Smokeless Fuel - Does Size Matter?
When it comes to burning solid fuel, size really does matter.
There are a whole host of briquettes available on the market, not because manufacturers love producing different shapes and sizes, but due to the significant impact it has on the performance of the fire.
If we take our largest smokeless fuel burnrite, due to its size there will be larger spaces between each of the ovals. This ensures the air will be able to flow around the briquettes far easier, producing more attractive long flames similar to that of traditional house coal. This does however mean that the fuel will burn slightly quicker than a smaller briquette, but in terms of the fuels longevity it will be more than sufficient. This particular fuel would be perfect for open fires and multi-fuel stoves.
HouseFuel Smokeless Ovals are our medium sized briquette and a good all-round performer. Due to their smaller size than Burnrite, there are fewer spaces between the briquettes which the air can flow through. This reduces the ferocity with which they burn, resulting in a smaller flame and longer fire life. This fuel is a great middle ground and can be used on a wide range of appliances including open fires, multi-fuel stoves, room heaters and selected cookers.
The smallest sized briquette amongst our range is Stovemaster This is the go to fuel if a long lasting burn is high on your checklist for the perfect fuel. As the smallest briquette, airflow is at its lowest with the fuel packing together in the firebed with minimum gaps between the fuel. A high anthracite based fuel, Stovemaster is capable of burning for long durations in the correct conditions. This fuel is perfect for Multi-fuel stoves, cookers and selected boilers.
If you have any other burning questions that you’d like to have answered, please do not hesitate to contact one of team here at HouseFuel and we would be more than happy to answer them.