Coal is hotter.
Anthracite coal burns hotter than oil, pellets, wood, or gas which means you get more BTU’s per pound than from most other fuels. It burns evenly throughout each loading period.
Coal is cleaner.
Anthracite coal burns very clean with virtually no smoke or particulate emissions. Emissions are under the maximum/minimum of EPA’s requirements – which makes anthracite among the cleanest burning heating fuels out there.
Coal is cost-effective
Anthracite coal is one of the most economical heating fuel sources. Pricing for anthracite coal per million BTUs is below that of oil, gas pellet, electric, or wood.
Coal is safer.
No creosote build-up, there’s no risk of a chimney fire since anthracite coal doesn’t produce any creosote. There should be no concern about fuel or gas leaks and anthracite is ideal for long-term storage in any environment.
Coal is easier.
To make it easier to carry, it comes in 40-pound. Less maintenance is needed for Anthracite coal stoves and only a few parts are needed to be replaced compared to other types of stoves.