City of Kamloops Launches Wood Stove and Fireplace Rebate Program

Release date: 
January 17, 2019

City residents may be eligible to receive up to $1,100 in rebates for upgrading their old, uncertified wood‑burning appliance for a new, certified, low-emission heating option. Operating in partnership with the BC Lung Association and the Government of BC, the Wood Stove and Fireplace Rebate Program aims to replace old, smoky wood stoves with cleaner technology.

The program aligns with the City of Kamloops Airshed Management Plan’s commitment to minimizing harmful contaminant emissions from wood-burning appliances. Using dry, seasoned wood in an EPA-certified stove produces up to 70% fewer particulate emissions compared to an uncertified wood stove. Wood pellet, natural gas, and electric options emit fewer particulates than certified stoves.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE
If you have an eligible, uncertified wood-burning appliance, visit one of the following authorized program retailers to arrange the purchase of a new, eligible appliance and obtain a rebate application form:

  • The Fireplace Centre - 1200 Battle Street, Kamloops
  • The Fireplace Gallery - 111 McGill Road, Kamloops
  • Johnson Walsh - 921 Laval Crescent, Kamloops

Program retailers will guide residents through the process, from finding out which appliances can be upgraded and which can be purchased as replacements to installation of the new appliance.

AVAILABLE REBATES

New Appliance Type Rebate Amount
Electric Fireplace Insert$250
EPA-certified:
• Wood Stove
• Wood Fireplace Insert
• Wood or Pellet Furnace
$500
• EPA-certified Pellet Stove or Insert
• EnerChoice® Propane-fueled Stove or Insert
• Electric Heat Pump
$800
EnerChoice® Designated:
• Gas-fueled Stove
• Gas Fireplace Insert
$1,100

A maximum of 35 rebates will be issued in 2019, and they will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. One rebate per household. For more information on the program steps and eligibility requirements, visit Kamloops.ca/WoodStove.