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Outdoor Living With Kitchens, Fireplaces, and Fire Pits

You want to optimize your outdoor living space before summer picks up. By starting now, you can choose a new kitchen upgrade, grill, fireplace, fire table, or fire pit. You can design and choose the best space for you just in time for summer!

Outdoor Kitchens

Outdoor Living With Kitchens, Fireplaces, and Fire Pits - Westhampton Beach NY - Beach Stove & FireplaceYour outdoor space can include a fabulous kitchen with countertops, grills, ovens, sinks, refrigerators, and more. If your space is large enough, you can have it all! Make sure you include the professionals in your plan so that the measurements, products, and construction fit together perfectly. What your family uses the space for, the size of groups that you may have, and what you might like to cook will all affect your plans. We can help! There are fireplace experts at Beach Stove and Fireplace who also specialize in outdoor kitchens.

Outdoor Fires

Depending on the size of space you might have, you may be able to choose a standard fire pit, an ornate fireplace, or a functional fire table. As you plan your space, you may see that one style works better than others. If you don’t have space for a table, you can choose a fire table that burns with beautiful and warm flames while also working as a table for dinners or drinks. Adversely, fire pits are smaller and can fit in a cramped space safely. Gas fire pits have convenient on/off features, temperature and flame adjustment, and cool quickly after shut-off. Wood fire pits are smaller, burn hotter, and are often the favorite for fall and winter. They are messy, require more work, are harder to light, and are more dangerous than their gas counterparts.

If your outdoor kitchen has a wall, you can install a gas fireplace that can add both style and warmth. We carry gas fireplaces that feature realistic ceramic logs, beautiful flames, and many even have glass that helps the fire produce ambient heat great for fall and winter.

Get Started Today

This is the best time to plan your outdoor kitchen. Whether it’s a patio kitchen, rustic area, grill station, or a unique creation of your own, we can help. Trust your outdoor kitchen to the professionals. When you buy from Beach Stove and Fireplace, you benefit from the most knowledgeable and experienced professionals in the area. Since we’re so confident in our training and experience, we also offer a one-year labor warranty on all our work.

When you start today with professionals like us, you can have your dream space in no time. Call today and you may have your full-function outdoor kitchen ready for Fourth of July festivities, birthdays, pool parties, and more. Buy from a certified dealer and hire certified laborers to ensure your area is safe and functional.

Call Beach Stove and Fireplace at 631-998-0780 and get started today!

By Julie Dismore on June 6th, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

We Have the Perfect Backyard Fire Table for Your Next Gathering!

Even though it is still spring, much of our service area is experiencing summer weather. If you’re ready to barbecue, host gatherings, and celebrate summer holidays in your backyard, we have the perfect fire table to complete your outdoor dream space.

Fire Table Versus Fire Pit

We Have the Perfect Backyard Fire Table for Your Next Gathering - Westhampton Beach NY - Beach Stove & FireplaceJust as it sounds, a fire table can be used as a table. In fact, it combines the two most central components of a gathering–the focal point of the fire and food and drink. Choosing to install a fire table in your outdoor space saves room and offers convenience that a separate table and fire pit doesn’t. Additionally, fire tables add a level of safety that isn’t present in standard fire pits. If you commonly host gatherings with small children, the good time may be hampered by stress. A fire table puts the fire out of reach of children, but allows seated children to enjoy the convenient reach of the fire for roasting marshmallows or hot dogs.

Fire Tables are Convenient

When you choose a gas fire table for your outdoor space, you also get unrivaled convenience and low maintenance. You don’t have to worry about lighting kindling and firewood, or bother with covering a fire pit for the weather. When you purchase your fire table, you will get a user guide that is easy to follow and a product that is easy to maintain and use. Gas fuel allows you to turn your fire on and off with the touch of a button while easily controlling the heat, light, and size of your fire.

