This program is meant to encourage homeowners in El Dorado, Placer, and Amador Counties to permanently remove or replace older non-EPA certified wood stoves or eligible fireplaces with cleaner-burning devices to improve winter air quality through reduction of particulate matter (PM) emissions caused by inefficient residential wood combustion. Participants must first acquire Pre-Approval from AQMD. Rentals are eligible with some restrictions. Requirements are slightly different for Amador County residents.
Example Eligible IAQ Activities:
Heat source replacement
$500 for removal of old wood-burning device and replacement with a new EPA Phase II certified wood stove, fireplace insert, or pellet stove.
$600 for removal of old wood-burning device and use of existing or installation of a new electric, natural gas or propane furnace or appliance.