The Hocon Blog

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Avoiding Heating Fuel Runouts

Running out of heating oil or propane in the dead of winter is no fun – but sudden shift in weather here or an over-busy schedule there and you could easily find yourself in a no heat emergency.

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Cold Weather Propane Safety Tips for Your Connecticut Home

Propane is one of the best ways to keep you warm and safe when temperatures drop here in CT – but as with any fuel, you have to know what to do if the unexpected happens.

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12 Ways to Improve Home Energy Efficiency This Winter

Well, winter arrived ahead of schedule last week, with record or near-record Thanksgiving Day temperatures dotting the map across our Connecticut service area. And as any homeowner knows, when the mercury drops, heating bills will inevitably rise.

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Happy Thanksgiving from Our Family to Yours!

Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude – and there is nothing we are more grateful for than loyal customers like you.

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Winter Maintenance Checklist

Fall is finally – well, falling, here in Connecticut, which means that – like it or not – it’s time to prepare for winter.

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Should I Repair or Replace My Propane Gas Furnace?

Deciding whether to repair or replace your furnace is a question most people will have to answer at some point in their home-owning lives.

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A New Era of for Connecticut Heating Oil…

If you’ve been looking for a cleaner, greener way to heat your oil-fired Connecticut home this heating season, we have good news: the answer is already in your tank.

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Five Keys to Using Propane Safely in Your Connecticut Home

Propane is one of the safest and most versatile ways to power your home – but like any source of home energy, a certain amount of care is needed if you own any appliance that burns propane indoors.


Checklist: Seven Steps to Prepare Your Gas Fireplace for Winter

Sitting in front of a warm fire is one of the best things about fall here in Connecticut – just make sure your fireplace is ready to go when the time comes!

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Seven Propane Fireplace Insert Trends for 2018

Choose a propane fireplace insert and you’ll get the convenience and efficiency of a propane hearth inside the beautiful framework of an existing masonry fireplace – talk about having the best of both worlds!

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Propane: The Safe Way to Power Your Connecticut Home

One question we’re often asked by customers who are new to propane is “how safe is it?”

As a company that has been working with propane for decades, we can honestly say that it is one of the safest – if not the safest – source of home energy around.

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