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 email@example.com.
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