381-8 Old Riverhead Road

Westhampton Beach, NY

Tel. 631-998-0780

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Wood-Burning Versus Pellet Stoves and Inserts: What You Should Know


There are many reasons to install a fireplace or fire-burning appliance like convenience, home-heating, and ambiance. You may want to supplement your central heat system, or you may depend on a fire-burning appliance for complete home heating. No matter your choice, you should know your options before purchasing an appliance and scheduling an installation.

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Wood-Burning Stoves and Inserts

Wood stoves and inserts are more efficient today than they’ve ever been. The convection heat from a wood stove offers the heat you long for, and the ambiance you envision for your space.

Wood-burning stoves offer:

  • Efficiency—Since the stove is a closed appliance, you don’t lose heat into the house. The fire burns with high-heat which pushes the smoke and vapors up the chimney quickly reducing the amount of creosote buildup, and lowering fire risk.
  • Particulate Pollution—The high-heat burn allows for fuel to burn completely and to vent properly. This combined with the closed unit keeps particulate pollution out of the living space which lowers the health risk associated with particulate pollution.
  • Renewable Resource—By choosing a wood-burning stove you are able to cut, collect, and replenish your own fuel source. As long as you use properly seasoned wood, your wood will burn completely, and heat effectively.

Wood-burning inserts offer all the benefits a stove offers, except you also get an added level of aesthetics that you would from a traditional fireplace. Beach Stove and Fireplace offers inserts that allow for fire view through beautiful designs and front windows.

Pellet Stoves

If you aren’t able to purchase or cut your own firewood, but would like to use wood-heat you may prefer a pellet stove. Pellet stoves offer higher efficiency than wood because it’s a closed unit, and pellets are specially manufactured from organic materials to provide the best burn possible. Pellets offer convenience for homeowners who don’t have access to split wood.The only downside to pellet stoves is that you have to purchase pellets for your stove. Do not burn anything other than pellets in your pellet stove. This is never recommended, can raise risk of fire, and most likely void your warranty.

Call a Professional

If you have questions or concerns about wood-burning stoves and inserts and pellet-burning stoves call a professional today. At Beach Stove and Fireplace we sell and install wood burning stoves  and inserts as well as a beautiful selection of pellet stoves. Our technicians are experienced with the installation, repair, and maintenance of all of our top-of-the-line products. When you call Beach Stove and Fireplace our technician can also schedule your chimney inspection and chimney sweep.

Call Beach Stove and Fireplace at 631-998-0780 or request an appointment online.

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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)