Wood Stove Changeout Incentive Program

Does your wood stove have a dirty little secret?You may be eligible for CASH to replace your uncertified wood stove or fireplace!

Old wood stoves and inserts installed before 1990 waste firewood, pollute the air in your neighborhood, and create dust inside your home.

Eligible applicants in Placer County can receive an incentive of $599 or up to $2000* to replace their old uncertified wood stove or fireplace** with a new, clean-burning EPA-certified wood or pellet stove/insert or gas or electric heating device.

To qualify, you must:

  • Receive Pre-Approval before removing the old appliance.
  • Have and replace an uncertified old appliance. Removal without replacement is not eligible.
  • Allow for inspection of the old appliance and provide all required documentation, including proof the old appliance was properly disposed of or recycled.
  • Obtain a building permit.
  • Use an approved installer for the new appliance within six months of pre-approval.

*Low-income eligibility requirements must be met for increased incentive.
**Fireplaces must be the only source of heat to be eligible.


Apply now for reimbursement to upgrade to a new, clean-burning, EPA-certified appliance! This program is a collaboration between the Placer County Air Pollution Control District and the El Dorado Air Quality Management District. For details or to apply, call (530) 621-7501 or visit edccleanair.org.

Applications will be pre-approved on a first-come, first-served basis until funding is depleted. Additional program rules and restrictions apply. 


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