The Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District offers an incentive program ($1000-standard voucher or up to $3500 depending on income) to residents that live within the District to replace their in use non-EPA certified wood stove, fireplace insert, or open-hearth fireplace with a newer, cleaner burning device, such as an EPA certified wood stove/insert or a natural gas, propane, or electric heating device.
The District is currently accepting applications for the program. Funding is provided through the US EPA’s Targeted Airshed Grant Program.
To participate, applicants must:
- Live within the Sacramento Federal PM2.5 Nonattainment Area (NAA)
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- Provide the amount of wood used in existing fireplace or woodstove (cords, logs, and number of days used)
- Have a fireplace or older woodstove that is in working condition and is in use
- Provide necessary photos of existing device as indicated on application (and listed below)
- If applying for low-income ($3500) voucher, you must provide proof of income (see Voucher Program document)
- Not remove existing appliance (woodstove/fireplace) or purchase a new device prior to Voucher approval
Remember to submit the following photos with your application.
(If an open hearth fireplace – manufacturer tag may not apply)
1. Existing fireplace or woodstove in operation
2. Existing fireplace or woodstove in original location including clearly identifiable background, and pipe, ventilation system and chimney as applicable
3. Fireplace or woodstove with any screens or doors open
4. Any accessible manufacturer tags
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Why Reduce Wood Smoke
There are approximately 10 million wood stoves currently in use in the United States, and 65 percent of them are older, inefficient, conventional stoves. Swapping out one old, inefficient wood stove is similar to taking 5 dirty, old diesel trucks off the road.
Wood smoke is not only bad for the environment but can also affect your health. Wood smoke is made up of a complex mixture of gases, like carbon dioxide, methane and air toxics, and fine, microscopic particles, called PM2.5. PM2.5 is so small, it can easily bypass the human body’s natural defenses, causing short term health effects, like coughing and sneezing, and worsening existing conditions, such as asthma and heart disease.
If you have any questions, please call the District office at (530) 757 – 3650 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org and ask about the Wood Smoke Reduction Program.
If you live in Solano County but outside Dixon, Rio Vista, and Vacaville, contact the Bay Area Air Quality Management District to ask about their wood smoke reduction program by clicking here.