2015 Changeout Programs

(Last updated: August 26, 2015)

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.

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.

Clean Air World Database of State/Provincial Air Agencies: Search for local air agencies across the world.

Jøtul's North American Woodstove Changeout Program

  • $300 rebate provided by the manufacturer to purchase a new Jøtul wood or gas stove, or fireplace insert.
  • Duration: June 8, 2015 to August 31, 2015
  • Details: Can drop off old woodstove (after talking with dealer) at Jøtul dealer location for recycling
  • See Jøtul's website for more detail, including dealer locations

Canada

British Columbia

New Brunswick

Northwest Territories

Nova Scotia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United States

Alaska

California

Colorado

Idaho

Maine

Maryland

Nevada

New Hampshire

Oregon

Vermont

Washington

 

Canada

British Columbia

Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District

  • Eligibility: Residents of the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District
  • Program duration: January 1, 2015 to April 30, 2015
  • $250 rebate and a $150 retailer discount with participating retailers
  • See program website and brochure for more details

City of Nanaimo

  • Began January 5, 2015
  • Eligibility: Residents of the City of Nanaimo
  • Applies to existing wood burning appliances that do not conform to CSA B415.1 (typically an appliance built and installed before 1994)
    • Includes non-EPA certified wood stoves, non-EPA certified fireplace inserts, wood forced-air furnace, wood burning cook stoves.
  • $250 rebate
  • See website for more information
  • City of Nanaimo Woodstove Changeout Program

Provincial Wood Stove Exchange Program

New Brunswick

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

Northwest Territories

Arctic Energy Alliance Energy Efficiency Incentive Program (EEIP)

  • Purchase an eligible appliance from a Northwest Territories Vendor (see list here)
  • Eligibility: Residents of the Northwest Territories
  • Rebate of 1/3 of the cost (up to $700) to purchase a qualifying woodstove, pellet stove, or gas fireplace
    • See 'EEIP Guidelines' on the EEIP website for rebate details
  • Energy Efficiency Incentive Program Website

Nova Scotia

Efficiency Nova Scotia Rebate Program


United States

Alaska

Fairbanks North Star Borough Air Quality Division

  • A program for Fairbanks North Star Borough (FNSB) area residents.
  • Reimbursement incentive for replacing or repairing solid fuel burning devices like wood and coal stoves, wood- or coal-fired furnaces, hydronic heaters etc (see website for full list).
  • Eligibility: residents of the Fairbanks North Star Borough.
  • Up to $3,000. Reimbursement of 75% of cost to resident for purchase and installation of qualifying appliances.
  • FNSB Changeout Program Website
  • Application

California

 Butte County Air Quality Management District

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

Marin County San Geronimo Valley Wood Stove Replacement Rebate Program

Marin County Wood Stove and Insert Replacement Rebate Program

Mono County Wood Stove Replacement Program

  • Program will end when funds are depleted (open as of April 27, 2015)
  • Eligibility: Residents of Mono County who heat their homes primarily with an existing wood-burning stove or fireplace.
  • Rebates: $1,500-$2,000 depending on appliance and upgrade
  • See program website and press release for details

Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District

Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District

  • Eligibility: Residents of Sacramento County
  • Vouchers up to $1,500 for low income residents; between $150 - $450 for non-low income residents
  • Program offers incentives to replace existing uncertified wood stoves, inserts, and fireplaces
  • See program website for more information
  • Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District Website

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District

South Coast Air Quality Management District — AQMD

Colorado

 City of Fort Collins, Department of Natural Resources

Idaho

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

  • This program is 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.
  • Eligibility: Idaho taxpayers
  • See website for more details

Maine

Efficiency Maine Residential Home Energy Savings Program

Maryland

 Maryland Energy Administration — MEA

  • Clean Burning Wood Stove Grant Program
  • This program is not a changeout, but it does provide an incentive payment for Maryland homeowners who purchase certain wood and pellet stoves
  • Rebate of $500 towards woodstove cost and installation and $700 towards cost and installation of a pellet stove
  • Eligibility: The property must be a primary Maryland residence; the clean burning wood stoves must displace electric or non-natural gas fossil fuel heating systems or an old wood stove; application must be submitted within 12 months of installation.
  • See MEA website for more details about eligibility and payment schedule
  • MEA Clean Burning Wood Stove Grant Program Website

