Author Archives: Amanda Haase

Insuring Your New Holiday Gifts!

Insuring Your New Holiday Gifts!

The presents have been opened and Santa is headed back to the North Pole to prepare for next year’s big trip.

Was Santa extra good to you this year? Maybe you received those diamond earrings you’ve been wanting or even your dream car!

No matter how big or small, let C.H. Edwards, Inc. help insure your precious holiday gifts.

We offer a wide variety of coverage’s such as:

  • Automobile
  • Motorcycle
  • Snowmobile
  • RV
  • Jewelry
  • Fur
  • Camera

and so much more!

Don’t know what coverage is right for you? Give us a call at (516) 249-5200 and let our specialists help in finding you the perfect policy.

For more information on the coverage’s we offer or a free quotation, visit our website at

C.H. Edwards, Inc. wishes you and your loved ones a happy and prosperous New Year!

Written by: Amanda Haase

The Gift of Life Insurance

The Gift of Life Insurance

The holiday season is officially here and people everywhere are shopping for the perfect gifts for their loved ones.

Why not give the gift of life insurance this holiday season? When you give the gift of life insurance, you are giving the gift of financial stability for the future.

When you purchase life insurance for someone else, the application will need that person’s name, date of birth, and often their social security number. You will also need to provide health information on the insured, even if you are buying a policy for a child.

Although there may be a few obstacles along the way, keep in mind that life insurance is the only financial product that guarantees financial stability for the future.

If you are interested or have questions regarding life insurance for you or a loved one, give us a call at 516-249-5200 and let us help your holiday wishes come true.

We wish you a very happy holiday season from the management and staff at C.H. Edwards, Inc.

Written by: Amanda Haase

Cut Your Own Christmas Tree This Holiday Season

Cut Your Own Christmas Tree This Holiday Season

The Thanksgiving Turkey has been carved and now it is time for the next holiday ritual – finding the perfect Christmas tree!

From Amityville to Montauk, Long Island has about a dozen tree farms where you can cut a fresh Christmas tree. These farms range from simple to full-fledged holiday extravaganzas.

So, whether you prefer a quick tree cutting errand or an all-day event, consider a visit to one of these farms.

Things to know before you go:

  • Dress appropriately. These farms are all in the open air and it will get chilly.
  • Some places do not take credit or debit cards. Go prepared with cash or check.
  • Be sure to bring your own rope in the event the farms does not provide any.

Farms to visit:

Huntington Town

Elwood Pumpkin and Christmas Tree Farm
1500 E. Jericho Tpke.
Open through Christmas Eve
Cost $12 – $18 per foot

Tilden Lane Farm
48 Wyckoff St. Greenlawn
Open weekends Nov. 26-Dec. 11
Cost $70-$80 per tree

Brookhaven Town

Carter Christmas Tree Farm
123 North Country Rd. Miller Place
Open weekends through Dec. 18th
Cost varies depending on size

Matt’s Christmas Tree Farm
305 Weeks Ave. Manorville
Open Nov. 25 – Christmas Eve, closed on Tuesdays
Cost $12-$16 per foot

Riverhead Town

Lewin Farms
Fresh Pond Ave. Calverton
Open Nov. 25th – late December
Cost $35 – $55 per tree

Southold Town

Dart’s Christmas Tree Farm
2355 Main Bayview Rd. Southold
Open November 25 – Christmas Eve
Cost varies

Santa’s Christmas Tree Farm
30105 Main Road. Mattituck
Open November 25 – end of holiday season
Cost: $75 per tree

Have a joyful holiday season!

Written by: Amanda Haase


How to Make Existing Windows More Energy Efficient

How to Make Existing Windows More Energy Efficient

The colder months are officially among us! Drafty windows in your home make it less comfortable for you and your family by allowing cold air to enter your home during these fall and winter months. Not only is this a cause for discomfort but it also has a negative impact on the environment.

Leaky windows require heating systems to work harder, therefore increasing energy consumption. You can help keep your home warm while being more energy efficient with a few of these helpful tips:

Caulk or add weather stripping. Small cracks and gaps around windows, which are most often found around windows in older buildings, might not seem like a big deal but can be the biggest reason as to why you have a draft! Fixing these small cracks will go a long way when it comes to keeping your home warm and saving energy.

Install window films. Plastic window films are another option for homeowners looking to keep their home warm and save energy. Heat shrink film can be cut to fit each individual leaky window in a home and help save you tons on energy costs.

Once you have sealed up the cracks and gaps in your window, be sure to open your curtains during the day time. The natural light shining in will warm your home up.

Drafty and leaky windows are bad for homeowners! Not only does it cause you to be uncomfortable but it can drive up your energy bill. Thankfully, there are options!

For information on homeowners insurance or how to save on your homeowners’ premium, give us a call at 516-249-5200.

Written by: Amanda Haase

Converting Your Home Heating System to Natural Gas

Converting Your Home Heating System to Natural Gas

Is it time to convert your home heating system from oil to a more affordable gas?

Natural gas home heating is much cheaper than oil. Not only is it cheaper, but it is clean, safe, efficient and a more dependable energy source because it is produced in the United States.

To begin the conversion process, you may contact PSE&G and ask them to recommend one of their reputable installers if you do not already have one.

The contractor can find out if there’s natural gas within 100 feet of your home so that you do not have to pay a connection charge.

Once this is determined, the contractor will remove the old boiler and oil tank if it is located inside your home. If your tank is located underground, it can be abandoned and will no longer be used to store fuel. In place of the old heating system, a gas boiler and a separate hot water heater will be installed. The last and final step would be a safety inspection of the new equipment.

After that, you can enjoy a more affordable and efficient way of heating your home.

Don’t forget to contact your insurance agent and advise them of your heating system update!

For questions or more information on homeowners insurance, please give us a call at 516-249-5200 or visit our website at

Written by: Amanda Haase