Higgins Energy Alternatives & Massachusetts Clean Energy Center / Wood Stove Exchange Program

Massachusetts Clean Energy Center / Wood Stove Exchange Program Higgins Energy Alternatives


The Deadline is Aug. 21st  

Why should you take advantage of this program?

1st You can save up to $3,000 of your new stove purchase.

2nd Old wood stoves manufactured before 1988 generate between 5 and 20 times as much soot and dust as modern wood and pellet stoves. This soot, or “particulate,” may cause serious lung and heart conditions. Modern stoves also use about 33 percent less wood to produce the same amount of heat.

Program Key Points

  • Must replace an existing, non-EPA certified wood stove
  • Increased efficiency of new wood stoves saves money on fuel while reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Less soot and smoke emitted by new wood stoves means healthier air for wood-burning homes and surrounding communities

Next Steps

  1. Familiarize yourself with new wood stove technology, costs, benefits, and other incentives.
  2. Find out whether you are eligible for a rebate.
  3. Work with us here at Higgins Energy Alternatives to select and install an appropriate, qualifying stove.

All stoves installed under this Program must be EPA-certified.

Hybrid stoves are considered catalytic stoves.

Fireplace inserts are considered stoves and are subject to emissions limits and rebate values of the emissions control technology utilized in the model being installed.

Rebate amounts are as listed below:

New Stove Type  Maximum PM2.5 Emissions (g/hr) Standard Rebate Income-Based Rebate Efficiency Adder
Pellet Stove ≤2.0 $1,250 $2,500 $500
Catalytic Wood Stove ≤2.0 $1,000 $2,250 $250
Non-Catalytic Wood Stove ≤2.0 $1,250 $2,500
≥2.0 and <3.0 $1,000 $2,250
≥3.0 and ≤3.5 $500 $1,500
Fully Automated Wood Stove ≤2.0 $1,500 $2,750

Efficiency must be CSA B415.1 certified by the EPA

Visit the program page program manual for more information about how to find an installer and qualify for a new stove rebate.

Please read the program manual for full details on eligibility, program requirements and rebates.


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Barre, MA 01005


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