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Woodstove incentives increase

Truckee residents opting to replace their obsolete woodstoves can now receive more than $400 in incentives per stove – thanks to a recent $200 rebate offered by Southwest Gas Corp.

In the town council meeting Dec. 2, Southwest Gas representatives announced that the corporation will provide a $200 rebate to any customers who choose to upgrade their obsolete woodstoves or fireplaces to ones using natural gas.

The Southwest Gas rebate offer is for woodstove or fireplace replacements completed after Jan 1, 2000.

The Town of Truckee will process all the applications, verify eligible customers and forward the list to Southwest Gas.

The town is already offering a financial incentive program for people who seek to replace obsolete woodstoves with EPA-certified gas stoves, woodstoves or pellet stoves.

Town council approved interim financial incentives in November which offer up to $200 in funds for people replacing obsolete woodstoves.

The town’s program includes waiver of the building permit for installing a new stove, and a financial rebate of $100 to $200.

The town’s financial assistance program is retroactive to July 16, so anyone who has replaced an obsolete woodstove during that time is eligible to apply for financial assistance, Hall said.

In order to qualify for the financial assistance, a homeowner must remove a non-certified woodstove.

Those seeking financial assistance must provide supporting documentation to the town showing correct disposal of the old stove, and apply for a building permit, Town Planner Duane Hall said.

For information on the program, contact Town Planner Duane Hall at 582-7700 or Southwest Gas at 1-800-654-2765.

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