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Changeouts & Stove Tax Credits

Tax Credits:

Federal Biomass Stove Tax Credit  

In addition to the following changeout programs, there is a federal tax credit that provides $300 for purchasing a biomass stove that is at least 75 percent efficient. See HPBA’s website for more information about what qualifies, how to claim the credit, and what consumers need to know. Here’s a link to HPBA website with the tax credit information. 

There is also a consumer one-pager designed for retailers to print out and keep in their stores. It can be downloaded from that main tax credit page, but it can be found directly, here.

Changeouts by State:

Maine:

Cumberland County, ME American Lung Association Wood Stove Change-out Program - Click for Application / Click for Fact Sheet

Pellet and Wood Stove Rebate - $500 REBATE on wood and pellet stoves – click here for rebate form

Eligibility:

  • Upgrade of existing unit    
  • Located in Maine    
  • Any installer is eligible including self-install. Installer does not need to be a Residential Registered Vendor unless the upgrade is being included as part of a Home Energy Loan.

Timeframe: Unit purchased between October 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019 and rebate form postmarked or emailed by January 31, 2020. Click here for more details.

Increased rebates on Biomass Boilers and Furnaces – the rebate for biomass boilers and furnaces has been increased from 1/3 of project costs up to $3,000 to 1/3 of project costs up to $6,000. Nothing else about biomass boilers and furnaces has been changed.

Efficiency Maine Low-Interest Loans Program - Varying loan amounts for qualifying wood and pellet stoves, pellet boilers and furnaces. Click here for more information.

Efficiency Maine Residential Home Energy Savings Program - Residents of Maine are eligible. Rebate is 1/3 the cost (up to $6,000) to purchase a qualifying pellet boiler or furnace. More information here

Massachusetts:

CLOSED, but may be renewed in 2021Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) Changeout

  • Eligibility: Any Massachusetts resident or business that currently uses a non-certified woodstove or fireplace insert.
  • Rebate: Standard Rebate between $1,000 to $1,500; Low-Income Rebate between $2,500 to $3,000. Click here for more information.

Vermont:

Clean Energy Development Fund (CEDF) Small Scale Renewable Energy Incentive Program for Advanced Wood Pellet Heating Systems

  • Eligibility: Residents of Vermont
  • Rebate: $2,500 per unit; $5,000 total per customer for purchasing a qualifying wood pellet heating system. Click here for more information.

New York State:

New York State Pellet Stove Incentive Program

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