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Fireplaces & Wood Stoves

Wood Stove

There are an estimated 320,000 fireplaces and wood stoves in Sacramento County homes. Wood smoke created from the use of wood and pellets in these devices is a significant source of particulate matter, hydrocarbons, nitrogen oxides, toxic air contaminants and odors, especially during the winter. These pollutants are linked to serious health impacts. 

The SacMetro AQMD is committed to reducing pollution coming from wood burning fireplaces and wood stoves. It has an incentive program that helps people change out their existing wood burning units to cleaner units, and an enforcement program to stimulate compliance with rules related to wintertime burning activities.

​Wood Stove & Fireplace Incentive Programs

The SacMetro AQMD has funding to help Sacramento County residents replace older, more polluting units with cleaner-burning, U.S. EPA certified or equivalent units.  Click here for the Wood Stove & Fireplace Incentive Program flyer.

Low Income Incentives

Currently accepting applications

 Instructions and forms for Low Income Program

Non-Low Income Incentives

Currently not accepting applications

Please check back to see when funding may be available.

Participating Retailer Information

 

What retailers are participating in the Wood Stove/Fireplace Incentive Program?

If you received an incentive from the Wood Stove/Fireplace Incentive Program, choose from the list of participating retailers to make your purchase.

How do I become a retailer in the Wood Stove/Fireplace Incentive Program?

If you are a wood stove/fireplace retailer that wishes to participate in the change out program, please see participating retailer requirements for more information.

 

Related Information and Documents

 

Contact Information

Wood Stove Line: (916) 440-WOOD (9663)
Fax line: (916) 874-7896

woodstove@airquality.org

Fireplace Information

The SacMetro AQMD regulates the type of wood burning appliances (for example: fireplaces, wood stoves, pellet stoves) that can be installed in Sacramento County. This page (link) includes several links that provide information on wood burning appliances.

Check Before You Burn

During the months of November through February it is illegal to burn solid fuel such as wood, pellets or manufactured logs when air pollution is forecasted to be high.  To comply with the law, you should Check Before You Burn before using any indoor or outdoor fireplace, stove, fire pit or chiminea. For additional information about the Check Before You Burn program click here. To check the daily burn forecast and get historical data visit Spare The Air.

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