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The Characteristics of Seasoned Firewood

Traditional firewood and kiln dried logs are incredibly popular with homeowners who are looking for a renewable fuel choice. After all, our supply of coal is limited and will eventually run out. With this said, it is vital that firewood is ‘seasoned’ in order to reduce its moisture content below 20% and ensure that the […]

Friday, November 15th 2019

The Lowdown on the Clean Air Strategy 2019

Due the inspiring efforts of Swedish child activist Greta Thunberg, the government is under more pressure than effort to declare a climate emergency and crack down on the greenhouse gases that are being introduced into our atmosphere every day. After all, we are very close to reaching the point of no return where the damage […]

Friday, November 15th 2019

Everything There Is To Know About Peat

The creation of coal, known as coalification, takes around 300 million years to complete and form the traditional house fuel known as bituminous coal. In fact, the intense heat and pressure that the dead vegetative matter was exposed to during this period determines the colour, shape and chemical make-up of the coal itself. Read on […]

Monday, November 11th 2019

The Lowdown on Carbon Monoxide

As one of the most dangerous gases to threaten our health, carbon monoxide (CO) is colourless, odourless and tasteless which means that it is incredibly difficult to detect. In fact, residential property owners who burn carbon-based fuels like coal and firewood are at an increased risk of carbon monoxide poisoning because most households to do […]

Tuesday, October 15th 2019

The Different Parts of a Chimney

Here at Pearson Fuels, we believe that it is important to understand how a chimney works in order to make the most out of the fuels that are being burned. After all, the concept is effectively the same but the output of a fire can be affected greatly if safety regulations and maintenance responsibilities are […]

Tuesday, September 3rd 2019

The Characteristics of Bituminous Coal

Although it is safe to say that bituminous coal is the most popular option for residential use, it is important to recognise the different options that are available on the market. After all, lignite can be used to create fertilizer products whereas anthracite is the perfect smokeless fuel alternative. With this said, the team here […]

Thursday, August 29th 2019

How Did Coal Become So Popular?

Coal is a fossil fuel that was created through millions of years’ worth of pressure and heat compressing dead vegetation into a hardened matter. In fact, there are actually several different types of coal that can be found deep within the earth’s surface and they are categorised depending on the length of time that they […]

Tuesday, August 20th 2019

Reasons to Make the Swap to Smokeless Fuels

Choosing the perfect fuel for a stove or fireplace is a decision that should not be made lightly. After all, the market is inundated with a variety of different options in order to ensure that customers are able to choose the most appropriate fuel for the needs of their property. In fact, smokeless coal is […]

Wednesday, August 14th 2019

The Benefits of Anthracite Coal

Here at Pearson Fuels, we want to ensure that our readers understand the different types of coals that are available on the market and how they produce a different fire output when they are burned. After all, bituminous coal may be the most popular choice when it comes to house fuel, however, anthracite is making […]

Wednesday, August 7th 2019

The Benefits of a Coal Bunker

Here at Pearson Fuels, we try our best to emphasise the importance of correct fuel storage. After all, carbon-based fuels like coal and firewood are incredibly vulnerable to moisture and prolonged exposure can have a disastrous effect on the quality of fire that a homeowner manages to achieve. Luckily, a coal bunker is a brilliant […]

Wednesday, July 31st 2019

The Dangers of Creosote

Regardless of which material a homeowner chooses to burn, it is important that they understand the importance of an annual chimney sweep. After all, a professional can have the entire process completed in less than an hour depending on the extent of the inspection which means that there is very little excuse for neglecting the […]

Wednesday, July 24th 2019

A Basic Guide to Stove Maintenance

Although a stove tends to get more use during the winter season, it is important that property owners remember that maintenance is a yearlong commitment. Luckily, staying on top of the requirements that come with stove ownership means that it is incredibly easy to ensure that they remain in tip-top condition all year round, especially […]

Tuesday, July 16th 2019

How to Store Firewood

There are many different fuels that homeowners can choose to burn, however, firewood remains one of the most popular options on the market thanks to it affordability and efficiency. In fact, it is carbon neutral which means that it is the eco-friendliest option in comparison to alternatives like fossil fuels and gas. With this said, […]

