The Wood Stove/Fireplace Change Out Incentive Programs for Non-Low Income and Low Income Sacramento County Residents are currently accepting applications.
The AQMD has funding to help Sacramento County residents replace older, more polluting units with cleaner-burning, USEPA certified or equivalent units!
There are 320,000 fireplaces and wood stoves in Sacramento County homes!
Wood smoke is a source of particulate matter, hydrocarbons, nitrogen oxides, toxic air contaminants and odors. Wood smoke is linked to serious health impacts1.
On days when poor air quality (Stage 2) is forecast, AQMD Rule 421, Mandatory Episodic Curtailment Of Wood And Other Solid Fuel Burning (PDF), prohibits the use of all wood and pellet-burning appliances, including certified appliances and pellet stoves/inserts. Please see Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) for more information on Rule 421.
- Residence in Sacramento County
- Replacing existing uncertified wood stove, insert, or open hearth fireplace
- 50% of AQMD's funding must go to Environmental Justice areas
- Non-Low Income Program
$150 - $450
- Low Income Program
Up to $1,500
- Click here for a list of participating retailers. Check back for updates.
Requirements for Retailers-
- Must verify qualification of old units
- Must maintain documentation
- Are subject to compliance audit.
- Retailers, please click here for details and required forms.
- Board of Directors Change Out Program Update April 2009 (PDF)
- Board of Directors Change Out Program Update July 2008 (PDF)
- SpareTheAir.com - for air quality conditions and forecasts
- Board of Directors Report on Phase I Voucher Program January 2007 (PDF)
- Board of Directors Memo on the Change Out Program June 2006 (PDF)
- Change Out Program Staff Report to the Board of Directors June 2006 (PDF)
Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District
777 12th St. 3rd Floor
Sacramento, California 95814-1908
Wood Stove line: (916) 440-WOOD (9663)
Fax line: (916) 874-7896
1. Particulate is linked to serious health impacts including premature mortality, acute and chronic bronchitis, asthma attacks and emergency room visits, upper respiratory illnesses and days of work loss.