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Arizona Changeout - Residents of Apache and Navajo counties can receive a rebate for trading out their existing coal stove or non-EPA certified wood stove. More information. Exit EPA disclaimer


Algaaciq Tribal Government- The Native Village of St. Mary's Algaaciq Tribal Government received a Community Environmental Demonstration Project grant to replace old non-compliant wood-stoves with EPA-certified stoves in 12 homes. More information (PDF) (2pp, 1.1 MB) Exit EPA disclaimer


Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has a comprehensive wood smoke reduction program that includes changeouts, burn bans, opacity and dry wood regulations, creative outreach and marketing and air quality monitoring and analysis. Visit the PSCAA website Exit EPA disclaimer


Faribanks, Alaska - The Air Quality Improvement Program is offering reimbursement incentives for removing , replacing or repairing home heating devices. More information Exit EPA disclaimer


The Northeast American Lung Association has been conducting a tri-state changeout program as a result of a settlement between EPA and Dominion Energy for violations of the Clean Air Act. Learn more Exit EPA disclaimer


Seeley Lake, Montana effectively leveraged funding from several partners to exceed its changeout goal. More information Exit EPA disclaimer


New York launched Renewable Heat NY, a program that includes outdoor/indoor wood boiler and wood stove retirement with advanced system replacements. See more Exit EPA disclaimer


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Wood Stove Changeout Programs Exit EPA disclaimer - A comprehensive list of changeouts that are happening around the country.

How a Changeout Campaign Works

During a changeout campaign, consumers receive financial incentives to replace older wood-burning appliances with cleaner home heating (e.g. EPA certified wood and pellet stoves, EPA-qualified hydronic heaters and fireplace retrofits, gas or electric appliances). Approximately 10 million wood stoves are currently in use in the United States, and 65 percent of them are older, inefficient, conventional stoves. Just 20 old, non-EPA certified wood stoves can emit more than 1 ton of fine particle pollution (PM2.5) into your area during the cold months of the year. A successful wood-burning replacement program and changeout can significantly reduce harmful pollution including PM2.5, CO2, methane and air toxics.

How to Implement a Wood-burning Changeout Program (PDF) (14pp, 1.1 MB) focuses on ways communities can implement an effective residential wood-burning appliance changeout as part of its reduction strategy. This guide identifies best practices and recommendations for a successful changeout program and offers other considerations to maximize funding and air quality benefits.

Strategies for Reducing Residential Wood Smoke (PDF) (44pp, 738k) shares voluntary and regulatory guidance on how state, tribal and local areas can reduce wood smoke and improve air quality.

If you are interested in implementing a wood-burning appliance changeout, contact Larry Brockman at brockman.larry@epa.gov or 919-541-5398.

 

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