The Best $75 A Connecticut Homeowner Can Spend

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(Michael McAndrews/The Hartford Courant)

This weekend’s Bottom Line column:

Nothing like a little autumnal chill and diminished daylight to get people thinking about their home’s inadequate insulation, leaky ducts and watt-guzzling incandescent bulbs.

They’ll get no sympathy from The Bottom Line, though, because it probably means they haven’t spent $75 on a home energy audit through Energize Connecticut’s Home Energy Solutions program.

This full-house energy assessment is worth much more than $75 — the remainder is subsidized by every Connecticut Light & Power and United Illuminating customer in the state. Yes, it’s true. Turn to the largely indecipherable charges on the back of a bill and you’ll see the Combined Public Benefits Charge. Energize Connecticut, formerly the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund, is among the programs supported by each customer’s mandatory contribution.

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