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

The Importance of Annual Appliance Maintenance


Spring may be the time for “spring cleaning”, but fall is the time for maintenance that keeps your home running smoothly through winter. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) home fires report, heating equipment causes at least 15 percent of reported home fires. Nearly half of home heating fires occur in winter and the leading cause? Failure to clean.


Annual Maintenance Means Safety

The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) along with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) insist that chimneys must be cleaned and inspected annually in order to maintain the highest level of safety and efficiency. Simply put, your dirty chimney will not work as well as it would if it were clean. This lack of efficiency drops safety and raises risk. In order to keep your chimney working safely and properly, you must have your fire appliance and chimney system maintained annually. Schedule these important services now and your system will be ready for the first fire of the season.

CSIA and NFI Certified Services

Beach Stove and Fireplace can sell the best products on the market, and our sister company, Guaranteed Chimney Service, can maintain them. Our friends at Guaranteed Chimney Service are CSIA certified and NFI certified. That means that even the manufacturers of the appliances we sell trust these certified professionals. Failing to hire an appropriately certified professional may lead to the loss of a warranty. Not only can it cost you a warranty if you hire the WRONG professional, but it can cost you much more if you neglect to schedule maintenance at all.

Schedule Services Today for a Safer Tomorrow

Whether you have a fireplace, insert, or stove, it needs to be maintained properly in order to burn efficiently and vent safely. Wood-burning and pellet fires produce soot and creosote which can build-up in the system and become a dangerous hazard. Gas appliances are more popular than ever for their efficiency and low-maintenance, but gas appliances also need to be serviced annually. They just won’t require such extensive services.

What to Expect

Before your appointment, make sure the fire hasn’t been burning in at least 48 hours. If you haven’t had your system inspected or cleaned since last burn season, you should avoid lighting a fire in it until this important appointment. Your technician will arrive on time and with clear identification. If you have a gas appliance, the logs will be removed and cleaned, burners and connectors checked, doors and hinges cleaned, and more. Gas, pellet, and wood appliances can all deteriorate over time, leading to even more deterioration. This type of damage is detected during an annual service appointment. Your furniture and flooring will be protected by drop cloths and any mess is contained and cleared away with an industrial vacuuming system.

The best part about scheduling your fireplace or chimney service now? It will be ready for your fire this fall. Schedule now and beat the fall rush!

Call Beach Stove and Fireplace today at 631-998-0780 or stop by our store.

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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)