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Westhampton Beach, NY

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New York State Residential Pellet Stove Incentive Program

Pellet stoves are the most efficient option for wood-burning heat, burning pellets, manufactured granules of recycled wood products. The manufacture of pellets cuts down on waste at saw mills and instead creates capital. Pellet stoves are often preferred not only for their benefits on the environment, but also the benefits they offer to the homeowners themselves.

  • Convenient Use and Low Maintenance. 
    Pellet stoves are easily lit, fuel is easy to maintain, requiring no cutting or seasoning, and the stove keeps consistent heat. Each pellet stove is equipped with a hopper that feeds the fire consistently. This allows the fire to burn while the homeowners are asleep or away, never again coming home to a cold house.
  • Higher Efficiency and Less Filth. 
    Because of the high heat and specially designed pellet fuel, pellet stoves burn their fuel completely. This means less soot, creosote, and particulate pollution that will need to be cleaned from your chimney system.

Renewable Heat

New York state encourages the use of renewable energy to produce heat rather than electricity or fossil fuels. This is done by using solar power instead, or wood combustion. Pellet stoves are a high-efficiency, low-emission wood heating system. This system is cleaner than traditional wood stoves and boilers. For this reason, New York state offers incentives for homeowners who choose pellet stoves, encouraging homeowners to Go Green.

Incentives

  1. There are two incentive options for New York residents to benefit from this program. They are based on income and only available for primary residences without access to natural gas.
     $1500 toward the purchase of a new pellet stove with recycling of an existing stove (wood, pellet, or insert with firebox) in a primary residence household.
  2. $2000 for households with income below 80 percent of county median. Plus an additional $500 for an additional recycled stove (wood, pellet, or insert with firebox).

Additionally, families may qualify for a low-interest loan to help pay for eligible project costs. See other program details and required forms, including the program application here.

Professional Installation

There are certain specifications for this program. This includes only pellet stoves with a particulate matter output of 2.0 grams per hour (PM 2.9 g/h) or less and be on the US EPA Certified Wood Heater list. Certified professionals are familiar with these requirements. Beach Stove sells these pellet stoves frequently, and our experts are more than salespeople. At Beach Stove and Fireplace we match our customers with the best product for their home, their need, and New York state green incentives. Then we refer customers to our installation partners, Guaranteed Chimney, certified chimney sweeps, and old fashioned, reliable service.

Guaranteed Chimney is one of only three participating contractors on Long Island, and operates throughout Eastern Suffolk County. When you purchase a pellet stove from Beach Stove and Fireplace, you can also benefit from the expert services of Guaranteed Chimney.

Call Beach Stove and Fireplace today at 631-998-0780 or visit our showroom at 381-1 Old Riverbed Rd, Westhampton Beach. Discuss the New York state residential pellet incentives with a professional! Showroom hours are:

Monday through Friday – 9am to 5pm
Saturday – 10am to 5pm

By Julie Dismore on May 22nd, 2017 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , | Leave a Comment

Wood-Burning Versus Pellet Stoves and Inserts: What You Should Know

There are many reasons to install a fireplace or fire-burning appliance like convenience, home-heating, and ambiance. You may want to supplement your central heat system, or you may depend on a fire-burning appliance for complete home heating. No matter your choice, you should know your options before purchasing an appliance and scheduling an installation.

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Wood-Burning Stoves and Inserts

Wood stoves and inserts are more efficient today than they’ve ever been. The convection heat from a wood stove offers the heat you long for, and the ambiance you envision for your space.

Wood-burning stoves offer:

  • Efficiency—Since the stove is a closed appliance, you don’t lose heat into the house. The fire burns with high-heat which pushes the smoke and vapors up the chimney quickly reducing the amount of creosote buildup, and lowering fire risk.
  • Particulate Pollution—The high-heat burn allows for fuel to burn completely and to vent properly. This combined with the closed unit keeps particulate pollution out of the living space which lowers the health risk associated with particulate pollution.
  • Renewable Resource—By choosing a wood-burning stove you are able to cut, collect, and replenish your own fuel source. As long as you use properly seasoned wood, your wood will burn completely, and heat effectively.

Wood-burning inserts offer all the benefits a stove offers, except you also get an added level of aesthetics that you would from a traditional fireplace. Beach Stove and Fireplace offers inserts that allow for fire view through beautiful designs and front windows.

