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Safety Tips for Wood Stoves, Fireplaces, and Inserts

The holiday season has officially begun, and next to setting up and decorating a Christmas tree, lighting a fire is the second-favorite holiday tradition. Wood fires during the holidays set a mood that says: comfort, warmth, family. A beautiful fire in a stove, fireplace, or insert can be the best backdrop to holiday gatherings and festivities, and help supplement heat during cold winter days and nights. It can be devastating. Make sure your fire appliance is installed by a professional and that you’re using it correctly.

Fire Safety

How you use your fireplace can help you stay safe, or put your family and home at risk. Don’t take chances. Instead, take action.

Take care of your fireplace.Safety Tips for Wood stoves, fireplaces and inserts

Whether you have a stove, fireplace, or insert, it needs to be regularly cared for. This doesn’t only mean professional care, but ongoing care during use. Removing ashes on a regular basis will keep embers and burning logs from falling out of your fire. In addition, you should check the hinges, glass, and connections of your system as often as you check your smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detectors (monthly).

Use it properly.

You should use the damper and other parts of the fireplace and chimney system properly. Using the damper improperly can lead to smoke being pushed into the home and carbon monoxide poisoning. It can also keep you from a warm fire this winter.

Use correct fuel.

You should only burn properly-seasoned firewood in your unit. This helps your fire burn hotter and cleaner, resulting in less dangerous creosote coating the inside of your flue, and helps your fuel last longer.

Tend to your fire.

Never leave a fire unattended. While you’re sleeping or out of the house, you should not have a fire burning in an open fireplace. The majority of house fires occur during the night–while the family is sleeping. This results in more loss of property and injury or death to family members in the home. Even during waking hours, children should never be left alone with a fire that is burning.

Install safety features. 

You can decrease the likelihood of accidental burns and falls into a fire by installing a fireplace screen and glass doors. It is better to get a minor burn than a major one, and it’s far easier to treat. Keep the children safe also by using baby gates and similar devices placed appropriately.

Install detectors and alarms.

It’s important to have smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors installed before using a fire appliance. There should be one device on each level of your home, and the batteries should be checked regularly and changed every 6 months. These devices can save your life and should never be disabled.

Set rules for your fire.

Talk with your family about who is able to tend to the fire and make sure those who can are trained in safety. Do not allow guests to your home for the holidays to mess with your fireplace. Make sure everyone knows the rules and the safe escape route in the event of a fire.

While you’re enjoying your fire this winter, make sure that everyone stays safe while staying warm. Check out these tip sheets for more information about fire safety.

By Julie Dismore on November 30th, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , , | Leave a Comment

Are You a Builder? Let us Help!

Since the weather is dry and not yet freezing, there is a lot of new construction happening in our area. It’s exciting when new homes come to the area and when new neighbors move in. Our trade partners in the area know to call in the professionals when it comes to adding a fireplace to a new construction. Are you a builder who needs help with a fireplace or chimney system? Perhaps you are new to the area yourself. We are happy to make new connections and take on new projects that will help keep this area stay safe from harm.

Certified Chimney ProfessionalsOur Outdoor Products Are Perfect For Fall - Westhampton Beach NY - Beach Stove & Fireplace
At Beach Stove and Fireplace we take safety seriously. That is why all of our products are of only the best technologies and brands and our chimney professionals are all CSIA Certified Chimney Sweeps. Through our training and experience, we are abreast of all federal, state, and local fire safety codes. We will work with you until the job is complete, never stopping until the homeowner is satisfied with the final product.

Masonry Builds, Rebuilds, and Repairs
Our team doesn’t consist of chimney experts alone, but our experts are also master masons. Our technicians work to build chimneys and fireplace systems to your exact specifications. No matter the size, design, or stone type, we can do it. We are certified by the National Fireplace Institute and are Master Hearth Professionals who can work to make sure you have the beautiful, long-lasting, and efficient fireplace. We can install gas, pellet, or wood-burning fire appliances, build a hearth around it, and you’ll have the fireplace you want and need.

Add a Fireplace, Add Value
If you’re looking to add value to a new construction either to sell or to enjoy, a fireplace will do just that. Homeowners want fireplaces. You can add a simple fireplace that a potential homeowner can upgrade in the future, or you can dream up a fireplace to build now. Call Beach Stove and Fireplace to involve the professionals from the beginning. We can help you decide the best fireplace for your space whether for looks, for supplementary heat, or even a primary heat source. We have what you need and are happy to work with you on ongoing projects and future renovations and rebuilds as well.

