The Anthracite Advantage.
is very different from coal-burning of the past.
When anthracite is used as the primary source of heat in a home or business,
it's modernized furnaces with coal-feeding and ash removal systems require little effort by the consumer.
About ten minutes a day during the coldest months is all it takes to tend the furnace.
Hand fired stoves benefit greatly from this characteristic as well.
is the cleanest burning solid fossil fuel known to man!
Because anthracite is 82-86 percent carbon, it burns at a very high level of BTU's.
Thus, the cost per million BTU's is significantly lower than the cost per million
of gas, oil, electricity, cord wood, or wood pellets.
Anthracite burns longer, without tending, than wood, or pellets.
is also safe and is kind to the environment. The low sulfur and
volatile content of anthracite
makes it extremely clean, producing nearly no smoke or paticulates.
There is also no creosote buildup in your chimney, virtually eliminating the threat of a chimney fire!
supplemental heating via a coal stove or fireplace insert,
anthracite is much easier to use than cord wood.
Hand fired stove users can expect 12+ hours between loadings in very cold temperatures,
up to 24 with mild temps, and up to 36 hours with stokers and boilers.
Making it a great choice for those that cannot tend the stove every 5 or 6 hours!
Many wood stove owners that have made the switch to coal,
often remark "Why didn't I do this sooner"??