Pellet Stoves

If you aren’t able to purchase or cut your own firewood, but would like to use wood-heat you may prefer a pellet stove. Pellet stoves offer higher efficiency than wood because it’s a closed unit, and pellets are specially manufactured from organic materials to provide the best burn possible. Pellets offer convenience for homeowners who don’t have access to split wood.The only downside to pellet stoves is that you have to purchase pellets for your stove. Do not burn anything other than pellets in your pellet stove. This is never recommended, can raise risk of fire, and most likely void your warranty.

Call a Professional

If you have questions or concerns about wood-burning stoves and inserts and pellet-burning stoves call a professional today. At Beach Stove and Fireplace we sell and install wood burning stoves  and inserts as well as a beautiful selection of pellet stoves. Our technicians are experienced with the installation, repair, and maintenance of all of our top-of-the-line products. When you call Beach Stove and Fireplace our technician can also schedule your chimney inspection and chimney sweep.

Call Beach Stove and Fireplace at 631-998-0780 or request an appointment online.

By Julie Dismore on September 23rd, 2016 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

The Importance of Choosing an NFI Certified Installer

You own a home or business and it has a fireplace or fire-burning appliance. While a fireplace adds ambiance and value to your home, it can also raise the risk of fire and damage if not installed and maintained correctly.

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Choosing a Professional for the Job

You wouldn’t hire just anyone to replace the breaks on your car. Not only would you hire a professional to do the work, but you would follow the recommended maintenance specified for your car model. You’d probably read the owner’s manual so that you know correct operation, and you’d schedule the routine maintenance as recommended. You’d probably do this because if a car isn’t properly maintained it can kill you. This is true of many things, including your fireplace.

The Industry Standard for Certified Installers

When you’re looking for a professional installer for your fireplace or appliance, it’s important to choose an installer certified by the National Fireplace Institute (NFI). An NFI certified installer is proficient in one or more fire-burning specialties including: wood-burning, gas-burning, and pellet-burning fireplaces and appliances.

When you hire an NFI certified installer you can rest easy knowing they are trained in:

  • compliance with code regulations and manufacturers’ instructions
  • size, type, features of the hearth appliance
  • Proper materials for heat protection of walls and floors
  • Appropriate size, type, configuration, and height of venting system
  • Selection of proper fuel
  • Guidelines for operation and maintenance of the hearth system.

To maintain certification, NFI certified professionals are constantly undergoing training and staying abreast of industry standards and changes, so they are ready for anything that may come up with a fireplace system.

A Company that Stands Out Above the Rest

Beach Stove and Fireplace stands out as the best chimney sweep company in the Suffolk County area because we make sure our professionals are the most highly trained and experienced in the area. NFI certified installers only have to specialize in one area, but all of our installers are fully trained in all three categories, wood, gas, and pellet-burning appliances.

So, when you hire Beach Stove and Fireplace you get the benefit of using one company, and even one installer, to manage your installation regardless of the type of fuel used, or if you’re interested in a change of fuel type.

Since we strive to offer the best and most expert services in the area, we also offer only top-of-the-line products for installation. We not only install these appliances, but we are able to complete routine inspections and maintenance to keep your fireplace operational.

At Beach Stove and Fireplace we also hire only the friendliest and most knowledgeable salespeople, so that our installers can focus fully on the installation and maintenance of our products.

Safety First

An NFI certification means that our professional installers are trained and fully aware of the dangers of mistakes at this job. Every installation requires the greatest of care, and attention to detail. Our installers at Beach Stove and Fireplace are experienced installing all of our products, so they can install them properly without adding extra time to the job.

Our goal is to get your home heating system fully operational in no time, and to ensure each home or business owner, that safety is not a question when using a Beach Stove installer.

To schedule your appointment today, call 631-998-0780 or contact us online.

By Julie Dismore on June 14th, 2016 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

Why Choose a Pellet Stove

Pellet stoves are an excellent option for your renovation or new home because they are suitable for small spaces, including apartments and condominiums as well as houses and cabins. They can work with an existing fireplace as long as it has been inspected and is safe. If you like the ambiance of a roaring fire but would like to avoid the hassle of cutting and splitting proper wood for burning you might consider a pellet stove for your home or business. Many homeowners prefer a pellet stove for the convenience they offer.

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Convenience

Instead of burning standard split wood, pellet stoves burn manufactured pellets made of wood byproducts. It looks like any other wood stove, but usually requires electricity. Pellets are poured into a hopper and distributed into the flame at a steady rate, resulting in a continuous burn and comfortable temperature. Choosing a pellet stove as your primary home heating system is not a bad idea because they are highly efficient.

