Woodsmoke reduction program provides funding for homeowners

Thanks to a grant from the state, residents of Thurston, Mason, and Clallam Counties may qualify for grants to replace old, uncertified wood stoves with cleaner home heating systems.

The Olympic Region Clean Air Agency (ORCAA) secured a Wood Smoke Reduction grant from the Washington Department of Ecology to provide wood stove replacement rebates for the more densely populated areas of Thurston, Mason, and Clallam County. One of the primary pollutants within ORCAA’s jurisdiction is fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) and the main source of that pollutant is burning. With the removal of just 60 uncertified wood stoves from the community, residents will reduce emissions by 10 tons of PM2.5 per year.

The following rebate terms apply:

  1. This Wood Stove Replacement Incentive is available for residents of the most densely populated regions of Clallam, Mason, and Thurston Counties. Verify address eligibility here: bit.ly/Woodstove-replacements.
  2. Residents who live in qualifying locations must remove and destroy one or more of the following:
    • pre-2000 certified wood stoves
    • pre-2000 certified fireplace inserts
    • uncertified wood stoves
    • uncertified fireplace inserts
  1. Residents who qualify for the above may receive rebates in the following amounts:
    • $ 750 for installation of pellet stoves. *Valid only in Mason & Clallam Counties
    • $1,200 for installation of any natural gas, propane, or electric heating system
    • $1,800 for installation of heat pumps, including Ductless Heat Pumps (DHP).
  1. Residents who simply want to remove and destroy an old, uncertified wood appliance without installing a new gas or electric appliance may qualify for a $500 BOUNTY. For details: bit.ly/Woodstove-replacements.

To participate in the program, contact your local hearth products dealer or HVAC installer. ORCAA works with those contractors, making it easier for the consumer. Or contact ORCAA at info@orcaa.org


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