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.
To be eligible for a rebate, participants must meet the following requirements:
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.
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).
To locate a WETT inspector in your area, search here: Find a WETT Professional near you.
A summary of additional home heating rebates is summarized on the following links:
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.