Protecting Public Health and the Environment.

Southeastern Idaho and Cache Valley Woodstove Changeouts

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!

Southeast Idaho Wood Heating Changeout Program

To help improve air quality (lower the PM2.5 levels) in southeast Idaho, DEQ is offering a financial incentive to residents to change out old wood heating appliances with new cleaner heating appliances. Participants in the program may be eligible to receive a $500 rebate when purchasing and installing a new qualified heating appliance from one of our approved vendors.

Details

Homeowners who have a non-EPA certified wood appliance, an old EPA-certified device, or an open hearth fireplace, are encouraged to apply.

Who is eligible?

  • Applicants must be the legal owner of the home or rental property. Renters may not participate.
  • Homes must be located within the counties of Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Caribou, Oneida, or Power.
  • All purchases, installation, and decommissioning work must be performed by a DEQ-authorized vendor.
  • Replaced woodstove or insert must be turned in for recycling.

How do I apply?

  • Obtain a Southeast Idaho Woodstove Changeout application at the DEQ Pocatello Regional office. (ID and proof of address required)
  • Select a DEQ-approved vendor

Cache Valley Wood Heating Changeout Program

To help improve air quality (lower the PM2.5 levels) in the Cache Valley (i.e. Franklin County), EPA awarded a grant to DEQ. The EPA grant is targeted to improve air quality in the Cache Valley, which is designated as a nonattainment area for fine particulate pollution (PM2.5).  Through the grant, DEQ is offering financial incentives to residents to change out old functioning wood heating appliances with new cleaner heating appliances. Participants in the program may be eligible to receive up to a $3,800 rebate when purchasing a new qualified heating appliance and having it installed from a DEQ-approved vendor.

Details

Who is eligible?

  • Applicants must be the legal owner of the home or rental property. Renters may not participate.
  • Homes must be located within the Cache Valley Non-Attainment Area (Franklin County).
  • All purchases, installation, and decommissioning work must be performed by a DEQ authorized vendor.
  • Replaced wood stove or insert must be turned in for recycling.

How do I apply?

Information for vendors


Staff Contacts

Air Quality Analyst
Chris Wernert
DEQ Pocatello Regional Office
444 Hospital Way #300
Pocatello, ID 83201
(208) 236-6160
chris.wernert@deq.idaho.gov

Airshed Coordinator
Clay Woods
DEQ Pocatello Regional Office
444 Hospital Way, #300
Pocatello, ID 83201
(208) 236-6160
clay.woods@deq.idaho.gov

DEQ Resources

Related Pages

Woodstoves and Air Quality

EPA-Certified Woodstoves

Woodstove Replacements and Tax Deductions

Better Woodstove Burning Techniques