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.

*NEW* Eligible homeowners in the counties of Benton, Buchanan, Cedar, Delaware, Iowa, Johnson, and Jones in addition to Linn may also apply. 

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 appliances that use wood, electricity, geothermal, or natural gas for fuel are more efficient and subject to EPA regulations to control emissions. 


The wood-burning appliance change-out program will:

  • Improve local indoor and outdoor air quality

  • Warm homes for less money

  • Reduce creosote build-up in the 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.