What Are The Benefits Of Using Smokeless Coal?Posted on - 14.07.23
Traditional house coal plays a major role in British history. Research suggests that coal was first mined in the UK during the 13th century, but it wasn’t until the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century that it became a main source of fuel in British homes. Despite this, traditional house coal remains to be associated with miners and communities, who experienced the dangers of the nature of the job and disastrous events such as the Great Smog of London in 1952 (caused by unusually cold weather and the increase of smoke from the rise of coal burning) and the Aberfan mining accident in 1966.
Following the government’s ban on the sale of traditional house coal in May this year, any households who used traditional coal to heat their homes have since switched to other heating alternatives. One of those alternatives is smokeless coal. Whether you have recently switched to using smokeless coal and you’re unaware of its benefits, or you’re considering switching to smokeless coal sometime in the future, we will explore the 5 benefits of using smokeless coal compared to traditional coal.
If you are a fond lover of a coal-fuelled stove or open fire, you can still achieve the same heat output and performance with smokeless coal. In fact, smokeless coal performs better than traditional coal, as it can give up to 3 times more heat. You will also find your fire burns for much longer before you need to top it up with more coal to maintain it. In short, this means less time spent on topping up the fire and more time enjoying the warmth and appearance of your stove or open fire.
Easy To Handle
A major problem with traditional coal is that it is one of the most unclean fuel sources to handle, as it produces more dust and soot. Many homeowners often experience their hands covered in black soot after handling it, which is why most, if not all homeowners need a coal shovel to top up their fires. On the other hand, smokeless coal produces far less dust and soot, making it a more convenient fuel to handle.
In terms of cost, using smokeless coal is more energy-efficient and cost-effective than traditional coal. It burns hotter for longer and is more consistent in quality, which means you need less of it to achieve the same heat output as traditional house coal. Furthermore, this will help reduce your energy bills and save you money in the long run.
The main benefit of using smokeless coal is that it is more environmentally friendly. Traditional coal produces a dangerous amount of harmful emissions such as carbon dioxide and particulate matter. These emissions are the main causes of air pollution and health respiratory problems, as well as harming the overall environment. Most smokeless coal is made from Anthracite coal, which is considered the highest-ranked coal because it is high in carbon and has fewer impurities. It can release up to 80% less smoke and up to 20% less carbon dioxide than traditional coal, which means fewer emissions are released into the environment.
Better For Your Chimney
Because smokeless coal produces less soot and smoke, it is much better and friendlier to your chimney system. When using smokeless coal, you will find that your chimney doesn’t need to be cleaned or swept as often as using traditional coal, as there will be less soot or creosote build-up in your chimney. This helps prolong the lifespan of your chimney system by reducing the risk of chimney fires and damage to the flue liner of your chimney. If a chimney fire causes damage, replacing a flue liner can be quite expensive.
Blue Fire Smokeless Coal From D Price & Sons
With so many benefits, smokeless coal is the ideal heating fuel source for your home. If you are looking for a reliable supplier of smokeless coal in Stoke-On-Trent, look no further than D Price & Sons. We’ve been heating British homes with our premium smokeless coal for the past 25 years. Our blue flame smokeless coal comes in 25Kg pre-packed bags for your convenience, which is ideal for multifuel stoves and open fireplaces. To use alongside our smokeless coal, we also supply bulk bags of kiln-dried logs and 3Kg bags of kiln-dried kindling for wood crackling and sustainable fires.
We provide standard delivery and free local delivery of most of our products within a 10-mile radius of our location in Longton. To place your order today, or for any enquiries, please get in touch with us by calling us on 01782 551222, or visiting our contact page.