381-8 Old Riverhead Road

Westhampton Beach, NY

Tel. 631-998-0780

Hours: Tues. - Thur. 9am to 3pm / Fri. 9am to 12pm (or by appt.) / Sat. - Mon. Closed

Choose Natural Gas to Heat Your Home

The use of natural gas as a fuel to heat homes has become increasingly popular in recent years. As of 2008, over 70 percent of homes are built with gas heaters such as gas furnaces. If your home has access to a natural gas fuel line and you still utilize an alternate source of fuel, consider switching to natural gas. Natural gas offers several advantages over fuels like wood, coal, electricity or propane, including financial savings, less damage to the environment and the home, and fewer safety risks.


Natural gas offers the highest energy efficiency of any type of fuel, which results in big savings compared to using other fuel options. In 2013, natural gas cost 59 percent less than propane to heat a home and 67 percent less than electricity. Additionally, natural gas furnaces can function with up to 98 percent efficiency, meaning they burn up to 98 percent of the fuel. On the other hand, heating units with any other type of fuel function at 87 percent efficiency at best.

In addition to financial savings, another benefit of natural gas heating the limited damage it causes to the home and the environment. The new pilot-less furnaces offer countless options for home placement and natural gas furnaces will last up to twice as long as furnaces that use any other type of fuel. Natural gas furnaces also create the fewest emissions compared to other fuels, which helps protect the environment. The exhaust primarily contains water vapor and a small amount of carbon dioxide, which cuts the carbon emissions by 40 percent when compared to heating oil furnaces. Also, natural gas is non-toxic and will not contaminate soil or groundwater. Conversely, heating oil must be stored in a tank and could leak, causing serious damage to nearby groundwater and soil.

Using natural gas means the homeowner can count on a consistent, constant supply of heating fuel. Oftentimes, other fuel sources rely on a regular delivery of the fuel such as a new tank of heating oil or another cord of wood. These deliveries are usually reliable, but when they come late, it can be devastating. New York winters are notoriously harsh and running out of fuel could create a dangerous situation for the family and could cause water pipes to freeze and burst. Natural gas is supplied through a pipe running underground directly from the source to the home, meaning the fuel supply is instant and always available.

If your home has access to these natural gas lines and you have not tapped into their potential yet, consider a natural gas furnace to heat your home. Natural gas furnaces have the highest efficiency of all fuel types, the lowest emissions, and the fuel is always available. You can call Beach Stove and Fireplace if you live near Westhampton Beach, New York to speak with a professional about having a natural gas furnace installed in your home.

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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)