381-8 Old Riverhead Road

Westhampton Beach, NY

Tel. 631-998-0780

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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

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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!

By Julie Dismore on June 7th, 2019 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

Invest in Your Outdoor Space

Now is the perfect time to think about and invest in your outdoor space. Whether you like to host an occasional barbecue, relax alone in the evenings by a fire, or throw neighborhood block parties, we have everything you need to add value to your yard and outdoor space at Beach Stove and Fireplace.

Planning for Your New Space

Your outdoor space should be a flat area that doesn’t collect a lot of water during wet weathers. The shape of your outdoor space may depend on the space available, walls and barriers, and plant life. You don’t want to have low-hanging trees next to a fire pit or fireplace. If you need help determining what type of fire best suits your new space, we can help! Not only do we sell the top brands in the industry, but we also build custom fireplaces and gas fire pits. Choose Beach Stove and Fireplace, and we’ll bring warmth and vibrancy to your space with a brilliant fire appliance.

Fire Pits

Fire pits are a favorite among our customers for poolside decks, garden patios, and outdoor kitchens. We specialize in custom gas fire pits, but many of our customers find they like the natural look and feel of the wood fire. We also build wood fire pits and install beautiful clay chimeneas. You can choose stylish designs and big builds for your fire pit. You can also go with a standard pit or ring, which can be safely installed on a flat surface with a bed of gravel or sand.

Fireplaces

Growing in popularity among homeowners, contractors, and property managers are outdoor fireplaces. These fireplaces are often nestled into barrier walls, built in stylish and mantels, and designed to complement the landscape, seating, and space of your outdoor kitchen or patio.

Patio Heaters and More

If you don’t need a fireplace or have too little space for a fireplace or fire pit that offers enough heat, you can invest in a patio heater. Gas and electric patio heaters offer your family and guests warmth, even in cold seasons and allow you to use your outdoor space year-round. You can choose a built-in heater that is hidden from view, a wall heater that is inconspicuous, and even an upright gas heater that burns beautifully. If heat is not the issue, you can add light to walkways, pool decks, doorways, and more by installing gas lanterns and torches.

Choose Beach Stove and Fireplace

There’s a saying in the industry: fire goes with everything. When any of our fire products are carefully chosen, professionally installed, and properly maintained, the money you spend on your home will be an investment. When choosing fire appliances for your home or property, it’s important to hire the professionals. Our customers get the best service possible through our sister company, Guaranteed Chimney Service. Choose us and we’ll make sure you are in good hands!

By Julie Dismore on May 29th, 2019 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

Why Shop at Beach Stove?

Spring is the time when many homeowners start their To-do lists, completing home maintenance, landscaping, repairs and more. While you’re working on your dream home this spring, consider upgrading your fireplace or install a new one. Shop at Beach Stove and Fireplace and you get to choose from the industry’s top brands. These offer beauty, enjoyment, and durability! Additionally, you can also count on us for your installation and ongoing maintenance.

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Expert Guidance from Licensed Professionals

When you choose Beach Stove and Fireplace, you will have the friendliest staff and most knowledgeable professionals. Our goal is to educate and guide our friends, customers, and neighbors to make the best choice in fire appliances. We will find the appliance that fits your space, meets your needs and matches your personality and décor. Have questions or concerns? We can help.

Safety as Top Priority

Hire Beach Stove and Fireplace and you can count on a safe and correct installation. We are certified chimney sweeps, and NFI-certified gas, wood, and pellet specialists trusted by the top brands for installations and service. When you trust us, you can trust that we won’t hire sub-contractors, but do all the work ourselves.

Ongoing Customer Support

At Beach Stove and Fireplace we service what we sell. When we install fire units, you can count on us to answer your questions and concerns even at anytime. We know the products we sell and have used them. We’re so confident in our expertise that our customers get a one-year labor warranty when they buy from us.

Full-Service Hearth and Chimney Care

Not only do we install the best products on the market, but we are field-trained and experienced in their care, maintenance, and repair. We trust our sister company Guaranteed Chimney Service to provide expert services now and for years to come. Fully licensed and insured, we guarantee that Guaranteed Chimney Service dispatches only CSIA certified technicians to the homes of our valued customers.

Excellence and Continued Education

We are so serious about chimney safety and industrial advancement that we continue our education through professional associations and memberships. We are CSIA certified, NFI-certified, Master Hearth Professionals, and members of the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA) and the National Chimney Sweep Guild. This type of training and education keep us at the front of a changing industry and help us bring the safest and most efficient products into the homes of our customers.

