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10 Economically Friendly Gifts

These gift ideas will be sure to save your friends and family money.

Perhaps these ideas are not traditional gifts, but with the economy in its present state, why not give a gift that will put money back into the pockets of your loved ones?

1. Solar Electric System

, located at 159 W. Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays, can help lower electric bills with solar electric panels that will generate solar energy, thus cutting down the need to relay on electric.  For more information, call (631) 887-5001.

2. LED Lights

How about some LED lights from located at 91 W. Montauk Highway? LED lights are known to give much more bang for the buck. They can last anywhere from 50,000 hours to 1000,000 hours compared to incandescent light bulbs that will only last around 1,000 hours.  For more information, call (631) 728-4602.

3. Energy Efficient Burners or Boiler

With oil and gas prices on the rise, help family member reduce their costs this winter by purchasing them an energy-efficient burner or boiler.  , located at 161 West Montauk Highway, can help you with your purchase. For more information, call (631) 728-1066.

4.  Insulation

Keep the heat in and spend less on energy bills by offering up some new insulation to friends and family.  has lots in Stock.  Riverhead Building Supply is located at 165 West Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays.  For more information, call (631) 728-0993.

5. Tune up your car

Improving gas millage is a great way to save at the gas station.  Why not give a gift certificate for a tune up?  C&D Auto Repair will be able to help you out on this gift idea.  C&D is located at 172 West Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays. For more information, call (631) 728-9018.

6.  Cellular Shades

Certain window treatments can keep in the heat, thus saving on heating costs.  , located at 201 West Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays, has Hunter Douglas shades that will do the job.  The purchase of the shades will also earn the homeowner a Federal tax credit.  For more information, call (631) 728-7359.

7.  New Windows

With a drafty window, you can almost see your money blowing right out.  Give the gift of savings by giving a gift certificate for new windows this year.  , located at 276 West Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays has a large selection of energy-efficient glass products. For more information, call (631) 728-3919.

8. New Front Door

Not only will a new front door give a new look to a home, it can also save the owner money, especially it keeps the cold out.  East End Window & Door, located at 127 East Main Street in Riverhead, will have just what you are looking for. For more information, call (631) 369-9400.

9.  Geothermal Energy

Save over $20,000 on energy bills with geothermal power. Geothermal power uses the heat stored in the earth to provide a home with heat.  Alternative Energy Solutions, 12 Old Country Road, Quogue, is one of many companies that can install a geothermal system.  For more information, call (631) 996-2615.

10. Tankless Water Heater

Get on-demand, energy-efficient hot water with a tankless water heater. Hampton Bays Plumbing and Heating, located at 18 Shore Road in Hampton Bays, has them available. Call (631) 728-0005 for more information

claudia December 15, 2011 at 06:00 PM
There is always that last minute gift......thanks for the info.

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