Choosing the perfect fuel for an appliance can be overwhelming for first-time stove users. After all, there are a variety of different options on the market including traditional bituminous coal, kiln dried logs, imported firewood and even smokeless alternatives. Here at Denton Stove Centre, we know that burning the right fuel is just as important as purchasing the right stove. Read on as we go over some of the benefits that can obtained from choosing to burn smokeless fuels like anthracite…

How do smokeless fuels help the environment?

As the most popular reasoning behind their purchase, smokeless fuels like ovals and anthracite contain fewer volatile components which means that they are much eco-friendlier. In fact, homeowners find that the traditional bituminous coal alternatives give off much less smoke during combustion which means that they aren’t a major cause for concern when it comes to pollution and can even be burned in Smoke Control Zones.

Are smokeless fuels cost-effective?

Although the upfront cost of smokeless fuels like coal and anthracite tends to be higher, they last for a much longer time and have a hotter fire output. This means that homeowners don’t have to refuel their stove as often in order to generate the same results as bituminous coal which allows them to save money in the long term.

Can smokeless fuels be used in a stove?

In order to burn smokeless fuels, it is important that homeowners invest in the correct stove. Luckily, smokeless ovals are incredibly versatile and can be burned in an open fire, multi-fuel stove and even in a heater in order to give homeowners the ability to change their fuel choice without having to invest in a brand-new appliance.

The style of stove that a homeowner chooses is very different from the way it functions. After all, woodburning units are designed in order to burn solely firewood which means that trying to burn bituminous coal in one can lead to early deterioration of the stove and a very ineffective fire output. Luckily, the multi-fuel stove allows homeowners to mix up their fuel options. To find out more information about the benefits of smokeless fuels, get in contact with the best stoves Manchester has to offer and speak to a member of the Denton Stove Centre team today!