Exchanging an old wood stove for a cleaner-burning model is good, but exchanging it for electric, gas, propane, or pellet-heating is even better under the wood stove exchange program.
This winter, the program will provide a total of $195,500 to 15 BC communities, including the Sunshine Coast.
The Sunshine Coast Clean Air Society (SCCAS) is hoping to provide:
• two vouchers at $650 for residents of Sechelt converting to a heat pump.
• 16 vouchers at $400 to any Sunshine Coast resident converting to gas, electric baseboards or a heat pump
• Seven vouchers at $250 each for rural residents of the Sunshine Coast, living further than 100m from any neighbour, upgrading to wood stoves emitting less than 2.0g/h of particulate matter as will be required in 2020.
In the past eight years, the SCCAS has issued grants to 331 homeowners on the Sunshine Coast to retire old wood stoves, in connection with the BC Lung Association, with funds from the provincial environment ministry.
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