381-8 Old Riverhead Road

Westhampton Beach, NY

Tel. 631-998-0780

Hours: Tues. - Thur. 9am to 3pm / Fri. 9am to 12pm (or by appt.) / Sat. - Mon. Closed

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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).

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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: , , | Comments Off on Direct Vent Vs. Vent-Free Fires

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: , , | Comments Off on What is NFI and Why is it Important?

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

At 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: , , | Comments Off on We Offer Professional Hearth Services and Products

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)