Tuesday, July 9th 2019

3 Facts About the UK Miner’s Strike of 1984

Many years ago, the mining industry played an integral part in the economy of the country and the cities within it. After all, thousands of jobs in the UK relied on this job and although mines aren’t as active in 2019 as they once were, it is safe to say that our coal supply isn’t […]

Wednesday, July 3rd 2019

The Importance of Chimney Sweeping

Whether there is a preference for fireplaces or stoves, it is imperative that the chimney attached is swept on a regular basis in order to ensure safety and reduce the risk of a dangerous chimney fire. After all, the same basic principles apply when it comes to burning fuels in a fireplace and stove and […]

Tuesday, June 18th 2019

The Use of Coal in the Steel Industry

Statistics published in 2018 stated that the steel industry is worth around $900 billion a year which means that it is an economical asset that we cannot lose. With this said, many people fail to realise that over 70% of the steel that is produced every year uses coal and that global production as a […]

Tuesday, June 11th 2019

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Wednesday, June 5th 2019

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Wednesday, June 5th 2019

Seasoned Firewood vs Kiln Dried Logs

Choosing the perfect fuel may sound simple but it is actually an incredibly complicated decision for an inexperienced stove or fireplace user. After all, there are many different aspects to take into consideration and it is important to remember that there isn’t a single solution for every homeowner. Here at Person Fuels, we may specialise […]

Tuesday, June 4th 2019

The Economic Benefits of Coal

Although coal has been around for millions of years, we only started to really take advantage of its incredible potential during the industrial revolution. After all, it took us many years to realise that the fossil fuel was able provide a reliable source of heat, power and energy. In fact, coal has also managed to […]

Friday, May 31st 2019

The Benefits of Burning Wood

With so many different fuel types available on the market, it can be difficult for homeowners to know whether or not they are making the best decision. After all, the benefits of burning coal vs the benefits of burning firewood can differ considerably. Here at Pearson Fuels, we want to ensure that our clients are […]

Tuesday, May 28th 2019

The Lowdown on Bituminous Coal

When it comes to burning coal, it is important to recognise the versatility that is available on the market. After all, some are suitable for household use whilst others are not. Here at Pearson Fuels, we believe that it is important to ensure that homeowners understand the differences between the different coal options on the […]

Friday, May 24th 2019

The Dangers of Coal Mining

Although coal mines aren’t as active as they were many years ago, statistics suggest that there are still as many as 26 collieries in operation as of 2019. After all, the economy benefits from coal mining greatly and the industry is actually responsible for the creation of many jobs. With this said, there are many […]

Tuesday, May 14th 2019

Why Seasoned Firewood is Superior

Choosing the right fuel for a fire is one of the basic requirements of stove and fireplace ownership and it should be taken very seriously. After all, using the wrong type of fuel is not only incredibly dangerous, it can also cause property owners to waste money too. In fact, this is a common occurrence […]

Thursday, May 9th 2019

How to Stay Safe Around a Fireplace

It may sound like basic knowledge, but fireplace safety is something that every property owner should practice when they are regularly lighting fires inside their home. After all, fire is an incredibly dangerous element that can put lives in danger and cause a lot of damage when people fail to act appropriately around it. Here […]

Wednesday, May 1st 2019

The Importance of Coal During the Industrial Revolution

The period of time when predominantly rural areas of Europe and America became increasingly industrial is known as the industrial revolution and it took place during the 18th and 19th centuries. During this time of change, the reliance on a particular fossil fuel known as coal increased considerably and our usage soared beyond predicted figures. […]

Tuesday, April 16th 2019

The Lowdown on Fireside Accessories

When it comes to household fires, many people tend to focus on the basics like choosing the best fuel or deciding whether or not to invest in a stove. Whilst these are important aspects to consider, it is also important to invest in some high-quality fireside accessories too. After all, they will help you get […]

