Question to those of you who have switched from wood to coal burning. Do you find that coal puts out more heat then wood? I was under the impression wood produces a better heat. Do you find your home warmer heating with coal? Draw backs of coal over wood heat if any?
I been burning coal for a few years now, was wood. I have the coal stove down to a twice a day tending schedule. Wood was an every time you walked past it tending schedule.
Do you find that coal puts out more heat then wood? Coal puts out a more even consistant heat than wood.
I was under the impression wood produces a better heat. Don't understand "better"? A low consistant heat sorce makes my home more comfortable than a hot sometimes, cold othertimes heat, IE. wood
Do you find your home warmer heating with coal? My house gets a more even temp inside burning coal. The floors and all of the mass inside of the house need to reach the air temp for it to be comfortable. Easier to do with coal.
Draw backs of coal over wood heat if any? None that I can think of. Other than ignorant people and tree huggers giving me a hard time because I am burning that "Dirty coal"
I developed land for a long time and was able to get "free" wood, the free wood needed to be trucked home,bucked,split,stacked and seasoned. All of this before I could burn the "free" wood.
Gas $ for the saw, blades $ for the saw, gas $ for the splitter, $1,500 for the splitter. all to process "free " wood. Not to mention the time devoted to processing the "free" wood. I'd rather be fishing than stacking and splitting.
I now drive 30 minutes, the coal man loads my truck for $200 and Im ready for a year of warm affordable heat. No chimeny, fires no bugs, no sweating while carrying firewood to the shed.