Medium Crate of Kiln Dried Logs

We’re nearly coming into December and it’s certainly time to curl up by the fireplace. The weather is getting colder, wetter and, ultimately, just downright horrible- which is exactly why we recommend grabbing a comfy blanket and getting the fire roaring. If you want to stay comfortably snug this winter, then a fireplace is absolutely essential.

Here at Pearson Fuels, we are dedicated to showing our customers how they can get the most out of their fireplace and how to operate it correctly, and that’s why we offer a vast range of kiln dried logs. This firewood is crucial to running an efficient fireplace this winter, and it’s the best way of ensuring that you’ll have no trouble with keeping warm.

But what’s so great about kiln dried logs? Well, we’re here to run you through some of the major benefits.

  • Efficiency

First and foremost, kiln dried logs provide a firewood solution that just can’t be matched in terms of energy efficiency. Because these logs contain no moisture, this means that they are able to generate more heat. This means that you use less energy, and fewer logs, to get the same amount of heat you would from other types of firewood. Purchasing unseasoned wood will result in most of the heat and energy being lost up the chimney, as its huge moisture content causes most of it to simply evaporate. Due to their improved efficiency, kiln dried logs also last a lot longer than other types of wood, meaning that you can keep sitting comfortably instead of having to get up to replace the wood!

  • Easy

What a lot of people look for in a fireplace is for it to keep them warm with as little effort as possible. This is a reasonable expectation, and it certainly becomes a reality with kiln dried logs. This type of firewood is notoriously easy to light, meaning that you won’t find yourself bent over the fireplace cursing at a box of matches. Kiln dried logs take the stress and hassle away from your fireplace- and so head over to our online store to grab yourself some!

  • Clean

A huge benefit to kiln dried logs is how much cleaner they burn when compared to other types of wood. The lack of moisture in the wood results in an incredibly clean burn, which ultimately means that you don’t have to worry about your chimney getting dirty as soon as you light a fire!

Here at Pearson Fuels, we provide a range of smokeless coal and kiln dried log products, and so please get in touch for any further information!

 

 

 

 

 

 

When people think of coal, the first thing that springs to mind is either old fashioned chimney sweeps covered head to toe in soot, or an open fire and marshmallows. Despite these somewhat scenic and aesthetic views of the coal we know today, this fossil fuel has many uses. Here are five…

  1. Coal power generates around 40% of the world’s electricity. The process of making electricity takes place with the heat from burning coal to boil water. This boiling water lets off steam which in turn, spins a propeller and thus, generates electricity.
  1. Interestingly, 70% of steel is formed by using coke. This is a high carbon fuel which is made from coal. This fuel is melted and its impurities are removed during the production of steel and iron.
  1. Did you know that the dandruff and head-lice killing characteristics of a few shampoos is the result of coal tar? This substance is a thick and dark coloured liquid which is made when coal is turned into coke or a gas fuel.
  1. Coal can be turned into an ammonia fertiliser. This is done by breaking it down into carbon monoxide and hydrogen gas in which the hydrogen mixes with nitrogen to form the gas, ammonia. This can be used as a plant fertiliser.
  1. Concrete is a material used in building work. Coal is burned in order to make the heat necessary for concrete production. In addition to this, the waste ash is also able to replace the cement used in concrete.

Although we don’t expect you to start making concrete or bringing out your own coal shampoo brand; here at Pearson Fuels, we think that coal has many more uses than people are aware of, including the general heating of the home and aesthetic properties you it for! That’s why we’re the best coal merchants around – get in contact with us today for all your coal needs!

Similar to the human body, trees and plants also contain quite a staggering amount of water. In fact, when a tree is cut down and chopped to be used as firewood, the moisture inside will still remain inside for quite a while even though the tree dies. In this state, firewood is called ‘green’.

Due to this excess of moisture, greenwood does not burn well. In fact, you will find that a lot of the time it won’t burn at all and if it does manage to catch a spark, it will create too much smoke and can release dangerous by-products that are damaging to your chimney.

