Colorado Homeowners, is your wood burning appliance:
- 15 years old or older?
- Leaking smoke into your house?
- Drafty when not lit?
- Burns through your wood faster than you can feed it?
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:
- $400 toward the purchase of an EPA Phase II qualified retrofit device or cleaner-burning natural gas fireplace.
- $750 toward the purchase of an EPA certified woodstove Eligible Replacement Appliance*
- $1,000 toward the purchase of an EPA-certified woodstove meeting 2020 Step 2 emission limits Eligible Replacement Appliance*
- $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
- $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:
Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)
- ii. Energy Outreach Colorado
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)
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- 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!