Wood Stove Change-Out Program
Update April 28, 2017: We have had a huge response to the program the last few days and we are now placing applicants on a waiting list. If our grant is renewed, those on the waiting list will be processed first. We won't know until late summer or early fall if additional grant funds are secured!
Do you heat with an old wood stove (1995 or older?) Now is a great time to upgrade it and save up to $1,000!
Spokane-area homeowners can apply for an "instant rebate" when upgrading their 1995 or older, non-EPA certified freed standing wood stove or stove fireplace insert to a new wood, pellet of gas device. The discount amount (listed below) is subtracted from the purchase AND professional installation cost by a participating retailer.
The following discounts are provided to pre-qualified applicants at the time of purchase:
- $500 toward a wood stove/insert
- $700 toward a pellet stove/insert
- $1,000 toward a gas stove or insert or ductless heat pump
Do I qualify?
If you live within the Spokane County Smoke Control Zone (see basic map on right) and if you regularly heat with a non-EPA certified or pre-1995 wood stove (freestanding or insert) then you may qualify. If you live close to a boundary line on the map and need assistance to determine if you are in or out of the Smoke Control Zone, please call (509) 477-4727. Owners of occupied rental homes can apply on behalf of their renters who use wood heat and meet the other requirements.
Does my stove qualify?
Non-EPA certified devices or those devices manufactured prior to 1995 are eligible. EPA-certified devices should be labeled as such, either on the back, side or top of the device (see graphic below). If not, try to locate the original paperwork. You can also check this list of EPA-certified devices. If there is no label on your device and your device is NOT listed on the EPA certification list, chances are it is non-certified and can be changed-out under this program. If your device is certified but is 20 years or older, it will qualify for changeout as well. If you have questions, please call (509) 477-4727, extension 115.
How do I apply?
Review this program flyer/application form and print out the application form on page 3 of the flyer. Mail-in the signed original, with a photo of your existing, installed and operational wood stove.
If approved, you will be mailed a dated, numbered discount voucher and a list of participating retailers/dealers who are approved for the program. They will apply the voucher value toward the purchase AND installation of the new device. The voucher has a 6-week expiration and can only be redeemed at participating retailers who sell and install these devices.
Do fireplaces qualify to be changed-out?
No. Fireplaces, including pre-fab fireplaces with glass doors are not considered "fireplace inserts" and therefore do not qualify. Because of limited funding, only airtight wood burning stoves (free-standing or "inserted" into a fireplace) may be changed-out. These devices are those used most frequently for home heating. Also, pellet stoves cannot be replaced under this funding because they are cleaner burning than old wood burning devices.
Old wood burning stoves and inserts are less efficient that the new technology devices. They also produce more smoke. New technology devices heat more efficiently and cleanly. This means saving money and improving air quality inside your home and outdoors!