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Is a heating system service plan worth the money?

Are Heating System Service Plans Worth The Money?

A new furnace or boiler a significant investment for any homeowner – one that should last for a decade or more if it’s properly cared for.

Tips for getting your propane fireplace fall-ready

Getting Your Propane Fireplace Fall-Ready

A propane fireplace can be a great source of cozy comfort in cold Connecticut – and with most of us spending more time than usual at home this fall and winter, a little comfort can go a long way.

Automatic fuel delivery or will call – which should I choose?

Automatic Fuel Delivery Or Will Call – Which Should I Choose?

When it comes to picking a reliable supplier for heating oil and propane deliveries in Connecticut, Hocon is the easy choice. But how should you have that fuel delivered to you – with automatic delivery or will call service? Let’s take a look.

Stretch your summer with propane outdoor living equipment

Using Propane For Outdoor Living To Stretch Your Summer

We’ve had a – unique? – summer this year, with most of us enjoying backyard staycation time a little more than usual.

Propane gas log sets: A step up from a wood-burning fireplace

Propane Gas Log Sets: A Step Up From Wood-Burning Fireplace

Everyone loves the hypnotic glow of a home hearth. The problem – at least if you have a traditional wood burning fireplace – is how much effort it takes to get just a few hours of fireside bliss.

Factors to consider when replacing your water heater

Replacing Your Water Heater? Here Are Factors To Consider

A conventional water heater (one with a storage tank) typically lasts about 10 years – but that number can vary depending on the quality of your equipment, how well it was installed and maintained, the chemistry of your municipal or well water, and more.

Propane: The perfect fuel for temporary construction heating

Temporary Construction Heating’s Perfect Fuel: Propane

If you’re building in New England, sooner or later a deep freeze is going to come in and make it difficult to keep your materials protected, your people safe, your pipes thawed, and your construction projects on schedule.

EIA updates its heating oil price forecast

EIA Updates Its Heating Oil Price Forecast

Earlier this month, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) provided an update on its forecast for home heating oil prices for the coming year. If you haven’t had a look, we recommend spending a few minutes with it.

Reasons to get your propane fireplace inspected this summer

Why Get Your Propane Fireplace Inspected This Summer?

Sitting in front of a cozy fire is probably the last thing on your mind these days, but it will be soon enough ­– which makes now a great time to take care of routine propane fireplace maintenance.

Planning ahead for heating season

Heating Season: Time To Plan Ahead!

Yes, it’s August. Yes, temperatures have routinely hit the 90 degree mark for the better part of the last month here in Connecticut. And yes, we’ve still got about six weeks until we officially enter the fall season.

What is an anode rod?

What Is An Anode Rod? Why Is It Important?

You have to hand it to water heater designers.

Knowing that steel and water don’t mix very well over time, they came up with an ingenious solution when they set out to create modern water heaters: the anode rod.

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