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Gas, Pellet, or Wood

When you choose a new fire appliance or plan a new fireplace construction, it’s important to choose the type of fireplace that best fits you. The type of fuel you choose will determine the control you have over your fire, the heat output, and the resources required to keep the fire going day after day. Talk with an expert at Beach Stove and Fireplace, we can match you with the best product for your home and family.

Gas Fires

wood stove The most convenient fuel option is of course gas. It is the cleanest burning fuel, and it offers a fairly easy install. It is low maintenance and easy to use. Gas fireplaces come with a push-button light and precise temperature control. Your model may even have a remote control so that you can light and control your fire from the comfort of the couch. These appliances offer the most convenience and the less maintenance than other models. They also offer a beautiful flame that has the look and warmth of a wood fire.

Pellet Fires

Pellets are a wood product made from recycled wood materials. They burn cleanly and hot, with fewer emissions than wood, but with all the beauty and ambiance of a wood flame. Pellet appliances offer wood heat, but without the mess or trouble that comes with wood. You can ignite your pellet fire immediately, and the pellet hopper even feeds the fire consistently so that you don’t have to continuously reload it through the night and it burns while you’re away.

Wood Fires

The wood fire is the age-old favorite. They are especially popular among homeowners with their own wood source. They create high heat, but they also offer beautiful and vibrant flames. Wood fireplaces, inserts, and stoves are more efficient and economical than ever before. When you use them properly alongside seasoned firewood. They are easy to use, light, and maintain. You can utilize your forested acreage by investing in a wood fire appliance. Talk with one of our professionals today to determine which is best for you.

Once you’ve determined the best fuel for you, you can choose the right appliance for your home and family. At Beach Stove and Fireplace, we can help you determine the best appliance for your space, budget, and heating needs.

  • Fireplaces can be installed anywhere. We install tunnel fires, linear tabletop fires, traditional “brick and mortar” fireplaces, and more.
  • Stoves can be installed anywhere that a vent is installed. They come in models ranging from traditional and rustic to sleek and contemporary and feature fire-viewing windows. They have ceramic logs that look vibrant and life-like. Wood fires even come with a space to store some firewood. Using special refractory panels and firebricks, we can install stoves even in tight spaces.
  • Inserts are retro-fitted directly into your firebox. They are a popular option for those who wants to avoid firebox rebuilds or chimney repair. An insert is a closed unit that burns efficiently and vents through a pipe up the chimney or an opening in the wall (direct vent insert). Direct vent inserts, like stoves, can be installed in any space or room where a vent can be installed.

Call a Beach Stove and Fireplace professional today at 631-998-0780 or visit our store to check out all of the options we offer.

By Julie Dismore on February 14th, 2019 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

We Have Patio Heaters for Your Outdoor Space!

We have patio heaters for your outdoor space. A patio heater? What is it, and why do you need one? We can answer these questions and more at Beach Stove and Fireplace when you call or stop by. When winter temperatures start to cramp your style, but you want to move your next party or gathering outdoors, you still can. We have patio heaters that will liven up your outdoor space even when cool weather threatens to put a damper on it. These heaters can be charming and stylish, or even hidden from sight altogether. Call an expert at Beach Stove and Fireplace, and we can get started finding the best products for you and your needs.

Electric Patio Heaters, Wall Mounts, and Built-InsPatio heaters for your dream outdoor space

Depending on your need, you may want or need an electric patio heater. Our Infratech electric products offer the ambiance and warmth of an outdoor fireplace, but without the hassle of burning firewood. Electric patio heaters also bring to your outdoor space the convenience of instant on/off and precise temperature control. These products can be placed above your patio area, on the wall near to the patio space, or even built into the walls of the space.

Gas Patio Heaters

If electricity is not an option, there are gas patio heaters that are very popular and even luxurious in looks and design. You don’t have to choose a product that looks like it belongs next to a camping tent. Our gas patio heaters will enhance your space with warmth and style. They are fueled with propane and feature instant on/off switches and convenient temperature controls. These upright heaters are ideal for open-concept patios that may not have a roof.

Hammered Bronze Gas Heaters

These gas patio heaters are heat machines, but are often used sparingly, for specific outdoor events or gatherings, but not as a permanent feature like many other patio heater products. These are not as stylish, but are extremely powerful heaters that will undoubtedly fight winter’s cold.

The Outdoor Space of Your Dreams

At Beach Stove and Fireplace, it is our goal to help you achieve the outdoor space of your dreams. When you begin with us, you can get the advice and experience of professionals who know these products, know the manufacturers, and know the safety codes of your neighborhood. Our fire experts are NFI certified, which means even the manufacturers trust us. Whether your patio is poolside, whether you have young children, or even if you want a patio heater to use on a regular basis, we can help. Call Beach Stove and Fireplace before you hit the home improvement store. Call us, and we’ll get started working toward the outdoor space of your dreams right away.
Visit our store at 381-8 Old Riverhead Road, Westhampton Beach, New York or call us at 631-998-0780.