Fire Tables are Beautiful

Fire tables add an ambiance to the yardscape that you cannot achieve with other products. You may choose to fit your fire into your furniture by installing a linear fire table, or you may make it your focal point as a coffee table combined with a fire pit. The fire portions of the tables are attractive in look whether the fire is burning or not, and the table portion of the fire table is beautiful, with decorative ceramic tile top, wood, glass, or more.

Start Now!

You can start planning your outdoor space now by calling Beach Stove and Fireplace. We offer the best and safest products on the market, and pride ourselves on beauty and durability. If you’d like to see a fire table in action, you can stop by our showroom at 381 Old Riverhead Rd #8 in Westhampton Beach, New York. Don’t wait another minute. You can have your new fire table before Memorial Day if you call today.

Choose the company that has 5 stars on Yelp. Call Beach Stove and Fireplace at 631-998-0780 to schedule a consultation with a fire today.

By Julie Dismore on May 23rd, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

We Offer Professional Hearth Services and Products

Consumers today have all the valuable information they could ask for at their fingertips. When you’re looking for a new doctor, mechanic, or faith center, you can look at reviews online. Need to know the ratings for the local car dealership or baby sitting service? You can find that too! Why shouldn’t you also take the initiative to look into the hearth shop that may furnish your fireplace? At Beach Stove and Fireplace, we put fire into homes throughout Long Island. Why shouldn’t our customers and neighbors get to know us before they hire us to put a fire machine in their homes?

Beach Stove Employees are Certified

We Offer Professional Hearth Services and Products - Westhampton Beach NY - Beach Stove & FireplaceAt Beach Stove and Fireplace, we take public safety seriously. We want our customers’ homes and neighborhoods to be fire-safe, so we pride ourselves on certifications. The National Fireplace Institute offers “nationally-recognized credentials for professionals involved in planning and installing residential hearth appliances and venting systems.” Only professionals who have passed a rigorous examination earn the NFI certification.

Just as you would look for a certified contractor to build a house or a certified mechanic to fix a car, you should only hire a certified professional to plan and install your fire appliance. In addition, your insurance may require it. The person putting fire into your home should know the absolute most about it! Hire Beach Stove and Fireplace and you’ll hire from a team of NFI certified professionals. In fact, 4 of the 9 NFI certified professionals serving Long Island are on staff at Beach Stove and Fireplace!

Professionalism and Courtesy

Whether you call our office or stop by our showroom, you will get the highest level of professionalism and courtesy from our staff at Beach Stove and Fireplace. A lot goes into a fireplace, and may include meticulous measuring, planning, and design. You can find examples of our work here. For installations, repairs, and maintenance, you can expect minimal hassle and no mess! Our sister company, Guaranteed Chimney Service, takes safety seriously as well, and is licensed, insured, and CSIA certified. Together, Beach Stove and Fireplace and Guaranteed Chimney Service can bring you from square one to having a beautiful fireplace this fall. Start now and you may be able to use your fireplace before summer’s high temperatures set in.

Don’t leave your safety up to amateurs. By hiring a professional to design and install your fire appliance, you can avoid unnecessary risk and costs later. An ill-fitting or improperly installed appliance can result in a house fire, carbon monoxide poisoning, inefficiency, and more.

Call Beach Stove and Fireplace today at 631-998-0780 or contact us online!

By Julie Dismore on May 9th, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

Fireplace Safety Tips

Even when you use your fireplace less in the warmer weather, there are still things to remember. In fact, using your fireplace less may make you more lax when it comes to fireplace safety. Your fireplace is still the focal point of your living space, and you still may choose to use it for ambiance and supplemental heat during the spring. Fire safety should always be the #1 priority when you have a fireplace in your home.

When the Fire is Out

Fireplace Safety Tips - Westhampton Beach NY - Beach Stove and FireplaceWhen there isn’t a fire burning in the fireplace, it’s important to remember it is still dangerous. If there are children or guests with children in the home, they should use caution while playing near the hearth, even when there is no fire lit.

-Treat the fireplace as if there is a fire burning in it.
-Keep the fireplace screen up and properly installed.
-Close doors securely and check the hinges and latches regularly.
-Keep the damper closed when a fire is not burning to prevent animal intrusion that may cause damage and obstruction.