Due to this, before any kind of firewood can be used, it has to undergo a drying process that is known as ‘seasoning’. In fact, there are many different ways of seasoning firewood. In recent days however, experts have begun recommending kiln dried logs.

While the traditional form of seasoning, which involves the wood being cut, split and stacked where it will get a lot of air, does work, it has many issues. For example, it takes a lot of space to store the wood, many suppliers rush the process to meet demands and the British climate is very wet. Kiln drying is the solution.

The wood is placed inside a kiln which is powered by either electricity, natural gases or solar energy. When the wood is baked in such a way, all of the moisture evaporates. As a result, the time needed and the storage required is reduced significantly.

Kiln dried logs are perfect to use, especially for those who are new to using a fireplace. Here at Pearson Fuels, we may be the best coal merchants around but we also sell some top quality kiln dried logs too! Get in contact today to find out more!

It’s that time of year again. John Lewis have released their advert, snow is starting to fall and German markets are appearing all over the country- it must be coming up to Christmas. We’ll soon find ourselves running maniacally through the streets trying to find our child’s must-have toys, while simultaneously trying to get all the food together for Christmas dinner. We all dream of having that picture-book Christmas moment: with the whole family curled up in front of the fire after eating our own body weight in turkey.

However, in order to enjoy your fireplace over Christmas and, of course, the entire winter, you need to ensure that you are operating it safely. The last thing you want is for something to go wrong and to suddenly find yourself sweeping up Christmas tree ash. It’s very unlikely that you’ll fall victim to a fireplace mishap, but we thought we’d put together a few tips on how to ensure you’re using it safely.

  • First of all, you should make sure to inspect your chimney every couple of years. It’s certainly worth getting in touch with an established chimney sweep, such as Pearson Sweep, so that you can ensure that there’s nothing blocking the flue, or if there are any further issues with your chimney that pose a potential danger.
  • You should also make sure that you have functioning smoke alarms throughout your home, so that you can be alerted as soon as something goes wrong. A set of alarms are absolutely essential if you want to make sure that you’re staying safe this winter.
  • Ensure that your fireplace is covered with a mesh screen to ensure that no sparks can fly out and onto your carpet, and also that your children or pets won’t accidentally fall onto the fire.
  • You need to make sure that nothing flammable is being stored near the fireplace and that the fireplace is being kept clear of any obstructions. The last thing you want is a corner of the carpet to find its way into the flames and spark a fire.
  • Lastly, when you are clearing away the used coal in your fireplace, you need to bear in mind that they stay hot for a long time after use. You need to find a secure container to keep them in while they cool down, and then ensure that you are keeping them away from any combustible objects.

Here at Pearson Fuels, we are the best coal merchants around, and please get in touch with our team of experts for any further information on the products that we provide!

 

The dancing orange flames provided by coal can be captivating to the eye- however, if you don’t accurately care for the wellbeing of your chimney, it can have disastrous consequences. Here are a few of the dangers using coal as a fuel can have and the measures to take in order to prevent them…

  • Over prolonged use, a chimney becomes blocked with soot which must be removed from the flue. If this is not done then gases such as carbon monoxide are not able to escape through the chimney as the structure permits. Of course, this means that gases which are not supposed to stick around stay and begin to accumulate in the air you breath in. Prevent this by ensuring your chimney is swept often.
  • To further reiterate the point above, many people assume that charcoal can be used in a fireplace as an alternative to coal, however charcoal actually gives off high amounts of carbon monoxide as a by-product, so these gases will be breathed in regardless of whether the chimney has been swept. Prevent this by using recommended fuels.
  • Some houses think they do not need to use a fireplace screen, however coal burns at almost 2,000 degrees Celsius. Due to this, it is recommended that all home owners use a screen in order to protect family members, pets and prevent fires started by escaping sparks.

