Wood-Burning Appliance Change-Out Program

Linn County Public Health (LCPH) offers financial incentives to help eligible homeowners upgrade to cleaner-burning, energy efficient heating appliances and technologies. 


Residential wood heaters emit pollutants that can worsen indoor and outdoor air quality and cause health problems. Those with lung and/or heart conditions, children, and older adults are especially vulnerable. 


New wood stoves that use wood, natural gas, or pellets for fuel are more efficient and subject to EPA regulations to control emissions. A stove purchased today is cleaner-burning and releases fewer harmful air pollutants and carcinogens.


The wood-burning appliance change-out program will:

  • Improve local air quality indoors and out

  • Warm homes for less money

  • Reduce creosote build-up in chimney and reduce the risk of fire

  • Improve family lung health by reducing indoor air pollution

  • Support the local economy


This program is funded by Interstate Power and Light (IPL) as an Environmental Mitigation Project required by Consent Decree, United States for America et al. v. Interstate Power and Light Company, Civil Action No.: C15-0061, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa Cedar Rapids Division.

Linn County Public Health

1020 6th Street SE

Cedar Rapids IA United States 52401


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