Regulatory Requirement Options

Financial incentives should be accompanied by supporting regulatory mandates designed to maximize the number of households and businesses that participate in the changeout.  These regulatory options can include:

  • Property Requirements – Some cities and towns have considered ordinances requiring that pre-1990 stoves be updated or removed before residential property can be legally sold.
  • No-Burn Days for Old Stoves – When air quality is particularly bad, institute no-burn days that exempt gas, electric, pellet and EPA-certified wood hearth products.
  • Bans on the Installation and/or Use of Conventional Wood Stoves.

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