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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.

No power

Can a Gas Heater Work During a Power Outage?

Severe winter and spring weather here in Connecticut can have a real impact on our lives – especially if that weather results in a power outage. The question is, will your gas-powered furnace work when the grid is down?

Dog and cat under blanket

Beware of Late Season Heating System Problems

Well, we’re heading into the homestretch of winter 2018/2019, with a short February yielding to the first month of spring next week.

Fireplace

The Advantages of a Propane Fireplace

Most of us love sitting in front of a warm fire on a cold night (we’ve had a few of those over the last month!) – It’s something we humans have been doing for a long, long time.

Dog sleeping on the floor

Four Ways to Keep the Warm Air inside Your Connecticut Home

You pay to heat every square inch of air in your Connecticut home during the winter – which means you want to keep as much of it IN your home as possible. The question is, how do you do that?

Propane tank gauge

How Do I Check Propane Levels in My Tank?

If you are a Hocon “will-call” propane customer (that is, if you schedule your own propane deliveries rather than letting us do it using automatic delivery), one of the most important tasks you have is to monitor how much propane is in your tank throughout the winter.