Property owners in the Town of Mammoth Lakes who would like to replace old wood stoves with more efficient and cleaner heating systems may now qualify for up to $2,000 toward the cost of the new heating system.
To qualify for replacement costs, the existing wood-burning system (wood stove or open fireplace) must be a building’s primary heat source, it must be located within Town limits, and it must fall into one of two qualifying categories:
1) For homes or buildings purchased in 1990 or earlier and still relying on pre-1990 wood burning systems, $1,500 may be available to be applied toward the cost of a new EPA Phase II-certified wood burning stove or fireplace, or $2,000 toward the cost of a new EPA certified pellet stove or gas heating system.
2) For stove models currently being used that are newer than 1990 (EPA Phase I or II-certified), $2,000 may be available toward replacement costs for a new, cleaner burning pellet stove or gas heating system. This applies to replacing post-1990 wood stoves with pellet or gas (propane and kerosene) systems only.
Properties that were purchased or changed ownership after 1990, and not upgraded to EPA certified heating systems (Phase I or Phase II) as required by Town Municipal Code 8.30, do not qualify for funding under this program.
Funding is limited and available for two months only – sooner if funds run out – through a ‘first come, first served’ basis. All interested Mammoth Lakes property owners are encouraged to immediately contact one of the local participating retailers serving Mammoth Lakes: Alpine Stove & Mercantile; Angelo’s Stove & Chimney, Clean Sweep; High Country Lumber; and Batchelder Enterprises for kerosene heating systems.
For more information about qualification requirements, contact Lisa Isaacs at the Clean Air Projects Program at 760.914.0388 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This program is funded through a CAPP block grant awarded to the Town of Mammoth Lakes from the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. http://capp.gbuapcd.org