2016 Changeout Programs

(Last updated: January 7, 2016)

Virtually all programs include local industry discounts and most include local government incentives. Some, but not all, programs even include incentives for converting open fireplaces. All programs require that an old freestanding woodstove or insert be surrendered and destroyed.  

Many changeout programs have very specific requirements and/or time frames.

Note:   This list is only a guide. We continue to update this list as changeouts are implemented.

If your area is not listed, please send us an email with details of any ongoing changeout in your area.


ANNOUNCEMENT:

The federal tax credit for purchasing a 75 percent efficient wood or pellet stove has been extended for qualifying purchases made in 2015 and 2016. The credit covers 10 percent of the purchase and installation cost, capped at $300. For more information about this federal tax credit and how you can claim the credit on your tax return, please visit HPBA's website.


Other Resources:

 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE): An online database of financial incentives and policies across the United States that support renewables and energy efficiency.

National Association of Clean Air Agencies: Search for state and local air agencies.


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Canada

British Columbia

Provincial Wood Stove Exchange Program

Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) 2016 Woodstove Exchange Program

  • Program Duration: 2016 (until the 66 available rebates are claimed)
  • Eligibility: Residents of RDCK must replace an old (pre-1994) woodstove used for heating with an EPA-certified woodstove, pellet stove, gas stove, or insert.
  • Rebate: $350
  • RDCK Program Press Release and Information
  • RDCK Website

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen

  • Program Duration: January 1, 2016 to April 30, 2016
  • Eligibility: Available to those living in municipal or rural areas of the South Okanagan and Similkameen
  • Rebate: $250
  • Program Website

New Brunswick

New Brunswick Lung Association Wood Stove Change Out and Efficiency NB Residential Energy Efficiency Programs

  • Program Duration: Early 2016 (has not yet begun)
  • Eligibility: All residents of New Brunswick
  • Rebate: up to $250 or an incentive reward (depending on your location)
  • Website
  • 2015 Program Brochure

Northwest Territories

Arctic Energy Alliance Energy Efficiency Incentive Program (EEIP)

  • Program Duration: Ongoing
  • Eligibility: Residents of the Northwest Territories
  • Rebate: Rebate of 1/3 of the cost (up to $700) to purchase a qualifying woodstove, pellet stove, or gas fireplace
  • Website

Nova Scotia

Efficiency Nova Scotia Rebate Program

  • Program Duration: Ongoing
  • Eligibility: Residents of Nova Scotia
  • Rebate: Rebate program for qualifying wood and pellet stoves, wood and pellet furnaces, and pellet boilers
    • For wood and pellet stoves: rebate covers 20% of cost and installation OR up to $600 rebate (incentive amount defers to the lower number)
    • For indoor-only wood and pellet furnaces/boilers: up to $1,500 rebate
    • For advanced pellet boiler or furnace: up to $2,500 rebate
  • Efficiency Nova Scotia Rebate Guide (PDF)
  • Website

United States

California

 El Dorado County Air Quality Management District Chimney Smoke Reduction Incentive Program (RIP)

  • Program Duration: Ongoing
  • Eligibility: residents of El Dorado County who are remodeling/retrofitting their single or two-family residence.
  • Rebate: $500-$600 incentive payment based on what appliance you upgrade to
    • Tahoe-area residents will receive an extra $300 for participating
  • Website
  • Program Advertisement (PDF)

Marin County San Geronimo Valley Wood Stove Replacement Rebate Program

  • Program Duration: Ongoing
  • Eligibility: Residents of the San Geronimo Valley (Forest Knolls, Lagunitas, San Geronimo, Woodacre
  • Rebate: Removal only of wood burning appliance - $250; removal and replacement with a propane or pellet stove - $1,500
  • Website (drop down menu "Wood Stove Rebate Program")
  • Application (PDF)

Marin County Wood Stove and Insert Replacement Rebate Program

  • Program Duration: Ongoing
  • Eligibility: Residents of unincorporated Marin County (areas outside of cities and towns) and homes in the City of Mill Valley, Town of Fairfax, City of Larkspur, and City of San Rafael
  • Rebate: Rebates of $250 for permanent removal of uncertified wood stoves, fireplaces, and inserts
  • Website (drop down menu "Wood Stove Rebate Program")
  • Application (PDF)

Mono County and Mammoth Lakes Wood Stove Replacement Program

  • Program Duration: When funds are depleted
  • Eligibility: Property owners residing in Mono County and Mammoth Lakes
  • Rebate: between $1,500 and $2,000
  • Website

Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District

  • Program Duration: Ongoing
  • Eligibility: Low-income seniors residing in the Portola area
  • Rebate: up to $2,500
  • Website

Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District

  • Program Duration: Ongoing
  • Eligibility: Low-income Sacramento County Residents
  • Rebate: up to $1,500
  • Website

