Smoke from residential wood stoves contain pollutants that can worsen indoor and outdoor air quality and cause harmful health effects, both long and short term. Those with lung conditions, children, older adults and others are especially at risk. Yet residents of many communities in the U.S. still depend on wood-burning stoves in their home as a primary or significant source of heat.
With funding through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its 2021 Targeted Airshed Grant Program (TAG) and partnering with the Klamath County Public Health, SCOEDD is proud to support ongoing efforts to improve air quality and protect community health in Klamath Falls by replacing inefficient woodstoves and fireplaces with more efficient Gas and Electric Options and providing basic home weatherization needs.
By upgrading, residents can:
Improve local air quality indoors and out
Warm home for less money
Cut creosote build-up in chimney and reduce the risk of fire
Improve family lung health by reducing indoor air pollution by 70 percent
Support the local economy
Up to $6,000 per approved Woodstove Changeout.
Up to $2,500 per Home Weatherization.
Income is not a requirement for this program. However, priority will be given to low to moderate income homeowners within the Klamath Falls non-attainment zone.
This program is also available to rental units. The property owner would need to contact SCOEDD for further information.