Homefire – What types of coal are there?

When you’re building your fire, you’ll want to get the most out of your fuel source so that you can create strong and long-lasting flames.

Selecting the right coal is important and can determine how strongly your fire will burn.

This article will look at the different types of coal that are available to you and what you should look for when choosing.

What to know about coal

The formation of coal dates back hundreds of millions of years ago to the prehistoric era. The process of Coalification, which starts when dead plants were first buried under the earth’s atmosphere and were deprived of oxygen to keep them in their existing shape, is extremely unlikely to involve any actual dinosaur fossils, despite the name fossil fuel.

The intense heat and other factors contribute to the plants turning into peat and then forming coal as we know it today. 

Coal has been used as a heat and power source for a long time. There’s evidence to suggest that coal has been utilised by the very first humans as a fuel source.

Find out how effective a fuel source coal can be by checking out the range at Homefire.

The types of coal that are available 

Now that you have some background on coal, let’s look at the different types around.

Anthracite is perhaps one of the most well-known types of coal. It produces a strong level of heat thanks to its high carbon composition. 

You are likely to experience a greater degree of efficiency when burning anthracite because it isn’t very moist and burns slowly, ensuring you don’t lose much heat.

Then there’s Bituminous coal; this is found in lots of places and it’s for that reason that is so commonly used. When comparing it to Anthracite, it doesn’t have quite the same carbon or moisture content, so it might burn as well for as long.

However, due to its availability, this is a likely option for you.

Lignite coal contains the least amount of carbon of all the four main coal types. Many believe that lignite is the lowest grade of coal and exudes a strong smell, making it less appealing than other choices but it was historically the more affordable option.

Sub-bituminous coal has a greater carbon content than lignite coal but not as much as Bituminous coal, placing it between the two on the coal grading.

If you’re looking for the most efficient burn with fewer health and environmental risks, consider purchasing a smokeless E-coal.

Smokeless coals are much safer for indoor use, produce a good wonderful flame, and are long-lasting, making them the most efficient choice.

For the entire range of smokeless coals from Homefire, explore our website today. 

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