381-8 Old Riverhead Road

Westhampton Beach, NY

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Advantages Of Pellet Stoves In Winter


In an industry where appliances are constantly changing and improving, it seems ironic that the fuels used for home heating remain basic: oil, gas, and wood. While oil and gas burn a certain way in their own respective appliances, wood is slightly more versatile.

Advantages of Pellet Stoves In Winter - Westhampton Beach NY - Beach Stove & FireplaceWood is burned in both fireplaces and stoves with high heat output, and is a popular option because of its availability and affordability. A downside to wood-burning, however, is that the fire isn’t consistent. Because of the difference in wood-type, size, and dryness, the heat-output can fluctuate. Also, the fire lulls while the homeowner is asleep or out of the house. Finally, not everyone has access to cord wood, but would still like to use wood. There is an option for you.

Manufactured Pellets

If you prefer wood as a heating fuel, you can use wood pellets. These are small, dense, wood-like pellets manufactured from sawdust and other wood waste from the lumber industry. Pellets are a “green” option for your heat system, because it puts this wood to use instead of wasting it. Also the sawdust is still organic, and burns the same as cord wood—even better, in fact.

How it Works

A pellet stove often looks just like a standard wood stove, except the pellets feed into the fire chamber by way of a hopper. The rate at which the pellets are fed into the fire is adjustable by the homeowner. This means you can fill the hopper and go to sleep, and you will still have a toasty warm fire in the morning.

Advantages of Pellet Stoves

These stoves are simple to operate, and because you don’t have to open and close the fire chamber to add cord wood, you experience less mess, less smoke, ash, and wood pieces in your living space. A factor for many homeowners is the steady burn that allows for consistent heat over a long period of time. Between fueling, pellet stoves typically burn steadily for 24-36 hours. They can also be vented directly through the wall because they burn so clean and have such little emission. This means you can choose a pellet stove if your chimney is not available to use; a certified chimney sweep can vent it properly without one. Finally, pellet stoves are available as freestanding, hearth, or insert stoves, so no matter your home decor, your layout, or your accessibility to a chimney or nearness to walls, you can take advantage of a pellet appliance.

Installing Your Stove Before Winter

If you’re interested in the benefits of a pellet stove, you can enjoy one this winter! Beach Stove and Fireplace offers a variety of pellet options and installs and services them. Our team of certified chimney sweeps are experienced and professional, and ready to help you choose the best pellet appliance for your home this winter, and install it at your earliest convenience.

Call Beach Stove and Fireplace today at 631-998-0780 or request an appointment online to choose your pellet stove.

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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)