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Heating Oil Basics: How to Read an Oil Tank Gauge

If you’re not a Hocon automatic delivery customer, one of the most important tasks you have is to monitor how much heating oil> you have in your storage tank. To do that, you need to know how to read a heating oil tank gauge.

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Should I Replace My Water Heater This Winter?

Your water heater is the unsung hero of home comfort, working hard behind the scenes of your Connecticut home every day to keep hot water flowing to your faucets, showers, washing machine and dishwasher.

Ten simple winter energy efficiency tips

Winter has officially arrived here in Connecticut, and with it will inevitably come higher heating bills. Want to keep those propane and heating oil bills as low as possible? Here are 10 of the best ways to do it: Weatherize – Keep warm air in and cold air out by caulking and weather-stripping doors and windows. […]


Can Propane Freeze?

Propane is a great ally to have through the long, cold Connecticut winter, providing beaucoup BTUs for your home or commercial heating system when it is burned as fuel.

Five reasons to choose a propane hearth this winter

Most of us love the idea of having a fireplace to come home to on a cold Connecticut night, but few of us like the actual work of setting up, maintaining, and cleaning up after that fire – or doing the work needed to keep a chimney safe. The good news is you can experience the […]

Three signs of faulty ductwork

Investing in a quality furnace and having it installed by and regularly maintained by experts can really stack the odds in your favor when it comes to keeping your heating system performing well and reliably. Unfortunately, it can’t guarantee that you won’t have heating problems. Part of the reason this fact is sadly true is […]

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What Factors Affect the Price of Heating Oil?

If you get your heating oil deliveries on a ”Will Call” basis (rather than pre-paying for your gallons at the start of the season, for example), you have probably noticed that heating oil prices can change from season to season and year to year – and sometimes even from month to month. The question is, why does that happen?

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Reduce Run-Out Risks with Automatic Heating Oil Delivery from Hocon

Most people have a lot on their plate these days, with a full agenda of school, work, after school, after work and even holiday activities jamming up their calendars and keeping them on the run.

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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.

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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?