MassCEC Wood Stove Change-Out Program

You may qualify for a substantial rebate or even a free stove toward your change-out, with the 2019 MassCEC Wood Stove Change-Out Program.

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) program offers Massachuestts residents a rebate when replacing a non-EPA certified wood stove with EPA-certified wood or pellet stoves. This program begins March 20, 2019 and ends August 5, 2019.*** 

Follow the steps below and visit us at Kirley Masonry and Stove in Mansfield MA. Kirley is a participating stove professional in the wood stove change-out program.


Please note that the MassCEC has issued changes midway into the 2019 program effective immediately. Installations must be completed with all documentation submitted prior to September 15, 2019. Pre-qualification is being required by August 5, 2019, or until all funding is claimed. In order to achieve this, Kirley must be able to schedule and complete a site inspection, the customer must select the unit and provide required documentation and partial payment by July 24, 2019 for submission for pre-approval.

To qualify for the Mass CEC Wood Stove Change-Out program, a homeowner’s existing stove must be:

  1. Operational
  2. Non-EPA certified
  3. Located in a residential building
  4. Manufactured by a wood stove manufacturer, not homemade or modified.
  5. Designed to burn only cordwood

How to determine if your wood stove is non-EPA certified:

Wood stoves sold in the United States on or after July 1, 1988 are required to have EPA certification, and therefore are not eligible for the program.

  • Provide proof of eligibility for old stove with the year the stove was installed or a picture of the old stove
  • Determine the make and model of your existing stove. This may be found on a tag attached to the unit and/or in the installation or owners manual that came with your stove.
  • Check for your stove on the list of EPA-certified stoves at (click here to view the list)
Stoves on this list are EPA-certified and are therefore ineligible for the program.
Stoves NOT on this list are eligible for the 2019 MassCEC Wood Stove Change-Out Program.
  • If the make, model and year are not known, check the doors.
If the doors are glass, it is most likely EPA certified and is therefore ineligible for the program.
If the doors are solid without glass, it is most likely not EPA certified and is therefore eligible for the program.

Income-Based Rebate Eligibility

To qualify for an income-based rebate, homeowners must demonstrate that their household income is less than 80% of the estimated state median income for their household size. See table below.

Threshold for 80% of State Median Income by Household

Household Size80% of State Median Income
10$ 131,115
15$ 142,041
16$ 152,880
17$ 162,520
If you qualify, you will need to provide verification.


Homeowners seeking an income-based rebate must provide verification of eligibility to Kirley Masonry & Stove at time of purchase. Select one method below.

Only residents earning less than 60 percent of state median income are eligible for fuel assistance or discounted electricity rates. Therefore, customers earning between 60 percent and 80 percent of the state median must apply through MassCEC’s income verification portal.

  1. Current Electric Bill (Copy of a recent electric bill is required for all program participants.)
    Residential Assistance rate codes appear on electric bills and are typically denoted by an R2, R4, As and A3. R2 is the Residential Assistance rate code for National Grid or Unitil. R2, A2 and A3 are the Residential Assistance rate codes for Eversource.
  2. Fuel Assistance Letter of Acceptance for the 2018-2019 Heating Season
    This letter can be obtained from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and indicates the resident’s participation in LIHEAP. The letter must show the date, homeowner’s name, and project site address.
  3. Third-Party Income Verification
    The homeowner can complete free income verification through MassCEC’s Income Verification portal at This process takes approximately two weeks and requires submission of a completed IRS Form 4506‐T for each adult tax filing for the household (one 4506-T form for each “married filing jointly” filing, one for each “single” filing, etc.). The homeowner will be notified by email. Homeowners should provide a copy of this emailed letter to Kirley to demonstrate eligibility for the Income-Based Rebate. The final day to submit income verification documentation via portal is Monday, July 15, 2019. 

Rebates for the MassCEC Wood Stove Change-Out

Rebates range from $500 to $3,250. Rebate amounts vary and are dependent on type of stove (wood or pellet), emission levels, income-based eligibility and efficiency.

Stove Performance Standards and Rebate Levels

Stove TypeMaximum PM2.5 Emmisions (g/hr)Standard RebateIncome-Based RebateEfficiency Adder
Pellet Stove≤2.0$1,000$2,500$750
Catalytic Wood Stove≤2.0$750$2,250
Non-Catalytic Wood Stove (more common wood stoves)≤2.0
≥2.0 and <3.0
Fully Automated Wood Stove≤3.0$1,250$2,750

2019 List of Qualifying Stoves and Inserts Available at Kirley

All stoves on the list may be installed under the current Commonwealth Woodstove Change‐Out Program. Rebate amounts are listed for each unit. Efficiency Adder is included in rebate amounts shown below, where applicable.

MassCEC stoves available at Kirley Masonry & Stove

Visit Kirley Masonry & Stove

If you believe you have a wood stove that is eligible for the MassCEC Wood Stove Change-Out Program, visit Kirley Masonry & Stove. Kirley will confirm your eligibility and together we will determine the best new stove for you. Kirley has many stove options that qualify for the program. Your selection may qualify for a substantial rebate up to $3250 that will defray out-of-pocket costs.

Required Information to Bring With You

Upon your visit to the store, provide Kirley Masonry & Stove the following:
(bring hard copy with you or email to

  1. The year the stove was manufactured, and make and model.
  2. Provide proof of eligibility for the old stove with the year the stove was installed.
  3. Pictures of the front and back (if possible) of the stove.
  4. Pictures of the area where the new stove will go inside the home AND pictures of the outside area of the home where the stove will vent out.
  5. A legible picture of the metal tag on the back of the stove indicating EPA certification and make and model of the stove.
  6. Installation or Owner’s Manual for stove to identify make and model. This can often be found online.
  7. Copy of current electric bill from the last 6 months showing homeowner’s name and address. The bill must show the Project site address (Service Address). The customer listed on the invoice should be the same name on electric bill .
  8. Income-based verification if eligible. See Income Eligibility tab.

Stove Purchase and Agreement

Agree to the purchase of your stove selection and installation by making a deposit and a non-refundable permit fee. Any remaining balance less the rebate amount are due upon completion of installation.

Sign the participant’s agreement form (available at Kirley Stove).


  1. Kirley will remove the old, non-EPA-certified stove, disable and recycle it.
  2. Kirley will install the new stove.
  3. Kirley will submit the application to MassCEC on behalf of the homeowner.
  4. Any remaining balance less the rebate amount is due upon completion of installation.
  5. Stove must be inspected prior to use.