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

What is a Gas Insert and Why You Want One


There are many reasons a homeowner might update a fireplace. It’s a good idea to weigh your options and choose the best appliance for your family and property.

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Save Money with a Gas Insert

Gas inserts are a great heating option for a home with an existing chimney or not. A chimney is not required for direct vent gas inserts, as they can be vented elsewhere. These direct vent gas inserts do not draw from heated air in the home, but from an outside source. This sealed unit is 65-75% more efficient than a standard wood-burning fireplace.

Improve the Look of Your Home

Gas inserts are designed to beautify. If your property has a fireplace that needs a facelift or a chimney that is in disrepair, consider a gas insert. They come in a variety of styles and the insert is sized specifically for your space. You can also choose from a variety of faces and log designs.

A gas insert can revive even the most deteriorated masonry. The flame combined with the log display give you all the aesthetics of a wood fireplace, but with better efficiency.

Lower Safety Risk

Gas inserts are fueled by a natural gas line which connects with the unit, where gas is used at a specific rate, mixed with outside air, and directed to a burner to create or feed a flame. These specifications are predetermined by the manufacturer and the installer, so you don’t have to worry about it. They are low-maintenance and most can be operated hands-free.

Because they vent to the outside, these inserts are safe and lower the amount of byproduct that is released into the home. Wood furnaces, even pellet stoves, release particulate material into the home, raising the risk of respiratory issues for people with certain risk factors.

Call a Professional

Beach Stove and Fireplace makes each customer top priority. When we come in for an installation, update, inspection, or maintenance call our concern is the safety of your family and home, and the efficiency of your appliance. You wouldn’t take risks with your vehicle driving down the road because it’s dangerous. Don’t take risks with your gas insert because it can be dangerous, or fatal if installed incorrectly. Our installers are trained and experienced in all of our products’ installation and maintenance. Since there are a wide variety of styles, as well as venting options we work closely with the customer to insure satisfaction.

The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)  implores homeowners to hire a professional. If the chimney is used to vent a direct vent gas insert, there are specific parameters to follow in order to keep the vapors flowing and the home safe. Using the chimney also requires annual safety inspections by a certified chimney sweep as well as alterations to flue size for best ventilation. For this reason many homeowners decide to vent in an alternate location, bypassing the chimney completely.

Regardless of the type of gas insert you envision for your home, or the manner in which you’d like to vent it, you should call a professional. Beach Stove and Fireplace has professionals standing by to walk you through the process from dream to reality, and we want your home to be everything you dream it can be.

To learn more about gas inserts or to begin the process to have yours installed, contact Beach Stove and Fireplace today.

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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)