Grant money available to upgrade home heating

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - Looking to upgrade your old smoky wood stove or fire place to something more clean and efficient?

The Mesa County Health Department and Housing Resources of Western Colorado will give you money to do it. Grants from $750 to $3,000 are available depending what you qualify for.

The grant covers EPA Certified Phase II Low–emission woodstoves, EPA approved pellet stoves and masonry heaters.

The program also funds replacement of old woodstoves or fireplaces with natural gas or propane fired free-standing heaters and fireplace inserts.

The Mesa County officials say by upgrading to an EPA Certified Phase II low-emission woodstove, a homeowner can reduce their wood burning pollution emissions by up to 90 percent and the amount of wood they burn by 30 percent.

For more information on this grant contact Housing Resources of Western Colorado at (970) 241-2871. You may also call you local wood burning appliance vendor. Detailed information is also available by clicking on the attached link and selecting "Air Quality- Woodstove Exchange Program" from the "Select a Topic" tab.

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