Hocon Newsletter

Winter 2023

Electrifying Everything Is Not the Answer

Every winter brings extreme weather to Connecticut, along with widespread power failures that leave many people without heat, sometimes for prolonged periods of time. Now, New England’s Independent System Operator (ISO New England) has warned of a high risk of rolling blackouts in our region this winter. Plus, supply rates for both Eversource and United […]

Renewable Propane on the Rise

Propane has long been considered one of our cleaner fuels. Renewable propane gas promises to take that a big step forward. While it is not in common use yet, renewable propane gas has positioned itself to be a major part of the clean fuel conversation in the years ahead. Renewable propane is considered carbon neutral, […]

Update on Heating Fuel Prices

The surge in all energy prices has been painful for everyone. A few months ago, natural gas hit its highest price in years, influenced by the war in Ukraine. Electric supply rates in Connecticut are set to double in January. Diesel fuel (which is identical to heating oil) is experiencing its tightest supply in decades, […]

Ask the Expert: Tankless Water Heaters

Andrew Simon is the general manager of Hocon’s Guilford office. He’s been a part of the team for nine years, helping Connecticut homeowners save money with high-efficiency home equipment. Q. How does a tankless water heater work? A: Essentially, a tankless water heater superheats water on demand. Instead of maintaining a large tank of water […]

Employee Snapshot

Michelle Laurendeau, regional manager of branch office administration As regional manager of branch office administration, Michelle Laurendeau wears many hats. She coordinates with all of Hocon’s offices to make sure they have what they need and are working in tandem. Michelle is also the go-to person for our company’s software needs. Michelle joined the Hocon […]

Thanks for Joining the Celebration

We hope you had as much fun as we did in celebrating our 70th anniversary this year. We’ve already given out thousands of gallons of oil and propane to customers through our various contests, along with a Weber grill. Thank you for your loyalty! We always appreciate you as Hocon Gas customers. Here are comments […]

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