Efficiency

Pellet stoves that are certified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are generally in the 70%-83% efficiency range. They burn hot, have a steady temperature because of the consistency of the pellet make-up, and have a clean burn. Pellet stoves are actually the cleanest solid fuel and can be a great alternative to wood stoves and fireplaces if family members suffer from chronic asthmatic symptoms. They are excellent in most spaces.

Versatility

Pellet stoves are manufactured as both free-standing stoves and fireplace inserts. Depending on your needs and your home design a free-standing stove might be a perfect fit for you, and it can even add to the home decor with the addition of a heat shield for nearby walls. A pellet insert is a great way to convert an existing fireplace. All that’s needed is a pipe for ventilation or a flue insert for the existing chimney.

Low-Maintenance

Standard wood stoves can cause a mess inside and outside the stove. Wood pieces in the carpet and accumulating on the floor can be a pain, as well as ash dust on shelves and in living spaces. Pellet stoves are less mess, with simple instructions for weekly maintenance. Homeowners should clean their pellet stove weekly, and have it professionally clean yearly. It’s a good idea to schedule this maintenance with your annual chimney inspection and to hire a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep® (CCS) to do so.

Economical

Wood stoves in general are a great way to use valuable resources for home heating. Pellet stoves use wood byproducts (which decreases the waste from the lumber industry) and also have some of the lowest emissions of wood stoves on the market. Lower emissions means less particulate matter pollution in the air, and therefore, better for the environment.

If you’re ready to convert your fuel source, don’t forget about pellet stoves. Call Beach Stove and Fireplace today to learn the benefits a pellet stove can offer you.

By Julie Dismore on May 24th, 2016 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

All About Pellet Stoves

As fuel costs rise and fall, many homeowners are uncertain about the best ways to heat their homes. With so many options including natural gas, electric and traditional wood-burning appliances like fireplaces and stoves it is no wonder consumers are overwhelmed by their choices. Couple the variety of choices with the growing desire of environmentally friendly choices and it is no surprise that pellet stoves are becoming more popular.

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How Do Pellet Stoves Work?

Rather than burning wood, pellet stoves burn pellets made of compressed sawdust and other unusable particles of wood. The stoves are easily lit and designed to burn freely, without the maintenance of traditional wood stoves. The stove is automatically and steadily fed pellets with little adjustment from the homeowner/operator. Simply pour pellets into a hopper and an electrical element pushes them into a firebox where the pellets are burned. A fan feeds the flame and blows the newly heated air throughout the house.

Benefits Of Pellet Stoves

There are many benefits to investing in a pellet stove. For starters, many homeowners prefer to heat their homes with pellets because they are affordable. Rather than wood that needs to be harvested, chopped and/or purchased, pellets are easily obtained at many supply stores. Additionally, pellet stoves are steadily fed pellets so these types of stoves don’t need to be tended to like traditional fireplaces or other wood-burning appliances.

Beyond convenience, pellet stoves are very efficient. In fact, pellet stoves are built to control the fuel-to-air ratio, so fires burn evenly and last longer. Additionally, because of the automatic feed system, you won’t waste pellets but will instead burn an even fire that maximizes heat output.

Environmental Benefits Of Pellet Stoves

Beyond the convenience and efficiency of pellet stoves there are several environmental benefits to investing in this type of heat. Pellets are made from wood, a renewable material. However, pellets differ from traditional wood-burning appliances because they burn the leftover materials builders can’t use such as sawdust and scraps. By using the parts of a renewable source that are typically wasted, pellet stoves are one of the more environmentally friendly heating options available on the market. Pellets are also considered a clean-burning source of heat, which emits less toxins and carbon monoxide into the environment.

Other Benefits Of Pellet Stoves

  • Pellet stoves have an attractive, sleek appearance
  • Choose from cast iron, stainless steel and other durable, attractive metals
  • Maximize heat output without taking up a lot of space
  • Low smoke output while burning
  • Once installed, pellet stoves are affordable to maintain
  • No chopping wood
  • Wood is difficult to come by in many regions

As with any new heating appliance, you want to purchase from a reputable stove specialist. The experts at Beach Stove & Fireplace in Westhampton Beach, NY have a variety of pellet stoves and inserts you can choose from. Beyond superior products we can also help you install your new pellet stove correctly. Invest in the very best when choosing a pellet stove that will save you money and efficiently heat your home.

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)