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Change-Out Programs

Updated January, 2018

Woodstove Replacement Program

Portneuf Valley, Idaho

Website: http://www.deq.idaho.gov/air-quality/burning/woodstoves/changeout-program/

Status: Active as of January 2018

Location: Pocatello and Chubbuck

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

Notable feature(s): This program can be combined with the 100% statewide wood stove tax deduction. Stove retailers offer an additional 10% discount.
Incentive Amounts
The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) offers $500 rebates to residents who replace their uncertified wood stove with a certified wood stove, pellet stove, natural gas device, or propane device at eligible retailers.

Program Duration
The program is ongoing until funds are depleted.

Procedure
Homeowners must first obtain a Woodstove Changeout Application - Proof of Residence Form at the DEQ Pocatello Regional Office (city utility bill required). A new device can be purchased from five participating vendors: Idaho Stove Works, Mr. Mower, Nick’s Fireplace Outfitters, Rocky Mountain Supply, and Webbco. These vendors offer an additional 10 percent discount on the new unit. Homeowners will schedule to have their new unit installed by a woodstove partner who will dispose of the old one. They must keep proof of purchase and the disposal receipt to claim the deduction on the Idaho tax return.

Requirements
This program is open only to homeowners. Old stoves must be disposed. Participants are also eligible for the state of Idaho wood stove tax deduction. The installation of uncertified stoves is banned in both of these cities.

More Information
For more information, please visit the program website or contact the Department of Environmental Quality in Pocatello at (208) 236-6160.