Replacement Options


The Wood Stove Exchange program is designed to help you replace your old wood stove with a new and clean source of home heat. Many factors influence which heat system will best fit your needs. Our staff can offer assistance in making that decision.

Once you are approved for a rebate, you will receive a list of participating vendors where you can use your rebate. We encourage you to shop around and get multiple bids. Heating devices, services and warranties may vary between vendors. For households receiving a free replacement, staff will work directly with you and an approved vendor or installer to prepare for the project.

*Please note: Photos are representational images of the various appliance types. 

Electric ductless heat pump

Benefits

·Provides heating and air-conditioning

·Mounted on a wall; takes very little space

·Quiet operation

Cost

·$3,500-$4,500 for one zone

·Qualifies for a rebate of $1,500-$3,500, depending on household income

·Free for those who qualify for a full-cost replacement grant

 Ductless Heat Pump

 

Pellet stove or insert

Benefits

·Efficient and easy to use. One pack of pellets provides several hours of steady heat. The auger automatically delivers the fuel to provide the heat you want.

·Bags of pellets are easy to store and mess-free.

·Cleaner than cut wood. Emits significantly less wood smoke pollution than wood fires.

·Approved for use during Washington County "RedDay Air Quality Advisories" (no-burn days)

·Back-up heat source, with battery or generator back-up to run the auger during power outages

Cost

·$3,400-$4,500

·Qualifies for a rebate of $1,500 - $3,500,depending on household income

·Free for those who qualify for a full-cost replacement grant

Pellet Stove

Natural gas stove or insert

Benefits

·Back-up heat source, even in a power outage

·Efficient and even heat source

·Clean and soot-free

Cost

·$3,000-$4,500

·Qualifies for a rebate of $1,500 - $3,500, depending on household income

·Free for those who qualify for a full-cost replacement grant

 Natural Gas Stove

 

Gas furnace or electric heat pump

Benefits

·Delivers heat to the whole house

Costs

·Dependent on existing ducting in the home

·Qualifies for a rebate of $1,500 - $3,500,depending on household income

·May be free for those who qualify for a full-cost replacement grant, depending on existing duct work in the home

 Gas Furnace

 

EPA certified wood stove (only available to those who qualify for a full-cost replacement grant)

Benefits

·Cleaner and more efficient than older and uncertified wood stoves

·Can operate during a power outage

Costs

·Free for those who qualify for a full-cost replacement grant

Wood Stove