Wood Stove Exchange Program

The Provincial Wood Stove Exchange Program provides rebates for exchanging wood stoves for cleaner heating options including heat pumps, gas and more. There are various Wood Stove Exchange Programs administered throughout British Columbia. Please visit the Province of BC’s Community Wood Smoke Reduction Programs List for current programs.

Wood Stove Exchange Program

Overview

Rebate amount

$300 - $1,500

Who can apply

Varies based on local program

Qualifying products

Must be a qualified replacement appliance

Rebate amount

For exchanging an old wood stove in a non-red zone community

Deadlines and eligibility requirements vary by local program.

Check with your community program coordinators for more information.

Upgrade

Rebate

To an EPA or CSA-certified wood stove

$300

To a natural gas, propane, or pellet stove

$500

To a heat pump

$750

For exchanging an old wood stove in a red zone community

Deadlines and eligibility requirements vary by local program.

Check with your community program coordinators for more information.

Upgrade

Rebate

To an EPA or CSA-certified wood stove

$300

To a natural gas, propane, or pellet stove

$750

To a heat pump

$1,000

For exchanging an old wood stove in an Indigenous community

Deadlines and eligibility requirements vary by local program.

Check with your community program coordinators for more information.

Upgrade

Rebate

To an EPA or CSA-certified wood stove

$600

To a natural gas, propane, or pellet stove

$1,000

To a heat pump

$1,500

Eligibility requirements

  • Eligibility requirements vary depending on the specific local program. Please refer to the specific local program for eligibility requirements.
  • Old stoves must not be used again and must be destroyed. To destroy a stove:
    • Remove the doors
    • Bash in the flue collar
    • Remove the firebrick from the appliance
    • Deliver the body to the designated public works yards or transfer station where it can be picked up by a recycler
    • Check with your local program to determine what procedures are set up for destroying and recycling old stoves in your region.

How to apply

  1. Find your local exchange program and contact the organizers.
  2. Go through the steps outlined by your local program. Following the local process is essential to qualifying for a rebate. This will generally require you to provide proof your old stove has been in use, qualifying replacement appliance has been installed in compliance with local building regulations, and your old stove destroyed.
  3. Apply for and receive the provincial rebate.
Recycling your old stove

Old stoves cannot be used again and must be destroyed.

To destroy a stove:

  • Remove the doors
  • Bash in the flue collar
  • Remove the firebrick from the appliance
  • Deliver the stove body to the designated public works yards or transfer station where it can be picked up by a recycler

Check with your local community program to find out how to destroy and recycle old stoves in your region.

Who to contact

Questions about the rebate?

Contact an Energy Coach to get clarification or help with understanding this rebate.

Questions about your application?

  • Woodstove exchange program coordinator

FAQs and more