Here at Pearson Fuels, we think that using a chimney and a different range of fuels comes with the responsibility of protecting others as well as knowing the dangers involved. We are coal merchants located in the UK and now you know the dangers, we think you’re ready to operate a coal fuelled chimney to the safest potential possible. Get in contact today to place your first order!

 

Coal is usually thought of as a single black powdery rock type material which is used as a fuel to light fires and other appliances- however, unknown to many, there are actually a few different types of coals. Each has their own uses and benefits and here at Quality Coal, we’re going to give you the lowdown one each one…

Peat is the layer of vegetation material directly underneath the growing zone of coal formation. This material shows evidence of very little alterations and actually contains the roots of living plants. Peat is utilised as a domestic fuel in rural areas of Scotland and Ireland.

November is well underway and the weather has dropped to incredibly chilly climates, meaning that we’re approaching that time of year when all we want to do is put on a pair of thermals, grab a brew and cosy up in our living room. The thought of venturing outside isn’t a particularly appealing one as we brace ourselves for the colder months of the year, and so it’s time to ask yourself one very important question: is it time to buy yourself a fireplace?

Let’s get one thing straight- it doesn’t get much worse than having to come home to a house or flat that is freezing cold. It’s not long until your fingers and toes are starting to go numb, and it’s never a good sign if you can see your own breath streaming out in front of you. Well, installing a top quality driveway comes with a whole host of benefits, and we’re here at Pearson Fuels to run you through some of the big ones, so that you know what you have to do to keep yourself warm this winter.

  • Price

It’s never an enjoyable time of year to receive your energy bill. If you’ve been firing up your central heating every night for the past month, you’ll find yourself opening that letter from the energy company with a distinguishable wince across your face. It’s no secret that powering up your radiators can be very expensive, and it costs a lot less to buy some quality kiln dried logs. By installing a fireplace, you’ll be ensuring that you’re making a substantial saving in the long-run.

  • Snug As A Bug

Whenever you think of a traditional winter evening at home, your mind will automatically turn to thoughts of dim candles, thick jumpers and a crackling fireplace, as you and the rest of the family all cosy up around the warmth of the flames and wait for Christmas to finally arrive. Well, you aren’t able to have that perfect winter scene without a fireplace, and you’ll find nowhere better to snuggle down to read a book, watch a film or to set a romantic mood.

  • The Environment

It seems that every media outlet in the world is telling us how we need to start caring for the environment before we ruin our own planet, and our minds will immediately turn to thoughts of recycling and trying not to drive everywhere. However, installing a fireplace is also an incredibly effective way of doing your bit to help the environment. Being eco-friendly is incredibly important, and using a fireplace means that your use of fossil fuels will be kept to a minimum, therefore reducing your carbon footprint.

Here at Pearson Fuels, we are the best coal merchants you’ll be able to find to kit out your fireplace, and we also provide a wide range of accessories and kiln dried logs! Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’d like any further information on the products that we provide.

Coal is mined from the earth as a fossil fuel and requires an extensive knowledge on the terminology surrounding the job. In fact, did you know that coal mining is a practice which goes back thousands of years? This means that the terminology which is used will have adapted continuously to become the modern glossary that is used today within the mining industry.

Here is a condensed A-Z glossary of the most important mining terms…

An Air Shaft is when a vertical opening is created in a mine for air to pass through.

A Bed is a separate layer of coal or other material, for example coal, rock or shale.

Coal Ash is the easily flammable material which is found in coal.

Deadwork is a term which describes the work that a miner is not paid for.

An Examiner is an official person who inspects areas of mines looking for harmful gases or hazards.

A Fissure is a separation of coal across a seam.

A Gob is a void which comes about after the evacuation of coal and the roof has fallen in.

A Hoist is an engine with a drum and rope which hauls items.

Intake is a level carrying air to the coals face area. The intake for one single coal face may be the return for another.

A Lamp is a part of apparatus which is carried by miners to give light.

