The Hocon Blog

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Five Keys to Using Propane Safely in Your Connecticut Home

Propane is one of the safest and most versatile ways to power your home – but like any source of home energy, a certain amount of care is needed if you own any appliance that burns propane indoors.

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Checklist: Seven Steps to Prepare Your Gas Fireplace for Winter

Sitting in front of a warm fire is one of the best things about fall here in Connecticut – just make sure your fireplace is ready to go when the time comes!

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Seven Propane Fireplace Insert Trends for 2018

Choose a propane fireplace insert and you’ll get the convenience and efficiency of a propane hearth inside the beautiful framework of an existing masonry fireplace – talk about having the best of both worlds!

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Propane: The Safe Way to Power Your Connecticut Home

One question we’re often asked by customers who are new to propane is “how safe is it?”

As a company that has been working with propane for decades, we can honestly say that it is one of the safest – if not the safest – source of home energy around.

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Four Reasons Why NOW Is the Best Time to Get Your Propane Tanks Filled

Fall is in the air here in Connecticut – the kids are back at school, football season is underway, and temperatures are slowly making their way down the thermometer. It’s a great time to enjoy the crisp autumn air.

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Let Hocon Manage Your Propane Deliveries with FREE Automatic Delivery

In our experience, most people don’t particularly want to think about keeping one eye on their propane gauge all winter long – and no one wants to deal with the hassles and potential risks of running out of gas when the mercury plummets like it did last winter.

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Save $100 or More When You Install a Rinnai Tankless Water Heater from Hocon

If you’re in the know about home comfort appliances, you’re probably already aware that a propane tankless water heater is considerably more efficient that a traditional (or storage) water heater – especially one powered by electricity.

Living room fireplace

Propane Hearths: The Ultimate in Beauty and Convenience (Part Two of Two)

In part one of this blog, we talked about the things you will need to consider if you are installing a propane fireplace from scratch.

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Propane Hearths: The Ultimate in Beauty and Convenience (Part One of Two)

So many people forego the simple pleasures of a home hearth because they just don’t want to deal with the time consuming hassles of wood fire setup and cleanup – or the expense of installing a full-on masonry fireplace.

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Labor Day Is Coming – Beat the Crowds and Schedule Your Heating System Maintenance Today

Believe it or not, Summer 2018 has passed the half way point here in Connecticut – which means it’s time to get serious about servicing your heating system for the fall and winter ahead.