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Updated: March 2021

State Incentives

As of October 2020, eight states offer ongoing, statewide rebates or tax incentives to purchase and install a stove or boiler. This page does not include scores of local change out programs which can be found found here.

* Pellet stoves: Alabama, Arizona, Idaho, Maryland, Montana, New York and Vermont

* Wood stoves: Alabama, Arizona, Idaho, Maryland and Montana
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* Wood or pellet boilers: Alabama, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont.

Appliance eligibility requirements vary from state to state. For pellet stoves, for example, Maryland and New York require stoves to emit no more than 2 grams per hour. Some of the programs require that you remove an old stove to be eligible, such as Idaho and New York, or convert a fireplace, such as in Arizona. Alabama requires homeowners to convert their primary heating system to wood or pellets and Maryland requires that the stove displace oil, electricity or propane heat.

Appliance eligibility requirements vary from state to state. Some of the programs require that you remove an old stove to be eligible, such as Idaho and New York, or convert a fireplace, such as in Arizona. Alabama requires homeowners to convert their primary heating system to wood or pellets.

Some towns or counties may provide additional incentives but this is rare.

Many programs now require stoves meet efficiency requirements to be eligible. Maryland, New York and Vermont require stoves be at least 70% efficient on the list of EPA certified stoves

Federal incentive
As of Jan. 1, 2021 there is a federal 26% tax credit for wood and pellet heaters that are tested at 75% thermal efficiency or higher, based on the Higher Heater Value (HHV). Thermal efficiencies can be found on the EPA database of certified stoves. For wood or pellet heaters purchased and installed in 2020, the $300 federal tax credit on biomass stoves and boilers that are at least 75% efficient. Manufacturers use a wide variety of ways to define "75%" so if you care about purchasing a high efficiency stove, check list of the EPA certified stoves to find third party verified efficiency values. Be especially aware of pellet stoves with lower efficiencies as that will translate into higher fuel costs. This federal tax credit could be extended through 2021 or beyond but there is no guarantee.


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