Builders, contractors, and homeowners who are planning new constructions or renovations can count on Beach Stove and Fireplace for your fireplace and chimney needs. We are the go-to chimney and fireplace professionals for Suffolk County, with all the experience and certifications necessary to get the job done and to get it done right.

Call and talk to a technician today at 631-998-0780 and get started today.

By Julie Dismore on November 14th, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

Why Would You Want Glass Fireplace Doors?

Every fall we see fireplace upgrades here at Beach Stove & Fireplace. Homeowners aren’t only concerned with a warm fire, a safe fire, and a beautiful one, but also an efficient one. It may not be the first thing on your mind as fall is just getting started, but a higher efficiency will keep you warmer this winter, safer, and save you money!

Custom Glass DoorsLittle girl in front of the fireplace
At Beach Stove & Fireplace, we sell and install glass doors made from durable steel and aluminum. Our fireplace experts are experienced and even talented at matching our customers with the best glass doors to compliment their hearth. We have a style that will match every home and personality, including: old world, contemporary, sleek, forged iron, industrial, sleek steel, blacksmith, arched, and aged. There are even specialized reface doors which cover old louvers which are unsightly and can make a home look aged. We even sell and install outdoor fireplace doors. If you’re looking to sell your home, lease your property, or refinance, a fireplace facelift may be the best thing for your home.

Benefits of Glass Fireplace Doors
Many homeowners may make the assumption that adding doors to the fireplace will keep heat from moving into the home. This is because they don’t understand the science of the fire and the improvement made by adding doors. We know that custom glass doors are just the thing that your fireplace needs to work well and to add to the beauty you’re looking for.
Additionally, glass doors:
-Improve efficiency
-Prevent drafts during the burn season and the offseason
-Save money on heating and cooling
-Prevent falls into the fire and accidental fires
-Prevent smoky fires
-Decrease hearth messes and clean-up
-Update decor and style
-Radiant heat improving warmth and comfort

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) there are house fires and home damage every year that can be prevented with custom glass doors.

We know at Beach Stove & Fireplace, that every investment you make in your home, including custom glass doors, is an investment into your property. Glass fireplace doors are not merely cosmetic. The benefits are worth the cost, and the products we sell and install are well-worth the investment. We have air seal doors that will prevent drafts when the fireplace isn’t in use. We have refacing doors designed to improve the look of your fireplace.

Be sure to call Beach Stove & Fireplace this fall to revitalize your fire experience. Our staff of expert technicians can also perform your annual sweep and inspection and get your fireplace and chimney system ready for burn season.

Call 631-998-0780.

By Julie Dismore on October 31st, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , , | Leave a Comment

Direct Vent Vs. Vent-Free Gas Fireplaces

Before winter is in full swing, it may be time to consider a new fireplace! Adding a fireplace to your home help with supplemental heat and save you money on heating bills. It provides the perfect ambiance to relaxing evenings, and it also create the perfect backdrop for all your winter festivities. You don’t even have to have an existing fireplace or chimney system to have a new fireplace anymore. When you choose a gas fireplace, it can be installed anywhere and offer all the benefits of a fireplace with the convenience.

Choosing Gas

dancing flames of a gas fireplace Gas is the most popular choice of fireplaces due to their affordable pricing, easy installation, unrivaled convenience, and low maintenance. It burns cleaner than any other fuel, making service appointments less frequent, and easy clean up. Gas fires are more realistic and beautiful than ever, in addition to being an excellent heat source. You don’t even need a chimney when choosing a direct vent fireplace or a vent-free fireplace.

Direct Vent Gas Fireplace

Direct vent fireplace technology has made it possible to have the high efficiency of a gas stove, without a chimney. A direct vent fireplace is a closed unit that draws air from the outside for combustion, and then it vents the combustion byproducts out a separate pipe. Imagine two pipes, one inside the other, one drawing air in, and one venting air out. This is direct vent technology. It is generally in a wall behind the fireplace unit, but it can also be through a floor or ceiling.

A direct vent fireplace is different than a vent free fireplace or gas log fireplace because it is wholly separate from the home. In fact, the fixed glass panel that provides a viewing window also serves as an important barrier to keep the combustion isolated from the home. This fireplace is highly efficient, because it uses all the heat for the house instead of needing heat to draw air up the chimney. 

