Why Use House Coal

Bituminous House Coal is the typical black fuel which is used across the world for a wide variety of needs. It is formed over a 300 million year process called coalification (please see menu on left for more information.) 

It has been the coal of choice for generations due to its high heat and dancing, elegant flames making it the heart of many homes. Even in modern day society and environmental concern, it still has a role to play in many fireplaces.

House Coal is not manufactured like smokeless fuels, it is a natural product mined all over the world ranging from South America to Eastern Russia. As a natural product found and sourced throughout the world, the composition of the fuel changes significantly from location to location. Colombian, Russian and Polish bituminous coal for example, although all classed as ‘house coal,’ offer very different performance. Colombian coal is often considered to be the best house coal available for the domestic market today.

Here at HouseFuel we only sell coal that we would want to use ourselves. We do not stock or sell poor quality, high ash, high waste fuels and have instead chosen a house coal which we want to use time and time again. That is why the only coal we sell is a grade A Colombian Fuel. HouseFuel Premium Coal is low ash, low sulphur and low moisture but provides great heat output, making it the ideal fuel for your open fire.

If you purchase the correct house coal for your needs, then it can make it the ideal fuel compared to many available on the market today. Low ash, high heat and cost effective pricing can be achieved. Our HouseFuel Premium Coal meets all of these requirements with it containing 2% ash max, high calorific value (heat output) and great price point. As a premium quality fuel, sourced from Colombia, this grade A coal is selected from some of the best seams in the world, making it the perfect choice for domestic open fires.

One important consideration is that as house coalis not smokeless, it cannot be used in smoke control areas, this is with the exception of exempt appliances outlined by DEFRA. If you reside within one of these areas then it is essential you only use smokeless fuel. If you are unsure as to whether or not you live in a smoke control area, please contact you local council environmental department. If you require smokeless fuel, then worry not, we sell HouseFuel Smokeless Ovals perfect for your needs. Just click the buy now button for smokeless fuels on the left hand side of the page.

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