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 this list. Stove professionals will be added to this list once they submit a Participating Stove Professional agreement.

Company Address Phone
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.

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