Rebates offered to replace inefficient wood stoves

Cariboo residents are being offered a cash incentive to upgrade their old wood stoves as part of the Cariboo Wood Stove Exchange Program.

  • Dec. 3, 2012 10:00 a.m.

Are you looking for the right time to replace that smoke-belching wood stove you’re using?  If so, the time is now.

Cariboo residents are being offered a cash incentive to upgrade their old wood stoves as part of the Cariboo Wood Stove Exchange Program.

There are 25 rebates in total for the entire Cariboo region.  It is on a first come first serve basis that residents who replace older inefficient models with more efficient and clean-burning appliances can receive a cash rebate.

The first 25 stoves to be turned in are eligible for a $250 provincial rebate, and if residents live within the Williams Lake Airshed boundaries they will receive an additional $300 from the Williams Lake Air Quality Roundtable, meaning there’s as much as $550 available.

Did you know that new certified wood stoves burn one-third less wood and can reduce smoke and particulate matter (pollution) entering the atmosphere by as much as 90 per cent!

Particulate matter, also known as particle pollution or PM, is a complex mixture of extremely small particles and liquid droplets.

It is in everyone’s best interest to decrease levels of this pollution in the air we breathe.

The Wood stove Exchange Program is not only helping British Columbians replace inefficient appliances but also helping to raise public awareness about the importance of smoke-free burning.

For more information about the Wood Stove Exchange Program, call the Exchange Hotline at 1-877-992-5833or visit:


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