The Hocon Blog

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 […]

Propane Patio Heaters: The Perfect Solution For Fickle Weather

There’s nothing better than spending time outdoors at home during the summer, and even into the New England fall. The problem is, evenings here in Connecticut can get pretty chilly, even in June (as we’ve seen recently). That’s when a propane patio heater can really come in handy. Propane patio heaters can take the edge […]

Why Should You Choose Autogas For Your Fleet?

For years, Propane Autogas – also known as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) or propane – has been one of the best-kept secrets in vehicle fuel in North America. But smart fleet managers are beginning to discover the Propane Autogas advantage: from touring buses at Acadia National Park to Boston Public Schools, Yale University shuttles, the […]

Considering The Switch To Electric Heating? Think Twice…!

Recent legislation in states across the country would drastically change the way families heat their homes, with what seems like a worthwhile goal of eliminating fossil fuels to attain net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. But things aren’t always what they seem! While we here at Hocon recognize the need to address climate change, we also […]

Are Tankless Water Heaters Worth The Money?

If you own a conventional water heater (one with a storage tank), it works mostly by heating water to have it ready when you need it for your appliances or taps. The problem is that you might not need it for hours, and in the meantime, the water sits in a tank in your (usually […]

Make Every Day Earth Day With Propane

Each April, we celebrate Earth Day – a global event conceived by former Senator Gaylord more than 50 years ago Nelson to celebrate our planet – and to challenge us to tread more lightly upon it. Want to know one of the best ways to make every day Earth Day? Switch your electric appliances to clean, […]

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 […]

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