Want to replace your old woodstove with a cleaner burning, more efficient model? If so, you may want to move fast to qualify for a Wood Stove rebate before this year’s August 5th deadline!
The Commonwealth Woodstove Change-Out program, a partnership between MassCEC, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Energy Resources, offers rebates to assist Massachusetts residents in replacing non-EPA-certified wood stoves with cleaner, more efficient EPA-certified wood or pellet stoves.
The Commonwealth Woodstove Change-Out Program has committed $1.8 million in funding for change-outs from 2017 through 2019. The 2019 program represents the eighth round of funding since the program’s launch in 2012.
The program has helped more than 2,300 residents swap out their non-EPA certified, inefficient stoves for more efficient, cleaner burning models, and approximately 50% of these rebates went to residents earning less than 80 percent of the state median income.
Standard rebates range from $500 to $1,750 per change-out, and low-income rebates range from $2,000 to $3,250, based on stove specifications.
For homeowners to be eligible for a rebate, their old woodstove must be currently operational, non-EPA certified, and located in a residential building, and the stove they plan to purchase is EPA-certified and meets Commonwealth Woodstove Change-Out Program emissions requirements for new stoves.
Once a homeowner has determined the old stove’s eligibility, selected a stove professional and signed a contract with stove professional to complete the change-out, the stove professional can submit an application. All applications must be submitted by August 5, 2019.
For questions on the Commonwealth Woodstove Change-Out Program, please contact Mass CEC at email@example.com or (617) 315-9300.