Since 1937, Blaschak Coal Corporation has been at the forefront of the Anthracite industry, leading with technology, mining and land reclamation innovations.
About Anthracite Coal
Burns Clean, Safe & Convenient, More BTU's
CLEAN AND EFFICIENT
When burning Anthracite Coal, you use less compared to Wood, Wood Pellets, Oil, Gas and get more BTU’s of heating. Coal DOES NOT create creosote. You Get Longer burn times then Wood and Wood Pellets. It’s Convenience and Comfort with Lower Costs
Anthracite Is Keeping Homes Warm
If your home never feels warm enough, yet your heating bills are out of sight, it's time to consider the anthracite advantage. Hundreds of thousands of homeowners currently use anthracite and many others are converting to it for comfortable, cost-efficient home heating. Anthracite can be your primary heat source, or it can supplement your current heating system through a stove or fireplace insert. All of the anthracite used in the U.S. is produced domestically by American workers, mostly in Northeastern Pennsylvania. There are over seven billion tons of anthracite available for mining. It is a solidly proven fuel that can be shipped anywhere in North America. And, unlike oil and gas, its availability and pricing are not subject to international politics.
As a fuel source, anthracite has many distinct advantages over its better-known alternatives-gas, oil, electricity, cord wood, wood pellets, and propane:
Even Heat Flow and High BTU's
Quality Its even heat flow and high level of BTUs compared to other fuels, make anthracite the warmest, most steady, comfortable heat source available. Convenient Anthracite is very different from coal-burning of the past. When anthracite is used as the primary source of heat in a home or business, its modernized furnaces with coal-feeding and ash removal systems require little effort by the consumer. About ten minutes a day during the coldest months is all it takes to tend the furnace. For supplemental heating via a coal stove or fireplace insert, anthracite is much easier to use than cord wood. Unlike a wood stove which needs to be refilled every 6 to 12 hours, a modern anthracite stove heats evenly without tending up to 36 hours. To make things even simpler, Coal is in packages of anthracite in clean 40-pound, poly bags. These bags have a convenient handle and are ideal for use with coal stoves. Another bonus with anthracite is that there is very little ash to be disposed of with no creosote build-up in the chimney. Unlike wood-burning fireplaces or stoves, annual stove maintenance is minimal and in most cases is provided as a service by the dealer.
Pre-washed in 40-pound poly bags.
Produces more heat for less cost than any other environmentally responsible fuel.
Burns with virtually no smoke or emissions and does not contribute to acid rain.
Product of the USA
Anthracite is an American-produced, clean-burning, smokeless fuel that's continuously warmer and costs less than other heating options. After switching to anthracite, many homeowners report saving up to 50% on their heating bills while gaining a more healthful and comfortable home.
Heat is measured in BTUs or British Thermal Units. Using this measurement as a comparison, the cost of anthracite can be significantly lower than gas, oil, electricity, cord wood, wood pellets, or propane.
Anthracite's low sulfur and high carbon content makes it an extremely clean-burning fuel. It produces virtually no smoke or polluting emissions, a major problem with wood and wood pellet-burning stoves. In fact, it is a good alternative to wood stoves where wood burning is restricted due to air pollution problems. Today, nearly all anthracite is mined from previously mined and damaged sites which were abandoned many years ago. After re-mining is completed, the areas are reclaimed and restored to pre-mined condition. Grass and trees are planted and wildlife returns to the area. PA DEP Bureau of Mining & Reclamation Website & PA DEP Office of Mineral Resources Management Website Even the small quantities of ash left over from burning anthracite can be used. The ash is excellent for aerating soil and as anti-skid material for icy driveways and walkways. In fact, many municipalities collect anthracite ash from industrial users, saving taxpayers thousands of dollars per year.