Vent Free Gas Fireplace

Like a direct vent fireplace, a vent free fireplace can be installed anywhere because it doesn’t require a chimney or flue. However, it works in the opposite way, drawing its air for combustion from the home, and then venting combustion byproducts into the home. This system doesn’t waste any heat, but can create condensation in the home that may damage wall coverings, flooring, and ceilings. Another drawback to a vent-free gas fireplace is the temperature control. They provide quite a bit of heat, but the temperature is hard to regulate, whereas a direct vent unit has precise temperature control.

Are you ready to have a new gas fireplace before winter? Call Beach Stove and Fireplace for the best products, prices, installation services, and more. Call 631-998-0780 or stop by today!

By Julie Dismore on October 17th, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

Why Buy a High Efficiency Wood Stove

When it comes to wood stoves, many people picture a pioneer cabin, stove pipe chimney, and cast-iron stove top with a pot boiling. Today, the top brands in the industry have brought high-efficiency technology into wood stove models, and we can enjoy them right in our homes. The benefits of these units are endless, and they come in many styles, highly efficient, and environmentally friendly. 

Styles & Environmentally Friendly

Why Buy a High Efficiency Wood Stove - Westhampton Beach NY - Beach Stove & FireplaceHigh-efficiency stoves offer more options than ever. You can choose a rustic cast-iron model or a sleek contemporary one, and they are both efficient and safe. High-efficiency stoves keep your home safer, prevent unnecessary environmental pollution, require fewer chimney sweeps, and keep your home warmer.

High-efficiency wood stoves are just as effective as other stoves on the market today including pellet and gas stoves. They burn less fuel, waste less heat, and produce less particulate pollution than standard wood stoves. These wood stoves make you feel good about the money you spend and the wood you burn. The government even offers tax incentives for homeowners who choose to install high-efficiency wood stoves.

Readily Accessible Fuel

Compared to pellet stoves, having a high-efficiency wood stove means you can continue to burn your own supply of wood. Unlike gas stoves, you don’t have to have a gas hook-up or even involve a gas company to deliver or connect your fuel. Now your high-efficiency wood stove will burn your own supply of wood, and you can cut, haul, and store it right on your property until you need it.

However, high-efficiency wood stoves need properly seasoned firewood to work properly. Seasoned wood is dry and burns well. It’s easier to light, burns hotter, and works better with your high-efficiency stove as it burns more efficiently.

We Install High-Efficiency Fireplaces and Stoves

At Beach Stove and Fireplace, we offer the best high-efficiency fireplaces. Our RSF and Fireplace Xtrordinair high-efficiency fireplaces come in a variety of models. When you choose the professionals at Beach Stove and Fireplace, we can find you the high-efficiency fireplace of your dreams. Our fireplaces also come in different sizes to fit your space and your firewood. When installing a fireplace, we use beautiful stonework so your hearth compliments your home and personality. You can even choose a mantel or not, depend on your preference. 

Freestanding Stoves

At Beach Stove and Fireplace, our high-efficiency wood stoves can be installed anywhere and have the most beautiful fire-viewing glass. Our technicians can help plan your new fire from start to finish, selecting the best product for your space, and installing it with code compliance along with safety in mind. Call us at 631-998-0780 to get started now! 

By Julie Dismore on September 28th, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

Our Outdoor Products Are Perfect For Fall

Fall is right around the corner, and all of our minds are on candied corn, caramel apples, and s’mores by a crackling fire. Whether the fire is indoors or outdoors, we have the perfect products to spice up your space.

Fire Pits & Fire Tables

Our Outdoor Products Are Perfect For Fall - Westhampton Beach NY - Beach Stove & FireplaceBoth gas-fired and wood-burning fire pits are a great option for any yard. Gas fire pits offer a beautiful flame and precise temperature control to keep you from sweating through a still-warm night. They also don’t require firewood, so there’s no messy ash, wood chips, or bugs to collect around your fire pit. Wood-burning fire pits are also great. They are easy to install and affordable. 

Fire tables are every party host’s dream. They are warm when you want them to be warm. They are stylish, and double as a table with optionally removable glass to shield the fire and heat. Your guests can crowd around the fire table, and they can also eat or drink all evening without a face full of smoke or getting too hot. 

