|Ten Reasons to Choose Coal over Pellets
Cost - Anthracite coal costs a lot less than wood pellets per unit of heat (BTU). A pound of Anthracite coal has almost twice the heat
as a pound of wood pellets, therefore pellets have to be almost 1/2 the cost of Anthracite coal to be at the same cost per unit of heat.
The cost of pellets would have to drop to $140/ton to be equal to the cost per unit of heat (BTU) of Anthracite coal that cost $250/ton.
Heat Output - Reading Anthracite Stoves are capable of putting out twice as much heat as most pellet stoves. Reading Stoves are
rated at 85,000 BTU/hour, but most pellet stoves are rated below 35,000 BTU/hour. Keystoker manufactures units that are capable of
up to 500,000 BTU.
Availability - In some years, there has been a shortage of pellets and many people had trouble finding pellets. Also, purchasing
pellets in later winter (Feb/Mar) can be difficult when other stores are switching from winter to spring inventory. Heet, Inc guarantees a
reliable supply of anthracite coal at competitive prices all year round.
Predictable - Anthracite coal has increased in cost at less than the rate of inflation over the last 20 years.
Low Maintenance - Reading Stoves can operate continuously from Fall to Spring without having to be cleaned. Pellet stoves on the
other hand have to be shut down and cleaned at least once a month.
Convenience - Anthracite coal is sold in bulk (loose) or bagged and can be stored outside without the weather affecting it, whereas
wood pellets have to be kept dry.
Value - Reading & Keystoker Stoves cost less than the same BTU size pellet stove.
Clean - Anthracite coal burns as clean as natural gas and cleaner than heating oil which allows you to use a power vent instead of a
chimney at a fraction of the cost.
Reliability - Anthracite coal has been used for home heating for over 150 years and generates almost twice the heat per pound as
Made in USA - All Reading and Keystoker stoves, furnaces, and boilers are made in Pennsylvania
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