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2024 Kitimat Airshed Group Wood Smoke Reduction Program

Rebates for Exchanging a Woodstove

The Kitimat Airshed Group (KAG) is offering rebates to eligible residents who remove their 5+-year-old wood-burning appliance used for home heating and replace it with an EPA or CSA-certified woodstove, pellet stove, or electric heat pump. Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis for all households in the Kitimat-Terrace Valley Airshed that meet the eligibility criteria below. There is one rebate per household.

The rebate amounts for 2023*
  • CSA or EPA-certified woodstove - $500
  • Pellet Stove - $750
  • Electric heat pump - $1000
First Nations Communities rebate amounts for 2023*
  • CSA or EPA-certified woodstove - $1000
  • Pellet Stove - $1500
  • Electric heat pump - $2000
*Funded by BC Lung Association and the BC Ministry of Environment

How to Apply

  1. Check rebate eligibility here and contact the KAG to confirm eligibility.
  2. Complete the installation of the eligible new heating appliances (make sure you take a picture of the previous stove before removal). See eligible appliances here.
  3. Submit the application and supporting documents here. A mandatory survey is required during your application submission.
  4. Your rebate will arrive in the mail if all requirements are met.
Please note that you must provide proof that your old appliance was decommissioned.
Rebate Eligibility

To be eligible for a rebate, participants must meet the following requirements:

  • Applicants must reside in the legal dwelling unit on property located within the Kitimat-Terrace Valley airshed, which includes (but is not limited to) homes within the Kitimat, Kitamaat Village, Kitselas Nation, Thornhill, Lakelse Lake, Terrace, Gitga'at Nation, Kitsumkalum, Laxgalts'ap Village Government, Hartley Bay, and Rosswood.
  • The registered property owner must support the application.
  • Must have replaced an eligible functioning wood stove appliance manufactured in 2017 or earlier, which was regularly used as the home’s primary heating source with a qualifying appliance. Please note, heat pumps qualifying products through Clean BC.
  • Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis after application and submission of requirements. Applicants are advised to submit their application once their project is complete.
Permits

Participants of the 2023 Community Wood Smoke Reduction Program must show proof they have obtained any applicable permits to install their new appliance. Speak to your installer or municipal office for information on solid fuel permits. For electric appliance permits, contact your installer or the BC Safety Authority.

Insurance

You should also contact your home insurance provider before installing a new wood-burning appliance to ask if they have any additional requirements (such as a WETT inspection) and if you can save on home insurance (by qualifying as a secondary heat source).

Wett Inspection

To locate a WETT inspector in your area, search here: Find a WETT Professional near you.

Retailers

Emporium Builders Supplies
Rona Terrace Builders Centre
Canadian Tire
Timber Mart
*Some retailers may be missing from this list. KAG does not guarantee retailers offer all appliance types. Retailers may request to be added to this list by contacting KAG.

Complimentary Rebate Programs

A summary of additional home heating rebates is summarized on the following links:

Did You Know?

Those eligible for the Clean BC Indigenous Community Heat Pump Incentive are also welcome to apply for the Community Wood Smoke Reduction Program. If all application requirements are met, you can claim both incentives!

You can help reduce the impact of wood smoke in the Kitimat-Terrace Valley Airshed by switching to a cleaner heating appliance and following smart burning practices. Pick up a free moisture meter, while quantity lasts to ensure you burn dry wood. Contact KAG to pick up your moisture reader today.

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