Do you get a lot of black soot in your home?
As always, I was touting up the virtues of heating with coal, when a person said that the problem with burning coal is that you get a black soot in your house. They then continued on saying that while out home buying, every house that used coal for heat had black soot in it.
Myself, my home does not get that way, but my coal is stored in a mudroom outside the living area of the house, and being a small 3200 square feet home that is pretty well insulated, I do not go through a whole lot of coal anyway. My stove pipe is also well sealed, with connection compound as well as being riveted together, and I live on a hill where draft is not a problem and blows any soot that comes out of the chimney, well away from the house. Anyway, I just do not seem to get this dreaded soot that people often speak of.
But this guy was from Ohio, and I wonder if it is because he is burning soft coal instead of anthracite? Just thought I would pose the question to those that would know, and those that burn a lot more tons of coal then I do.