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Every day, Anthracite coal is proving to be an economical way to heat your home or business. With it’s cost per

BTU being the lowest of the most popular fuels, installing a new or converting to an Anthracite coal fuel source is

a smart way to go. Add this to the positive environmental impact Anthracite mining has on your community, and you

will find no better way to save money on your heating bills. At the same time you will know that you are helping the

planet conserve other resources that are not as economical to use or in such abundant supply as Anthracite coal.

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The Real Facts About Coal                                                      

In years past deep mining was a very dangerous process used to extract coal from the earth to heat our homes and businesses. The US economy used it for over 180 years and it helped the US economy catapult our nation to the success it is now known for. Coal drove the industrial revolution by providing the power needed for our manufacturing & steel companies that made the materials needed for World War I & II. It was cheap to extract at that point of our history and our nation had a lot of it available. It did earn a bad reputation over the years of being dirty and environmentally not friendly scarring 1,000’s of acres of land that are still seen today. More recently in the past 50 years it has become government regulated with an extreme amount of federal regulations in labor laws and environmental protections. Every ton of coal today has a tax assessment on it to pay for the past years of neglect to our environment.

Key attributes of using Anthracite Coal:


  1. All Anthracite Coal used in the U.S. is produced in the Northeast Region by American workers.
  2. It’s the most abundant and economical fossil fuel available on the earth.
  3. It burns at the highest level of BTUs of all fossil fuels, 25 million BTUs of heat per ton.
  4. It’s very low in sulfur and volatile content compared to other competing fuels.
  5. It’s primarily mined on the surface, retrieving coal that was abandoned from deep mines underground by drag-line shovels, better known as strip mining.
  6. All Strip Mining Land is reclaimed and filled, regulated by the government.
  7. Environmentally Sound – Anthracite coal is a full-cycle resource. Burn it for heat, use the ashes for acetic landfill and crop fertilizers.
  8. Safety – It is the safest fuel to use, maintain & burn, using low maintenance and self-serviceable burners. There are no concerns of chimney fires.



Bituminous Coal Versus Anthracite Coal

Bituminous Coal, also referred to as Soft Coal, is the cheaper option and more readily available in the market. Not a clean burning coal it creates more contaminants in the air and its residue is not environmentally friendly as you are aware of by the government placing restrictions on its burning. Over the last century this was the chosen fossil fuel for burning. Why because it was cheap. Government regulations have changed that. Regulations regarding the burning of Bituminous coal, including

filtering the air and residue emitted, have made it too costly for electric plants to continue this process prompting a switch to alternative fuels. It is the price we have to pay for a cleaner environment.

Anthracite Coal, is more normally known as hard coal. This resource of fossil fuel is still today the most economical, hottest burning, cleanest, and safest fossil fuel. New technology and engineering designs to the burners have made it even easier to use. Anthracite Coal, a highly carbonated fossil fuel, will generate the hottest heat of all the fossil fuels available. The low sulfur and volatile content in anthracite make

it a clean-burning fuel. Anthracite coal produces virtually no smoke or particulate emissions, a major problem with cord wood and pellet burning stoves. It leaves no residue creosote build-up in your chimney a potential fire hazard of cord wood & pellet burning stoves.

Anthracite coal is the better choice when considering

your next heating or supplemental heating resource.

Anthracite Coal burns HOTTER than other fossil fuels.

All resources that are burning fuels are rated by the British Thermal Unit measurement referred to as BTUs. They are all compared to each other by the amount of heat they will generate to accomplish 1,000,000 units of heat. Since Anthracite coal is the hottest burning fuel other fuels are compared against it.

Example It takes one ton of Anthracite Coal to produce 25,000,000 BTUs of heat Anthracite Coal / One long ton 2,200lbs = 25,000,000 BTUs of heat

Natural Gas produces 1,021,000 / Per 1000 Cubic Feet

Petroleum Fuel oil produces 5,871,390 BTUs per barrel / 42 gallons



Environmentally cleaner than other fossil fuels.

Due to its low sulfur content, Anthracite coal produces virtually no smoke or particulate emissions. This is a major problem with cord wood and pellet burning stoves. Anthracite coal stoves can be used in areas of the country where wood stoves are restricted due to air pollution and forest fire risk from flaming embers from chimneys.


New Technologies and Engineering designs has made it easier to use.

The days of inefficient burning stoves and shoveling coal are part of the past. The newly engineered changes in furnace design from automatic temperature control and feed systems to ash removal have eliminated the constant overview of your coal heating system. An average stove that has been filled with 35 – 50 pounds of Anthracite coal will heat evenly without tending for over 36 hours. Technology has even improved simple things, heating our homes.


It’s  “SAFER”  than  traditional  wood  &  pellet  burning  stoves,  including  oil  &  gas.

Wood and pellet stoves have to be monitored each year or sooner if you are burning more than supplemental heating. The danger of creosote fires only gets worse the longer you do not do maintenance. Pilot & gas leaks are common. Oil leakage is a hazard to your home and environment. Now – Compare it to the other form of

supplemental heating - Anthracite Coal that is virtually risk free.

Anthracite Coal is more Cost Efficient than Cord Wood, Pellets, Gas, Kerosene, Propane, and Oil as an alternative fuel source.


It’s more economical than other alternative fuel sources.

Whether you’re heating your home, business, hospital, fire station or a green house, you will save thousands of dollars per year by choosing Anthracite coal for your next heating investment.