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Central WV Community Action Holds 'Ease the Freeze' Clinic in Bridgeport

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BRIDGEPORT -

A workshop was held Tuesday in Bridgeport about how to winterize your home. The "ease the freeze" clinic was held at Home Depot.

The workshop was hosted by Central West Virginia Community Action.

Experts from Home Depot offered tips and demonstrated how to save some energy and some money this winter.

"Putting plastic on the windows, lowering the thermostat and dressing in warm layers. There are simple things people do that may be common sense but some people don't understand what a big difference it will make. It will lower your bill 10 percent by just turning it down five degrees," said Vonda Berry, of the Central West Virginia Community Action.

Other tips offered included using insulation, wrapping pipes, and adding special insulation to outlets.

Central West Virginia Community Action gave out prizes to each participant and provided lunch.

Representatives from Central West Virginia Community Action were at the workshop to assist low income participants apply to heating assistance programs.

Community Action also provided transportation to the event for anyone who needed it.

An "ease the freeze" workshop was also held in Lewis County on October 15.