If you reside in the Westhampton Beach area, you can shop our variety of high-quality hearth products. Choose from wood-burning, gas, and pellet fire appliances from the industry’s top brands today.

Call us at 631-998-0780 or visit our store at 381-8 Old Riverhead Road.

By Julie Dismore on May 15th, 2019 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , | Leave a Comment

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!

By Julie Dismore on April 30th, 2019 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

Benefits of An Ethanol Fireplace

Spring is here, and homeowners across the U.S. are finally planning their summer festivities. Memorial Day is right around the corner, and you may be scoping out a barbecue grill for the patio or new paint for the garage exterior.

Outdoor projects are a great way to spend those mild summer days, but you can also make a remarkable statement to your home by installing a fireplace indoor or outdoor. Adding an ethanol fireplace to your home offer many benefits, and you should consider adding one today.

Ethanol is Eco-Friendly & Easy to Install

As a renewable liquid fuel source, ethanol burns clean with no odor or pollutants. It is considered a “green” product. Many homeowners are happy to hear that ethanol is an environmentally-friendly fuel source.

When you choose an ethanol fireplace, you can work with our installation team too. These fireplaces do not need any ventilation, so you don’t have to install a chimney or flue, expensive “kit”, or anything else. It works great indoors or outdoors, and our professionals at Beach Stove and Fireplace can help you determine the best location.

Ethanol is Perfect for Small Spaces

While ethanol and gas fire units have been competing in recent years, there are several ways ethanol is better than gas. First, it is perfect for a small space. Gas was once the only option for fire appliances inside apartments and condos, but there are still spaces that are unsafe for a gas unit. Ethanol can be installed in small rooms of 20 square feet without affecting the oxygen in the room. Not only is it safe for breathable air, but ethanol fireplaces are also suited for small spaces due to small heat-output. This means you can use them during the summer and winter with no problem.

Ethanol is Stylish and Convenient

You can use your ethanol fireplace through all four seasons. Because it produces beautiful flames, and it won’t run you out of the house with high heat output. It is ignited with a remote control system or a match, and it is easily adjustable. The flames from an ethanol fireplace are more lively than with those of a gas fireplace or log set. Ethanol fireplaces are often sleek and contemporary, but you can choose whatever style that best suits your home and personality. Whether you’re choosing a new fireplace for inside or outside, we have an ethanol fireplace for you!

At Beach Stove and Fireplace, we encourage our customers to check out design ideas and talk to a professional before making their final decisions. We can help you choose the perfect unit for your space and money! Choose Beach Stove and Fireplace today, and we can help you choose and install a new ethanol fireplace. Call us at 631-998-0780.

By Julie Dismore on April 16th, 2019 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

Want To Convert To Gas? We Can Help

If you’re looking to make changes to your fireplace and chimney system, now is the time. Spring is a great time for home maintenance, new projects, and upgrades. Don’t set out on a DIY project when you can have the expertise and service of a professional by making a call! Beach Stove and Fireplace have all the knowledge and experience necessary to make your next project a success. If you’re looking to convert or upgrade your wood-burning fireplace, we can help. 

Converting to Gas

A great way to upgrade the look of an old fireplace and improve the efficiency of the system in one swoop is to convert your wood-burning fireplace to gas. It is easy and cost-effective when you hire a professional. 

–Gas burns clean. You don’t have to worry about nasty soot and creosote buildup because gas produces very little soot and no creosote at all. Gas is the cleanest burning fuel for household fires, and almost all the heat from the fuel is used for heating. 

–Gas is eco-friendly. Gas is a fossil fuel, but it burns so cleanly that it produces 45 percent less carbon dioxide than coal, 30 percent less than oil, and 15 percent less than wood. Gas appliances are some of the most efficient on the market, and most newer models are EPA-certified. 

–Gas is realistic and beautiful. Your new gas fireplace can look just like a wood burning fire, with realistic ceramic logs, dancing yellow flames, and ambient heat that can make any space cozy. Your gas fire can be as simple as logs placed in your existing firebox, or a new, beautiful unit retrofitted into space. Choose any style you’d like when converting to gas. 

–Gas is convenient and low maintenance. When you convert to gas, you’re exchanging your woodpile for a convenient on/off switch, precise temperature control, and even a remote control if you choose! Gas heat is easy, convenient, and requires less maintenance than wood heat. You will spend less money on routine maintenance and less time and money on repairs when you go with gas. 

Professional Installation/Conversion

Keep in mind that gas burns differently than wood and that you must have it professionally installed to avoid problems with venting and condensation. Only a professional can properly install your new gas unit properly. The flue must be sized properly to vent safely, and all connections should be checked by a professional before use. Our team at Beach Stove and Fireplace not only converts wood fireplaces to gas, but we check and guarantee our work. We are certified and trained by the manufacturers, a requirement of most product warranties.

