Change-Out Programs

Updated September 20th, 2016

Columbia Valley Woodstove Change-out Program

Columbia Valley, Washington


Status: Active as of September 2016

Location: Urban growth area in Whatcom County

Eligible fuels: Wood (uncertified) (certified) -> wood (certified), heat pump

Notable feature(s): Wood sheds, moisture meters for cord wood, furnace repair, and dry cord-wood vouchers may be available in addition to change-outs.
Incentive Amounts
Residents who qualify for the low-income home energy assistance program (LIHEAP) services may be eligible to change out their old wood heating appliance for a new certified woodstove or ductless heat pump at no cost. Residents and property owners who do not qualify for LIHEAP may be eligible for a $2,000 incentive toward a new certified woodstove or ductless heat pump. Regardless of income, residents may also qualify for a free woodshed if they do not have a way to keep firewood dry.

Program Duration
The program is ongoing until funds are depleted.

Interested applicants should contact Julie O'Shaughnessy for more information. (See contact information below.)

Participants must be eligible for the federal low-income home energy assistance program services to qualify for full cost coverage. All residents may be eligible for the incentive program, regardless of income.

More Information

For more information, please visit the program website or contact Julie O’Shaughnessy at 360-419-6849 or (Subject line: "Columbia Valley Woodstove Change-Out").