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Pellet Stove Rebate Program in Maryland

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, July 23, 2013

This month, Maryland became the first state in the nation to provide rebates for both wood and pellet stoves, without requiring homeowners to turn in an old, uncertified stove.

On top of that, the state upped the rebate amount to $500 for wood and $700 for pellet stoves, and also made the program permanent.

A summary of the rebate says the rebates are only being offered to homes that currently oil, propane or electricity, in order to target families that are facing the highest winter heating costs. In a program Q&A on the Alliance for Green Heat’s website it read:

Q) If my primary heat already comes from wood or pellets, am I eligible?

A. Yes. MEA now offers the same incentives to households who have old wood stoves and pellet stoves, as newer stoves are more efficient, cost effective and environmentally friendly. All other requirements still apply to applications.

John Acklery, president of AFGH, said that as long as a homeowner’s backup fuel source is propane, oil or electric (note: natural gas is ineligible), they will be eligible for the rebate.

John pointed out that there are a few states that give tax credits or deductions for wood and pellet stoves, but Maryland is the first to have a statewide incentive. “That’s money in your pocket, so it’ll help some people out,” he said, opposed to a tax credit, which some people aren’t as interested in.

Anyway, initial data from the pilot version of the rebate in Maryland in September 2012 showed that Marylanders used the rebates for pellet stoves twice as often as for wood stoves.

For more information on pellet stoves for your home in Maryland, contact St. Croix Stoves.

Rebate information - Biomass Magazine

Pellet Stoves Are More Popular

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Today, nearly one in three stoves sold are pellet stoves, up from just 11% market share in 1999.

Pellet stoves have lower emissions profiles than wood burning stoves. However, pellet stoves have rarely been recognized in rebate and incentive programs as distinct from wood stoves. Distinct incentives from manufacturers or retailers could increase pellet stove sales. Incentives have consumers inquiring about pellet stoves. Once consumers understand how easy to use and efficient pellet stoves are and how easy to store pellets are they are more interested in buying pellet stoves over wood stoves. When consumers find out about the benefits of pellet stoves, the decision to buy is an easy one. Lower heating bills, more heating efficiency and ease of use are just some of the benefits of pellet stoves.  

Pellet stoves are an example of a new and effective renewable energy technology. Pellet stoves should be treated like solar and geothermal in the federal tax code, then many more consumers would have a very affordable way to reduce fossil fuels.

For more information on pellet stoves and their rebate programs, contact St. Croix Stoves.

Pellet Stoves Are Increasing in Sales for Many Reasons

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, April 02, 2013

In 1999, pellet stoves only had an 11% share of the stove market.  In 2008, they had a nearly 43% and today, for every three stoves sold, two are wood stoves and one is a pellet stove.

Pellet stoves are cleaner to operate in homes than almost all wood stoves.  Pellet stoves burn 24/7 and are usually a home’s primary heat source, which is okay since they are a renewable energy.  Pellet stoves typically make as much or more energy than residential solar panels and drastically reduce a home’s fossil fuel use.

Pellet stoves and fuel did not take hold until the mid 1990s, when the component parts of the stoves became more standardized and less expensive. However, pellet stove reliability has improved over the years and installation costs are lower than wood stoves, giving them an edge in the marketplace.

Changing demographics is also likely to favor pellets.  As the population ages, more and more people will be switching from wood to pellets because pellet stoves are easier to use and maintain than wood stoves. Pellet stoves do not involve as much periphery work as wood burning stoves either, making them easier to use for an aging generation.

Pellet stoves are recognized with wood stoves in Federal rebate and incentive programs, however, pellet stoves have a lower emission profile than wood stoves. There is a federal tax credit that applies to pellet stoves right now and ongoing state incentive programs in Idaho, Maryland, Montana and Oregon.

Rebates for pellet stoves specifically are more popular because pellet stoves are more likely than wood stoves to be used as the primary home heating source and pellet stoves are usually cleaner than wood.

For more information on pellet stoves, contact St. Croix Stoves.

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