Updated August 26th, 2016
Zero Interest Air Quality Loan
City of Fort Collins, Colorado
Status: Active as of August 2016
Eligible fuels: Wood (uncertified) -> wood (certified), pellet, gas
Notable feature(s): This may be the only utility-funded program that directly provides incentives for stoves. In this case, itís a zero interest loan.
City of Fort Collins residential utility customers are eligible to apply for a zero-interest loan to upgrade their uncertified wood stove or fireplace to an EPA certified wood, pellet, or gas appliance. The loan can cover a maximum of 90% of the project cost (between $1,000 and $3,000).
The program is ongoing.†††† †
To qualify for a loan, interested residents must complete an application and pay a $25 credit-check fee.
Applicants are required to submit proof that their old device has been recycled. A building permit is required for installing the new device. Loans do not cover do-it-yourself projects. The City Code
prohibits the installation of uncertified wood burning appliances.
For more information, please visit the program website
or contact the Environmental Services Department at 970-221-6600. †