Updated May, 2023
Project Stove Swap
Status: Active as of May 1st, 2023
Program Boundary Area: Aitkin, Beltrami, Carver, Cass, Carlton, Cook, Crow Wing, Dakota, Goodhue, Hennepin, Hubbard, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, LeSueur, Morrison, Otter Tail, Pine, Rice, Scott, Stearns, St. Louis, Todd, and Wadena counties
Eligible fuels: wood ? wood (certified, high-efficiency), pellet (certified, high-efficiency), natural gas (EnergyStar), hydronic (certified), forced air furnaces (certified)
Notable feature(s): There are income-qualified incentives which significantly raise the incentive amount available to low-to-moderate income households.
Minnesota residents can qualify for discounts ranging from $325 to $10,000 when swapping out their old wood stoves with a new energy-efficient heating system, including switching to new wood stove and pellet equipment. Residents can receive up to $750 for switching to an EPA certified energy efficient wood stove or up to $1,500 for an EPA certified wood pellet stove. These incentives increase for income-qualified households to up to $3,000 for an EPA certified wood stove or $3,500 for an EPA certified pellet stove. Click here
for a breakdown on the financial incentive amounts.
The program is ongoing until at least the end of 2017, or until funds are depleted. The program is looking to expand to the rest of the state.
First, check your eligibility by completing the Stove Swap Signup Form
. Once this is submitted, the project staff will review your information and provide you further details on your eligibility and next steps. Qualified vendors will assist you in choosing your new heating equipment from a list of eligible devices
. After an accredited installer performs the installation, the Project Stove Swap incentive will be added to your vendorís invoice.
The wood stove being replaced must have been manufactured before 1992. It also must be used as a primary/major heat source in the home, consuming at least two cords of wood annually. Equipment qualifying includes: wood stoves and fireplace inserts, pellet stoves and inserts, forced air furnaces, and hydronic heaters. The old wood stove being replaced must be destroyed or recycled.
For more information, please visit the program website
or contact Alli Mueller at email@example.com