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Swing into spring

Steal a Deal with the Swing into Spring Event from Hocon Gas

For most of us here in our Connecticut service area, spring is a time to welcome back the greatest rivalry in baseball as we gear up for another year of classic Yankees-Red Sox showdowns.

Landscaping lawn

Propane Autogas: A Green Fuel for Green Thumbs

Connecticut landscape contractors are doubly lucky when it comes to fueling up with propane autogas: not only they take advantage of cost savings for their truck fleet, they can also save money with every lawn they mow.

Dog hearing

What Are Those Odd Sounds Coming from My Gas Furnace?

If you have owned your gas furnace for a while, you probably know the contented hum it makes when it is operating the way it should be.

No power

Can a Gas Heater Work During a Power Outage?

Severe winter and spring weather here in Connecticut can have a real impact on our lives – especially if that weather results in a power outage. The question is, will your gas-powered furnace work when the grid is down?

Dog and cat under blanket

Beware of Late Season Heating System Problems

Well, we’re heading into the homestretch of winter 2018/2019, with a short February yielding to the first month of spring next week.

Fireplace

The Advantages of a Propane Fireplace

Most of us love sitting in front of a warm fire on a cold night (we’ve had a few of those over the last month!) – It’s something we humans have been doing for a long, long time.

Dog sleeping on the floor

Four Ways to Keep the Warm Air inside Your Connecticut Home

You pay to heat every square inch of air in your Connecticut home during the winter – which means you want to keep as much of it IN your home as possible. The question is, how do you do that?

Propane tank gauge

How Do I Check Propane Levels in My Tank?

If you are a Hocon “will-call” propane customer (that is, if you schedule your own propane deliveries rather than letting us do it using automatic delivery), one of the most important tasks you have is to monitor how much propane is in your tank throughout the winter.

Basement heating system

Time to Replace Your Propane or Natural Gas Furnace? Watch for These Five Warning Signs

With proper maintenance, a propane or natural gas furnace can last a decade or two – but that number can vary quite a bit within that range based on how the equipment was chosen, installed, and treated over the years.

Q and A

Carbon Monoxide Safety Q&A

If you have an appliance in your Connecticut home that burns fuel – and, living in Northeastern U.S., you probably do – then you really need to know about the potential hazards of carbon monoxide.