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State Kicks Off Next Round of Wood-Stove Trade-In Program

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WHATELY, Mass. (WGGB) — A new round of the popular wood-stove trade in program has been announced by the Patrick administration.

Up to $1 million has been committed to the effort.

Massachusetts residents are eligible for rebates up to $2,000 toward the purchase of newer, more efficient models that burn less wood, and put less pollution into the air.

Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Rick Sullivan came to Whately today to help spread the word.

“It allows us to let customers and residents make their own energy decisions, controlling their cost and their long-range use of energy as we in Massachusetts enter the energy pipeline, so they can do it more cheaply,” Sullivan explains.

This program was introduced last year.

More information on the program can be found here.

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  • http://HaggisBrain.com Ed The Genius

    Dirty way to heat, right behind oil. The filth and pollution these spew is awful. Hope changing out to newer ones will help us all.

  • heyd

    And your idea is? Cordwood is free in the backyard, just spend a few hours splitting it each year.

  • tiredofthemedia

    Sounds like a great program. I always like to swap out my heating system in the middle of the winter. Love tearing the old one out and hope to he ll I get the new one in. Why would you want to do this when its warm out? Fu ck in morons.

  • alpinequeen

    I got a Logwood 2421 stove last Fall and have a large Pelleteer wood pellet basket for it. I’m on my 3rd ton of wood pellets this winter. This wood stove is the main source of heat for my house. I’ve barely used 1/4 tank of oil so far.