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District

  • Program Duration: Ongoing
  • Eligibility: Residents of San Joaquin Valley
  • Rebate: $1,000 to $1,500; depending on appliance
    • Low-Income Residents: Incentive of $2,500 to $3,000; depending on appliance
  • Website

South Coast Air Quality Management District

  • Program Duration: Ongoing
  • Eligibility: Residents, renters, and landlords in the areas surrounding the cities of Riverside and San Bernardino or the community of Boyle Heights
  • Rebate: $100 to $1,600; depending on appliance
  • Website

Colorado

 City of Fort Collins, Department of Natural Resources

  • Program Duration: Ongoing
  • Eligibility: City of Fort Collins residents
  • Loan Amount: Between $1,000 and $3,000
  • Website

Idaho

Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Woodstove Replacements and Tax Deductions

  • Program Duration: Ongoing
  • Eligibility: Idaho taxpayers
  • Tax Deduction: A tax deduction of 40% of the cost of purchase and professional installation in the year the woodstove is replaced. Thereafter, residents can also deduct 20% of the cost of purchase and professional installation per year for the following 3 years. The total annual deduction cannot exceed $5,000.
  • Website

Maine

Efficiency Maine Residential Home Energy Savings Program

Efficiency Maine Low-Interest Loans Program

  • Program Duration: Ongoing
  • Eligibility: Residents of Maine
  • Loan: Varying loan amounts for qualifying wood and pellet stoves, pellet boilers and furnaces
  • Website
  • Application Form (PDF)

Maryland

 Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) Clean Burning Wood Stove Grant Application

  • Program Duration: Ongoing
  • Eligibility: Residents of Maryland
  • Rebate: $500 for a qualifying woodstove and $700 for a qualifying pellet stove
  • Website
  • Application Form (PDF)

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC)

  • Program Duration: Ended, but may resume in 2016
  • Eligibility: Residents of Massachusetts
  • Rebate:To be determined
  • Website

Montana

Montana Alternative Energy System Tax Credit

Nevada

Carson City and Douglas County Woodstove Change-Out Program

  • Program Duration: Ongoing
  • Eligibility: Residents of Carson City and Douglas County
  • Rebate: $600 to $1,000
  • Website

Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Wood Stove Change-out Rebate Program

  • Program Duration: Ongoing
  • Eligibility: Nevada residents in the Lake Tahoe Basin
  • Rebate: $400
  • Website

Washoe County Wood Stove Change-out Program

  • Program Duration: Ongoing
  • Eligibility: Residents of Washoe County located within the areas affected by the "Keep It Clean Know the Code" winter burn code regulations
  • Rebate: $600 to $1,000
  • Website

New Hampshire

Cheshire County, NH American Lung Association Wood Stove Changeout Program

  • Program Duration: Ongoing
  • Eligibility: Homeowners residing in Cheshire County, NH
  • Rebate: $1,000 for Rumford River Valley residents; $300 to $1,500 for Cheshire County residents; $3,000 for low-income residents of Cheshire County
  • Website

New York

New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) Pellet Stove Incentive Program

  • Program Duration: Ongoing
  • Eligibility: Residents of New York state
  • Rebate: $1,500 rebate; low-income residents $1,500 to $2,500
  • Website

Oregon

Oregon State Tax Credit

  • Program Duration: Ongoing State Tax Credit
  • Eligibility: Taxpayers residing in Oregon
  • Rebate: Rebate of $350 to $550 for purchasing a qualifying direct vent gas fireplace depending on appliance efficiency rating; Rebate for wood and pellet stoves of $144 to $288 depending on appliance emissions report. Up to $1,500 is also available if an appliance's reported efficiency is available
  • Website
  • 2015 Residential Energy Tax Credit Form (PDF)

Energy Trust of Oregon Gas Fireplace Incentive Program

Vermont

Efficiency Vermont Rebate Program for Purchasing a Central Pellet Boiler System

  • Program Duration: Through end of 2015 (may be continued in 2016
  • Eligibility: Residents of Vermont
  • Rebate: $2,000 for purchasing a qualifying wood pellet boiler and $2,500 cash back available from the Clean Energy Development Fund
  • Website
  • Application Form (PDF)

Clean Energy Development Fund (CEDF) Small Scale Renewable Energy Incentive Program for Advanced Wood Pellet Heating Systems

  • Program Duration: Ongoing
  • Eligibility: Residents of Vermont
  • Rebate: $2,500 per unit; $5,000 total per customer for purchasing a qualifying wood pellet heating system
  • Website

Washington

 Columbia Valley Wood Stove Change-Out Program

  • Program Duration: Ongoing
  • Eligibility: Any Columbia Valley resident who heats their home with wood in an old stove may be eligible.
  • Rebate: Changeout your older woodstove through this program and the new woodstove is provided to you and installed at no cost.
  • Website

 

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