When the Fire is Burning

When you’re ready to light a fire in your spring fireplace, it can be tricky. The air becomes more warm and humid during spring, making it more difficult to light a fire. Only burn properly seasoned firewood in your fireplace.

When Burning Fires Outside

Spring is a popular time to open your outdoor fire pit for the season. Depending on the style of fire pit you might have in your outdoor space, you may not be worried about fire safety. However, when a fire is burning, fire safety should be a concern!

-Never leave a fire unattended.
-Keep children away from the fire.
-Only burn wood and kindling in your fire. Leaves, pine cones/needles, and paper can float away and cause a fire elsewhere.
-Fill a bucket of water and keep it nearby in case of emergency.
-Use proper, long-handled tools to stir the fire.
-Use long-handled spears for roasting marshmallows and hot dogs to avoid burns.
-Roast marshmallows over embers instead of flames in order to avoid a torch-like fire.
-When putting your fire out, spread out the embers and sprinkle water to avoid hot embers spraying when you dump a large amount of water.

It is always important to know your fire appliance. If you use your appliance improperly, it may be unsafe and you don’t realize it. Read your owner’s manual if you never have and make sure you know how it’s designed to work. You may need to cover your fire pit or do something special to prevent damage that can make it malfunction before you use it again.

When you buy your outdoor products from Beach Stove and Fireplace you will receive your manual and the expert advice of our technicians. Are you thinking about a fire pit and don’t know where to start? Start at Beach Stove and Fireplace! Call 631-998-0780 or come by our showroom!

By Julie Dismore on April 23rd, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

Make a Stylish Statement with a New Fireplace

Before you close out your chimney system for the off-season, pay attention to how it’s working and what you’d like to change next year. Installing a new fireplace this spring can mean a new fuel-type for next year, more heat output, higher efficiency, and better safety features. Whether you’re looking to replace an old fireplace, upgrade and update your living space with a new fireplace, or bring up your property value for a sale or refinancing, you can choose a stylish new fireplace to get the job done.

Fireplace Without the Chimney

Make a Stylish Statement with a New Fireplace - Westhampton Beach NY - Beach Stove and FireplaceYou may decide to install a fireplace for the ambiance, supplemental heat, or style. There are many great and beautiful options at Beach Stove and Fireplace. We sell and install gas, pellet, and wood stoves and factory-made chimneys. Our fireplace experts can also show you many great options that don’t require a chimney. Vent-free gas log sets, stoves, and direct gas inserts don’t require a major construction. Stoves are a popular option because they can be free-standing and vented through the wall, ceiling, or floor.

Fireplace Inserts

Installing a fireplace insert is a popular option for new homeowners and home sellers because it is a quick and easy way to beautify an old masonry fireplace. Hiring Beach Stove and Fireplace to install your new fireplace insert means the job is done right, the fireplace is safe and ready for use, and you can enjoy a stylish new hearth all summer. Even when the fire isn’t lit, the fireplace is the focal point of the room it’s in. We sell gas, pellet, and wood-burning inserts that come in a variety of styles and colors, and that are efficient and eco-friendly.

Fireplace Face-Lift

There are plenty of fireplaces that work perfectly well while being an eyesore. You don’t have to spend money on a new appliance in order to have a new, stylish fireplace. Our technicians at Beach Stove and Fireplace can take a look at your fireplace and create an upgrade plan that will revitalize it in no time. Some popular ways to update an old fireplace is to add custom glass doors which also raises efficiency. Our sister company, Guaranteed Chimney Service, completes masonry re-facing in which you can choose the new brick, design, and pattern.

It may be that you aren’t aware of the options for a new fireplace. An expert who is CSIA-certified and who has field experience like our technicians can do almost anything with your fireplace. Visit our showroom to find deals and expert advice.

Starting the process now can mean your new fireplace is ready to use this spring. You can save money by shutting down the furnace and using a fireplace.

Call 631-998-0780 today!

