The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is currently accepting applications for its Burn Cleaner Program.
The program provides incentives to Valley residents to replace their old wood or pellet burning devices with new, cleaner hearth options such as a natural gas insert or an EPA Phase II certified wood or pellet insert.
The purpose of the program is to help reduce particulate matter produced from older devices in the Valley which contribute to air pollution during the Fall and Winter months.
For more information about the program, please review the program guidelines and application.
INCENTIVE AMOUNTS ARE LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING:
|NEW DEVICE TO BE PURCHASED||INCENTIVE AMOUNT|
|Certified wood insert/freestanding stove||$1,500|
|Certified pellet insert/freestanding stove||$1,500|
|Natural gas insert/freestanding stove||$1,500|
|Any eligible device if applicant is eligible for low-income||$2,500|
|Additional incentive towards gas device (for both Standard and Low-income)||Up to $500*|
|*Applies only to eligible installation costs beyond the funding amount|
The old device must be located at a residence within the District boundaries. Applicants must submit an application and obtain an approved voucher from the District prior to purchasing the new device (see link above). New gas fireplaces must be certified as heater-rated. Gas fireplaces designed exclusively for aesthetic and decorative use are not eligible.