Wood Stove Exchange Program
The Wood Stove Exchange Program provides incentives for residents to switch out their wood stove for a cleaner burning EPA/CSA approved wood stove, pellet stove, propane appliance or electric heat pump.
The program provides rebates up to $2,630!
Why participate in the program?
Valemount has been listed as having the worst air quality in the province. We have increased levels of PM2.5 and PM10 particulate matter, plus an array of nasty chemicals from idling, burning of garbage, and wet wood.
Although we can't control all sources of air pollution, one of the primary sources you can control is how you operate your wood stove. Using a CSA/EPA approved appliance and using good wood burning practices can have a significant impact on reducing wood smoke output.
By participating in the Wood Stove Exchange Program as well as following the wood burning tips found below, we can take a step towards improving our air quality and the health of the residents of Valemount.
Rebates will cover the cost of the appliance and any additional costs (installation, materials etc.) to a maximum of the following:
- Non EPA/CSA certified wood stove to CSA/EPA certified wood stove replacement - $1,250
- EPA/CSA certified appliance (more than 5 years old) to a alternative heat source replacement - $2,500
- Non EPA/CSA certified stove to alternative heat source replacement - $2,500
- Non EPA/CSA certified stove (used as a secondary heat source) replacement - $1000
Each replacement is eligible for an additional $130 (maximum) towards permit/inspection fees.
2021 Wood Stove Exchange Program
Applications are now being accepted for the 2021 program.
Program information including full program details and application form can be found below. Please contact the program coordinator with any questions or to determine eligibility.
Wood Burning Practices
Can't participate in the program?
You can still make a difference in improving air quality by following good wood burning practices. We've put together a guide of Wood Burning Tips to help you follow wood burning best practices safely.