Coal Change-Out

NEW! Coal Change-Out Adder - combine with existing CEDF incentives to get up to 50% off the cost of a new heating system. 

  • Replace coal stove, furnace, or boiler with a pellet stove, furnace, or boiler
  • Adder is up to $7,000 for residential and $27,000 for commercial projects 
  • Application and process: click here for application
  • A maximum of $300,000 in funds is available. The program will operate on a first-come first-served basis until all funds are spent or June 12, 2021, whichever comes first. Funds remaining will be posted at www.rerc-vt.org and ample notice will be given prior to the end of the program.  

For example: Susan uses a coal stove to heat her small business. She shops around and settles on a $5,000 total project for a new pellet stove.

50% of the project cost is $2,500. Susan will receive a $2,500 coal change out adder to cover the full 50% of the project cost. (The project additionally qualifies for a $650 Efficiency Vermont discount on the pellet stove purchase.)

For example: Mike use a coal furnace to heat his home. He shops around and settles on a $24,000 total project for a new pellet furnace.

50% of the project cost is $12,000. Mike is already receiving a $3,000 CEDF incentive. Mike maxes out the full $7,000 coal change out adder to bring his total CEDF incentive package to $10,000. (The project additionally qualifies for a $3,000 Efficiency Vermont rebate.)

Applications

Process

1. Customer finds retailer/installer via RERC or Efficiency Vermont

2. Retailer/installer applies on customer’s behalf for coal change-out adder BEFORE project starts (application linked to the right)

3. RERC reviews application, determines adder amount

4. Customer receives approval & voucher for coal change-out adder

5. Retailer/installer completes project & submits voucher, invoice, and photos of installed system

6. Retailer/installer receives a coal change-out adder check from the CEDF (on applicable projects, the check will also include the CEDF’s fixed $3,000 incentive for a boiler/furnace).

Participating Installers/Retailers

Pellet boiler/furnace installers

Pellet stove retailers

Eligibility

Existing coal heater (coal stove, boiler, or furnace) must be installed and functional. The coal heater being removed must be destroyed/recycled. The new advanced wood heating system installed must be eligible for the CEDF pellet boiler/furnace incentive OR wood/pellet stoves must be Step Two EPA certified with a <2.0 GPH emissions rating and an EPA rating of >70% efficient as measured by the Higher Heating Value.

Contact RERC at info@rerc-vt.org or 802-540-7855 with any questions about customer or stove/boiler/furnace eligibility.

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