Fireplaces  & Chimeneas

With our gas fireplaces, you can utilize virtually any space for it. You can transform a wall into a vibrant fire and stylish decorative feature when you choose a Regency outdoor fireplace. If you’re looking for a traditional look, the Town & Country 36” and 42” Gas Fireplace is exactly what you’re looking for. There is even a great option for homeowners who prefer not to install gas. Our 44” Woodburning Fireplace can warm up any cool evening, and you can use the seasoned firewood from your own wood supply.

You can also burn wood in a clay chiminea, which bring any patio, garden, or poolside to life with high heat output and beautiful window-box flames. This ancient method of heating is just as popular for outdoor spaces. They’re easy to install, easy to use, and is a fashion statement in any outdoor space when they’re burning and not in use.

Patio Heaters

Gas or electric patio heaters are a great option for home and business owners who don’t want to risk small children getting burned on low fire pits, have no wood supply, or have limited space. 

Fall will be here soon, call our professionals who are NFI-certified, experienced, and licensed today. Beach Stove & Fireplace sell the best products on the market, and we can service them too. Start the planning process by calling our fire expert, we can help you find the perfect appliance to fit your need, compliment your home and landscape, and last a long time. Call 631-998-0780 or stop by our showroom.

By Julie Dismore on September 14th, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

Get Your Outdoor Kitchen Ready for Labor Day and Fall Festivities

For much of the U.S., Labor Day is still a great time for outdoor activities. This end-of-summer holiday falls during a magical time when days are warm enough for barbeques and slip-n-slides, but evenings are cool enough for s’mores by an open fire. It’s not too late for your holiday festivities to include a new outdoor kitchen too. Ready for Fall Festivities - Westhampton Beach NY - Beach Stove & Fire

Outdoor Essentials

There isn’t a waste when you’re investing in your home. Adding an outdoor kitchen to your yard can utilize unused space, bring together a landscaping design, and bring life to your home. You can include a roof, walls, fireplace–even a refrigerator or sink! Whatever you do, make sure you don’t forget the essentials.
BBQ Grill – No outdoor kitchen is complete without the barbecue grill of your dreams. You can choose a grill that fits right into your counter top. No more food dropping from a wobbly grill-side table. Choose a gas grill with precise temperature control or a charcoal grill that will help you cook smoky flavors that rival your favorite steakhouse.
Fire – Fire pits can be as basic as a campfire ring or fire pit that burns seasoned firewood. Many fire rings come in beautiful and intricate designs. Gas fire pits are a popular option and also have dual uses, serving as a decorative table as well as a fire, and some gas fire pits even play music. , Gas fire pits offer easy ignition, convenient temperature control, and very little mess. No ashes, wood chips, little maintenance, and affordable too! Fire pits can become the focal point of your space and can even be finished to complement your landscape, your other appliances, or even your house.
Lighting – Your outdoor space doesn’t have to draw bugs, which is what lanterns and lights do. When you choose a gas lantern, you will get attractive lighting where you want it, without the bugs that flock to electrical lighting.

Call the Professionals

For your projects, big or small, call the professionals at the beginning of the planning. An NFPA-certified professional can help you choose the best outdoor products for your space and your needs, install them according to code regulations and manufacturer specifications, and make sure they’re safe and ready in time for your festivities.

Looking for something specifically for late fall and winter? Beach Stove and Fireplace sells and installs outdoor heaters that can bring your outdoor space to life even when the weather turns cold. Infra-tech patio heaters, wall mounts, and built-ins, and gas patio heaters are all popular ways to heat an outdoor space during winter. Is there time to have an outdoor heater installed before fall? Yes! Schedule with Beach Stove and Fireplace today and you can have your outdoor kitchen ready when you need it. Ask us about outdoor heaters, and indoor chimney work as well. Whatever your fire appliance needs, we can take care of it.

Call Beach Stove and Fireplace today at 631-998-0780.

By Julie Dismore on August 30th, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , | Leave a Comment

Check Out Our Selection of Electric Fireplaces

With a few more weeks of summer weather left, now is the time to think about your new fire appliance. You may not have the funds for an expensive insert, construction, or the gas line for a gas fireplace. At Beach Stove & Fireplace, we have a great solution for those homeowners that want the ambiance of a beautiful fireplace, the convenience that compares with gas fireplaces, and that Our Electric Fireplaces - Westhampton Beach NY - Beach Stove & Fireplacewill fit into any space big or small. Many of our electric fireplaces look just like the traditional fireplaces you want as the backdrop to your holiday photos, or as sleek and contemporary as your stainless steel counter tops and minimalist furniture. When you start with the expert, you can be fitted with the perfect appliance for your style, your space, and your needs.

