Topar Fuel, a Hocon company, has moved. The new address is: 33 Rockland Road, Norwalk, CT 06854. The phone number is staying the same: (203) 367-5933

The Hocon Blog

Heating oil supplier

How to Choose a Heating Oil Supplier

If you have shopped for a new heating oil supplier recently here in Connecticut, you probably know that there are quite a few “discount” fuel companies out there selling oil at prices that seem too good to be true.

Heat isn't working

What Do I Do If My Heat Isn’t Working?

Believe it or not, Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away – which means that the “W” word won’t be far behind.


Propane or Electric: What’s Better for Home Appliances?

Just about any major home appliance or home comfort system can run on either electric or propane power. But which is better?

Advantages of propane tankless water heater

What Are the Advantages of a Propane Tankless Water Heater?

If you’re like the average American homeowner, you’ll use somewhere between 60 and 70 gallons of hot water every day in your sinks, showers, and appliances.


Vent-Free or Vented Gas Logs: Which Should I Choose?

You may have already made the decision to add a convenient, realistic, and beautiful propane gas log set to your existing masonry fireplace (good choice!), but do you understand the differences between vented and vent-free options?

Fireplace gas log set

What Is a Propane Gas Log Set?

Everyone loves sitting in front of a fire on a cold New England night – but most of us don’t love buying or chopping wood, getting the fire started, and cleaning up the ashes later.

Heating oil tank

What Size Oil Tank Do I Need for My Home?

Heating oil tanks are built to last – but not to last forever.

If your heating oil is starting to show its age – or if you know that your tank is at least 20 years old…

On off switch

Why Does My Gas Furnace Keep Turning on and Off?

Your gas furnace is designed to turn on for as long as it takes to keep your home at the temperature you’ve set on your thermostat.


How Do I Choose a Propane Fireplace

Nothing beats settling in front of a warm fire on a cold New England night after a long day of work and family craziness – except doing it at the click of a button, without the cleanup hassles.

Inspection checklist

Heating System Inspection Checklist and Problems – Part 1 of 2

A heating system inspection is one of the more important home comfort investments you’ll make in your Connecticut home – it will keep your equipment running safely and efficiently through the long, cold New England winter.