Tuesday, April 9th 2019

The Advantages of Coal

Despite lying beneath the earth’s surface for millions of years, we only started to use coal to its full potential during the industrial revolution. After all, this is when we realised the range of different ways it can benefit our day to day lives, not just in terms of generating electrical power but also in […]

Wednesday, April 3rd 2019

Different Types of Smokeless Fuels

Finding out that you live in a smoke control zone can really throw a spanner in the works when it comes to fireplace owners and stove users. After all, they were introduced as part of the Clean Air Act of 1956 in order to reduce pollution following the Great Smog of London and many are […]

Tuesday, March 26th 2019

The Benefits of House Coal

Although the use of coal can be traced back thousands of years, it wasn’t until the 19th century when the industrial revolution really paved the way for this fossil fuel. In fact, the economy has benefited greatly from the use of coal and whilst it was primarily used in factories, the eventual introduction into residential […]

Wednesday, March 20th 2019

Reasons to Invest in Kiln Dried Logs

Choosing the perfect fuel to burn in a fireplace or stove should be an easy decision, however, beginners tend to learn rather quickly that the market is filled with an abundance of choice. As a result, it can be difficult to accurately weigh up the pros and cons, particularly when it comes to firewood. Here […]

Thursday, March 14th 2019

The Future of Coal Mining in the UK

Here at Pearson Fuels, we believe that it is important to recognise the role that coal mining has played in the UK. After all, it boosted the economy considerably after the industrial revolution and was the backbone of the economy for decades following this. With the government claiming to shut down all coal mines in […]

Wednesday, March 6th 2019

Top Fire Safety Tips

According to statistics, there are over 7,000 chimney fires in the UK every single year. In fact, the vast majority of these deadly fires can actually be prevented with regular maintenance and general fire safety. Here at Pearson Fuels, we believe that it is our responsibility to ensure that our clients use the coal we […]

Wednesday, February 27th 2019

The Lowdown on Lignite

As one of the most well-known fossil fuels on the planet, coal can actually be found in more than one way. After all, everybody knows about bituminous coal but what about peat, lignite and anthracite? Here at Pearson Fuels, we have taken it upon ourselves to set the record straight. After all, coalification is a […]

Friday, February 22nd 2019

How Coal is Formed

Although experts predict that our coal reserves will be available for another 150 years at the current rate of consumption, it is important to remember that the fossil fuel is a non-renewable energy source. This means that we will eventually run out of it. With this said, the process that took place in order to […]

Friday, February 22nd 2019

Reasons Why Coal is a Good Energy Source

Ever since the Industrial Revolution, the use of coal has increased considerably. After all, back in the early 20th century it was a great source of power for trains, factories and even residential households. Here at Pearson fuels, we recognise that the global demand for coal continues to increase every year but with experts predicting […]

Thursday, February 14th 2019

Everything You Need to Know About Smoke Control Zones

Following the Great Smog of 1952, Parliament introduced The Clean Air Act in 1956 in order to combat the lack of quality air that London had as a result of burning fuels like coal and wood. In fact, research has shown that the air was so bad that you couldn’t see your hand if you […]

Wednesday, February 13th 2019

3 Reasons Why Firewood Seasoning is Important

Here at Pearson Fuels, we know everything there is to know about fuel quality and how it can affect a fire. After all, our team are more than qualified to offer assistance whenever our clients need it. In fact, one of the most common error that we stumble upon is unseasoned firewood and homeowners who […]

Friday, February 8th 2019

Why You Should Use Smokeless Fuels

Here at Pearson Fuels, we recognise the growing interest in smokeless fuels. After all, making small changes in order to benefit the environment has become increasingly popular over the past few years and this means that more and more house coal users are deciding to swap out their bituminous coal for a smokeless alternative. Read […]

Monday, February 4th 2019

Top Tips For Storing Coal

For first-time coal users, it can be overwhelming when you receive your first delivery. After all, it is important to store your fuel in a safe location where it cannot be affected by moisture. Luckily, the Pearson Fuels team are here to help! Read on as we go over a few top tips that can […]

Monday, February 4th 2019

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