As overnight temperatures begin to dip, the timing couldn’t be better for anyone thinking of changing out their wood burning appliance, says the Central Okanagan Regional District.
There’s a new cash incentive available for Central Okanagan residents who upgrade their old wood stove to a cleaner burning one.
The provincial government is now offering a $400 rebate for replacing an uncertified wood stove with cleaner appliances, such as new pellet stoves, electric heat pumps or gas or propane stoves.
The new cash rebate is effective immediately through the Central Okanagan Air Quality program, while funds last.
The original $250 rebate that the government offered is still available for those who replace and recycle their old wood burning appliance with a new EPA/CSA-certified wood replacement.
Participating Central Okanagan retailers will take care of recycling your old stove and provide all the necessary paperwork for the applicable rebate, says the regional district.