By Julie Dismore on January 31st, 2019 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

Six Reasons To Invest In A Wood-Burning Insert

At Beach Stove & Fireplace, we are your fireplace solution. As we near burning season, it’s time to start thinking about your winter fireplace, and what you want from it. Whether you are looking for more heat, an eco-friendly option, or just a new fireplace, we have a fireplace insert that will surely satisfy your needs. 

Benefits of a wood burning insert

wood burning insert A wood-burning insert offers all the benefits and aesthetics of a traditional fireplace with less waste and more heat. An insert is basically a closed unit like a wood-burning stove, but it is retrofitted into the existing masonry fireplace. Inserts come in a variety of styles, from traditional to contemporary. They can revitalize a rundown fireplace with less cost and hassle than a fireplace rebuild. We have many reasons to persuade you to change to a fireplace insert, but we have six reasons here to help you consider an insert.

  1. Your fireplace is a waste. Traditional open wood-burning fireplace is not an efficient heat source. They use more wood to reach and maintain a decent temperature, and up to 75 percent of the heat is lost up the chimney.
  2. Inserts are eco-friendly. Because inserts are more efficient, the fuel burns more completely, which creates less emissions in the environment. This also means no pollution in your home because inserts are a closed unit. Inserts also use less wood, so it is better for the environment and your wallet.
  3. You want more supplemental heat. If you are tired of running your central heat system all winter, an insert is a great way to go. They produce more heat than an open fireplace, and they can bring down heating costs, while using a renewable resource -wood.
  4. Your fireplace is damaged, but sturdy. If your firebox is damaged, you can install an insert to avoid a complete rebuild. This saves you money, and you will also end up saving money in fuel, utilities, and maintenance.
  5. You’re looking to sell, but don’t want to rebuild. Home buyers love fireplaces! An insert, properly installed, and chosen to complement the home is desired by prospective home buyers. Make sure you choose a professional for installation and have the system inspected.
  6. You want a REAL, log fire. You can revitalize a tired or damaged fireplace by installing a gas log set. Many homeowners prefer the real, log fire over a fake ceramic log. Your insert will burn real logs, and the beautiful flame is visible through the glass doors.

We offer many options to fit your needs

Depending on your reasons for buying an insert, and your needs, a fireplace expert at Beach Stove and Fireplace can walk you through the process from start to finish. We can explain the benefits of each model, the options, and features. We will not stop until you are happy with your choice, and the product is installed and properly inspected for use. If you’re not sure about using wood, and you would rather use another fuel source, we can show you gas and pellet products too.

Beach Stove and Fireplace has been operating for over 12 years. We’ve seen the industry transform and improve safety and efficiency during that time, and we only offer the products we know will best serve you. Let us help you choose the best products for your home. Contact us and speak with an expert today at 631-998-0780.

By Julie Dismore on January 11th, 2019 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

How to Build an Efficient Fire

Winter is in full swing, and many homeowners dependent on fireplaces for both zone heating and relaxation. However, a wood fire can be a pain though, especially when the nights get cold and the fire can’t seem to get warm enough. At Beach Stove and Fireplace, we have our favorite ways to light our fires, and we’re ready to share those secrets with you!

Start with Seasoned Firewood

masonry chimneyYou should only burn properly seasoned firewood in your fireplace, insert, or stove. Burning wet or “green” firewood is very difficult to light, and it is also not hot enough to drive the smoke up the chimney flue. Wood that has too much moisture causes more creosote and soot production, which also causes a drop in the efficiency of your system. This leads to a more difficult-to-light fire. You should build your fire with properly seasoned firewood only this winter. 

Prime the Flue

Even a well-built fire can be difficult to light when your chimney is cold. The chimney is one of the largest spaces in your home. When it’s cold, it is filled with a wall of cold air that falls into the fireplace. In order for the smoke from your fire to rise up, the air needs to be warmed. You can prime your cold chimney by rolling up a piece of newspaper and lighting it. Hold the paper at the entrance of the flue, and it will slowly warm the flue as it burns. Once your chimney is warm, the smoke is then able to rise up the flue.

Top-Down Burn

Our favorite fire is untraditional, but lights well and burns very efficiently. Instead of the way you were taught around a campfire, put the kindling on top–where air flows freely. First, put the largest pieces of firewood at the bottom, laying front to back. This allows the air to move through the vents at the front of the fireplace, and it also feed your fire from the bottom.

Next, place 4-5 smaller levels of wood on top of this layer, alternating directions, and topping it with kindling, wood shavings, and lint or small pieces of paper. Many homeowners decide to go from the bottom to top layer, starting with hardwoods on the bottom, and the softest on top. When the fire is lit, the heat and smoke rise straight into the flue, unhindered by a pile of wood. The coals drop down, lighting the rest of the wood as it burns. This method is the most efficient and recommended by the professionals too!

If you’re using properly seasoned firewood, you primed your chimney to built a proper fire. However, the fire still won’t light, you may have a problem with the chimney itself. It may have an obstruction or other problems. Call the professionals to have it assessed and repaired or cleaned, contact a professional today by calling 631-998-0780 or online!

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

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

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)