It might be hot outside, but it is a great time to think about home heating! Grants are available now to upgrade old wood stoves!
Do you heat regularly with a non-EPA certified wood burning stove, or one that was made prior to 1995?
Do you live within the Smoke Control Zone or within the city limits of Deer Park?
If you answered yes to the above questions, then you might qualify to save hundreds of dollars to upgrade to a new wood, pellet, or gas freestanding stove or fireplace insert, or a ductless, mini-split-system heat pump. Over 550 Spokane-area residents have utilized this program to upgrade their old stoves and inserts to cleaner, more efficient devices.
Old wood stoves are inefficient and can produce a lot of smoke, affecting indoor and outdoor air quality. New devices burn much cleaner and more efficiently. Other benefits of upgrading include:
*Save money on heating
*Protect your family’s health
*Reduce dust and soot in your home
*Help improve the air while improving your home’s heat!
How can I tell if my stove is non-EPA certified or older than 1995?
If your wood stove (free-standing or insert) was manufactured prior to 1993, it probably is not EPA-certified. If it was manufactured in 1993 or later there should be a label on your device indicating EPA certification. This can only be done at the manufacturer level. If there is no label present, the device has not been tested for emissions levels in an approved laboratory setting, and therefore is not EPA-certified. Here is what a label might look like on your device:
This program is made possible by a grant from the Washington State
Department of Ecology.
Here is a pdf of the program flyer.
For more information, call (509) 477-4727, extension 115.