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Change-Out Programs

Updated August 26th, 2016

Woodstove Changeout Program

Rockingham County, New Hampshire and Rumford River Valley, Maine

Website: http://www.lung.org/local-content/_content-items/our-initiatives/current-initiatives/woodstove-changeout-program.html?referrer=http://woodstovechangeout.org/index.php?id=42

Status: Active as of August 2016

Location: Rockingham County, New Hampshire and Rumford River Valley, Maine (Andover, Byron, Canton, Carthage, Dixfield, Farmington, Hanover, Peru, Mexico, Roxbury, Rumford & Wilton)

Eligible fuels: Wood (uncertified) -> wood (certified); pellet, gas

Notable feature(s): Qualifying applicants receive their vouchers within two weeks of applying, according to the program manager.
Incentive Amounts
The American Lung Association of the Northeast (ALANE) offers homeowners $1,000-$2,000 vouchers to replace an uncertified wood burning appliances with an EPA certified stove, pellet stove, or gas stove. Voucher amounts vary by region and income. Efficiency Maine also offers $500 incentives for state residents who purchase EPA certified wood or pellet stoves below a specified emissions limit.

Program Duration
The program is ongoing until funds are depleted.       

Procedure
To receive a voucher, applicants must submit an application along with a photo of the old appliance to ALANE. If approved, applicants present a voucher to an approved retailer who handles the device installation and disposal.   

Requirements
Self-installations are prohibited for all programs. Only one incentive is available per homeowner per primary residence. Workplaces, rental, seasonal, or part-time residents are ineligible. All applications must be mailed and are processed by post mark date. No retroactive vouchers are allowed.

More Information

For more information, please visit the program website or contact Michelle Edwards at 1-888-241-6566, ext.0304 or medwards@lungne.org.