Utility offers wood stove exchange program

GREEN BAY – It’s out with the old and in with the new. A wood stove exchange program is aimed at helping the environment and saving you money.

Wisconsin Public Service is partnering with the EPA and the American Lung Association.

Rebates are available for people who replace old heating appliances with high efficiency products.

The utility has allocated up to $2 million for the program. Nearly $600,000 worth of rebates has already been handed out.

“Just getting one of these old conventional stoves out of commission is equivalent to getting five old dirty diesel trucks out. That’s how much particle pollution they emit,” said Dona Wininsky with the American Lung Association.

People can get up to $4,000 in rebates for replacing their old stove or furnace. Low income families can receive as much as $10,000 in rebates.

For more information about the program, and where you can find a participating retailer, click here.

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