Commonwealth Woodstove Change-Out Program

February 27, 2023

Summary

NOTE: This program is no longer running for the 2019 season. Please check on the MassCEC website to see if the program will run for the 2020 season. The program typically runs from late March to early September.

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, and the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources are currently offering rebates through the Commonwealth Woodstove Change-Out Program. This program assists eligible Massachusetts residents with the cost of replacing non-EPA certified wood-fired stoves with EPA-certified, low-emission woodstoves, pellet stoves, and fireplace inserts. Old stoves must be permanently removed from service and rendered inoperable. The stove professional is charged with the coordination of stove disposal and recycling and installing the new stove.

Low-income residents earning less than 80% of the state median income are eligible for rebates ranging from $2,000 to $3,250, and standard residential customers who qualify for the program are eligible for rebates ranging from $500 to $1,750.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Massachusetts
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: http://www.masscec.com/get-clean-energy/residential/commonwealth-woodstove-changeout
Administrator: Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, & Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
Start Date: Not currently running. Please check the MassCEC website to see if the program will run in 2020
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Biomass
Incentive Amount: Standard Residential:
Pellet Stove: $1,000 - $1,750
Catalytic Woodstove: $750 - $1,250
Non-Catalytic Woodstove: $500-$1,250

Fully Automated Wood Stove: $1,500 - $1,750
Low-Income Residential:
Pellet Stove: $2,500 - $3,250
Catalytic Woodstove: $2,250 - $2,750
Non-Catalytic Woodstove: $2,000-$2,750
Fully Automated Wood Stove: $2,750 - $3,250
Maximum Incentive: Residential: $1,750
Low-Income Residential: $3,250
Equipment Requirements: Replacement stoves or inserts must meet program technical requirements and stove must serve a year-round residence.
Installation Requirements: New stoves must be professionally installed. Old stoves must be permanently removed from service, disabled, and recycled. All applicable federal, state, and local building codes and regulations, safety standards, and certifications must be adhered to.

Incentives

This program has 2 incentives
Technologies: Biomass
Sectors: Residential
Parameters: The incentive has a maximum of $500.00, The incentive has a minimum of $1750.00
Technologies: Biomass
Sectors: Low Income Residential
Parameters: The incentive has a maximum of $2000.00, The incentive has a minimum of $3250.00

Contact

Name: Commonwealth Woodstove Change-Out Program
Organization: Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
Address: 63 Franklin Street, 3rd Floor
Boston MA 02110
Phone: (617) 315-9300
Email: woodstoves@masscec.com

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.