By Julie Dismore on April 9th, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

Upgrade Your Outdoor Space with a Custom Fire Pit

After a long winter burning fires indoors, many homeowners are tired of the fireplace. It’s time to enjoy the outdoors again. You can revitalize your landscape and create your dream space by adding a custom fire pit.

Location, Location, Location

Upgrade Your Outdoor Space with a Custom Firepit - Westhampton Beach NY - Beach Stove and FireplaceWhen you’re choosing where to put your outdoor space, think about how you wil use it. Survey and look to the area to which you naturally gravitate. Let it be your first choice. If this area is not flat, how difficult would it be to flatten? Think about how far it is from your house, how smoke from a fire pit or barbecue grill will affect your house, and how close the space is to trees, shrubs, and brush. Whatever space you choose will be an investment in your property, your curb appeal, and your own happiness.

Purpose

What is the purpose of your outdoor space? Do you want to entertain guests or family with small children? Will you cook and stay outside for the entire gathering, or will you barbecue and eat indoors? Do you spend more time outside during daylight hours or relax in the evenings under starlight?

Who you’ll have around your fire pit, when you’ll be using it, and what you’re going to do with the space will determine what you use to fill the space. If young children aren’t a concern, you can have a basic fire pit with a low-to-the-ground design. Gas fire pits can be extinguished quickly if necessary and can stand higher, so it is a great option if children are going to be around the fire.

If your space is going to be filled with a large gathering, you can utilize a patio floor for spacious furniture and design a custom fire pit exactly to size.

Fuel Type

If you have access to properly seasoned firewood, you can choose from a variety of wood burning fire pits. If you don’t have ready access to firewood, you can also use natural gas. It’s eco-friendly, cost-effective, and offers easy control of the heat. Enjoy a warm night next to a small fire.

Your Outdoor Dream Space

There is still time to create your dream space for your outdoor area where you can enjoy the nice weather, summer break, holiday gatherings, and more. Begin now and you will have this space by Memorial Day.

Start with the professionals! Visit Beach Stove & Fireplace at 381-8 Old Riverhead Road in Westhampton Beach to see the newest and top-manufactured models in action! If you’re curious about a model or a style of fire pit, stop in and talk with a fireplace expert to learn about the best products for both indoors and outdoors.

Whatever space you’re envisioning for your home, you can bring it to life in no time. Call Beach Stove and Fireplace at 631-998-0780 today to get started!

By Julie Dismore on March 22nd, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

How to Clean and Maintain a Gas Fireplace

When your gas fireplace was installed, you should have gotten the low-down from the technician who did the installing. At the very least, you should’ve gotten the owner’s manual for your appliance. If you didn’t, or you just purchased your home with an already-installed appliance, don’t worry—the owner’s manual is likely online. It’s important to get as much information about your system as possible so that you can take care of it properly. Cleaning Gas Fireplaces Image - Westhampton Beach NY - Beach Stove

Step 1: Get to know your gas fireplace

Either by reading your owner’s guide, or asking a professional, you can find out how to properly use, clean, and maintain your gas fireplace. It may be as simple as wiping it down with a cotton cloth monthly, or it may have a self-cleaning feature like an oven. You won’t know unless you look for yourself.

Step 2: Make a plan

Just as you should check the smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors monthly,  you should plan to clean and check your gas fireplace. Clean the glass, dust around and beneath the log set, check hinges, connections, and clear the area of debris.

Step 3: Schedule professional maintenance

No matter how often you clean the visible portions of your fireplace, there is no replacing professional services that assess and clean the hidden portions of the chimney. Gas fireplaces release water vapors that may cause condensation in the flue. This condensation can lead to flue damage because of the high acid content of the water. The biggest problem with any chimney system, especially gas fireplaces, is neglect. When a gas fireplace and chimney system is neglected, it can result in water damage that can damage walls, masonry, paint, wallpaper, and more.

