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Spokane Clean Air offering homeowner grants for replacing old wood-burning stoves and fireplace inserts

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 11:18 a.m.

Herb Usher and his wife, Gloria Martin, sitting in front of their wood stove on Feb. 6, 2013, at their home in Spokane, Wash., used tips from the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency to minimize smoke coming from their high-efficiency wood stove. The agency is accepting grant applications for its wood-burning stoves and fireplace inserts change-out program in 2019. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
Herb Usher and his wife, Gloria Martin, sitting in front of their wood stove on Feb. 6, 2013, at their home in Spokane, Wash., used tips from the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency to minimize smoke coming from their high-efficiency wood stove. The agency is accepting grant applications for its wood-burning stoves and fireplace inserts change-out program in 2019. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
From local reports

The Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency is accepting grant applications for its wood-burning stoves change-out program.

“This grant can help people replace their inefficient, smoky, old wood stoves,” Lisa Woodard, the agency’s public information officer, said in a news release. “Replacing them with new, more efficient devices has a direct and positive impact on air quality.”

To be eligible for the program applicants must be a homeowner residing in the Smoke Control Zone or in the city limits of Deer Park, and regularly heat with a wood-burning stove or fireplace insert that was made prior to 1995 or is non-EPA-certified.

Approved applicants qualify to save hundreds of dollars for upgrades. The discount amount is subtracted from the purchase and installation cost of a new device by a participating home heating and hearth business. The discount amount is based on the type of device selected for the upgrade: $500 toward wood; $750 toward pellet and $1,000 toward a gas stove or ductless mini-split heat pump.

Spokane Clean Air has been administering various woodstove change-out programs since 2005.

For more information, contact Woodard at (509) 477-4727, extension 115, or email lwoodard@spokanecleanair.org.

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