Don’t put your family at risk by attempting to convert your own fireplace. Let us do the work, and you will have a new fireplace in time for the cold evenings this spring, and it will be ready for burn season this fall. 

Call 631-998-0780 or schedule online today.

By Julie Dismore on March 30th, 2019 | Tagged with: Tags: , | Leave a Comment

Check Out of Education and FAQ Pages

Many homeowners who visit our store or our website are still on the fence about a fireplace–whether to get a fireplace, what type of appliance, what type of fuel. We want to help each homeowner choose the best products as well as the best services to make life easier with a fireplace, not harder. There is a lot of information online which can give homeowners the wrong idea and many DIY sites that can give homeowners unsafe ideas! Be careful what you read and what you watch. You can learn how to do everything online, but it doesn’t mean you SHOULD. A channel that has good information on Youtube is the Home Heating Help Channel. Check them out, and make sure you look at our Education and FAQ page.

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Educational Videos

When it comes to chimney science and fire explanations, it is easiest to show, not tell. Our team at Beach Stove and Fireplace have curated a list of must-see educational videos for our customers and others to view from the comfort of their own homes. You can find them under Educational Videos. Find helpful videos about wood burning stoves, obtaining and preparing firewood, fireplace efficiency, and more. These videos are professionally made and helpful to even professionals. You can visit this list when you’re having difficulty with your fire, and troubleshoot before you call in the professionals. Remember, that no video can replace expert services and diagnostics. If you have watched the videos and still find yourself with questions or concerns, contact Beach Stove and Fireplace to ensure your safety.

Frequently Asked Questions

At Beach Stove and Fireplace, we think frequently asked questions are far better than frequent problems and concerns. If you have a question regarding your gas or wood-burning fire, the odds are someone has already asked this question. The odds are that so many have asked these questions, we put it on the FAQ page! You can find information that can help you decide for or against a unit, how to properly have one installed and where, and how to clean and maintain units. You might find an answer that can save your life or prevent damage to your property. Should you install a stove or insert yourself? No! Can you install a television above your gas fireplace? It depends.

When in Doubt Call the Professionals

Our Education and FAQ page is there for you when you need a quick answer. You can also find a lot of useful information throughout our website, including blog posts past and present. However, when you have a pressing safety concern, it’s best to call us at our office number and follow up with the emergency number if necessary. Reach our office staff at 631-998-0780.

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What is NFI and Why is it Important?

Your chimney is the most important system in your home. It’s extremely important to maintain and use your chimney system properly to keep your family and home safe. If you want to keep it working efficiently as long as possible, you need to ensure it’s properly maintained. We want to tell you about NFI, what it is and why it is so important to hire an NFI-certified professionals to ensure your utmost safety!

Professional Services and Installations

NFI logoYour fire system’s performance and life is determined by how you use it and treat it. If you want to keep your system safe and efficient, then you need to service it regularly by the chimney and fireplace professionals who have the proper certifications. This means scheduling routine and regular chimney sweeps and chimney inspections yearly.

Professional installation is even more important than chimney maintenance. When you choose a fire appliance or build one, you need to hire a certified professional to complete the job. This not only helps your system work better and last longer, but it is a requirement for most manufacturer and homeowners’ insurance policies.

NFI Certification

The National Fireplace Institute (NFI) is the certification agency, who focuses on fireplace services and safety. This nationally-recognized program focuses on proper installation and maintenance of fire appliances and venting systems. You need to trust your hearth installation to an NFI Certified Specialist, especially if safety is your top priority.

NFI Certified Specialists are trained and tested for extensive knowledge and expertise based on standards of safety and protocol. They know about fire safety regulations and manufacturer requirements. Your new appliance may also require routine services from an NFI professional  to maintain the factory warranty! Make sure you read all the paperwork and owner’s manual that comes with your new hearth appliance.

Professional Courtesies

As chimney professionals, we do our best to reduce the frequency and severity of residential fires. We also want to bring down the occurrence and possibility of scams in our industry. You should only choose licensed and certified professionals to come inside your home.

At Beach Stove and Fireplace, we take safety seriously. All of our technicians are certified through the National Fireplace Institute and the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). If you live in or around Westhampton Beach, NY, we are here to help. Call Beach Stove and Fireplace for all your fireplace and chimney needs at 631-998-0780 today!

By Julie Dismore on February 27th, 2019 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

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.

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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)