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No state-wide regulations on wood or pellet stoves that we are aware of at the moment. Check with your local authority on building codes to be sure.


Financial Incentive: Personal Tax Deduction
Type: Residential
For: Biomass
Incentive Amount: $500

Summary: This incentive allows Arizona taxpayers to deduct the cost of converting an existing wood fireplace to a qualifying wood stove, a qualified wood fireplace, or a qualified gas-fired fireplace. The cost to purchase and install all necessary equipment is tax deductible, up to a maximum $500 deduction. Qualifying wood stoves and fireplaces must meet the standards of performance for new wood heaters manufactured after July 1990, or sold after July 1992 pursuant to 40 Code of Federal Regulations part 60, subpart AAA. This deduction is for taxable years after December 31, 1993.        



Updated: February 2024


Change-out Programs

Fireplace Retrofit Program (Pilot Program) | Maricopa County, Arizona

Status: Active as of October, 2023

Program Boundary Area: Baseline Road to Northern Avenue and 59th Avenue to 16th Street (Phoenix, AZ and Glendale, AZ)

Eligible fuels: Wood -> natural gas

Notable feature(s): Free retrofits and conversions for residents within the pilot program area. One of only programs to offer catalytic retrofits for fireplaces.

Incentive Amounts

The Maricopa County Air Quality Department (MCAQD) offers Phoenix and Glendale residents living within the pilot program boundaries up to $2,000 to retrofit an existing fireplace to a natural gas fireplace.

Program Duration

The program is ongoing until funds are depleted. The program may be expanded to other Maricopa County residents in the future.


Follow the link to the registration and answer the application questions. 



Participants must live within the program boundaries for eligibility. Participants must have a fireplace chimney and firebox that are in good working order with an existing chimney cap and operational damper. Property owner must be present throughout the duration of the process and accept liability if a gas pressure test fails. Limited to one installation per household.


More Information

For more information, please visit the program website. They can also be reached via their main line at (602) 506-3011 or reach by email at

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