The Hocon Blog

Should You Switch from Heating Oil to Propane?

Six reasons propane may be right for your home If your current oil system has begun to fail and needs to be replaced, now is a good time to weigh the benefits of replacing it or switching to propane. Heating oil and propane each have their advantages. How do you decide which is right for […]

Choose Propane Autogas for Your School Bus Fleet

5 Advantages To Fueling Your School Buses With Propane Autogas There are nearly 200,000 vehicles operating in the United States that are being fueled by propane, which is also referred to as Propane Autogas or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). Autogas is a common choice for fleet vehicles like school buses, taxis, and police vehicles. In […]

Can Propane Really Fuel Your Vehicles?

5 Reasons To Choose Propane Over Diesel or Gasoline Propane, also referred to as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), is so versatile. It can warm your home, cook your food, and dry your clothes. Can it also fuel a bus, car, or truck? Yes! There are roughly 200,000 certified propane vehicles operating in the United States […]

Schedule Your Annual Heating Service 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.

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Propane Hearths: Beauty and Convenience (Part 2 of 2)

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.

Propane Hearths: Beauty and Convenience (Part 1 of 2)

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.

Propane Autogas: Five Interesting Facts

Propane is fast becoming a fuel of choice for smart fleet managers around the country. But how much do you know about this clean, green fuel? Here are five facts about Propane Autogas that show why you should consider it for your light- to medium-duty fleet. Propane Autogas is safe. Propane has been powering vehicles […]

The Outdoor Power of Propane for Your Home

Sprucing up your outdoor living area with propane appliances is a great way to fight cabin fever in your Connecticut home at a fraction of the cost of a home addition – and now is the perfect time to do it. An investment in your outdoor space will help you improve your summer quality of life […]

First-of-its-Kind Multi-Fuel Travel Center Features Autogas

Propane achieved another significant win in the clean energy debate with the opening of a multi-fuel travel center in Hartford, Connecticut on June 18, 2021. 3 years in the making, this is the only multi-alternative fuels travel center in the United States. Propane autogas refueling infrastructure and a dozen propane-powered vehicles featured alongside electricity and […]

How Can I Heat My Pool to the Temperature I Like?

If you like swimming in a comfortable pool all summer long, a pool heater can be a great addition to your Connecticut home. But what kind of pool heater should you get? The answer to that question depends a lot on how warm you like your pool, and when you intend to use it. Let’s […]

Propane Fire Pit Types and Considerations

Propane fire pits are the easiest way to bring the comfort of a warm fire to your outdoor space: in just a few seconds, you’ll have a consistent flame up and running, with no need to prep wood or add kindling. With adjustable flame heights and the ability to produce ample radiant heat, your propane […]

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