ADVANTAGES OF COAL STOVES
Batch is going require you to be a bit more hands-on by loading the stove yourself and will require more supervision. With this type of stove, you will need to check in on it more frequently than you will with a stoker coal stove.
The stoker type coal stove is going to be a better choice if you don’t want the hassle of loading it regularly. You simply ensure that the coal hopper stays full and empty out the ash pan every now and then. Another great feature of the stoker coal stoves, is that they are often attached to a thermostat that allows you to easily control the temperature of your home.
Coal is Easy to Store
Along with being waterproof and undesirable to most insects, coal takes up very little space compared to wood. In fact, you can store up to three months’ worth of heat in a single container that would take up less space than an oil container.
Coal is Affordable and Abundant
Being that coal is one of the most abundant resources, you can expect to easily find it anywhere in the country at a reasonable price for the foreseeable future. No matter where you live, you can most likely save money by switching to a coal burning heat source.
Coal has a Longer Burn Time
On average a coal stove can burn from about 18 to 24 hours on a single load. While standard wood stoves typically need to be refueled about twice per day. If you’ve been using a wood stove, deciding to use coal will save you a lot of time and energy maintaining your stove.