It is all well and good purchasing a fuel however if you do not carry out the necessary storage measures, you may end up wasting your money. After all, you want to prioritise the products quality and efficiency and one way of doing this lies within the secrets of storage. Thankfully, the team Here at Pearson Fuels have decided to lend a helping hand since we know how much time research can take up; not to mention the trial and error that occurs afterwards. Here are a few ways to store coal and firewood in the home…

Storing Coal

The act of storing coal depends upon a few factors however the most important is the amount of space that you have available. Whether this is located inside or outside, you must have the necessary room and equipment in order to support the task you want to do. For outside coal storage, you must ensure that your coal is covered and remains dry. Sometime it is wise to invest in a coal bunker that will do this for you if you know that coal will be a long term investment. On the other hand, coal can also be stored inside a wheelie bin. If you do not have the necessary space outside or you only require a small amount of coal then it can also be store inside. The best location is a basement in order to keep the coal cold and dry.

Storing Firewood

Compared to coal, firewood requires a lot of care in terms of storage since wood can rot and lead to insect infestations. The main priority when storing firewood is keeping it away from moisture since this will cause both of these problems and make your firewood less efficient when you come to burn it. If you are storing it outside it should be lifted above ground away from the soil on a concrete surface and they should be stacked instead of piled on top of one another.

There are many reasons for purchasing firewood and coal. Some people use it to heat their homes during the cold winter months whilst others put it to work in terms of business and machinery. Whatever your story, the team here at Pearson Fuels want to ensure that you are able to store your purchase correctly and as the best coal merchants around, we decided to put this blog together! For more information, speak to a member of the team today!