You May be Eligible for Stove Replacement Assistance from FirePlace Warehouse Etc., through the American Lung Association!
Five types of voucher programs are in place until December 31, 2016:
- 1. $400 toward the purchase of an EPA Phase II qualified retrofit device or cleaner-burning natural gas fireplace.
- 2. $750 toward the purchase of an EPA certified woodstove Eligible Replacement Appliance*
3. $1,000 toward the purchase of an EPA-certified woodstove meeting 2020 Step 2 emission limits Eligible Replacement Appliance*
4. $1,500 toward the purchase of a natural gas, propane, or EPA certified wood pellet Eligible Replacement Appliance* *Refer to the ‘Eligible Replacement Appliances’ section
5. $3,000 for the full replacement of an existing appliance (installation and new appliance costs) in low-income households. Low-income status will be determined by proof of current participation in the following programs:
- i. Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)ii. Energy Outreach Colorado<
- iii. Medicaid
- iv. Woman, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Food Program
- v. Income eligibility based on the prior year’s federal or state income tax statement (if available)
- 1. Must be a resident of Boulder, Denver, Jefferson, Larimer, or Weld county.
- a. Renters do qualify for a voucher, but proof of landlord’s approval must be provided and stove must remain with the residence, not the renter, if the renter leaves
2. Must use a non-EPA certified woodstove, hydronic heater, or other hearth appliance as a significant or primary source of heat in primary residence (no secondary or vacation homes are eligible) or frequently used non-residential buildings (e.g., churches, greenhouses, schools).
3. Agree to turn in non-EPA certified appliance to a participating retailer and replace it with a new natural gas or propane stove or EPA Certified woodstove or wood pellet appliance.
4. Have the stove professionally installed by a participating retailer who will assure that the stove installation meets all appropriate building and safety codes and that the appliance is installed according to the appliance manufacturer’s owner/installation manual (no do-it-yourself installations).
5. Must enter into a purchase and sale agreement with a participating retailer prior to the expiration of the voucher (a 6-week period). The new appliance does NOT have to be installed within that time frame.
6. Limit of one voucher per household
7. Must fully complete a voucher application form including a photo of the existing appliance and any documentation required if applying for the income qualified voucher.
- a. To prove low-income status, documentation should be a copy of your current Medicaid card, or a copy of an official letter certifying that you are currently participating in the LEAP, WIC, or Energy Outreach Colorado programs.
- b. Income eligibility may also be based on the prior year’s federal or state income tax statement (if available).
December 31, 2016 is the deadline, Don’t wait!