Rebates For Older Wood Burning Stoves

By November 8, 2014Valley News

Submitted. The provincial government is providing the Fraser Valley Regional District with $13,750 to help encourage residents to replace their older wood stoves with cleaner burning models.

The funding, through the Wood Stove Exchange Program, provides residents with a $250 rebate on the purchase of any new certified domestic solid fuel burning device or high efficiency appliance, including gas, propane, pellet or electric stoves.

“Air quality is a major concern for residents in the Fraser Valley and this is a great opportunity for people to replace their old wood stoves with cleaner burning models,” said Abbotsford-Mission MLA Simon Gibson.

This year $190,000 is being provided to 13 communities though the Wood Stove Exchange Program. Since it was launched in 2008, over $2.3 million has been provided to purchase over 6,000 cleaner burning models, equating to a reduction of more than 370 tonnes of particulate matter being pumped into the air.

All new wood stoves and inserts sold in B.C. now must meet Canadian Standards Association (CSA) emission standards or U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emission standards. New emissions-certified wood stoves burn one-third less wood; and reduce smoke and particulates entering the atmosphere by up to 90 percent.

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