It’s important to us at Beach Stove and Fireplace that you aren’t just safe and comfortable, but also that you’re getting the most out of your gas fire appliance. Gas fireplaces are low maintenance, and many homeowners assume that also means “no maintenance”. It doesn’t. Not only will your homeowner’s insurance require annual maintenance of fire appliances, but it may also be required to maintain a product warranty. This can actually save you money by preventing damage, repairs, and keeping your products as efficient as possible.

Beach Stove and Fireplace sell some of the best products on the market, and we trust our installations to our sister company, Guaranteed Chimney Service. Guaranteed Chimney Service is licensed, insured, and CSIA certified. When a chimney sweep gets a CSIA certification, that means they are able to service all types of appliances, including gas.

Don’t spend another day wondering if your fireplace is safe. Let the professionals clean and maintain your gas fireplace today.  We can tell you how to continue to clean and maintain it tomorrow.

Call Beach Stove and Fireplace at 631-998-0780, visit our store, or contact us online.

By Julie Dismore on March 6th, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

Why You Should Purchase a Chimenea This Season

The groundhog saw his shadow, so we’re looking at a few more weeks of winter. That’s just enough time to plan your outdoor space for your summer gatherings and fun evenings by a fire. There are many great options for outdoor fires, but the chimenea may be one of the oldest, and the most beautiful.

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Handcrafted out of fired clay, the earliest chimeneas were used as far back as 400 years—in Spain and Mexico. An efficient and safe fireplace option, they were used indoors! Now, with many better options for indoor fire appliances and chimney systems, chimeneas have moved outside, but they’re just as efficient and beautiful as ever.

Chimeneas are Efficient

Because of their careful design, chimeneas are just as perfect for outdoor use as for indoor. The large front opening pulls air inside, and then pushes smoke and heated air out. When you’re using a chimenea, you don’t have to worry about your guests being choked up by smoke during your get together. Your chimenea will direct the smoke directly out of the top of the chimenea, and right out of your space. Because they burn so cleanly, it’s better for the environment, better on your fuel supply, and better for the chimenea itself. More efficiency also means less repairs and cleanings.

Chimeneas are Convenient

If you’re not sure what type of fireplace will fit into your outdoor space, you definitely owe it to yourself to look into chimeneas. They come in all sorts of sizes, can be installed anywhere, and are perfect for the corner of a patio, the focal point of the seating area, or even next to a wall (with appropriate firebrick).

Chimeneas are Versatile

Depending on where you’re shopping, you may find chimeneas made of clay or even cast iron. Cast iron chimeneas are safe to burn any fuel—wood, charcoal, and even ethanol. However, charcoal should not be burned in a clay chimenea since it can reach extreme temperatures in a short time, damaging the clay. Depending on how the charcoal is manufactured, it can also emit byproducts that can damage the clay. When it comes to using a chimenea, the most popular fuel option is probably wood. It’s plentiful, it produces a good amount of heat, and with a chimenea, you don’t have to worry about wood smoke bothering you or your guests. Make sure you burn properly seasoned wood, extra cleaning, and avoid extra pollution, extra smoke, and difficult-to-light fires.

We Carry Chimeneas

Beach Stove and Fireplace sells fired clay chimeneas that will fit perfectly in your space. When choosing a new product for your house or property, it’s always better when you start with the professionals. One of our fireplace experts can fit you with the perfect product for your landscape, the size of your space, the weather, and more.

You can speak with an expert when you come by our store at 381-8 Old Riverhead Road in Westhampton Beach, New York. We look forward to seeing you. Start now, while there’s still time before spring and summer festivities!

Call 631-998-0780 for more information.

By Julie Dismore on February 27th, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , | Leave a Comment

What to Do When Your Gas Fireplace Won’t Light

One of the best benefits of a gas fireplace is the convenience. They’re easy to light, usually requiring just the flip of a switch, and they need very little maintenance. Because they require little maintenance, it’s not a big deal to schedule an annual inspection, but what can you do when you have a problem in between service appointments?

