Am I Eligible?


Program eligibility is based on two factors:

 

1.     Your old stove:

Wood Stove Eligibility Guide

To be eligible for the Washington County Wood Stove Exchange program, you must currently rely on an old or uncertified wood stove or wood stove insert as an essential heat source. Your existing stove must fall into one of the following categories:

·         An uncertified wood stove that does not have any sort of emissions label from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality or the US Environmental Protection Agency

·         A wood stove certified by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality from 1986 through 1988

·         A wood stove that is certified by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to meet 1988 particulate emission standards

 

 

2. Your household income:
The size of your rebate depends on your household size and household income. Review the Income
Eligibility Chart
 
to determine the amount you qualify for.
 
Tips on identifying uncertified stoves:

·         Uncertified stove will not have a label describing “particulate emission standards.” Disregard labels that read “UL Tested” or “UL Approved.” They are not relevant to emissions certifications.

·         If your stove has solid metal door(s) on the front, it is likely uncertified.

·         If you stove has two glass doors, it is likely uncertified.

·         If your stove has one glass door, then more information is needed.

·         If you can locate a brand/manufacture name and model type, write it down. Our staff can determine eligibility.

·         If you have a wood stove insert, you may need to remove the decorative facing (known as a surround) to locate the manufacturer’s label.

 

Tips on identifying wood stoves that were certified by Oregon Department of Environmental Quality from 1986 through 1988:

·         These stoves and stove inserts will have a label somewhere on the back or side of the unit that looks like this:

Oregon DEQ label

 

·         If you have a wood stove insert, you may need to remove the decorative facing (known as a surround) to locate the manufacturer’s label.

·         Disregard labels that read “UL Tested” or “UL Approved.” They are not relevant to determining eligibility.

 

Tips on identifying wood stoves and wood stove inserts that are certified by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to meet 1988 particulate emission standards.

·         These stoves and stove inserts will have a label somewhere on the back or side of the unit that looks like this:

 

EPA sticker

 

·         Labels that look similar but comply with “1990 or 2015 particulate emissions standards” are not eligible for the program.

·         If you have a wood stove insert, you may need to remove the decorative facing (known as a surround) to locate the manufacturer’s label.

·         Disregard labels that read “UL Tested” or “UL Approved.” They are not relevant to determining eligibility.

Renters

Renters are eligible for the program; however, approval from the property owner is required. In most cases, property owners will be required to contribute 20% of the replacement costs.