During a wood stove changeout campaign consumers

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Unformatted text preview: lers Web site: www.epa.gov/woodstoves/index.html Contact Information: Larry Brockman (919) 541-5398 brockman.larry@epa.gov Description: This program facilitates the change-out of old, dirty, inefficient, “conventional” wood stoves manufactured before 1988 to new, cleaner-burning appliances like gas, pellet, and EPA-certified stoves. Moving to cleaner technologies reduces particulate matter and air toxics (indoor and outdoor), improves energy efficiency, and reduces fire hazards. Business case: Manufacturers of cleaner-burning stoves receive certification and hence marketplace advantages. During a wood stove changeout campaign, consumers receive financial incentives such as rebates to replace older stoves with either non-wood burning equip­ ment (for example, vented gas stoves), pellet stoves, or EPA certified wood stoves. Purchasers can buy with confidence, knowing their wood stoves embody cleaner tech­ nologies. Services: Manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of cleaner and more efficient wood stoves can participate in co-marketing campaigns to increase sales. Value to environment: Approximately 70 to 80 percent of the 10 million wood stoves in use in the United States are older, inefficient, conventional stoves that pollute. EPA certified wood stoves emit approximately 70 percent less pollution than older, conve...
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