We Provide Service Calls & Advice:
We offer in-home repairs and service to our coal customers only. Service call charges are based on distance, difficulty and notice. We only service coal stoves that have been purchased from us. We cannot be held responsible for damage to a coal stove due to inferior coal purchased elsewhere. Watch for Cleaning Seminar dates and stove specials throughout the year. “Prices subject to change without notice. You will be billed at the current price on the date of shipment not your order date.” Payment is expected in full at time of service, we accept cash, checks, Mstercard, Visa, Discover cards.
We Deliver Coal for Home Heating
We require a 3-ton minimum with any delivery, the truck can hold up to 4.5-ton. Delivery prices are based on distance, and difficulty. Please have your coal storage bin easliy accessable, preferabley on a gravel or paved driveway. If we need to cross your yard to reach your bin, please call us during the summer months for your delivery. Erie, Orleans, and Niagra County all have a solid fuel tax that we must charge you if delivered. If you live in these counties, you can avoid the solid fuel tax and delivery charge by picking up at our store in Genessee County.
We Provide Coal for Landscaping
We also promote coal for landscaping in place of mulch. Unlike mulch, coal will not fade, shrink or blow away. We have found that mulch absorbs the moisture and provides a perfect breeding ground for insects such as ants and spiders. Coal will actually act as a filter when your plants, shrubs or flowers are watered, providing better moisture for the soil.
We sell coal in 4 sizes – Rice, Pea, Chestnut and Stove. We recommend the Pea size for landscaping, but you may choose what is best for you and your garden/flowerbed. Chestnut and Stove are better for high erosion area (under a drainpipe), or where there is a stronger flow of water. We do not recommend the Rice coal for landscaping because cats will use it for a “liter box”, one of the common problems with mulch.
Because coal has been in the ground for millions of years, it will be dirty the first time you put it down, but every time it rains or you water your plants, it will be rinsed off. Unlike mulch, there are no chemicals or dyes in coal in its’ raw form, but there is potassium in the burnt form. We have had great results in dumping our coal ashes onto our vegetable garden throughout the winter and then tilling it under in the spring. Coals has to be at least 700 degrees to ignite, so there is no fear of your landscaping catching fire from a tossed cigarette or spark.