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

Direct Vent Vs. Vent-Free Fires


Are you shopping for a fireplace to bring your dream hearth home? Studies show that homeowners want fireplaces. Whether you have a house, trailer, or condo, you can still have the fireplace of your dreams. Some fireplaces are easier to install than others. However, if you want to get the best value and installation for your unit and home, you should call Beach Stove & Fireplace. Our team of experts can help you choose the best product from the industry’s best manufacturers for your need and space.

Vent-Free Appliances

Not all fires need ventilation. Gas units burn so cleanly that certain models do not need ventilation at all. These may not be as popular because the flame itself is not the natural yellow flame that many people desire, but they do have all the convenience of gas fires. Gas units are easy to light, usually with an button or a match-light. They also have precise temperature control, sometimes with the use of a remote! Gas units also extinguish immediately, cut down on accidental burns. Homeowners love the convenience of gas and the freedom to install vent-free units anywhere. They come in a wide range of sizes and styles. They are designed to look like a wood fire, with detailed ceramic logs. When you choose a vent-free fireplace, you can have it installed into an existing fireplace or have one built to match your home and personality. We’ve installed traditional and rustic, sleek and contemporary, and many other styles in between.

Direct-Vent Appliances

If the location allows, you may be able to install a direct-vent fireplace. Direct-vent fireplaces do require ventilation. They are closed units, which draw air from and vent to the outside of the home by way of a wall or ceiling. Using direct-vent technology, we are able to bring fire into homes around Suffolk County. When you choose direct-vent fireplaces, you can benefit in five specific ways:

  • Easy installation
  • Increased efficiency
  • Increased safety
  • Uses outside air only and doesn’t affect the inside air
  • Keeps the home warmer without the use of electricity

Not only will you experience a warm fire, but it is eco-friendly and highly efficient. You never have to open your direct-vent fireplace. The heat reaches your living space by circulating air around the firebox (never entering the firebox itself).

Call Beach Stove and Fireplace

These units are low-maintenance, but that does not mean they need zero maintenance. Even the closed units and vent-free units need professional service to keep working properly.

The experts at Beach are knowledgeable and experienced, non-commissioned, friendly sales professionals. We guide and help our customers to achieve both satisfaction and safety. We are NFI certified, so even the manufacturers trust us. We offer a one year warranty on our labor. When you trust your home and fireplace to us, you don’t have to second guess. Call Beach Stove and Fireplace at 631-998-0780 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)