Here at Pearson Fuels, we strive to provide our customers with the very best fuel for their burning requirements and that is why we work closely with our suppliers in order to ensure that we source the most high-quality coal and firewood. After all, bituminous coal is thought to be the most popular residential fuel on the market! Read on as we go over three reasons why…


Interestingly, coal was once a luxury reserved for the rich because it wasn’t as readily available. Due to its abundance, coal is now an incredibly affordable fuel for residential homeowners to invest in. In fact, it can even be purchased in bags of varying weights in order to ensure that every single customer is able to receive the very best value for money regardless of their burning requirements.


There are two varieties of coal that are typically used for residential burning: bituminous and anthracite. Both have the benefit of providing customers with a high-quality, efficient fire output that will last longer than alternatives like seasoned firewood or kiln dried logs. Plus, anthracite is a naturally smokeless fuel which actually burns hotter and longer than its younger counterpart and is considered to be much more eco-friendly.

Easy to Store

It is important that coal in all its forms is stored in a cool, dry location. The majority of homeowners tend to opt for the basement; however, it is also possible to store coal in a bunker or bucket for easy access. After all, the fossil fuel is incredibly easy to store and does not require specialist platforms like firewood does.

Although coal is an incredibly popular fuel, both residentially and commercially, it is important to recognise that it is renewable and this means that our supplies will eventually run out. Luckily, research suggests that we have enough reserves to last for another 150 years at the current rate of consumption and that residential use makes up just 4% of global coal usage each year. To find out more information about residential coal, get in contact with the best coal merchants on the market and speak to a member of the Pearson Fuels team today!