Protecting Public Health and the Environment.

Woodstove Changeout Program

DEQ sponsors woodstove changeout programs in various areas of Idaho when funding is available. Typically, woodstove changeout programs provide financial incentives for homeowners to replace old, air-polluting woodstoves with new EPA-certified stoves, inserts, pellet stoves, or natural gas or propane units that burn much cleaner and produce less air pollution. The wood smoke smell may make you feel warm and cozy, but smoke from woodstoves is a significant source of air pollution. It contains gases and microscopic particles that can enter your lungs and trigger serious respiratory problems. Old woodstoves produce up to five times as much harmful smoke as newer, EPA-certified models. Switching to a new, cleaner-burning woodstove makes environmental and economic sense. Learn how you can reduce the amount of smoke in the air, improve air quality, help protect public health, and save money!

Pocatello and Chubbuck

To help improve air quality in the Portneuf Valley, DEQ is offering financial incentives to Pocatello and Chubbuck residents to put old woodstoves out of commission.

Participants in the program may be eligible for a $500 rebate and a 10% discount when purchasing a new woodstove or other qualified unit from one of our partners:

Idaho Stove Works
1219 Yellowstone Ave. Suite A
Pocatello, Idaho 83201
(208) 530-0320
Mr. Mower
4500 Yellowstone Ave.
Pocatello, ID 83201
(208) 237-9150
Nick's Fireplace Outfitters
408 E. Oak St.
Pocatello, ID 83201
(208) 232-2240
Rocky Mountain Supply
804 W. 5th Ave.
Pocatello, ID 83201
(208) 233-2274
Webbco
1643 N. 2nd Ave.
Pocatello, ID 83201
(208) 234-2744 
 

How to Participate

  • Determine if the woodstove or fireplace insert you currently own is noncertified. If your operable woodstove is more than 15 years old, it is probably not certified. Look for an informational sticker on the upper corner on the back of the stove. No sticker means it is not EPA-certified. Learn more.
  • Obtain the Woodstove Changeout Application - Proof of Residence Form at the DEQ Pocatello Regional Office (city utility bill required).
  • Purchase an EPA-certified woodstove or other qualified unit from an Idaho woodstove partner. The vendor will provide a 10% discount and $500 off qualifying units (pending available funding).
  • Schedule to have your new unit installed by a woodstove partner who will dispose of the old one at Pacific Recycling.
  • Keep proof of purchase and the disposal receipt to claim the deduction on your Idaho tax return. Learn more.

More Information

Pocatello and Chubbuck Program:

Melissa Gibbs
DEQ Pocatello Regional Office
444 Hospital Way #300
Pocatello, ID 83201
(208) 236-6160
melissa.gibbs@deq.idaho.gov

Related Pages

EPA-Certified Woodstoves

Better Woodstove Burning Techniques

Woodstove Replacements and Tax Deductions

West Silver Valley Air Quality