2014 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 timeframes.

Note:   This list is only a guide. 

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)

Clean Air World Database of State/Provincial Air Agencies

 

(Last updated: January 22, 2014)

Canada

British Columbia

Metro Vancouver

Provincial Wood Stove Exchange Program

New Brunswick

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

 

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

  • Began January 15, 2014
  • A three-year program, ending in 2017
  • $1,000 to $3,000; depending on appliance
  • Eligibility: home owner in Butte County; replacement and verified destruction of existing uncertified wood stove or fireplace insert.
  • Three voucher levels: see website for more details
  • Butte County Wood Burning Device Change Out Program Website

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

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

Utah

Breathe Utah Wood Smoke Abatement Program

  • Breathe Utah received a grant from UCAIR
  • Changeout for 5 selected households on the Wasatch Front whose main source of heat comes from a wood stove or fireplace.
  • Replacing wood-burning appliances with gas-fueled furnaces.
  • Breathe Utah hopes to expand this changeout if they acquire more funding via donations
  • Breathe Utah Website

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

Olympic Region Clean Air Agency (ORCAA)

Southwest Clean Air Agency

Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency

  • Eligibility: Spokane-area residents
  • Began in 2012, grant has been renewed for 2014 due to the program's success
  • $500 to $1,000 rebate off the purchase of a new EPA certified wood stove/insert, pellet stove/insert, gas stove/insert; depending on appliance type (see website for details)
  • Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency Woodstove Changeout Program Website

Tacoma-Pierce County Wood Smoke Reduction Program

Wisconsin

 Wisconsin Public Service Corporation (WPSC) and the American Lung Association (ALA)

  • Intends to target the following counties:
    • Brown, Oconto, Shawano, Outagamie, Calumet, Manitowoc, Kewanee, Marathon, Lincoln, Langlade, Portage, Wood, Clark, Taylor
  • $500,000 —$2,000,000 available; depending on settlement
  • Rebates range from $325 to $10,000 depending on the appliance.
  • ALA and WPSC Wood Stove Exchange Program Website

 

 

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