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Every day, Anthracite coal is proving
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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cts about Coal as an
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:
- All Anthracite Coal used in the U.S. is produced
in the Northeast Region by American workers.
- It’s the most abundant and economical fossil
fuel available on the earth.
- It burns at the highest level of BTUs of all
fossil fuels, 25 million BTUs of heat per ton.
- It’s very low in sulfur and volatile content
compared to other competing fuels.
primarily mined on the surface, retrieving coal that was abandoned from deep mines
underground by drag-line shovels, better known as strip mining.
- All Strip Mining Land is reclaimed and filled,
regulated by the government.
Sound – Anthracite coal is a full-cycle resource. Burn it for heat, use the ashes
for acetic landfill and crop fertilizers.
– 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
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
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
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
Petroleum Fuel oil produces
5,871,390 BTUs per barrel /
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
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.
traditional wood & pellet burning stoves, including oil &
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
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.