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.

For Residents

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:

  1. Information on your existing stove (including a picture, the model number, and the year of installation),
     
  2. A copy of your electric bill from 2015, and
     
  3. 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)
1-Person $32,618
2-Person $42,654
3-Person $52,691
4-Person $62,727
5-Person $72,763
6-Person $82,800
 
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:
  1. Agree to the sale of stove and installation by making a down payment of at least 10 percent of the expected total cost,
     
  2. Sign the program participant’s agreement, which states that you agree to the terms of the program manual,
     
  3. 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.

Participating Stove Professionals

Applications must be submitted through a stove professional on the list below. This list is alphabetized by city. Stove professionals will be added to this list once they submit a Participating Stove Professional agreement.

Company Address Email Phone
Acushnet Alternative Heating 127 South Main St, Acushnet, MA 02743 altheating@comcast.net 774-202-6666
Adams Stove Co 108.5 Columbia St, Adams, MA 01220 sue@adamsstove.com 413-743-2775
Mainline Heating & Supply 591 Ference Rd, Ashford, CT 06278 info@mainlinehs.com 860-429-9663
Lunkers Outfitters 159 Main St, Ashland, MA 01721 lunkers@verizon.net 508-881-0031
Higgins Energy Alternatives 140 Worcester Rd, Barre, MA 01005 02048 ptonelli@higginsenergy.com 978-355-6343
Friends of the Sun, Ltd 523 Putney Rd, Suite 101, Brattleboro, VT 05301 kmendlesohn@friendsofthesun.com 802-254-4208
Black Magic Chimney and Fireplace, Inc 21 New Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 larry@blackmagicchimney.com 617-876-4456
The Stove Center 1229 Route 28A, Cataumet, MA 02534 info@thestovecenter.com 508-564-7663
Chelmsford Fireplace 7 Summer St, Chelmsford, MA 01824 chelmfire@aol.com 978-256-6328
Above and Beyond Chimney 11 Great Brewster Trail, Cohasset, MA 02025 ToddRamsay@mac.com 781-383-0415
Stove King (CT) 13 Commerce Ave, Danielson, CT 06239 tlind@stoveking.net 860-774-6100
Ash Away Hearth and Chimney 703 State Road, Dartmouth, MA 02747 ashawaybobcabral@gmail.com 508-993-5577
Duxbury Chimney Sweep PO Box 1025, Duxbury, MA 02331 gilbertdrg@gmail.com 781-217-0495
Phenix Aluminum Window Co 1788 South Main St, Fall River, MA 02724 mph53419@aol.com 508-674-6622
Feens Country Living 955 South Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420 kerry.n@feens.com 978-829-0099
On Duty Chimney Service LLC 214 Lunenburg St, Fitchburg, MA 01420 Bryan@OnDutyChimneysweep.com 978-696-7933
Chimney Chap, Inc. 1127 Main St, Unit B, Hanson, MA 02341 rania@thechimneychap.com 339-933-8532
South Shore Fireplace, Inc. 1127 Main St, Hanson, MA 02341 info@southshorefireplace.com 339-933-8531
The Stove Place II 2 Harold St, Harwich Port, MA 02646 info@stoveplace.com 508-754-7091
EN-R-GY Saver Inc 1470 Washington St, Holliston, MA 01746 sales@en-r-gysaver.com 508-429-2008
McKenney Electric 100 Northampton St, Holyoke, MA 01040 info@mckenneyelectric.com 413-536-5551
Hearth Works Fireside Systems 77 Londonderry Turnpike, Hooksett, NH 03106 cvincent.hw@comcast.net 603-634-4242
Bay State Stove Shop 56 Gardner Rd, Hubbardston, MA 01452 baystatestoveshop@yahoo.com 978-928-1141
The Fireplace Center 23 Route 125, Kingston, NH 03848 thefireplacecenter@comcast.net 866-610-7978
Woodstove and Fireplace Shop 60 White St, Littleton, MA 01460 barry@stoveshop.com 508-432-5977
Kirley Masonry and Stove Emporium 51 W Church St, Mansfield, MA 02048 eric@kirleymasonry.com 508-339-3700
Stove King (MA) 215 Salem St, Medford, MA 02155 matt@stoveking.com 781-395-4808
Royal Fireside 149 Uxbridge Road, Mendon, MA 01756 rfsaccounting@verizon.net 508-473-6610
Squier Lumber and Hardware 5 Squier Ave, Monson, MA 01057 squierlumber@verizon.net 413-267-5542
Central New England Chimney Sweeps 25 Merriam District, North Oxford, MA 01537 sootguy@aol.com 508-987-6348
Hearth Works Fireplace Center 250 Main Street, Route 28, North Reading, MA 01864 hearthworks1@comcast.net 800-265-0585
Frontier Stove & Supply 1217 Eddie Dowling Hwy, North Smithfield, RI 02896 frontierstoves@gmail.com 401-239-2767
August West Fireplace 6 Riverside Dr, Pembroke, MA 02359 patrickhartigan@augustwestfireplace.com 781-829-9895
Fireplace Showcase 775 Fall River Ave, Seekonk, MA 02771 jreminder@thefireplaceshowcase.com 508-336-2600
The Stove Place 95 Hartford Turnpike, Shrewsbury, MA 01545 jody@thestoveplace.com 508-754-7091
Olde Hadleigh Hearth & Home 119 Willimansett St, South Hadley, MA 01075 info@oldehadleigh.com 413-538-9845
Hearthside Fireplace & Patio 790 Bald Hill Rd, Warwick, RI 02886 peter@hearthcorp.com 401-821-6630
Pratt Hearth & BBQ 148 Thompson Rd, Webster, MA 01570 pratthearthandbbq@yahoo.com 508-949-7119
Czar Energy Solutions 53 North Elm St, Westfield, MA 01085 slavertu@czarenergysolutions.com 413-536-7171
Fireside Designs 1769 Riverdale St, West Springfield, MA 01089 jayp@fireside-designs.com 413-733-0910
The Fire Place 106 State Rd, Whately, MA 01093 vickil@bernardstonfarmerssupply.com 413-397-3463
Done Right Chimney Services PO Box 1054, Williamsburg, MA 01096 donerightchimneyservices@gmail.com 413-340-1399
Colonial Fireplace 474 Main St, Wilmington, MA 01887 colonialfp@gmail.com 978-447-5192
Bigwood's Chimney Service 410 School Street, Winchendon, MA 01475 jimbig2011@verizon.net 978-297-2263
Enchanted Fireside, Inc. 728 West Boylston Street, Worcester, MA 01606 office@enchantedfireside.com 508-856-9900

For Stove Professionals

Stove professionals interested in participating in this program should visit the Commonwealth Woodstove Change-Out - Stove Professionals page.

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