Wood-Burning Appliance Change-Out Program
Linn County Public Health offers financial incentives to help eligible homeowners upgrade to cleaner-burning, more 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.