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Woodsmoke Reduction Program Helping Residents Upgrade or Replace Wood Stoves

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Is your old wood stove costing you money? The Woodsmoke Reduction Pilot Program, which is funded by California Climate Investments and administered by local air districts, provides an incentive voucher to replace a pre-1988 or homemade non-EPA certified wood-burning stove or fireplace that is used as a primary source of heat with either an EPA-certified woodstove or insert, or natural gas, propane, or electric heating device.

For certain parts of the state, which have be designated as low-income and for low-income households, the voucher may cover the entire cost of the replacement, up to $3,000.

A standard voucher of $1,500 is available to households regardless of income within Lassen County to use toward the cost of purchase, permits and installation.

Additionally, newer models are 50% more efficient than older, non certified models. This will result in less wood used for the same amount of heat. The new device will also decrease your exposure to harmful pollutants and reduce the risk of house fires.

Applications are available in person at the Air District office at 720 South Street in Susanville, online at lassenair.org or mailed by request.

To apply, submit a completed voucher application and a photo of the old wood burning device to the District by mail, email, or drop them off in person.

Vouchers will be issued in the order the completed applications are received.

For more information call the Lassen County Air Pollution Control District at 257-1041.

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