Boston Coal

Heating with a coal burning stove stoked with Anthracite Coal can free you from the vagaries of oil pricing. A steady source of dry radiant heat creates a comfortable warm glow in the house. This anthracite coal is a clean burning fuel. When burning Anthracite, no trace of black smoke will be emitted from your chimney once the stove is up to operating temperature.

Coal vs. Wood

Compared to wood, coal stoves are better able to get the heat into the room since they are very efficient. Coal burns with more of a constant rate sort of like smoldering in comparison to a wood fire that can flare, coal stack temperatures average well below those of wood stoves. But more heat from the coal goes into the room. Wood stoves burn with about 60% efficiency.

Compared to wood, coal stoves are better able to get the heat into the room since they are very efficient. Coal burns with more of a constant rate sort of like smoldering in comparison to a wood fire that can flare, coal stack temperatures average well below those of wood stoves. But more heat from the coal goes into the room. Wood stoves burn with about 60% efficiency.

Though recommended to be shaken down twice daily, unlike wood stoves that must be constantly stoked and banked for the night, most air tight coal stoves will easily run 24 to 30 hours without being re-fueled. (Translation: You will awake to a warm toasty house with the stove still outputting full BTU's!)

No Creosote buildup. Unlike wood based fuel products, there is no creosote buildup, and thus little risk of a chimney fire. With burning coal there is a reduced need for the chimney cleaning tasks - though you're still going to want to check periodically to be safe. Since there's no creosote buildup, roofing shingles will not become stained.

Why use Coal - Economics

Heating with Coal is an economical option - it is half to one third the cost of heating with oil and about 36% less than the direct cost of heating with wood.