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Replace your old wood- or pellet-burning device with a new, cleaner option! The Burn Cleaner Program helps reduce particulate matter that comes from older devices that contribute significantly to air pollution in the Valley during the Fall and Winter months. Old gas burning devices and electric heating devices are ineligible for this program.

Participation in the program occurs in three phases:

  • PHASE 1: Voucher Application – Submit a complete application and all required documents to the District for voucher approval.
  • PHASE 2: Voucher Approved – Present your approved voucher to a participating program retailer and purchase and install your new device.
  • PHASE 3: Voucher Redemption – Redeem your voucher by submitting a complete Claim for Payment Packet to the District, and the District will reimburse you for eligible costs, up to the approved voucher amount.

For complete information about requirements and eligibility, please review the program guidelines here.

For any questions about the program, please contact staff at (559) 230-5800, or via email at grants@valleyair.org.

Incentive

Incentive amounts are limited to the following:

New Device to be Purchased Incentive
Certified wood insert/freestanding stove up to $1,000
Certified pellet insert/freestanding stove up to $1,000
Natural gas insert/freestanding stove up to $1,000
Any eligible device if applicant is eligible for low-income up to $2,500
Additional incentive towards gas device (for both Standard and Low-income) up to $500

ELIGIBILITY OF DEVICES

The old device must be located at a residence within the District’s boundaries. Applicants must submit an application and obtain an approved voucher from the District prior to purchasing the new device. The following table outlines the eligibility of the new device based on the old device type.

Eligible Device Table

CHECK BEFORE YOU BURN

If you purchased a new certified wood or pellet device through the Burn Cleaner Program, take advantage of more burn days by registering your device.

HOW TO APPLY TO BECOME A PARTICIPATING RETAILER

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is seeking applications from interested hearth retailers located in the San Joaquin Valley Air Basin (SJVAB) that wish to participate in the Burn Cleaner Wood Stove Change-out Program as a contracted retailer. Contracted retailers assist this voucher program by selling eligible new and cleaner-burning devices to San Joaquin Valley residents.