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If your gas fireplace doesn’t light when you follow directions for a successful light, then it’s time to troubleshoot. Many homeowners appreciate gas fireplaces because they don’t have to mess with them. Many are even afraid of them, glad the professionals can handle it. Your gas fireplace will not hurt you if it isn’t lighting. On the contrary, you may be able to fix it yourself, if it’s a minor problem.
First, check the gas connection. Are you low on gas, or has your gas service lapsed? If that doesn’t work, you’ll need to purge the pilot line by holding the pilot button down for about one to three minutes. The owner’s manual for your appliance may have a specific way to purge the pilot line. If the pilot is still failing to light, there may be dust, dirt, or other debris between the igniter and thermocouple. Wipe the area thoroughly, just as you would when you’re regularly dusting—paying close attention to the area around the pilot light.

Read Your Owner’s Manual

Your particular model may have a specific troubleshooting guide in case you have a problem with your appliance. If you’re having difficulty lighting your fireplace, and you haven’t had it serviced in the last 12 months, now is the time to call the professionals. Only a professional can take apart and clean a gas fireplace, inspect each part, and ensure it’s safe for use. The saying ‘better safe than sorry’ applies especially to fire appliances. Calling a fireplace expert may protect your home from fire, save you money in the long run, and preserve your warranty.

How your fireplace works may play a part in lighting issues. If your gas fireplace pilot is lighting, but the rest of the burners aren’t igniting, you may have a venting issue, dirty surfaces plugging the burners, or a faulty thermocouple and thermopile.

The Importance of Hiring a Professional

The best way to get the most out of your fireplace is to hire a professional for installation, maintenance, and repairs. Problems can commonly occur with gas fireplaces when they’re installed incorrectly. Especially when they aren’t maintained properly. Call Beach Stove and Fireplace to find a solution to your gas fireplace ignition problem. We will inspect and repair your fireplace, even if we didn’t sell or install it. We offer prompt services year-round, and we’ll make sure your fireplace is back to keep you warm in no time.

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

By Julie Dismore on February 6th, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , | Leave a Comment

The Benefits of a Pellet Stove

There are many fire products that homeowners can benefit from during this time of year. Depending on where you live, you may be burning a fire every single day, so it’s important to use a product that is dependable, efficient, and convenient. At Beach Stove & Fireplace, one of our most popular products is the pellet stove—and for good reason.

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When you choose a free-standing pellet stove, it can be installed nearly anywhere, when installed by a professional. The pellet stove may be piped through the wall, or the ceiling, allowing it to be installed in a variety of spaces. A professional can install firebrick and refractory materials to allow for a corner installation as well.

Eco-Friendly

Pellet stoves and inserts burn only manufactured pellets, which are made of organic wood waste. Pellet stoves are rated as some of the most efficient stoves on the market, producing less hazardous chemicals into the environment, and using less wood. In fact, pellet stoves burn about 15 percent more efficiently than wood stoves.

Convenient

Pellet stoves may be the closest thing to gas-burning stoves when it comes to convenience. Many models of pellet stoves have an igniter that lights your fire, and a pellet hopper that feeds the fire. All you have to do to have a gorgeous and warm fire is use the igniter, and keep the hopper filled with pellets. This allows you to leave the house or go to bed and the hopper continues to feed the fire, allowing for a consistent flame and temperature.

A Variety of Styles

Whether you are looking for a traditional, cast-iron style stove, or a sleek contemporary look, we have a pellet stove for you. You can choose a style that complements your living space, including your furnishings and home décor. The type of refractory materials you choose can further complement your scheme and your stove.

Choose Beach Stove and Fireplace

Start with a professional, and we’ll help you choose the best product for your tastes and your needs. Don’t have much space to work with? We have a pellet stove that will fit your space. Only want to heat periodically? We have smaller capacity stoves that won’t run you out of your house. Talk to a pellet stove expert now by calling Beach Stove and Fireplace at 631-998-0780. We put safety and efficiency first, so we only carry the best products. After we install them, we also service and repair pellet stoves.

Come by our showroom, and you can see these products in action. Check out our pellet stove brochures and get an idea of the products we’re proud to sell and install.

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)