381-8 Old Riverhead Road

Westhampton Beach, NY

Tel. 631-998-0780

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

What is a Fireplace Insert?


There is a myriad of options for home furnaces and fires. At Beach Stove and Fireplace, we sell and install most of them. When it comes to fires, our customers choose gas, wood, and pellet appliances, and all of them are high efficiency and economical. We also offer inserts, which are growing in popularity and available in all three fuel types. Fireplace inserts allow homeowners the freedom to choose the model, style, efficiency, convenience, and location—and that’s just the beginning.

All About Inserts

An insert is a fireplace that is retro-fitted or inserted directly into an existing firebox. Some fireplace inserts such as direct vent inserts are installed in other areas in the home like a stove. Instead of a chimney or flue pipe, a direct vent unit vents through a wall and pulls air from the home. It pulls air through the same opening in the wall.

Direct vent inserts are gas units whereas other fireplace inserts burn gas, pellets, or wood. A customer that wants to upgrade from a wood to a gas fireplace may do so by installing a gas insert into their existing firebox. Likewise, a homeowner who wants to restore a neglected fireplace, but cannot afford to restore the chimney, can also choose a gas insert. With a gas insert in the existing firebox and a new flue piped up the existing chimney, homeowners can enjoy fire this winter with a higher level of efficiency and safety.

Professional Installation

fireplace insert with brick surround

When you choose to install a fireplace insert, it’s important to start with the professionals. Only a certified chimney sweep knows how to properly install an insert. Many homeowners attempt to purchase these units online, only realizing later that they aren’t sized properly. These units end up on showroom floors, and homeowners lose their money.

When you contact a certified chimney expert, the firebox will be measured exactly and the unit will be sized properly. Our team at Beach Stove and Fireplace will install your fireplace insert with safe clearance between the unit and the firebox walls. We can also properly connect the flue and the appliance to ensure the flue liner is properly sized and constructed with the appropriate materials. Our team is NFI certified, which means the manufacturers trust us with their brand.

Fireplace Inserts in Action

If you own a home in or around Westhampton Beach, NY, you can stop in and visit our showroom to see the fireplace inserts in action. Wood burning inserts are a favorite among our customers. They love the beautiful, dancing, yellow flame of wood fires, high efficiency, and heat output of them. For even more convenience and efficiency with consistent flames and an easier-to-light fire, we recommend pellet inserts. For the most efficient, environmentally friendly, and convenient option, we recommend gas inserts, which feature push-button lights, immediate extinguishment, and even remote controls.

Are you a homeowner in our service area and interested in an upgrade? At Beach Stove and Fireplace, we have the safest and most efficient appliances from the top brands. Call us at 631-998-0780 or stop by 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)