Have an old wood stove on hand? The state Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs is offering up to $800,000 in rebates for the replacement of old, inefficient wood or coal-burning stoves for newer ones. To qualify, residents must have an existing woodstove to trade in and must receive approval for a rebate before purchasing the new woodstove. Woodstoves purchased before a rebate is awarded are not eligible for the program.
Low-income residents who provide proof of enrollment in the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), MassHealth, Women, Infants and Children (WIC) or Social Security Disability are eligible for a $2,000 rebate; all other Massachusetts residents are eligible for a $1,000 rebate.
For more information or to obtain an application for the Commonwealth Woodstove Change-Out Program, visit masscec.com/woodstove or call 617-315-9340. Once applications are approved, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center will issue a voucher, which can be redeemed at any participating woodstove dealer in Massachusetts for a discount on the retail price of the stove.