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What Is Temperature Setback? How Does It Save Money?

One of the easiest ways to realize home energy savings is using a technique called a temperature setback – a simple strategy that entails letting your home drift to a lower temperature (in heating mode) or higher temperature (in cooling mode).   The best way to incorporate temperature setbacks into your home routine is to program the […]

How Do I Know If I Have A Propane Leak?

Propane gas is a safe, effective and efficient fuel for your home heating equipment and appliances. But it is fuel – and like any fuel source, you need to know how to use it safely, and know how to respond if you encounter a propane emergency. The two most important things to know if you use […]

Why A Propane Water Heater Is The Smart Way To Go

Did you know that about 20 percent of your fuel bill goes to heating water? That makes choosing a water heater pretty important to your monthly bottom line – not to mention your home’s resale value and carbon footprint. For these reasons and more, we highly recommend opting for a propane model when the time […]

Before You Call For Heating Service, Try These 4 Things

Spring is on our doorstep here in Connecticut, but you’ll still be relying on your heating system for a while. But what should you do if you awaken to find that your furnace or boiler has stopped working? One thing you should definitely NOT do is panic: the experts at Hocon are here for you […]

Why Won’t My Propane Fireplace Start?

Here Are 7 Reasons That Might Be Happening Propane gas hearths are easy to use and provide an attractive source of efficient heat for your living space. From time to time, however, they will present issues that need to be addressed – including problems at start-up. There are several issues that might prevent a propane gas […]

How Much Heating Oil Will I Use This Winter?

One question we get a lot, especially from people who are new to using oil heat, is “how much heating oil will I use this winter?” Fuel Use Factors To Consider The truth is, that’s not an easy question to answer. So many factors contribute to how much fuel you’ll use, including: The weather How […]

Uneven Home Heating: Causes And Solutions

Many of us experience hot and cold spots in our home, whether they happen from room-to-room or from one section of the house to another. The question is, why do they happen – and what can you do about them? Let’s take a look at some uneven heating causes and solutions. Common Causes Of Uneven Home […]

Why Should I Install A Propane Hearth In My Home?

With everyone home more than usual this winter, and potentially super-cold weather on the way, it sure would be great to have a fire to cozy up to in the coming months. The problem, if you have a wood-burning fireplace, is that it could take hours of prep and clean-up work to get just a […]

How Can I Avoid A Fuel Run-out?

Let’s face it, you’ve got a lot on your mind these days, which makes it easy to forget something simple like checking the fuel levels on your heating system. The only problem is that running out of heating oil or propane can become an inconvenient or potentially even dangerous problem for you. Besides the inconvenience […]

Heating Oil Delivery: How To Prepare Your Home

Our delivery crews take great pride in getting fuel to you and the rest of our customers in all kinds of weather conditions – but when Mother Nature is at her worst, we can use a helping hand from you. When severe weather is forecast, and in the days that follow winter storms, please help keep […]

Using Propane Safely In Severe Winter Weather

Winter can get pretty rough here in New England – often with little warning. That’s why it’s best to have a plan in place for before, during, and after a storm so you can keep your family safe in your propane powered home. 6 Winter Propane Tips Here are six things to keep in mind […]

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