Nevada

Carson City and Douglas County Woodstove Change-Out Program

  • Eligibility: Residents of Carson City and Douglas County
  • Facilitated by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
  • Rebates provided to help homeowners replace their existing, non-EPA certified woodstove
  • Rebate amount of $600 to $1,000 depending on the new appliance
  • Must dispose of existing woodstove with a program participant to receive the rebate
  • See program website for details: Carson City and Douglas County Woodstove Change-Out Program

Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Wood Stove Change-out Rebate Program

  • Eligibility: Residents of the Lake Tahoe Basin
  • $400 rebate for a new wood, pellet or gas stove
  • Rebates provided to help homeowners replace their existing, non-EPA certified woodstove
  • Must dispose of existing woodstove with a program participant to receive the rebate
  • See program website for details: Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Wood Stove Change-out Rebate Program

Washoe County Wood Stove Change-out Program

  • Eligibility: Washoe County homeowners
  • Program managed by the Washoe County Health District, Air Quality Management Division and the University of Nevada, Reno
  • Rebate amount of $600 to $1,000 depending on the new appliance
  • Program established to help Washoe County homeowners located within the areas affected by the Keep it Clean Know the Code winter burn code regulations
  • Rebates provided to help homeowners replace their existing, non-EPA certified woodstove
  • Must dispose of existing woodstove with a program participant to receive the rebate
  • See program website for more details: Washoe County Wood Stove Change-Out Rebate Program
  • Program Application

New Hampshire

Cheshire County, NH American Lung Association Wood Stove Changeout Program

  • Eligibility: Resident and homeowner in Cheshire County, NH
  • Rebates of $1,000 to $1,500 to switch out an older woodstove for a new EPA certified woodstove, pellet stove, or a gas stove
  • Rebate of $300 for retrofit of an existing non-EPA certified catalyst or hydronic heater
  • Low-Income rebate of $3,000 for certain appliances
  • See program website for more details: Program Website

Oregon

 Klamath and Lake Counties Woodstove Replacement Program

  • Eligibility: Residents of Klamath County and Lake County
  • $1.5 million available from the state legislature, to be split equally between the two counties
  • The program begins in May or June 2015 and will continue until funds are depleted
  • Media Coverage
  • Program website not yet available
  • Contact the South Central Oregon Economic Development Department (SCOEDD) for more information (website: scoedd.org; phone: 541-884-5593).

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality — Oregon DEQ

  • If you are buying or selling a home with a woodstove or fireplace insert in Oregon, you must ensure the woodstove is EPA certified. If it is not certified, the stove or insert must be removed, rendered inoperable, and reported as such to the Oregon DEQ before the sale is final.
  • This is a state tax credit
  • Rebate for qualifying direct vent gas fireplaces of $350 to $550 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
  • 2015 Residential Energy Tax Credit Rates
  • Oregon DEQ Woodstove Program Website

Vermont

Renewable Energy Vermont Overview of Vermont Biomass Incentives

Flyer on Vermont Incentives

Efficiency Vermont Rebate Program for Purchasing a Central Pellet Boiler System

  • Rebate of $2,000 for purchasing a new, high-efficiency indoor wood pellet boiler installed as a primary central heating system with MBh output less than or equal to 300
    • List of qualifying models can be found here
  • Program ends December 31, 2015
  • See Efficiency Vermont Website here for more details
  • Application Form here

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

 

  • Rebate of $2,500 for purchasing a new, high-efficiency indoor wood pellet boiler installed as a primary central heating system with an efficiency rating of 85% or higher
  • Thermal Energy Efficiency Adder: Additional $500 rebate can be applied for after fulfilling home energy audit requirements
  • Pellet Storage Adder: A second rebate of $500 can be applied for after installing a pellet storage system that has at least 20 days of storage under peak load conditions
  • Program ends December 31, 2015
  • See program application form eligibility requirements (page 5) for more details
  • Program Application Form (PDF) (Online Application)
  • List of program preferred installers can be found here
  • List of qualifying models here

      Washington

       Columbia Valley Wood Stove Change-Out Program

      • Northwest Clean Air Agency and Washington State Department of Ecology sponsoring and funding the program with The Opportunity Council implementing the change-outs
      • Eligibility: Any Columbia Valley resident who: (1) meets The Opportunity Council's income guidelines for a free, new energy-efficient woodstove. (2) If a person does not meet the income requirements, they will still be eligible for a rebate for their purchase.
      • Funding is limited; program will end when funds are depleted.
      • Columbia Valley Wood Stove Change-Out Program Website

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