Current Wood Heat Rebates & Grants

New! Federal Tax Credit for Residential Customers

  • Beginning January 1, 2021 residential customers are eligible for a 26% Federal tax credit on wood fired appliances with a minimum 75% efficiency. This includes wood and pellet stoves and wood and pellet boilers/furnaces. 
  • IRS guidance is expected Summer 2021, in the meantime find more information HERE

New! Coal Changeout Adder from CEDF

Coal Changeout Adder: combine with existing CEDF incentives to get up to 50% off the cost of a new heating system. 

  • Replace coal stove, furnace, or boiler with a pellet stove, furnace, or boiler
  • Adder is up to $7,000 for residential and $27,000 for commercial projects 
  • Can be combined with other incentives

Residential Rebates

Automated Wood Heating Systems
Wood and Pellet Stoves 

Pellet Storage

Commercial & Institutional Rebates & Grants

Rebates
Grants
US Forest Service - Wood Energy Technical Assistance

The USFS Wood Energy Technical Assistance Program offers targeted technical assistance to move clean and efficient thermal and CHP projects from concept to the point where the owner can move forward with implementation, and to ensure implemented projects provide successful models for future projects. The technical assistance provided is flexible in scope to meet the unique needs of each project. The following are potential examples of assistance that may be provided, and the scope will be tailored to each project as determined to be appropriate by the USFS:

  • initial screening;
  • feasibility study;
  • operational troubleshooting;
  • energy / emissions metering;
  • data analysis on existing wood energy systems to document and improve their performance;
  • and general technical assistance targeted to help move projects or state and local programs forward (presentations to Boards, provision of information to regulatory agencies, etc.).

To request assistance complete this form and send it to Lew McCreery, at Lew.McCreery@usda.gov.

Financing Options

Financing options exist for projects of all sizes, from pellet stoves up to large wood chip systems. The most commonly used financing products are listed below.

Vermont Sales and Use Tax Exemption:

Starting July 1, 2018, advanced wood heat boilers will qualify for a retail sales and use tax exemption.  The exemption is on qualifying equipment and directly associated equipment must meet the following requirements:  (A) installed as a primary central heating system; (B) rated as high-efficiency, meaning a higher heating value or gross calorific value of 85 percent or more; (C) containing at least one week fuel-storage, automated startup and shutdown, and fuel feed; and (D) meeting other efficiency and air emissions standards established by the Department of Environmental Conservation. On a typical residential sized boiler, this represents an esimated average savings of $900/boiler. This exemption sunsets in June 2023.