381-8 Old Riverhead Road

Westhampton Beach, NY

Tel. 631-998-0780

Hours: Mon. - Fri. 9am to 5pm / Sat. By Appointment / Sun. Closed

Fuel Makes all the Difference When Choosing a New Fireplace


When you are ready to choose a new fireplace there are many things to consider. The size of your space, your home decor, and cost may affect what you choose to install. One of the major factors a home owner should consider is fuel. What will you use to fuel your heating system? When choosing a new fireplace you will choose between wood, gas, and alternative fuels. These are all great options, but each home and family’s needs vary.

Fuel Makes all the difference when choosing a new fireplace - Westhampton NY - Beach Stove and Fireplace

Choosing Wood

It’s important to note that wood fuel includes pellets, which is a manufactured product that works only with pellet stoves and inserts. Some individuals prefer these appliances because they are some of the most efficient on the market right now. If you’ve never experienced a pellet stove, stop by our location and see one in action!

The more traditional wood fuel that has been used for centuries is split wood and logs. It fuels a natural fire and offers the aesthetics many homeowners hope for when choosing a fireplace. It is also quite economical for people who can cut and split their own wood. Unlike pellets that are manufactured specifically for an appliance, however, split wood can be troublesome if not cut or seasoned properly. The wood can affect the safety and efficiency of a wood-burning fireplace or stove. While wood fireplaces have been less-than-efficient in the past, there are some great high efficiency fireplaces on the market which we offer at Beach Stove and Fireplace.

Choosing Gas

When looking at gas fireplace options there are a couple of things to note. Choosing gas is a great option if you are renovating and can’t use your chimney. In this case you can install a vent-free gas log set, which has a more artificial-looking fire with a blue frame, but burns hotter and cleaner. Gas inserts work similarly and more efficiently.

Other gas products include gas stoves and fireplaces. Gas stoves and fireplaces can be used with an existing chimney, and a gas stove is a great option if there is little space to work with. Gas appliances work when there is an electrical outage, and they don’t require wood splitting or hauling. They’re as easy as the press of a button, or flip of a switch.

Choosing Alternative Fuels

When a wood or gas fireplace is not an option, a bioethanol, or “alcohol” burner is a great option. They are perfect for small spaces, produce a beautiful flame, and need no maintenance. Beach Stove and Fireplace recommends and installs these burners with the same professionalism and safety standards as other fuel burners.

Before you decide on a new fireplace, contact Beach Stove and Fireplace today and find out what fuel is right for your home.



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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)