The state will renew discounts to homeowners who replace older, inefficient wood-burning stoves with cleaner, EPA-certified wood and pellet stoves that use less fuel, reduce energy costs and improve air quality.
the Commonwealth Woodstove Change-out Program will provide $ 450,000 for citizens who meet eligibility requirements. The announcement was made by state energy and environmental officials during a tour of The Fire Place in Whately on Thursday.
The program has helped more than 2,300 residents swap dirty, inefficient stoves for newer, cleaner models, with 50 percent of the funding going to low-income residents. To improve air quality, all newly installed stoves must exceed federal emission standards. The program has also increased its incentive to support ovens with proven high efficiency.
To qualify for a discount, a resident must have a functional, non-EPA certified wood stove. Apply, the resident should visit a participating wood-burning stove dealer or contact a participating stove specialist such as a chimney sweep, who will process the discount application on behalf of the residents. Residents across the state can find a local participating wood stove professional by viewing the list of wood stove dealers who have registered to participate.
Discount requests will be accepted until August 5th, 2019.
The Commonwealth Woodstove Change-Out Program was launched in 2012 and is administered by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) with support from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP).
If you have any questions about the Commonwealth Woodstove Change-Out Program, please call (617) 315-9300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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