it is actually the better investment in both the short and long run. Not to mention, you’ll be much more comfortable and save money on energy bills.

Efficiency. Furnaces that are not maintained over time become less efficient. An old furnace’s efficiency may drop to 60% or lower. A new furnace, on the other hand, has efficiencies of more than 98%, resulting in extended energy savings for years to come.

Make time today to contact Vaughn Oil to schedule your furnace’s annual maintenance tune-up!

No More Oil Run-out Worries With Automatic Delivery!

fuel delivery rhode islandIf you’re a Vaughn Oil heating oil customer and have chosen Will-Call for your heating oil delivery, then it’s important that you frequently check your tank’s fuel level. By doing this, you will be able to tell when it is time to order more heating oil.

The gauge is usually located on top of the tank. It’s a clear glass or plastic tube marked with numbers that look like the gas gauge in your car: F, ¾, ½, ¼. A red marker or float indicates how much fuel is left in your tank. If the float is at or near the bottom of the gauge, or not visible at all, your tank is empty or almost empty. Contact us right away to schedule an emergency delivery.
 
If outdoor temperatures average 32˚ Fahrenheit over a 24-hour period, a 2,500-square-foot house uses about seven gallons of heating oil. If you let your 275-gallon heating oil tank (the size of most residential oil tanks) get down to 25% full, you have enough heating oil for perhaps a week.

It might take a few days for us to get a delivery to your home. Thus, it is essential that you request a delivery before your tank gauge falls below ¼ full.

What happens if I run out of heating oil?

If you use up all your heating oil, your heating system will automatically turn off, and it won’t take long for your house to become cold. The longer this goes on, your pipes could freeze and rupture.

If you run out of heating oil, it might also damage your furnace or boiler. Sludge at the bottom of your tank may be pulled into the filter and clog it, and can also harm the oil line. In addition to the emergency heating oil delivery charge, you may also have to pay for the oil line bleeding and filter replacement.

Automatic Delivery makes having heating oil easy!

We make use of the most up-to-date technology in conjunction with a tried-and-true method of calculation to accurately forecast when you will require more heating oil. Your heating oil usage history, current temperatures, and weather patterns are all taken into account, and our computer algorithms calculate when your tank will be 30% full based on these factors.

This lets us know when you’re running low on heating oil, so we can schedule your heating oil delivery to ensure that you have enough before your supply runs out. Your work is done! No more going down to the basement or going outside in the cold and snow to check your tank gauge. There will be no need to contact us with a delivery request any longer. There will be no more concern if you forgot to check your tank gauge.

Since Automatic Delivery is partially based your previous fuel consumption, therefore it is fundamental that you notify us of anything that will change how much heating oil you use. Examples of this include:

Contact us to become a Vaughn Oil Automatic Delivery customer for easy heating oil delivery!

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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!

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