Posted on: January 27, 2017

New Rebates for Clean Cowichan Air

New Rebates for Clean Cowichan Air 


Duncan, BC – To support cleaner home heating, the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD), with funding from the BC Ministry of Environment and the BC Lung Association, offers a Woodstove Exchange Program. The program provides rebates to help residents replace old, smoky woodstoves for new and cleaner heating technology such as gas, pellet, or wood stoves.

“We are excited to announce that heat pumps now also qualify as a replacement option for old woodstoves”, explains Board Chair Jon Lefebure. ”Heat pumps are attractive because they can provide heat in the winter and air conditioning in the summer. They are also very energy efficient, and generate less greenhouse gas emissions and particulate matter than gas or wood appliances.”

The CVRD was awarded $22,750 from the BC Ministry of Environment to support 83 woodstove replacement rebates in 2017.

“Rebates are offered on first-come-first-serve basis and are very popular, so don’t wait to apply as they always run out before the year-end,” says Lefebure.

Since the CVRD Woodstove Exchange Rebate Program began in 2009, over 800 Cowichan residents have used the rebates to make the leap toward cleaner air by changing out their old woodstoves.

To learn more about the Woodstove Exchange Program and how to qualify for the rebate visit

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