2015 Hearth Changeout Programs

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.

 

(Last updated: January 30, 2015)

Canada

British Columbia

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)
  • Rebate of up to $700 for qualifying biomass appliances
  • Qualifying Biomass Appliances: wood stoves, pellet stoves
    • See 'EEIP Guidelines' on the EEIP website for rebate details
  • Eligibility: Residents of the Northwest Territories
  • 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)

Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District

Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District

South Coast Air Quality Management District — AQMD

Colorado

 City of Fort Collins, Department of Natural Resources

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 clean burning wood stoves
  • 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

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Clean Energy Center — MassCEC

  • The Commonwealth Woodstove Change-out Program
  • The program is administered by MassCEC and funded by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) and MassCEC.
  • Eligibility: Massachusetts residents and low-income residents who provide proof of enrollment in the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), MassHealth or Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
  • Rebate amounts:
    • low-income residents who prove the above are eligible for a $2,000 rebate
    • Other Massachusetts residents eligible for a $250 rebate
  • MassCEC Commonwealth Woodstove Change-out Program Website

New Hampshire

Cheshire County American Lung Association Wood Stove Changeout

  • Eligibility: Residents and homeowners of Cheshire County; must participate in program through a participating retailer (see website for list)
  • Launched on January 22, 2015 and will continue until funds are depleted
  • $425,000 in vouchers available as a result of funds from the Bridgewater Power Company
  • Vouchers: $1,000 to $4,000, depending on appliance upgrade (see website for details)
  • Cheshire County Woodstove Changeout Website

Oregon

 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 changeout comes in the form of a tax credit
  • $2 million in funding from American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
  • Oregon DEQ Woodstove Program Website
  • Oregon DOE Residential Energy Tax Credit

Vermont

 Vermont Air Quality & Climate Division

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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