Replacement Options

  • Puget Sound Clean Air Agency offers an "instant-discount" coupon of $1,500 (free* for income-qualified homes) off the purchase and installation of an eligible replacement heating device in exchange for your old, installed wood stove or insert.
  • Puget Sound Energy, Tacoma Power, City of Milton, Elmhurst Mutual Power & Light, Parkland Light & Water offer a variety of rebates.
Basically, you have two types of heating replacement options that you can purchase from a participating retailer:
  • A system that heats the whole house
  • A device that heats a room
Entry Hearths
Read on below to help you make the best heating choice for your home and lifestyle. All replacement equipment must meet certain efficiency and/or emissions requirements.

Another resource is the participating contractors/retailers. They have signed contracts to participate in the program. Therefore, they're familiar with the program and knowledgeable about which heating option is best for your home and lifestyle.

Income-qualified customers are eligible for a free new heating replacement, up to certain capped costs which incorporate any available rebates from participating utilities.

Options for Heating an Entire House


Natural Gas Furnace With an Energy Star Qualification


  • Benefits:
    • Increased home value and comfort
    • Centralized system that heats the whole house
  • Estimated costs:
    • $4,000-$6,000
    • $1,500 from Clean Air Agency (free* for income-qualified households) if equipment meets PSE's efficiency requirements
    • $350 from Puget Sound Energy (PSE)

Oil or Propane Furnace With an Energy Star Qualification


  • Benefits:
    • Increased home value and comfort
    • Centralized system that heats the whole house
  • Estimated costs: $4,000-$6,000
    • $1,500 from Clean Air Agency (free* for income-qualified households)

Electric Heat Pump System With High-Efficiency Classification


  • Benefits:
    • Provides heating and cooling
    • Centralized system heats the whole house
  • Estimated costs: $6,000-$10,000
    • $1,500 from Clean Air Agency (*up to $7,200 for income-qualified households)
    • $350-$1,500 from Puget Sound Energy (PSE)

Options for Heating a Room


Electric, Ductless Heat Pump With High-Efficiency Classification


Natural Gas Stove or Fireplace Insert With High-Efficiency Classification


  • Benefits:
    • Approved for use during burn bans
    • Back-up heat source, even in a power outage
    • Instantly turns on and off
    • Clean and soot-free
  • Estimated costs: $2,800-$4,000
    • $1,500 from Clean Air Agency (free* for income-qualified households) if equipment meets Canadian P4 FE of 70 or better, be direct vent, and have electric ignition
    • $200 from Puget Sound Energy​ (PSE) if equipment meets Canadian P4 FE of 70 or better, be direct vent, have electric ignition, and be installed in main living area (not a bedroom)

Propane Stove or Fireplace Insert With High-Efficiency Classification


  • Benefits:
    • Approved for use during burn bans
    • Back-up heat source, even in a power outage
    • Instantly turns on and off
    • Clean and soot-free
  • Estimated costs: $2,800-$4,500
    • $1,500 from Clean Air Agency (free* for ​income-qualified households)
    • Equipment must meet Canadian P4 FE of 70 or better, be direct vent, and have electric ignition

Pellet Stove or Fireplace Insert With Low-Emissions Classification


  • Benefits:
    • Economical. For just pennies an hour, pellet stoves deliver cozy, constant heat.
    • Efficient and easy to use. One pack of pellets provides several hours of steady heat. The auger automatically delivers the fuel to provide the heat you want.
    • Cleaner than cut wood. Emits significantly less wood smoke pollution than cord wood fires.
    • Approved for use during Stage 1 burn bans
    • Back-up heat source, with battery or generator back-up to run the auger during power outages.
  • Estimated costs: $3,400-$4,500
    • $1,500 from Clean Air Agency (free* for income-qualified households)
    • Equipment must meet Washington State emission standards, be EPA certified and emission rate for non-catalytic devices must be at or below 3.5 grams of particulate matter per hour (at or below 2.5 grams per hour for catalytic devices)

Wood Stove or Fireplace Insert With Low-Emissions Classification


(Only available for income-qualified households.)
  • Benefits:
    • Approved for use during Stage 1 burn bans
    • Back-up heat source, even in a power outage
    • About 60% cleaner burning and less polluting than uncertified wood stoves/inserts
  • Estimated costs: $2,400-$4,500
    • Free* for income-qualified households
    • Equipment must meet Washington State emission standards, be EPA certified and emission rate for non-catalytic devices must be at or below 3.5 grams of particulate matter per hour (at or below 2.5 grams per hour for catalytic devices)