A Manway is a passage in or out of the mine used by miners as a footpath.

An Operator of a mine is the people who controls the machines.

A Pillar in a mine is a column left unmined in order to support the roof.

To Rob is the act of mining coal from the pillars.

A Shot is the explosive charge in a coal face.

A Trackman is an individual worker who ensure tracks are repaired in the mines.

Ultimate Analysis is the practice of determining the percentage of chemical elements present during combustion.

Volatile Matter is the substances found in coal which are given of as a gas during combustion.

Workings is the whole or part evacuation of a mine.

Here at Pearson Fuels, we are coal merchants that really understand the hard work that goes into mining our coal. That’s why we provide the best coal for all your coal and fire needs – get in contact today for more information!

With October nearly at an end, this means that we’re soon going to be busy wrapping ourselves up against the bite of the cold weather, as the rains turn icy and the winds become stronger across the UK. This change in the elements also means that it’s time to light up the old fireplaces or stoves to get some heat in your home, as we enter the time of year where we all just want to cosy up by the fire.

The best part is that using a fireplace doesn’t necessarily need to have detrimental effects on your health or the environment, as the use of smokeless fuel comes with a range of benefits that mean you won’t have much to worry about this winter. We’re here at Pearson Fuels to run you through some of the main benefits of using smokeless fuel, so that you know why you should be using it as the weather gets colder.

  1. The Environment

As previously mentioned, smokeless coal is more beneficial to the environment, as their smoke emissions are significantly lower than those produced by traditional coal. This means that you’ll be able to cosy up by the fire without having to worry on how you’re affecting the environment, as using smokeless coal is nowhere near as harmful.

 

  1. Clean

Smokeless coal is clean in two senses of the word. Firstly, smokeless coal provides a cleaner looking fire due to its lack of dirty emissions, meaning that it’s an absolute must if you want your fireplace looking fantastic this winter. Secondly, smokeless coal is also clean in the traditional sense, as it leaves behind minimal residue and therefore requires you to spend less time cleaning it.

 

  1. Cost

Some people will look at the upfront cost of smokeless coal and immediately decide that it isn’t worth the extra money. This will lead to them purchasing some traditional coal, which simply does not last as long and therefore needs to be replaced more frequently. In the long run, smokeless coal provides you with a great saving, as its longer life means that you won’t have to purchase more as often.

Here at Pearson Fuels, we are a leading coal merchants that provide a range of high quality smokeless coal. If you require any further information on the services that we provide, then please don’t hesitate to contact our dedicated team.

Coal is a non-renewable fossil fuel which is used to help generate electricity, produce steel and even manufacture cement. This small block comes in many different shapes and sizes. In fact, it holds many properties and an interesting history.

Here are 5 facts about coal you probably didn’t know…

  1. Coal is the cheapest energy provider source compared to nuclear, natural gas or oil. Some will tell you that hydro is a cheaper alternative, however it often sees problems occurring. This includes peak demand causing rivers to run dry in summer and rivers freezing over when a maximum supply is required.

 

  1. Coal provides around 56% of electricity used in the USA every day. In fact, a staggering 95% of the state of Kentucky is generated by coal. On the other hand, the electrical rates here are the second lowest thanks to coal.

 

  1. The coal mining industry provides many jobs as different workers are needed to remove the coal from its ore in the earth, transport it to the relevant unit, burn it and correctly dispose of the coal ash to the required destination.

 

  1. In an effort to combat air pollution, Beijing is supposedly banning the use of coal in six of its main districts by 2020.

 

  1. If the United States continue to use coal at the same rate in which they do today, they have a supply which will last for another 235 years remaining in the mines. Once this is depleted, coal is no longer available as a fuel.

Here at Pearson Fuels, we consider ourselves the best Coal Merchants you can find. We’re reliable, honest and crazy about coal! Why not tell your nearest and dearest your new-found coal knowledge? Get in contact today to find out more information!