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3 tips to work out how much coal to buy this Winter

Although we are only currently in Autumn, the icy reach of Winter is not far off. Planning ahead is key when it comes to being ready – this is certainly true when it comes to the fuel you will need to keep warm. For a lot of people, this means buying enough coal to keep them going. One question which may seem tricky to answer though is how much is enough? Although you need sufficient stores in to use, you do not want to waste money by ordering far too much.

Different for everyone

The simple answer is that the right amount to buy will differ in each case. As we all have different sized homes and usage requirements, it is not possible to give one general figure to go by. There are, however, some crucial factors which influence how much you should buy. The first thing to think about is how much coal you will use. Although this can vary depending on how harsh a Winter it is, you can still get a rough idea by looking at how much you used in previous years. One important point to note here is that you should always order a bit extra on top of the amount you think you will use in case of emergencies.

Think about your budget

Another key factor is simply how much money you have to spend. It is not advisable to spend over your budget on a coal order as this will then leave you short in other areas. With this in mind, it is essential to start saving now if you need some extra cash to afford the amount required. It is also worthwhile to split your coal order up too. If you just place one large order and then something happens to make it unusable, you will be in a difficult position if you need to buy more.

How much space do you have?

The last major consideration in this area is simply how much space you have to store coal. The good news is that this fuel source normally takes up less space than others, like logs. You still need to work out where you will store it though and make sure the amount you order fits in there safely.

Contact London Gases today for your Winter fuel

If you are in the London area and need coal for your home or business this Winter, get in touch today on 020 8807 4633. London Gases has the best quality coal around to buy and will deliver it to quickly you with no fuss.