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Commonwealth Woodstove Change-Out
The Commonwealth Woodstove Change-Out Program, a partnership between MassCEC, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Energy Resources, offers rebates to assist Massachusetts residents in replacing non-EPA-certified woodstoves with cleaner, with more efficient EPA-certified wood or pellet stoves.
The program is now open, offering standard rebates of up to $1,250 and low-income rebates of up to $2,250. Applications will be accepted until at least May 22, 2015.
Many older stoves operate inefficiently, resulting in higher heating costs and emissions of harmful air pollutants that can increase the risk of heart conditions, trigger asthma attacks and aggravate lung diseases. By replacing an old stove with a high-efficiency, low-emissions wood or pellet stove, you can reduce your heating costs and improve local air quality.
Massachusetts residents currently operating a non-EPA certified woodstove or fireplace insert are eligible to apply by visiting a participating stove professional, who will handle the application process on the residents' behalf. Before applying for a rebate, the resident must first decide to purchase the stove and make an initial down payment of at least 10% of total project costs.
If you believe your current stove is not EPA-certified and you’d like to replace it with an EPA-certified stove, please visit a participating stove professional to understand which options may be available.
Make sure to bring:
Information on your existing stove (including a picture, the model number, and the year of installation),
A copy of your electric bill from 2015, and
If you’d like to apply for a low-income rebate, one of the following documents to demonstrate your eligibility:
a. A LIHEAP Fuel Assistance letter for the 2014-2015 season, showing the date, name and address, or
b. A copy of your electric bill from 2015, showing a low-income rate code (for National Grid or Unitil: R2. For Eversource(formerly NSTAR and WMECo): A2 or A3), or
c. Income threshold verification through our third-party service, available at Spillane Consulting Associates. You may submit for income verification prior to applying for a rebate or up to 1 week after applying.
Families qualify for the low-income rebate if their gross annual household income is under the threshold in the following table:
|Size of Household||
Gross Annual Income Limits
(60% of estimated state median income)
Once you’ve made the decision to replace your existing stove with a new one, you’ll be required to complete the following steps with your stove professional when they apply on your behalf:
Agree to the sale of stove and installation by making a down payment of at least 10 percent of the expected total cost,
Sign the program participant’s agreement, which states that you agree to the terms of the program manual,
- Provide information, including your electric bill and any low-income documentation, to the stove professional so that they can submit the application to MassCEC.
MassCEC will review applications and notify you and the stove professional once the application is approved. At that point, the participating stove professional will reduce the total cost of the stove and installation by the amount of the rebate, and the project must be installed within 12 weeks. Once the project is complete, MassCEC will reimburse the stove professional in the amount of the rebate.
All qualifying applications submitted between April 10, 2015 and May 22, 2015 will receive a rebate. The application period may be extended if sufficient funding remains.
New stoves installed under this program must meet stringent emissions requirements.
Full details of the Commonwealth Woodstove Change-Out Program, including information on stove performance standards and guidance on determining if your existing stove is EPA-certified, can be found in the program manual.
Applications must be submitted through a stove professional on this list. Stove professionals will be added to this list once they submit a Participating Stove Professional agreement.
|Above and Beyond Chimney||11 Great Brewster Trail, Cohasset, MA 02025||781-383-0415|
|Acushnet Alternative Heating||127 South Main St, Acushnet, MA 02743||774-202-6666|
|Adams Stove Co||108.5 Columbia St, Adams, MA 01220||413-743-2775|
|Ash Away Hearth and Chimney||703 State Road, Dartmouth, MA 02747||508-993-5577|
|August West Fireplace||6 Riverside Dr, Pembroke, MA 02359||781-829-9895|
|Bay State Stove Shop||56 Gardner Rd, Hubbardston, MA 01452||978-928-1141|
|Bigwood's Chimney Service||410 School Street, Winchendon, MA 01475||978-297-2263|
|Black Magic Chimney and Fireplace, Inc||21 New Street, Cambridge, MA 02138||617-876-4456|
|Central New England Chimney Sweeps||25 Merriam District, North Oxford, MA 01537||508-987-6348|
|Chelmsford Fireplace||7 Summer St, Chelmsford, MA 01824||978-256-6328|
|Chimney Chap, Inc.||1127 Main St, Unit B, Hanson, MA 02341||339-933-8532|
|Colonial Fireplace||474 Main St, Wilmington, MA 01887||978-447-5192|
|Czar Energy Solutions||53 North Elm St, Westfield, MA 01085||413-536-7171|
|Done Right Chimney Services||PO Box 1054, Williamsburg, MA 01096||413-340-1399|
|Duxbury Chimney Sweep||PO Box 1025, Duxbury, MA 02331||781-217-0495|
|Enchanted Fireside, Inc.||728 West Boylston Street, Worcester, MA 01606||508-856-9900|
|EN-R-GY Saver Inc||1470 Washington St, Holliston, MA 01746||508-429-2008|
|Feens Country Living||955 South Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420||978-829-0099|
|Fireplace Showcase||775 Fall River Ave, Seekonk, MA 02771||508-336-2600|
|Fireside Designs||1764 Riverdale St, West Springfield, MA 01089||413-733-0910|
|Hearth Works Fireplace Center||250 Main Street, Route 28, North Reading, MA 01864||800-265-0585|
|Hearth Works Fireside Systems||77 Londonderry Turnpike, Hooksett, NH 03106||603-634-4242 x303|
|Hearthside Fireplace & Patio||790 Bald Hill Rd, Warwick, RI 02886||401-821-6630|
|Higgins Energy Alternatives||140 Worcester Rd, Barre, MA 01005 02048||978-355-6343 x231|
|Kirley Masonry and Stove Emporium||51 W Church St, Mansfield, MA 02048||508-339-3700|
|McKenney Electric||100 Northampton St, Holyoke, MA 01040||413-536-5551|
|Olde Hadleigh Hearth and Home||119 Willimansett St, South Hadley, MA 01075||413-538-9845|
|On Duty Chimney Service LLC||214 Lunenburg St, Fitchburg, MA 01420||978-696-7933|
|Phenix Aluminum Window Co||1788 South Main St, Fall River, MA 02724||508-674-6622|
|Pratt Hearth & BBQ||148 Thompson Rd, Webster, MA 01570||508-949-7119|
|Royal Fireside||149 Uxbridge Road, Mendon, MA 01756||508-473-6610|
|South Shore Fireplace, Inc.||1127 Main St, Hanson, MA 02341||339-933-8531|
|Squier Lumber and Hardware||5 Squier Ave, Monson, MA 01057||413-267-5542|
|Stove King (CT)||13 Commerce Ave, Danielson, CT 06239||860-774-6100|
|Stove King (MA)||215 Salem St, Medford, MA 02155||781-395-4808|
|The Fire Place||106 State Rd, Whately, MA 01093||413-397-3463|
|The Fireplace Center||23 Route 125, Kingston, NH 03848||866-610-7978|
|The Stove Center||1229 Route 28A, Cataumet, MA 02534||508-564-7663|
|The Stove Place||95 Hartford Turnpike, Shrewsbury, MA 01545||508-754-7091|
|The Stove Place II||2 Harold St, Harwich Port, MA 02646||508-754-7091|
|Woodstove and Fireplace Shop||60 White St, Littleton, MA 01460||508-432-5977|
For Stove Professionals
Stove professionals interested in participating in this program should visit the Commonwealth Woodstove Change-Out - Stove Professionals page.
Documents & Downloads
|2015 Wood Stove Change-Out Program Manual||197.04 KB|
|2015 Wood Stove Change-Out Fact Sheet for Customers||152.44 KB|
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