Wood Stove Replacement Program

Wood Stove Replacement Program Summary

The Wood Stove Replacement Program is currently out of funding.  We hope to have additional funding in the future.  Please contact Klaus Hoehna at 541-966-0249 for more information. 

Dear Residents:

The City of Pendleton is concerned about the amount of smog that occurs in the City in the wintertime. Wood burning is one of the main contributors to this problem. To encourage the replacement of older, inefficient wood stoves, the City has developed a zero interest loan program for replacing your wood burning stove with a newer, more energy efficient heating system. By converting to a new heating system you will not only increase fuel efficiency (i.e. SAVE YOU MONEY), but you will also improve the air quality of our great city.

Who is eligible?

Residents living within the City of Pendleton Urban Growth Boundary are eligible for a no-interest loan of up to $3500 to replace an old, uncertified wood stove or wood stove insert with a new, approved heating system. The loan is repaid over five years with monthly payments.

What conditions must be met?

  • Apply with the City of Pendleton at the Building Department.
  • Select a replacement heating system that is approved by the City (natural gas, electric, propane, pellet, oil {must have a new, free-standing oil tank} or other approved system).
  • Select a contractor that has agreed to the terms of the program.
  • Secure a mechanical permit for installation from the City.
  • Have the installation inspected and approved by the City building inspector.
  • Provide a copy of all other permits/inspections required to ensure that the installation meets all State and City requirements.
  • Provide receipts for the replacement costs.
  • Provide a certificate from Pendleton Sanitary Service verifying that the old, uncertified wood stove or insert has been properly disposed of.

NOTE: Contractors may provide these steps. Homeowners who choose to install the new system themselves will be eligible for the cost of the new heating system only, not for labor.

What incentives does Energy Trust of Oregon offer?

Energy Trust of Oregon offers added incentives in the form of rebates, depending on the replacement heating system you choose.  Check with your contractor of visit the Energy Trust website at www.energytrust.org for details and to see which stoves qualify.

Why replace an old, inefficient wood stove?

Wood smoke contains both particles and gases. Small particles–called particulates–can be inhaled deep into the respiratory system where they may cause serious health impacts. Both particulates and gases may contain cancer-causing materials. Older wood stoves not only emit more pollutants, but they are less efficient at heating your home. Converting to natural gas, electric, propane, pellet, oil or other type of approved heating unit increases fuel efficiency and greatly reduces emissions. This helps the City of Pendleton meet national and state air quality standards which are set to protect our health.

Why must the wood stove be disposed of at an approved site?

It is important that older, inefficient wood stoves are not reused. Pendleton Sanitary Service (PSS) has agreed to destroy the old wood stoves that are collected and recycle them for scrap. You will receive proof when you drop your old wood stove off at PSS. Notify the drop-off site attendant that you are participating in the Wood Stove Replacement Program. Fill out pertinent information and have the attendant stamp the completed form. If the old wood stove is dropped off by the contractor, the contractor is responsible for obtaining the stamped receipt.

Are fireplaces included?

No, the loan applies only to the replacement of uncertified wood stoves. A common fireplace is not considered a wood stove. However, uncertified fireplace inserts can be considered as wood stoves and are eligible for the program.

WANT MORE INFORMATION??

Contact Klaus Hoehna at 541-966-0249 or Klaus.Hoehna@ci.pendleton.or.us

A SPECIAL THANKS TO:

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Oregon Hearth Products Association

CHECK LIST AID

WOOD STOVE REPLACEMENT PROGRAM

  • Apply to the City of Pendleton Building Department.
  • Select a replacement heating system that is approved by the City (natural gas, electric, propane, pellet, oil {must have a new, free-standing oil tank}, DEQ-approved wood stove or insert, or other approved system.)
  • Select a contractor that has been approved by the City.
  • Secure a mechanical permit for installation from the City.
  • Have the installation inspected and approved by the City Building Official.
  • Provide a copy of all other permits/inspections required to ensure that the installation meets all state and city requirements.
  • Provide receipts for the replacement costs.
  • Provide a certificate for the old wood stove or insert validated by Pendleton Sanitary Service.  (Pendleton Sanitary Service is the only approved disposal site.)

NOTE: Contractors may provide steps 4-8 as part of their service.  Homeowners who choose to install the new system themselves will be eligible for the cost of the new heating system only, not for labor.

Documents

  • Wood Stove Replacement Program Application-see attachment below
  • Wood Stove Disposal Form-see attachment below
  • Wood Stove Check List & Contractor List-see attachment below
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WoodStoveInitialPropertyOwnerApp&AgreementREV13.pdf16.71 KB
WoodStoveProcessCheckList&ApprovedContractorListREVOct2013.pdf83.24 KB
WoodStoveDisposalFormREV13.doc28.5 KB