EPA Tax Credit Available on Highly Efficient Wood Stoves and Pellet Stoves
until the End of 2010
An Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) tax credit of 30% is available to home owners who
install efficient wood stoves and pellet stoves until December 31, 2010, as sources of heating
under its Burn Wise Program. ChooseFireplacesandStoves.com offers many of these stoves,
particularly the Napoleon 1400 efficient wood stove.
San Francisco, CA (Vocus) January 14, 2010 --The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a Burn Wise
Program currently offering a tax credit of 30%, up to $1500, when people install efficient wood stoves and pellet
stoves as sources of heating in their homes by the last day of 2010. The credit thus allows people to spend up to
$5000 on any qualifying product. ChooseFireplacesandStoves.com, a ChooseDirect company, offers such
efficient wood stoves and pellet stoves.
The EPA Burn Wise Program has instituted a Phase 2 efficiency rating program that forces qualifying efficient
wood stoves and pellet stoves to burn at 75 percent efficiency or higher. When choosing a heating source of this
sort, people should look for stoves that produce only 2 to 7 grams of smoke per hour. In addition, they should
look for the EPA certification label on the back of the stove to be certain they are choosing one allowable under
the program. The new efficient wood stoves and pellet stoves that meet the criteria create almost no smoke and
minimal ash and use less firewood or biomass pellets.
The Burn Wise program does have its limitations. The stoves must be used in principal residences, not vacation
homes or rentals, for example. They also must be installed by December 31, 2010. However, people can spend up
to the $5000 on as many stoves as they can. This means they might be able to buy two or three stoves and earn a
total of $1500 credit on their tax returns. The rebate includes installation costs as long as it is necessary for proper
and safe operation.
One such efficient wood stove available at ChooseFirepl