Wood Stove Exchange Program

Emissions graphicThe smoke produced from wood stoves can reduce visibility and damage health, crops, property and the environment. Heating devices like gas furnaces and stoves, heat pumps and pellet stoves are healthier options that help reduce wood smoke pollution. Even certified wood stoves burn cleaner than non-certified wood stoves and can reduce fine particle pollution by 70%.

Help Reduce Pollution from Wood Stoves

  • Exchange your old, uncertified wood stove for a cleaner burning device like a gas stove or ductless heat pump.
  • Burn only dry wood from fir or hardwood trees.
  • Do not burn treated, painted or finished wood.
  • Make small, hot fires; this will minimize air pollution.
  • Do not burn furniture, trash, plastic, or paper with color printing.
  • Do not burn overnight.
  • Inspect your stove or fireplace to prevent fires and have the chimney cleaned to remove buildup.
  • Keep your wood stove clean.


Wood Stove Exchange Program

If you use an old wood stove (made before 1993) as an essential heat source in your home, you could get a $1,500-$3,500 rebate when you exchange it for a cleaner and more efficient heating devices, such as a ductless heat pump, electric heat pump, gas furnace, gas or pellet stove or insert. Some households may qualify for a full-cost replacement up to $5,000 and may be able to replace their old wood stove with a new one. Learn more about the Wood Stove Exchange Program here.

Additional Information

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Burn Wise Program

Oregon's Heat Smart Program