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The Hocon Blog


How Do I Choose a Propane Fireplace

Nothing beats settling in front of a warm fire on a cold New England night after a long day of work and family craziness – except doing it at the click of a button, without the cleanup hassles.

Inspection checklist

Heating System Inspection Checklist and Problems – Part 1 of 2

A heating system inspection is one of the more important home comfort investments you’ll make in your Connecticut home – it will keep your equipment running safely and efficiently through the long, cold New England winter.

Water heater

Is a Propane Water Heater Better Than an Electric One?

Imagine opening your refrigerator and seeing a gallon of milk. Now imagine seeing 60 of those.

Aboveground propane tank

How Long Does a Propane Tank Last – and Other Important Questions

The propane tank is the heart of your propane-powered home, pumping propane gas to appliances that will keep your family warm and your home more fun and comfortable all year long.

Propane patio heater

Choosing a Propane Patio Heater for Your Outdoor Space

With all the heat we’ve been experiencing here in Connecticut this summer, it’s easy to forget that cool evenings could be heading our way less than a month from now.

Propane green fuel

Is Propane a “Green” Fuel?

One of the more important qualities to consider when you’re thinking about which fuel to choose for your Connecticut home is the impact it has on the environment.

Which is better?

Propane or Natural Gas: Which Is Better for Your Home?

Choosing between natural gas and propane as a home energy source can be difficult: both options offer high efficiency performance and good value.

Propane grill

How Much Gas Is in My Propane BBQ Cylinder?

We’re just about at the halfway point of summer here in the Connecticut– which means your propane barbecue grill has probably been getting quite a workout for a least a couple of months.

Pros and Cons

Tankless vs. Storage Heaters: Pros and Cons

When the engineers at Stiebel-Eltron developed the first “coil immersion” water heater way back in 1924, they knew they were on to something.

Energy saving

10 Tips to Save Energy While on Vacation

If you’re planning a summer vacation, you have probably budgeted for it down to the last hotel room and dinner reservation.

But what about the cost to keep your home running while you’re away?