381-8 Old Riverhead Road

Westhampton Beach, NY

Tel. 631-998-0780

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

Can I Convert My Wood-Burning Fireplace to Gas Logs?


The short answer is YES! But the long answer is NO.

YOU cannot convert your wood-burning fireplace to gas logs. For homeowners to do a conversion like this on their own, it can be dangerous and a waste of money. Luckily, our professional staff can complete any work properly, safely, and within regulations.

Why Convert to Gas

Using a wood-burning appliance can be a pain. Cutting, stacking, and hauling properly seasoned firewood can be tiresome and messy, and many homeowners are ready to be done with firewood and ashes by the end of burn season. Gas is more economical. Gas units are more affordable, are cheaper, more efficient, and low maintenance. Of all the perks of gas, the biggest benefit is the convenience. They are easy to light and extinguish, have precise temperature control, and are safer than a wood fireplace. You can’t go wrong with gas. They also require significantly less maintenance than their wood counterparts. The soot, creosote, and ash that comes with a wood-burning fireplace are non-existent. Your gas log set produces a small amount of soot and water vapor. After installation, clean the flue and check the unit annually to make certain it’s safe and efficient for another season of use.

Why Hire a Professional

When you start your conversion with a fire and chimney professional, you won’t have to worry about choosing the wrong item, installing it incorrectly, or servicing it. We do it all at Beach Stove and Fireplace! At Beach Stove and Fireplace, we’ll fit you with the best appliance to fit your space and your needs, and then we’ll leave the installation up to the CSIA certified chimney sweeps at our “sister” company, Guaranteed Chimney Service. Together we make sure your new fireplace is exactly what you dreamed, or we won’t rest until you’re satisfied.

Is a Gas Log Set Right For You?

The answer is YES! Gas log sets can fit in any fireplace. They are beautiful, realistic, and produce enough warmth for ambiance or zone heating. Many homeowners even choose vent-free gas log sets when converting from a wood fireplace with a damaged chimney. It may be cheaper to close off your chimney completely and opt for a vent-free gas log set, safe for indoor use, warm, and beautiful. The only downside to vent-free log sets is the flame is the blue flame. Many find it to be off-putting and less realistic. However, manufacturers have done a great job of making the logs look realistic and flame dance as it would in a wood fire. If you want to convert to gas and your chimney is in good shape, you can choose a vented gas log set that rivals the beauty of a wood fire! Your chimney expert will reline the chimney or pipe it up so that it meets the capacity of your new appliance. Without this extra step, your new gas appliance may cause moisture problems in your home. Talk to a professional about your installation and scheduling your first service appointment so that you don’t forget when the time comes.

Start now and you can have your dream fireplace in time for fall. Call Beach Stove and Fireplace now at 631-998-0780 or visit our store at 381-8 Old Riverhead Road at your convenience!



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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)