Why Choose Electric

There is no better convenience than electric as far as fireplaces. They are great for zone heating, though they will admittedly raise your electricity bill. However, you get the benefit of controlling every aspect of your fire. You can turn the appliance on and off with the click of a button or turn of a knob. Many electric appliance have remotes that not only control heat output, but let you control the way your flame looks, the size, even the color. If you don’t need much heat, but want the look of the fire in a hearth, you can opt for a model that lets you decrease heat separately from the flames. Due to technology advancements in the industry, the possibilities are endless.

Choosing an electric fireplace also means no cutting, hauling, or lighting firewood, cleaning ashes, servicing a chimney, and increasing your homeowners insurance. Electric fireplaces are a great option, growing in popularity among homeowners, realtors, business owners, and even the hospitality industry.

Beach Stove & Fireplace Sells Electric Fireplaces

In order to best serve our customers and friends in Westhampton Beach and Suffolk County, we carry only the best brands on the market.
Avalon Seattle E – These appliances fit with the home’s architectural style, look beautiful, and couldn’t be easier to install and operate. This particular model even purifies the air as it circulates and heats–on average four times per hour!
Monessen Alllura – These appliances are great for any room with no vent and any-sized space. Featuring realistic fire logs, beautifully decorative arched face, the sides are made of refractory sandstone. Use the remote to have complete control over the fire at all times.
Avalon Hideaway E – This fireplace brings together a realistic fire display, supplemental heat, push-button convenience, and music. You can plug in your iPod, Mp3 player, or similar device and listen to your music through hidden speakers in the unit while you enjoy your fire.

Whether you’re looking for extra heat for zone heating, a little ambiance, or just wanting to improve the look of your living space, an electric fireplace may be just the thing for you. Talk with a professional at Beach Stove & Fireplace today, and your new appliance will be ready to go this fall.

Call 631-998-0780 or stop by at 381-8 Old Riverhead Road.

By Julie Dismore on August 16th, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , | Leave a Comment

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!

By Julie Dismore on July 26th, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

The Benefits of an Ethanol Fireplace

Are you spending your summer thinking about beaches, barbecues, and yard work? Mid-July is when most homeowners begin to think about updates to the house because we spend so much time indoors during the hot periods of summer. If you’re unhappy with the look of your home, we have something for you at Beach Stove and Fireplace!

Ethanol Burners Compared to Others

Wood fireplaces require properly seasoned firewood to be stored or bought, cut, and hauled, then lit when you want a fire. Some homes may not be able to accommodate a wood fireplace. They require a chimney, space, and certain specifications to remain safe and within code regulations. Gas fireplaces also may not be appropriate for your space, depending on the size of the space and the size and type of the unit.

When you choose an ethanol burner, you have more freedom to choose a fireplace that fits your needs. They are easy to install, require no flue or chimney and can be installed both outdoors and indoors. Ethanol burners are less expensive than wood or gas installations, and cheaper to burn and maintain. In fact, ethanol burners maintenance free!

Despite the clean burn, ethanol burners offer a beautiful, lively, orange flame that will add to the ambiance of your home and become the focal point of any room or gathering. You won’t be run out of the house by the heat of an ethanol burner or fireplace. Their easily controlled and extinguished heat output makes them great for use year round.

Types of Installations and Fireplaces

Ethanol fireplaces are installed into walls, floors, hearths, and tables, and the versatility in design rivals all other fire products. With proper installation, these burners will also add to your property value. Homeowners, realtors, and business owners prefer fireplaces. They’re a great way to bring up your property value before a sale or refinance, and upgrade a space.

Buying Your Ethanol Fireplace

From time to time, we have ethanol burners on clearance at Beach Stove and Fireplace. Whether you buy from our clearance items or from a catalog, it’s important to purchase fire products from a licensed dealer and have them professionally installed.

Beach Stove and Fireplace installs ethanol burners, giving homeowners exactly the fireplace they dream of. We’ll have your fireplace ready by late summer or the fall if you start the installation process today!

Not sure about an ethanol fireplace? There are many benefits to consider, and models to explore. Call a fireplace expert today at 631-998-0780 to schedule an appointment.

By Julie Dismore on July 12th, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

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)