Ottawa Wood Burning Changeout Program
The Ottawa Wood Burning Changeout Program was designed to encourage rural Ottawa residents to improve ambient and indoor air quality, heat their homes more efficiently and safely, and reduce fuel costs by replacing their old, uncertified wood stoves and fireplaces with cleaner burning, EPA or CSA-certified models.
HPBAC recognizes the financial support from the City of Ottawa.
This program offers rebates directly through an application for a Green Heat rebate or allows homeowners to bundle rebates with a Home Energy Assessment.
Well over 7000 wood burning stoves have been replaced by cleaner burning models since the program began. This is a reduction of approximately 400 tonnes annually of particulate matter released into the air. Since 2008, 29 programs have been offered in the province, involving 20 regional districts and over 45 municipal partners.
The program is offered in communities around the province. It provides funding to promote the exchange and offers incentives to replace old wood stoves. It also delivers education to help people operate their wood-burning appliances efficiently.
More than 4500 old woodburning appliances have been replaced:
- 81% changed for woodburning devices
- 13% changed for gas devices
- 6% changed for woodpellet devices
SBI Valcourt Lafayette II Wood Fireplace
Blaze King King 40 Wood Stove
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