The Hocon Blog

Filling up oil

Why It’s Important to Keep Your Heating Oil Tank at Least Half Full

Prevention is the best medicine – it’s true with people, and it’s true with heating oil tanks.

We’ll explain.

Family home safety

Six Safety Tips for Your Propane Water Heater

Did you know that water heaters are responsible for about 10 percent of the fires started by home heating devices?

Swimming pool

Everybody in the Pool (Just Make Sure It’s Warm)

Memorial Day is fast approaching, though you’d hardly know it from the weather we’ve had so far this year here in Connecticut.

Propane tank

Propane Tank Monitoring: The Future of Propane Delivery Is Here

We’re big fans of Automatic Propane Delivery here at Hocon Gas – it’s a great way to manage your propane usage throughout the year, and to avoid the cost, inconvenience, and potential dangers associated with propane gas run-outs…


Six Things to Look for in a Commercial Propane Contractor

You probably take your business’ propane-powered equipment for granted, until it fails and leaves your employees without the tools or comfort they need to stay productive.

Earth day

Propane – The Earth Day Fuel

Forty-nine years ago this month, Senator Gaylord Nelson championed the first Earth Day – a teach-in designed inspire us to tread a bit more lightly on the one planet we have.

Spring cleaning

Ready for Spring Cleaning? Don’t Forget Your Propane Equipment!

Now that we have flipped the calendar to April, it’s time to start thinking about some down-deep spring cleaning! As you prepare to-do lists for your Connecticut home in the coming weeks, don’t forget to include a little TLC for your propane appliance.

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.