381-8 Old Riverhead Road

Westhampton Beach, NY

Tel. 631-998-0780

Hours: Tues. - Fri. 9am to 5pm / Sat. 10am to 2pm / Sun. - Mon. Closed

Make Your Wood Stove More Energy-Efficient


On top of staying warm and cozy this winter, many homeowners are looking into how they can make their heating sources more energy efficient.  Switching over can not only save the environment, but keep some cash in your pocket as well.  Today’s models will also be safer for the people inside of your home, as they produce almost no smoke, minimal ash, and require less firewood for use.  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) places labels on the backs of stoves they believe are energy efficient.  Before deciding on a fireplace or wood stove unit, talk to a professional, as they will know special tips or requirements for the different models.  Beach Stove and Fireplace has a highly informational website to start you on your journey to the right product.

Make Your Wood Stove More Energy-Efficient - Westhampton Beach NY - Beach Stove & FireplaceFirst, wood stoves come in a variety of sizes and the area to be heated should be considered when choosing your model.  Smaller stoves are meant for heating one room or a small cottage.  Zone heating is another common use in larger homes that have central furnaces.  Medium sized stoves are used for heating small homes, mid-sized energy-efficient homes, and somewhat larger cottages.  Lastly, you would need a large stove for large or open plan homes.  If you go out to look at a store for your new appliance, it is recommended that you take a floor plan of your house so that the sales associate can better determine what you will need.

Clean wood burning stoves can reduce your fuel bill and contribute to protecting your health.  The internal design of wood stoves has changed completely since 1988.  This is because the EPA issued new standards of performance and limits in levels of smoke emission.  There are two different types of wood stoves; non-catalytic and catalytic.  Even though both are effective, there are some noticeable performance differences.  Most of the stoves on the market are non-catalytic, however the high-end stoves are catalytic.  Because these stoves are more difficult to operate, people who are prepared to keep the stove properly maintained to assure the highest level of performance should only own them.  As mentioned, any professional would be glad to give advice on which type of stove would be suited for your needs.  For more information on these stoves, check out the different products offered by Beach Stove and Fireplace.

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Our Location

Beach Stove and Fireplace is located on Old Riverhead Road between Montauk Highway and Sunrise Highway. From Sunrise Highway take exit 63 south, travel 1.2 miles and turn right at the 381 complex (just north of Gabreski Airport)